The weekend of Sept 17th and 18th, Greenwich Harbor was hopping. Indian Harbor held their 2nd annual Classic Yacht Regatta, while Riverside in cooperation with Storm Trysail Club hosted the 2nd annual IRC LIS Champs and PHRF Fall Classic just outside the harbor.
The Classic Yacht Regatta, organized by Ted and Shelia Graves, owners of the gorgeous 1926 Q-Class yacht Nor’easter, debuted in 2010 to provide local classic yacht owners with a chance to race their boats on their home waters. Many of these boat owners normally race in Newport. But with the 31-boats fleet looking grand on Saturday, the group proved that Long Island Sound is home to a great group of classic yachts. See more photos here.
IRC LIS Champs and the PHRF Fall Classic reaped the benefits of being a two-day regatta on Sunday. A lumpy Easterly, bright sunshine, puffy clouds, and 15-20 knots of breeze provided some great conditions for sailing, and photography. It was one of those days when we hear screams of “who-hoo” as boats plane downwind past us, and we become more jealous than usual that we’re not sailing instead of photographing. But we had a good day out there as well, especially loving the way our new VSR handled the conditions. See the photos here.