By guest writer Mariah Rule
Norfolk, VA – Ninety boats from the east coast and beyond competed at Norfolk Yacht and Country club for the ILCA Atlantic Coast Championship Regatta 19-20 September. Once each participant cleaned the C-19 screening process, an INTENSE world class regatta was provided. The two day, six race regatta saw a consistent 19 knots with regular gusts to 30 knots. When the thrills and spills settled, it was clear there was talent on the Lafayette River. In the 4.7 division, Spencer Dominguez of Key Biscayne Yacht Club took first. Guthrie Braun of St. Petersburg Yacht Club won first overall in the Radial Division. In the Full Division, Jack Baldwin, Chicago Yacht Club, took top honors.
Full results are available here. https://theclubspot.com/regatta/St7RBmGp4k/results
Mother Nature’s challenges driven by the remnants of Hurricane Sally made for memorable moments of high tides, thrilling winds, and epic spills. It was a howler. This was a great group of competitors ranging from juniors to legends, each showing showing grit and determination. The youngest racer was 13 and the oldest racer was Laser Legend (75+), David Hartman at 79. Race PRO, Chip Till, remarked he thought everybody had a lot of fun going very, very fast.