Masters Won by NYYC
– The Hinman Masters, more formally known
as the Invitational Team Race Regatta for the
Commodore George R. Hinman Masters Trophy, was
sailed at the NYYC’s Harbor Court this
weekend. The team-racing event is for those on
the shady side of 40. After four complete round
robins, or 48-total races, the team from the host
New York Yacht Club won the event with 12 points.
In second place was Noroton Yacht Club, which
was tied with Larchmont on points until the tie-breaking
protocol worked its magic. Seawanhaka Corinthian
Yacht Club was fourth; St. Francis, fifth and
Southern Yacht Club, sixth.
Saturday’s racing was delayed as a robust
breeze from the northwest – with gusts over
25 knots -- kicked in. The race committee waited
until 2 p.m. to start the racing that ran until
7. Sunday saw the more typical southerly sea breeze
arrive, although that was shy to appear.
The team captain for the NYYC was Phil Lotz;
other skippers for the winning team were Bill
Tripp and former-Commodore George R. Hinman Jr.,
whose father, the late George R. Hinman Sr. --
commodore of the NYYC in 1959-60 -- is the namesake
of the regatta. The event chair was Peter Benedetto.
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