Port Washington Yacht Club hosted its fourth annual team race clinic and regatta in Optis and Open Bics on Friday, July 23. Sailors chose to compete in all Open Bics, instead of in Optis. The club supplied boats as need to participants.
Clinic began around 10 am and continued until lunchtime. Teams met in the afternoon. and the first sequence began around 2 pm. Race Committee ran a rotation sequence.
Wind stayed light throughout, averaging six miles per hour. Although Race Committee planned to award prizes to top three place winners, in light wind, Race Committee did not hold sufficient number of races to determine a winner. Racing finished with snacks onshore and handing out t-shirts.
Two Port Washington Yacht Club teams, along with one each Noroton Yacht Club, Sea Cliff Yacht Club and (The Ba-Ba's) team competed. Long Island Sound sailors not present at Open Bic Team Race participated in Manhasset Bay Yacht Club Pixel and Open Bic Race Week Regatta.
George Catallo served as the regatta chair, Vinnie Varley the Regatta Director, Morgan Wilson the Principal Race Officer, Pedro Lorson the Water Judge and Mike Lyons the Commodore in Charge.