Young American Team tops PHRF 7 at Vineyard Race

Hosted by Stamford YC, Labor Day weekend's Vineyard Race is a classic American yachting event. This 238-mile course stretches from Shippan Point through the swirling currents of Plum Gut past Block Island, and on to the light tower at the entrance to Buzzard's Bay. Once reached, sailors return by leaving Block Island to starboard en route to the finish in Stamford Harbor. In the pandemic version of the race, crews had to sail with fewer people to satisfy the multiple constituencies governing the waters the fleet would be sailing through. This year's race was a fast one for most boats, with the fleet starting off in fast reaching spinnaker conditions. There was a good mix of beating, reaching and running. The Vineyard Race (longest distance), doublehanded crews reveled in the conditions. Winning the PHRF 7 Doublehanded Class was the Young American AYC team on their J/105 YOUNG AMERICAN. For more Vineyard Race information, visit

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