For Immediate Release
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Foy Curley
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Lakewood Hosted Heald Bank Regatta
Race Results Announced
Seabrook, TX: Lakewood Yacht Club and Bay Access Foundation hosted the 2018 Heald Bank Regatta August 17-18 under near perfect sailing conditions.

"Heald Bank is an offshore regatta that is sailed in the Gulf and follows a triangular course that starts and finishes in Galveston.," LYC Race Chairman Bob Hunkins remarked. "We had great offshore sailing conditions, a fun post-race party, awesome volunteers and, as always, generous sponsors to help make this event a success."

Jimmy Buchanan skippered LYC member Hans Knickrehm's Seute Deern to win the Texas Navigator Trophy , which is awarded to the overall winner in the Non-Spin class.

The Old Winch Trophy , awarded to the overall winner of the Spinnaker class went to LYC member Ted Greak on Edelweiss .

Other top finishers at this year's regatta were:

PHRF Cruising Non+Spin classic Canvas
Evan Macaluso / It's About Time / SailTime Houston

PHRF Non-Spin
Hans Knickrehm / Seute Deern, skippered by Jimmy Buchanan / LYC

PHRF Spin Division A
Jim Demarest / Sodalis III / LYC

PHRF Spin Division B
Ted Greak / Edelweiss / LYC

Kevin Bednar, Galveston Bay Cruising Association Board of Governors member awarded the Texas Navy Cup to HeeJung Wescoat, who skippered Harms Way . The S. Rhodes Fisher trophy will  be awarded at Houston Yacht Club's 2018 Turkey Day Regatta awards by a descendant of S. Rhodes Fisher.

See a full listing of results under the Regattas tab on the Lakewood Yacht Club website at .

The City of Seabrook provided numerous activities for non-racers to do while their sailor friends and family members were out on the water. And then, a fun-filled evening followed the event as racers, volunteers and guests enjoyed the Buccaneer Bash dinner and awards party at LYC, which included a "Pirates' Pig Roast," live entertainment by Andy & the Dreamsicles and plenty of Texas Navy Rum.

Sponsors of the 2018 Heald Bank Regatta are the City of Seabrook, Texas Navy Rum,, OJ’s Marine, Little Yacht Sales, True North Marine, Texas Coast Yachts, Blackburn Marine, Upstream Brokers, Davis Marine Electronics, Kevin Severance Insurance, Sea Lake Yachts, Mariner Magazine and Bay Area Houston Magazine.
2018 Heald Bank Regatta; many sailors consider the Heald Bank Regatta a warm-up for the annual Harvest Moon Regatta , scheduled each October.
About Lakewood Yacht Club
Lakewood Yacht Club is one of the best-kept secrets on Clear Lake as well as the Greater Houston and Galveston communities. LYC is a private, member-owned club with great amenities to enjoy with friends and family, and located on 38 beautifully landscaped acres in the NE corner of Clear Lake. The Club provides its members an exceptional environment for social, boating and other water activities.