Seabrook, TX: Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC) released the winners of the
2017 Upstream Brokers Heald Bank Regatta, which was raced on the Gulf of Mexico July 29-30, 2017. The top performers of this offshore race are listed below.
PHRF Non-Spin, Division B:
Tenacious, James Apple
Sea Nymph, Joan van Ravenswaay, HYC
PHRF Non-Spin, Division A:
Good News, Ash Walker, LYC
Edelweiss, Ted Greak, LYC
SUETE DEERN, Hans Knickrehm, LYC
PHRF Spin, Division B:
SSTV Sirly, Rob Frees, Sea Scouts, BSA
SolAire, Chris Haas, GBCA
PHRF Spin, Division A:
Hamburg II, Al Goethe, LYC
Second Star, J.D. Hill, LYC/GBCA
Gold Rush, Gregory Way, LYC
The winner of the
Navigator Trophy, which is awarded to the overall winner in the Non-Spin classes, is
Good News, Ash Walker of LYC.
Hamburg II, Al Goethe of LYC won the
Old Winch Trophy, which is awarded to the overall class winner in the Spinnaker class.
The Upstream Brokers Heald Bank race was originally scheduled to take place in late April but was postponed because of inclement weather. The race is one of the three-event Texas Offshore Circuit (TORC). The Houston Yacht Club Offshore Regatta and the Galveston Bay Cruising Association Regatta constitute the other two TORC events. Boats that sailed in the PHRF Spinnaker Class were eligible to compete for the TORC championship trophy, the Texas Navy Cup if they competed in all three races. Competitors that sailed in the PHRF Non-Spinnaker Class in all three events were eligible for the S. Rhoads Fisher Trophy.