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BRIODY MEMORIAL REGATTA 2020

BRIODY MEMORIAL REGATTA 2020
August 14
10:02 2020

BRIODY MEMORIAL REGATTA 2020

 

The 84th sailing of the Briody Memorial Regatta, held on August 8, 2020 at the Newport Yacht Club (NYC), Rochester, NY, was a celebration of snipe racing, camaraderie and tenacity.

 

Snipe racing:  Mother Nature granted us a stunningly beautiful day with comfortable temperatures and low humidity along with a steady thermal breeze around 10 knots all day!  The top 3 finishes in the races constantly shifted with each of the teams capturing at least one First place finish during the regatta.  Ultimately, the racing team of Kevin Haller and Ishan Dixit prevailed, winning the Briody Regatta!

 

Camaraderie:  Race Committee volunteers from Newport Yacht Club, coordinated by Kevin Haller and our PRO Landy Atkinson, did a wonderful job of creating 6 races for us.  Volunteers from the NYC Events Committee, led by Natalie Passino, made sure we were comfortable and well-fed on shore while respecting viral pandemic restrictions.   All of the racing teams received ice cream trophies and the top-three finishers received hand-crafted face masks (created by Lisa Gwinner) , just to make sure they will never forget Briody 2020.

 

We certainly missed our racing friends from Canada, Massachusetts,  Ohio, Indiana Michigan and Pennsylvania and we hope to see them soon again.  But the viral pandemic did create a unique opportunity:  a Briody Regatta made up only of NYC racing teams.  This has not happened in over 25 years!

 

Tenacity:  There were many times during the past 9 months of regatta planning when the circumstances of the viral pandemic suggested that we cancel the regatta.  But Snipe Fleet # 103 remained flexible and supported a beautiful day of racing on Irondequoit Bay!  We look forward to seeing you sailing snipes with us in the near future !

Pl
Sail #
Crew
Fm
T
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
26298
Kevin Haller & Ishan Dixit
8
(3)
1
1
3
2
1
2
29017
Charles Courtsal & Lee Hasiuk
NYC
9
(2)
2
2
2
1
2
3
30855
John Dentinger & Sue Hill
NYC
11
1
3
(5)
1
3
3
4
26468
Sonali Dixit & Samir Dixit
NYC
19
(4)
4
3
4
4
4
5
29090
Marty Coffey & Kathleen Krenzer
NYC
24
(5)
5
4
5
5
5

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