Local boats excel at CPYC's Atlantic Nationals

Sailboats with crews from Westport's Cedar Point Yacht Club came in second and third place at the 2014 Atlantic Class National Championships, hosted at CPYC lsts Saturday. After the requisite six races, Mark Foster's A-140, Thistle, accumulated the second most points; and Scott Reichhelm's A-142, Shucks, had the third most.

The winning boat was Cassidy, skippered by Corinthian Yacht Club's Steve Benjamin, of Seawanhaka, N.Y., and representing Corinthian Yacht Club. Twenty-six boats participated in the event. Cassidy won five of the six races run with Thistle winning the other race.

The following day, CPYC hosted its annual Special Olympics Sailing regatta and family fun event. The event brought area residents with various handicaps into the fun of racing as guests of the club who made their sailboats available assisted.

Westport's Mark Foster leads Thistle to a second-place finish at the 2014 Atlantic Class National Championships, a regatta held at Cedar Point Yacht Club last weekend. Foster's crew were Kim Stevens, Thurston Hartford and John Verelley.
Westport's Mark Foster leads Thistle to a second-place finish at the 2014 Atlantic Class National Championships, a regatta held at Cedar Point Yacht Club last weekend. Foster's crew were Kim Stevens, Thurston Hartford and John Verelley.Contributed Photo