Sunfish News

Bill Brangiforte and Kevin Buruchian battled it out all weekend, but in the end Brangiforte took the top spot in the Sunfish Class at the 2012 Newport Regatta. Eric Woodman was 3rd with the hard-charging Amanda Callahan fourth. Saturday featured a stiff sea breeze that allowed for 8 races to be completed. Sunday saw a lighter SWerly, and 4 races were completed. A total of 10 skippers competed.

This year the Windycrest Sailing Club, located on Lake Keystone west of Sand Springs and Tulsa, OK will be hosting the championship. WSC has a great reputation for hosting North American, National and ladder events. Also the club has won the St. Petersburg Cup for regatta management.

Roger Williams Sailing Coach Amanda Callahan, back in a Sunfish for the first time this year, shook off some rust to win the final three races at the Northeast Challenge, but it wasn’t enough to beat the consistent Bill Brangiforte. With no throwout in 5 races, Brangiforte finished with 9 points to Callahan’s 10.

The 2012 USSCA Regional Championships schedule and hosts list is now available.

The 2012 New England Regional was held June 2-3 in Barrington RI. Congratulations to Mark May who dominated the regatta and earned an invitation to the 2013 Sunfish World Championships. Scott Greenbaum was 2nd and Bill Brangiforte was third.

We enjoyed a spectacular day of racing at Bolton Lake on May 20 with warm temps and a relatively steady light southeasterly breeze. Ken Charles won the day, continuing a streak of strong finishes dating back to last summer when he won at Lake Massapoag against a strong fleet.

The Lake Bluff Yacht Club is pleased to welcome the 50th Sunfish North American and Youth Champions to the shores of Lake Michigan between July 30 and August 4th, 2012.

Bill Brangiforte narrowly beat out Scott Greenbaum (2nd) and Andy David (3rd) to take the 2011/2012 Frostbite series at Barrington (RI) Yacht Club. Brangiforte won both the spring and fall seasons to take the top overall spot.

We had an interesting series this year. While the fleet size was down a bit, we had really good racing, and personally, I think I learned more this year than ever before. I like to take things I read about or know that I need work on, and put them into play while frostbiting. Here are a few things I picked up this season and am looking forward to trying out this summer.

Jeffrey Olsen from Sarasota, Florida entered the final day of the regatta with a small lead. When competitors arrived at the sailing center on the final day, they faced a strong breeze. These are conditions where Olsen thrives. He went out and dominated the final day with consecutive race victories to secure the championship.

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