For Immediate Release
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Foy Curley
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Results Announced for Bay Cup II Regatta Hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club
Seabrook, TX: Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC) hosted the 2018 Bay Cup II Regatta Aug. 4th.

LYC had 11 members finish in the top three, along with three taking the win in their class. Skipper Robert Brann took 1st among the J/105s, Jim Demarest won the PHRF Spin (Non-Sprit) class, and LYC's 2018 Commodore Ashley Walker beat out the competition among the PHRF Non-Spin boats. Below are the top finishers in each category.

1st Place / Radiance / Robert Brann / LYC
2nd Place / Infinity / Uzi Ozeri / LYC
3rd Place / Stinger / J B Bednar / LYC

PHRF Spin (Non-Sprit)
1st Place / Sodalis III / Jim Demarest / LYC
2nd Place / Outrageous / Ken Humphries / HYC
3rd Place / Wildcat / Kevin Orff / LYC

PHRF Spin (Sprit)
1st Place / Harm's Way / Andy Wescoat / GBCA
2nd Place / Water Nymph / Brian Tulloch / HYC
3rd Place Second Star / J.D. Hill / LYC/GBCA

PHRF Non-Spin
1st Place / Good News / Ashley Walker / LYC
2nd Place / Sweet Peril / Thomas Reiser / LYC
3rd Place / Tanura / Tim Vogelsang / LYC/GBCA

Cruising Spin
1st Firewater Walter Horton GBCA
2nd Leopard Robert Hunkins LYC/GBCA
3rd Stellar of Course Ronald Eddleman GBCA/TMCA

Cruising Non-Spin Classic Canvas
1st Place / High Cotton / Kent Morrison
2nd Place / Seahorse / Michael Clark
3rd Place / Hobgloblin / Marty Pedowicz / LYC

Bay Cup II is the second in the two-race series, the first of which was sailed in the spring. Overall trophies for the Bay Cup series were given out at the post-race party Saturday evening in the LYC Ballroom. 2018 Bay Cup Series winners were: 

Infinity / Uzi Ozeri

PHRF Spin (Non-Sprit)
Sodalis III / Jim Demarest

PHRF Spin (Sprit)
Second Star / J.D. Hill

PHRF Non-Spin
Good News / Ash Walker  

Cruising Classic Canvas
Seahorse / Michael Clark

Full race results can be found under the Regattas section of the LYC website at .

Robert Greaney provided the entertainment at Saturday night's dinner and awards party while guests socialized and savored great food and tasty drinks.

The sponsors making the 2018 series a success were City of Seabrook,, 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, Bay Area Houston Magazine and Southwest Spirits.

Bay Cup proceeds benefit Bay Access, a non-profit charitable organization fostering amateur racing and sailing on Galveston Bay.

Upcoming races that LYC will be hosting include the Heald Bank Regatta Aug. 17-18, the J-Fest Southwest Regatta October 13-14 and the 32nd Annual Harvest Moon Regatta Oct. 25-27. 
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.