The last GSBYRA regatta of the season
Optimist series winner Griffin Sisk from Westhampton Yacht Squadron in the lead, tacking ahead of the rest of the fleet on the way to the mark.

Photo by Gerard Holker

The last GSBYRA regatta of the season

Story By: MARYANN DEERING
9/10/2015


BELLPORT—Skippers and crews in 33 various class vessels competed last Saturday at the Bellport Bay Yacht Club. The event took place on three separate racecourses under clear, sunny skies and a moderate southeasterly wind. 

Race Committee chairman John W.D. Everitt stated, “It was a lot of fun!” adding that he looks forward to an even better event next year. 

Everitt, along with Diane Pokorny, Rachel Pokorny, Paige Conlin and Howie Meyer, ran the one-design classes around the large orange inflatable marks in the center of the bay. Hank Maust, Zach Runcie and Eric Gerard ran the Optimist class around the smaller marks to the east off Brookhaven. From the club’s Crow’s Nest, Ginny Everitt, Jon Pokorny and Tom Retke ran the larger PHRF boats around government marks and club barrels. The races were scored using the online Regatta Network by Alphonse Guardino, Jean Clark and MaryAnn Deering.

The winners are as follows:

420 Series Standing - 5 races scored

Finish Position, Sail #, Skipper, Yacht Club, Race Results, Total Points 

1. 3899, Hannah Pokorny, Isabella Holker, Bellport Bay, 1-2-1-1-1; 6   
2. 1, Kai Rauch, Finn Rauch, Bellport Bay, 3-1-2-2-2; 10   
3. 5563, Caroline Callender, Lily Fittinghoff, Bellport Bay, 2-3-3-3-3; 14   
4. 4658, Liam Sisk, Charlie, Westhampton, 4-5/DNF-5/DNC-5/DNC-5/DNC; 24   

Sunfish Series Standing - 3 races scored

Finish Position, Sail #, Skipper, Yacht Club, Race Results, Total Points
1. 4307, James Kohler, South Bay Watersports, 1-1-1; 3   
2. 8591, Joel Furman, Bellport Bay/Sayville/Wet Pants, 2-2-2; 6   
3. 859, Jennifer Furman, Bellport Bay/Sayville/Wet Pants, 3-5/DNF-5/DNC; 13   
4. 80666, Vito Mannino, Wet Pants, 5/DNF-5/DNC-5/DNC; 15   

Marshall 18 Series Standing - 4 races scored

Finish Position, Sail #, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 291, Larry Deering, MaryAnn Deering, Bellport Bay, 1-1-1-3- ; 6   
2. 16, Kent Picken, MJ Picken, Bellport Bay, 2-3-3-1- ; 9T   
3. 537, Hans Tempel, Tutch Shirane, Bellport Bay, 3-2-2-2- ; 9T   

PHRF Spinaker Series Standing - 4 races scored

Finish Position, Sail #, Skipper, Crew, Yacht Club, Race Results, Total Points
1. 759, Aileen Eppig, South Bay Cruising Club & Babylon, 1-1-4/RET-1; 7T   
2. 67, Peter Ljungqvist, Bellport Bay, 2-2-1-2; 7T   
3. 351, Glenn Fujii, Bellport Bay, 3-3-2-3; 11   

PHRF Non-spinaker Series Standing - 3 races scored

Finish Position, Sail #, Skipper, Yacht Club, Race Results, Total Points
1. 251, Glenn Reed, Bellport Bay, 1-2-1; 4   
2. 1110, Michael Hertz, Bellport Bay, 2-1-3; 6   
3. 16, William Fleischer, Bellport Bay, 3-3-2; 8   
4. 339, Anthony Ettorre, Bellport Bay, 4-4-4; 12   

Monohull Handicap Series Standing - 4 races scored

Finish Position, Sail #, Skipper, Crew, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 5264, Veronica Lane, Gus Rappold, Narrasketuck, 2-1-1-3; 7   
2. 3897, Russell Pearson, Lenny Pearson, Bay Shore/Bellport Bay, 1-2-3-2; 8   
3. 63, John Orlando, Jed Lee, Bellport Bay, 3-3-2-1; 9   
4. 59, Tom Conlin, Elaine Conlin, Bellport Bay, 5/DNC-5/DNC-5/DNC-5/DNC; 20