Commodore Andrew P. Giglia takes home the Drake H. Sparkman III Memorial Trophy winning the 2018 Commodore's Cup Regatta RYE, N.Y. (July, 29 2018) -- On a Sunday afternoon in late July, Commodore's from five different Yacht Clubs across the Long Island Sound competed in the YRALIS Commodore's Cup for the Drake H. Sparkman III Memorial Trophy [...].
American Yacht Club
40°56. 448N - 73°41. 938w
What a treat! Thank you to Mystic Seaport and the crew of Brilliant for making a stop here at American Yacht Club. ⚓️ Built in 1932 on City Island, Bronx, Brilliant was built as an ocean racing yacht, and on her maiden voyage crossed the Atlantic Ocean in just over 15 days – a record for a sailing yacht of her size. During World War II, Brilliant was used to patrol the New England coast for enemy submarines after being acquired by the U.S. Coast Guard. Brilliant is now owned and operated by Mystic Seaport Museum and is considered as one of the 100 most beautiful classic boats in existence and as “one of the best maintained and sailed classic yachts in the country, if not the world” according to WoodenBoat Magazine.
Commodore Bruno on his big win at Charleston Race week:
"We lead the regatta all the way until the second to last race when we had a bad race and managed to be over early. Insane, and against everything, we had discussed and planned to sail conservatively and make no mistakes with the lead. That race was a very disappointing one, as it’s almost impossible to be over early in the J/88 fleet and come back with a respectable finish position.
To win, we had to beat the #2 J/88 in the final race by 4 positions, which we knew was unlikely. However, we ended up sailing an amazing race and got a first, and most importantly, won the J/88 class for the week. With a very big breeze in the final race, we absolutely crushed the entire fleet and pulled it off!"
Click here to read a full recap from Scuttlebut Sailing News
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