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August 13, 2016
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Sachem's Head Yacht Club - 2016

Junior Travel Race Team Highlights

SHYC Race Team 2016 Recap from Kerry Schutz, Junior Race Team Coordinator:

The 2016 SHYC Race Team program was a huge success. We are all so proud of the effort of our coaches, parents and sailors!  Sailing may be individual sport, but we are SHYC team!

  • Emphasis on increased organization & great representation of SHYC at away clubs
  • Great use of our new 420 fleet - the re-introduction of 420 Team-Racing on the ECSA travel circuit for our older sailors. 
  • Thank You to Our Coaches!! Thank you to Matt, Maura & Casey for leading the regatta organization, team building, sportsmanship and making sure the kids had fun!  
  • Special thank you to Derek Streeter for all the driving and towing that he did this summer!
Race Team Stats!
  • 520 miles = Opti RWB team traveled 520 miles from Watch Hill, Niantic, Wadawanuck, Tiverton & MBC!
  • ELEVEN = Travel Opti & 420 Regattas/Events (+ SHYC)
  • SIX = 420 Team Racing Events
  • Fourty-One (41) = JR SHYC Race Team Members:
  • TEN = Opti Green Team 
  • NINE = Opti RWB Team 
  • TWELVE = 420 Race Team 

Wadawanuck Opti Green Fun Regatta

  • Fleet Size: 85 total Optis, 50 in beginner green fleet!
  • 10 SHYC green fleet sailors: WYLDER, AVERY, HAYDEN, GUS, ARCHER, MARLENA, VIVIENNE, ELOISE, HANNAH & LEGARE
  • Parents: H. & K. Schutz, M. Ginz, S. Smith, W. Peterson, D. Brown, Fichtenholtz

Madison Beach Club Regatta

  • 8 - 420 SHYC sailors
  • 4 Opti RWB & 9 Opti Green SHYC sailors
  • TOP FINISHERS: 
  • OPTI WHITE FLEET – IKE SCHUTZ 2ND, SIMON WEEKES 3RD
  • OPTI BLUE FLEET – FREDDY BONZ 1ST
  • OPTI GREEN FLEET – WYLDER SMITH 1st, GUS FICHTENHOLTZ 2nd, ELOISE STREETER 3rd 
  • 420- PENELOPE WEEKES & LIV STREETER 3rd
  • Parents: K. Schutz, Hilary Weekes, W. Peterson, D. Fitton, S, Smith, J. Lai/J. Cron, K. Campbell, M. Steffen

 

ECSA All-Start Regatta

Coach Maura took our top sailors to the ECSA All-Star Regatta held at the US Coast Guard Academy.  Congrats to our 2 teams of Penelope Weekes & Liv Streeter and Bryar Russel & Katherine Amatruda for representing SHYC! 
 

O’Pen Bic Intergalatic Unregatta, Tiverton RI

  • Fleet size: 50 O’Pen Bics participated
  • SHYC SAILORS: IKE, NOLA, SIMON, SKYLAR
  • Parents: Schutz, Raymond

Watch Hill 420 Jr. Olympic Team Race - US Sailing Event


SHYC team of ten: 420 sailors
BRONZE MEDAL (3rd) TO TEAM SHYC!
Parents: H. & H. Weekes, K. & D. Russell, M. Bonz
Watch Hill Opti Regatta
  • Fleet Size: 97 Optis participated, 57 boats in RWB
  • 6 RWB SHYC sailors
  • TOP 10 FINISHERS: OPTI WHITE FLEET - SILAS STREETER 7TH,  IKE SCHUTZ 8TH, HENRY GINZ 10TH
  • Parents: H. & H. Weekes, J. Cron, K. & D. Streeter, M. & P. Ginz, K. Schutz
 

Sachems Head Yacht Club Regatta

  • SHYC Sailors = 8 Opti Green & 7 Opti RWB SHYC sailors
  • TOP FINISHERS:
  • OPTI WHITE FLEET – HENRY GINZ 1ST, IKE SCHUTZ 3RD
  • OPTI GREEN FLEET – WYLDER SMITH 3rd 

420 Team Racing (weekly)

@ Niantic Bay, Madison Beach Club, SHYC, Pettipaug & Yale Corinthian Yacht Club
 

Wadawanuck Opti Regatta

  • Fleet size: 46 RWB Optis participated
  • SHYC sailors = 6 RWB optis
  • TOP 10 FINISHERS: WHITE FLEET (20 SAILORS) – IKE SCHUTZ 6TH, HENRY GINZ 9TH
  • Parents: M. Ginz, H. & H. Weekes, K. Schutz, M. Raymond


 

Niantic Bay Jr Olympic Opti Regatta - US Sailing Event

  • Fleet Size: 38 Optis participated
  • 5 RWB SHYC sailors – HENRY GINZ, HENRY FERGUSON, IKE, SILAS, SIMON
  • Top Finishers: OPTI WHITE FLEET – IKE SCHUTZ – 3rd BRONZE MEDAL
  • Parents: D. & K. Streeter, H. & H. Weekes, K. Schutz

 

Weekapaug Girl Power – 420

  • SHYC sent six 420 girls: HOLLAND, LIV, PENELOPE, MOLLY, CHANDLER & KATHRYN
  • TOP FINISHERS: PENELOPE WEEKES & LIV STREETER – 1ST NON-SPINNAKER
  • Parents: D. Streeter, Weekes

Pine Orchard Yacht Club Regatta

  • SHYC sailors = 4 Opti Gree, 5 Opti RWB & eight 420 sailors
  • TOP FINISHERS:
  • OPTI WHITE FLEET – HENRY GINZ 2ND, SIMON WEEKES 3RD, NOLA LAI 4TH, SKYLAR RAYMOND 5TH
  • OPTI BLUE FLEET – LIV STREETER 1ST
  • OPTI GREEN FLEET – HAYDEN GINZ 2ND, ELOISE STREETER 4TH, WYLDER SMITH 7TH, GUS FICHTENHOLTZ 9TH
  • Parents: M. & P. Ginz, C. & S. Smith, D. & S. Brown, Fichtenholtz, H. & H. Weekes, M. Raymond

Racing Optimist for Sale!

Looking for a newer optimist for your SHYC Racer?  
  • Nearly new, less than 2 summers of use.
  • Special price if you take it home before summer ends.
  • Contact Mark Davis for details. 

Thanks for a GREAT Summer of SHYC Racing!

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