The month of July in western Long Island Sound has traditionally brought light and shifty winds. For the past few years, however, Larchmont’s annual Race Week, held the third week in July, has enjoyed atypical conditions providing excellent sailing. And, while the sailing for the 121st Larchmont Race Week on July 13-21 was keenly competitive, the light and variable winds returned to heighten the challenge. The recurring theme of comments made by the competitors was that, to win, you had to "connect the dots" of puffs and shifts. Paul Beaudin from Harlem Yacht Club won the J/105 fleet and, when asked, commented that, "In deep summer, this is a traditional event for us to race. Larchmont Yacht Club does such a great job running this regatta, both the sailing and the parties, that it’s really special to have won our class." The team of Jeremy Henderson & Harald Edegran on Conundrum was the runner-up, and Max Kalehoff’s LauraBea placed third. Seven J/105s were on hand. For complete results, visit https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=6240.