From Anne Lee:
On June 10 & 11, three J/22s competed in the HYC Women’s Sailing Weekend. A separate regatta was held each day. Racing was made up of two fleets, the Pursuit non-Spinnaker fleet and a Windward/Leeward Spinnaker PHRF fleet. On both days, the Spiller and Fairfax trophies were awarded the Pursuit non-Spin classes which had the most entries.
The Catherine Spiller Trophy regatta, sailed on Saturday, saw racing conditions with winds starting out light and increasing to reportedly gusts of 20kts. The Spiller trophy was won by a J/22, Crayola, helmed jointly by Linda McKee and Julie Goetschius. 11 boats competed in this Pursuit non-spin class.
Winds were light on Sunday for The Fairfax Moody trophy regatta. The Pursuit line had 7 entries and was won by Redhead , a C& C 37, helmed by Meredith Eatough with no men on board!
The Windward/Leeward Spinnaker line had three entries for both days. Allie Cribb helmed Tres Locos and Anne Lee helmed her J22 against the Melges, Water Nymph. Anne Lee finished first with Allie a close second.
Sunday’s light winds gave the Melges an advantage with her asymmetrical spinnaker and she won the Tie-breaker against Arielle Delissa driving Helms a Lee, with Allie in third place.
We hope next year that more J/22 owners will lend their boats to the Ladies to compete in this event!