The Inaugural ChYC J/105 Ladies Regatta was a Great Success!

Thanks to Katie Mallory for this report: What started out as a fun idea, to an awesome grass-roots movement, we were able to get five J/105s with full female crews out for an amazing day of racing on the Charleston Harbor on April 29. The five boats headed to the racecourse on time but were met with light air and a postponement flag. It didn't take long for the breeze to fill in nicely, and the Race Committee was able to get four solid races off. The five ALL-female teams were experienced, and it showed. The racing was tight, and three different boats took race wins with the final results coming down to a tie. Skimmer led by Cathy Swanson took first, and RumFont led by Katie Mallory ended up second. And then the other three boats all ended up within 3 points of each other: Ruckus led by Sarah Schaill Colarusso, Spectacle led by Mandy Pitcavage and JoyRide led by Betsy Pilcher. After racing, the teams and Race Committee were greeted with a Mount Gay Rum tasting and awards celebration. Fun was had by all, and plans are in the works for even more sailing opportunities for the female sailors in Charleston! Watch out for updates for next year’s event as we hope to have even more boats available to welcome ladies from other parts of the US for a great day of racing in Charleston!


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