Race Team Starts Strong at NYC

Two teams from the QCYC Junior Club race team placed first and second in the 420 fleet at this year's National Event.  Timma Flanagan and Daniel Sheedy won the regatta and Aleks Vagners and Rachel Harris placed second. 

The regatta took place July 15th and 16th and was hosted by the National Yacht Club.

Fourteen 420 teams from area yacht clubs competed in four races.  Saturday brought light wind and only one race.  Vagners and Harris won the race after finding more pressure filling in from the left side of the course. 

The conditions were more challenging on Sunday when a building breeze culminated with a thunderstorm. Flannagan and Sheedy won all three races to place first overall.  Harris and Vagners finished close behind in each race to secure the regatta runner-up. 

Both teams have been training since the start of July as part of the Junior Club Bronze and Silver program.

This was the first regatta in the team's 2012 schedule which will see members competing at various area regattas.

The results will soon be posted here.