Local regatta ongoing at Cedar Point Yacht Club
Published 8:37 am, Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Sailors from Maine to Minnesota trekked to Cedar Point Yacht Club last weekend for the OneDesign Regatta. The J/70s winner was Joel Ronning, of Minneapolis, one of several skippers sailing with professional crews who traveled to Westport to compete in the event.
Among local sailors competing from CPYC, Norwalk's Kerry Klingler was fifth, Richard and Stephanie Swann, of Westport, were 10th, Bill Walker and Allan Stern, of Westport, were 12th and the all-family team of Charlie and Sarah Neagoy and their daughters Grace and Evelyn, of Simsbury, finished 18th.
After more than 100 boats competed in 2014, the OneDesign Regatta is taking place over two weekends this year. Boats under 26 feet overall raced May 16-17, and boats 26 feet and longer will race May 30-31. The regatta, one of the largest on Long Island Sound, is a joint effort by Cedar Point's Cruising Class, Lightning, and J/70 racing fleets.