2014 Y-Knot Cup Regatta


15th Annual Y-Knot Cup Regatta

Saturday & Sunday, September 6-7, 2014

Gold Fleet

Place Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Total
1 Christine Lavallee 1 1 1 1 4
2 Katie Paialunga 2 2 3 2 9
3 Curt Leatherbee 3 4 2 3 12
4 Dave Whalen 4 3 4 4 15
5 Nathan Besio 5 6 5 6 22
6 Donna Demarest 6 7 6 7 24
7 Steve Mintz 7 7 7 5 26
8 Mark Carnavale 8 8 8 8 32

Silver Fleet

Place Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total
1 Cindy Hill 3 1 4
2 Fritz Smith 1 3 4
3 Krystal Bain 2 2 4

Saturday began with a south wind of 8–12 knots on a beautiful sunny day on Lake George, where two Canadians joined six American sailors from as far as Rhode Island and Connecticut to compete in the Gold Fleet. Christine Lavallee from Gatineau, Quebec, a member of the Nepean Sailing club, won all four races on Saturday, ahead of fellow Nepean Katie Paialunga, of Orleans, Ontario, and Curt Leatherbee from Sail to Prevail in Portsmouth, RI. The wind continued to build, and reached 25 knots early Saturday afternoon, forcing cancellation of racing for the four Silver Fleet sailors.

Sunday morning saw extremely light winds, but the Silver Fleet was able to complete two races with the three finishers inverting their scores in the races: 1-2-3 and then 3-2-1. This led to a three-way tie on points as the wind died and racing was cancelled for the remainder of the day for both fleets. First place went to Cindy Hill on the tie-breaker, followed by Fritz Smith in second and Krystal Bain in third. All three sailors are members of Y-Knot Sailing.