This weekend, Cedar Point Yacht Club hosted a OneDesign Regatta — the largest on Long Island Sound. More than 400 sailors on 67 boats competed in 6 classes.
A squall blew in Saturday, just to make things even more interesting.
If you couldn’t be on the Sound for all the action, check out the videos here:
Though competitors came from all over the country, several current and former Westporters made their hometown proud.
Scott Reichhelm — part of a longtime CPYC family — skippered an Atlantic-class sailboat to win his class. He did it with a Westport crew too: Tim Dexter, Julia Knowlton and Robert Wylie.
Ron Marsilio finished 4th in that class. In the 1950s — when Cedar Point was based at Compo Basin — Atlantics were the largest fleet in the club.
Jon Friedwald — Staples Class of 2001 — was mainsail trimmer on Whirlwind. It sails out of City Island in the Bronx, and won the 36.7 class.
Westproters George and Alex Wilbanks placed 2nd in the J105 class.
Team Victure of Westport came in 3rd in the J70s, while Josh Goldman took 12th.
Staples High School grad and former Westporter Greg Imbruce finished 10th in the J109 class.
(Hat tips: William Adler and Jeff Manchester)