RIYC Wins 2018 Boatwright Trophy

RIYC was invited to compete in the Boatwright Invitational Regatta among with Stonington Harbor Yacht Club and Wadawanuck Yacht Club on July 21, 2018.

The Boatwright Regatta is an invitational event hosted by the Wadawanuck Yacht Club and the Boatwright Trophy is awarded to the club who had the lowest cumulative score for all one-design classes and each club provided a one design class for competition.

Each boat finishing a race was scored points equal to her finishing place.   All participants must be adult members (21 or over) in good standing with their respective club.

There were three one-design classes. RIYC provided the Blue Jays thanks to Andy and Mary Giblin as well as Paul and Carol Connor.   The WAD Club provided 6 lasers and SHYC provided three ideal 18s. The Teams representing RIYC were:


Ideal 18 Dave Nickerson, Moise Solomon, Gary Annino
Blue Jays Paul and Carol Connor
Lasers (2) Carl Fast and OJ O’Connell

The competition was steep but the elements were in our favor. The breeze came up greater than 10 knots and that was sufficient to propel RIYC to victory.  We look forward to defending our win of the trophy next year. We believe that there will be more clubs present and they will be anxious to take the cup!