Madigan Team Tops NY Match Racing Event

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Michael Madigan, Jimmy Madigan, and Jack Thompson (all of the CdM High School sailing team) traveled back to Oyster Bay, NY, to participate in the Oakcliff Sailing Center’s Summer Invitational, a special youth match racing event.

The boys also got the benefit of sailing with legendary sailing coach Dave Perry.

Oakcliff Sailing was founded by America’s Cup and Volvo Race veteran Dawn Riley, and they have a fleet of identical Swedish Match 40s.  After four days of combined clinic and racing, Michael, Jack and Jimmy took first place at this event.  Look for Michael make good use of his new match racing skills later this month when he represents NHYC at Balboa Yacht Club’s Governor’s Cup.

Summer Gold Cup, NHYC (Junior Sabots)

Over 75 junior Sabot sailors descended on Newport’s turning basin last weekend for NHYC’s Summer Gold Cup.  The “Gold Cup” is traditionally one of the largest junior sabot regattas, leading up to next month’s Junior Sabot Nationals.  This year’s “Sabot Nationals” will be held in Alamitos Bay (Long Beach), and are expected to attract top Sabot sailors from throughout Southern California.

While breezes were generally lighter on Saturday, they filled in nicely on Sunday with a steady 10-15 knot westerly.  Long Beach sailor Jacob Rosenberg sailed away with an impressive 12-point win in this seven-race series, over defending junior sabot champion Joseph Hou.

Due to bay dredging, no races were sailed for Sabot C1 and Sabot C2 classes.

Top winners in each class are below.  Full results at

Sabot A’s (30 boats):   

1: ABYC/LBYC, Jacob Rosenberg

2: NHYC, Joseph Hou

3: MBYC, Ryan Ratliffe

4: MBYC, Max Brill

5: NHYC, Rhodes Garner

Sabot B’s (18 boats):

1: CorYC, Grace Yakutis

2: NHYC, Scott Mais

3: NHYC, Erik Hou

4: NHYC, Maddie Kraus

5: LBYC, Jack Berg

Sabot C1’s (26 Boats):

1: CorYC, Sam McNeal

2: BCYC, Caden Wheeler

3: SDYC, Taisei Hatter

4: NHYC, Skylar Jacobsen

5: NHYC, Rowdie Peets


Upcoming Sailing Events:

July 13-15 – Junior Olympic Festival – Cal YC (29er, C420, FJ, Laser, Laser Radial)

July 14 – Alamitos Bay to Balboa Laser Race – ABYC/BYC (Lasers)

July 14 – Harbor 20 Mid-Summer Regatta (BYC)

July 15 – All-Girl Regatta – LIYC (dinghies)

July 17-22 – Governor’s Cup – BYC (Invitational, Gov Cup 21)

July 21-22 – Crew of Two Around Catalina – SSYC (Offshore)

July 22 – Flight of the Lasers – NOSA, NHYC (Lasers)

July 26-29 – CFJ Nationals – BYC (CFJ’s)


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