|The Vintage Other Sail Plan Class went to the wire, Mathew Barker’s 1929 65′ Alfred Mylne sloop The Blue Peter, won today’s race. However, the class winner for the regatta, by a single point was the 1936 41′ Rasmussen sloop Seefalke II, skippered by Oliver Greensmith. Carlo Falcone’s 1938 79′ Alfred Mylne yawl Mariella was runner up for the regatta, and The Blue Peter was third.
Skipper and owner of The Blue Peter, Mathew Barker, was celebrating his birthday today with his crew who nearly all come from London, UK. “The Blue Peter crew gave me the best birthday present ever – a race win!” laughed Mathew Barker, who has been racing classics for 20 years. “It’s always the same, by the end of the regatta, the crew who are guests on board, have got really good, at their jobs, they were brilliant today! Now I am a father I behave myself a lot more in the evenings, but maybe tonight that will change because we have babysitters.”
In Classics Other Sail Plan, the Frary family racing their 58′ ketch Aarluuk, finished the regatta with a perfect four bullets. The 1957 52′ yawl Mah Jong, skippered by Alex Goldhill, was second. The 1965 53′ S&S yawl Hilaria was third for the regatta.
In the Spirit of Tradition Class, Chloe & Mike Hough’s Spirit 64.5 Chloe Gisellewon today’s race to win the class. Second in today’s race lifted Blackfish to second for the regatta by a single point, the 49′ Jim Taylor sloop is owned by Carolyn and Commodore Ron Zarrella from the Great Harbor Yacht Club. Alexis Lepesteur’s 80′ sloop Volterra, designed by German Frers and John Alden, made the podium for the regatta.