American Yacht Club hosted its 44th Annual Spring Regatta from May 5-7, kicking off the 2023 sailing season in the Northeast and Long Island Sound. The regatta committee moved to the increasingly popular three-day weekend format with a Friday Coastal Race on May 5, followed by the Spring Series on Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7. For the Friday Coastal Race, conditions were overcast with light winds, while Saturday was sunny and beautiful but sailors dealt with a challenging and fluctuating wind environment. Sunday was another gorgeous day, but competitors had to grind through light air Long Island Sound conditions, and some races were shortened as a result. The J/105 Skipperdee, helmed by Dwight Greenhouse, placed first in the PHRF Division 4 Friday Coastal Race and also finished the weekend with a strong second-place showing in the Spring Series J/105 division. With twice the field size from 2022, David Willis' SOLUTION was once again the winner of the J/105s, holding off SKIPPERDEE in second and 2021 winner LOULOU (Paul Beaudin) in third position. For more American YC Spring Regatta information, visit https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=15669.