2019 Janeway Memorial Regatta

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Due to logistical problems, the 2019 Ted Janeway Memorial Regatta was shortened to a one day affair, held off Sheffield Island in Long Island Sound on Saturday, September 28.  It was a beautiful, clear sunny day with reliable south to southwest winds all day long.  A73 and A148 were towed out from Cold Spring Harbor and met up promptly at 11:00 am with three Atlantics from Cedar Point (A102, A104 and A25).  Principal Race Officer Gary Knapp and RC crew very efficiently ran off three four-leg races, and racing concluded about 2:30 pm.  All the boats sailed home with a nice stiff breeze and beautiful clear skies.  

Eli Hazan sailing A102 Querencia took the honors, winning the last two races.  However, the racing was very close for the first four places in all four races, as reflected in the 1 point spread in scores. Thanks to all participants, and especially to Gary and our RC crew.  Condolences to those who didn't come out -- hope to see you next year! 


2018 Ted Janeway Memorial Regatta

The Janeway Regatta was successfully completed at Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club over the weekend of September 29-30. A16 Savvy, sailed by Guy Gurney, Peter Coleman and Dimitrije Blagic, won all three races, though second-placed Stephen Jay in A148 Alliance was a constant threat. George Lindsay was third in A73 Ranee.

Conditions were light both days, and the Race Committee elected to hold Sunday’s race up inside the harbor, as the light easterly was predicted to die out on Long Island Sound. It made for a fluky race with huge shifts in wind direction, the leaders finishing just as the wind petered out completely.

The fleet was small as apparently some others were turned off by the forecast. The weather was challenging but it was still a really fun event, and CSHBC did its usual great job of organizing, including fine RC work on the water, excellent Saturday night food, and as usual, free accommodation in members’ homes. Hard to beat.

Results are here.


2017 Janeway Series

At the end of September the Janeway Memorial Regatta at CSHBC finished off the 2017 season. With only seven boats, this year was not as well attended as usual, a victim of unlucky timing. Still the ever-hospitable host club members went out of their way to make all welcome.

It was breezy on Saturday, with a good 15-18 knots of wind, but by Sunday morning this had totally died away. The wind blew fitfully from almost every direction in the last race, never more than a couple of knots, and the final weather leg was completed running under spinnaker.

Overall winner was Guy Gurney sailing A16 Savvy, crewed by John Withington, Bill Stout and Holly Spezzano. Tom Carroll of CSHBC started well by winning the first race in A56 Tara, and ended up second on points. Third, and surely the most impressive, were Stephen Jay and Mark Feck who raced the series with only the two of them aboard A148 Alliance.


2016 Ted Janeway Memorial Regatta

Ten boats competed in the final event of the year, the Ted Janeway Memorial Regatta at Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club, September 24-25. Conditions were Long Island Sound in its most challenging mood, with the light wind shifting hugely in direction, seemingly at random, and a lumpy sea. The only skipper who seemed to understand what was happening and deal with it well was Scott Reichhelm in A142 Shucks. With his crew of Paula Olson, Patrick Wyllie and Rob Fowler, he scored a very consistent 1,3,1 to dominate the series. Second was Charlie Langalis in A2 Bruté, third Guy Gurney in A16 Savvy.


2014 Ted Janeway Memorial Regatta

2014 Ted Janeway Memorial Regatta was held September 27 & 28 at Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club. Winds and seas were very calm (unless you were at the Valencia Tavern late Saturday night) but we managed one good race on Saturday afternoon in the Sound. Congratulations to Scott Reichhelm for his second consecutive win, and to all 8 Connecticut crews who came across for the weekend. PRO Harry Morgan and the staff of the CSHBC did another great job organizing racing, meals and a very fun time. Campbell Cups were awarded to new owners and first time attendees Frank Sparks and Eli Hazan from CPYC.