Seabrook, TX: Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC), in cooperation with Bay Access, hosted the 2021 Bay Cup I Regatta March 6th.
Twenty-eight boats participated in BCI, the first race in the annual two-event series. Lakewood had 10 top-three finishers, which are listed below.
1st-Place - Bonbon - Uzi Ozeri - LYC
2nd-Place - Radiance - Bill Lakenmacher - LYC
3rd-Place - Stinger - Jonnie Bednar - LYC / GBCA
PHRF Non-Spin (Sprit)
1st-Place - Seute Deern - Hans Knickrehm - LYC
2nd-Place - Danelaw - Roy Olsen - LYC / GBAC
3rd Place - Zulu - Thomas Sellers - GBCA
Cruising Classic Canvas (Spin)
1st-Place - Firewater - Walter Horton - LYC / GBCA
2nd-Place - Bad Girl - Nicole Laster - GBCA
3rd Place - Hobgoblin - Marty Pedowicz - GBCA
Cruising Classic Canvas (Non-Spin)
1st-Place - Patriot - Carl Drechsel - LYC
2nd-Place - Bonifacio - Kelly Soich - GBCA
ORC TOT - Spinnaker
1st-Place - Leading Edge - Tom Sutton - LYC
2nd-Place - Bear - Forbes Durdin - LYC
3rd Place - Hamburg II - Albrecht Goethe - LYC
Kelly Maguire provided the live entertainment at the post-race party at the Club, where participants, guests and numerous volunteers enjoyed a poolside celebratory dinner and camaraderie over drinks and an awards ceremony.
Bay Cup II is scheduled for August. Interested racers should begin preparing for round two. Those who race in both regattas will be eligible for an overall trophy.
Generous sponsors of this year's event include LYC, Bay Access Sailing Foundation, City of Seabrook, Boqueron Caribbean Rum, Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery, Kevin Severance Insurance Agency, Little Yacht Sales, Blackburn Marine, Sea Lake Yachts, and Pelican Insurance.
Regatta proceeds benefit the Bay Access Foundation, a not for profit charitable organization fostering amateur racing and sailing on Galveston Bay.
Contact Bay Cup I Regatta Chair David Comeaux at firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-993-5933 for more information.