Hinman Masters Won by NYYC
August 19, 2007

Newport, RI – 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.

The Victorious NYYC Team

For more information contact Michael Levitt, communications@nyyc.org or on the web at www.nyyc.org.

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