Regatta Results


18th Annual Y-Knot Cup Regatta

Saturday & Sunday, September 9-10, 2017
Light wind on Saturday morning forced the abandonment of the first Gold fleet race, and the weather remained dead calm through lunch. A small rain squall brought breeze down the lake from the NNE and allowed us to run three races Saturday afternoon for the Silver fleet. Shamus Evans, a first-time racer and our youngest Y-Knot sailor at 11 years old, dominated the day. Sunday saw more consistent breezes in the 8–10 range, with an occasional gust around 12–14.  In the Silver fleet it was Paul Moore’s turn to dominate. We were able to squeeze in four races for the Gold fleet sailors to help make up for the shutout of the previous day, with Curt Leatherbee posting a perfect score for the regatta win.

Gold Fleet

Place Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3  Race 4 Total Fleet
1 Curt Leatherbee 1 1 1  1 4 Newport, RI
2 Eric Rose 3 2 2  2 9 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
3 JR Hardenburgh 2 3 3  8 (DNS) 16 Boston, MA
4 Nick Bryan Brown 5 4 5  4 18 Boston, MA
5 William Fountain 4  5  4 6 19 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
6 Steve Mintz 8 (DNS)  6  6 3 23 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
7 Dave Whalen 6  7  7 5 25 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
DNS: Did Not Start

Silver Fleet

Place Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Total Fleet
1 Paul Moore 3 4 2 1 1 1 12 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
2 Shamus Evans 1 2 1 4 (TLE) 2 5 15 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
3 Robert Offe 2 3 3 2 5 3 18 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
4 Krystal Bain 4 1 5 4 (TLE) 3 4 21 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
3 Kenneth Monteiro 5 5 4 3 4 2 23 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
TLE: Time Limit Expired

17th Annual Y-Knot Cup Regatta

Saturday & Sunday, September 17-18, 2016

Gold Fleet

Place Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3  Race 4  Race 5  Race 6  Race 7 Total Fleet
1 Steven Mintz 1 1 1  2  2  1  2 10 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
2 Eric Rose 2 2 2  1  1 2  1 11 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
3 Mark Carnevale 4 3 3 3  4  3  4 24 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
4 Dave Whalen 3 5 (DNS) 5 (DNF)  5 (DNS)  3  4  3 28 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
DNF: Did Not Finish

Silver Fleet

Place Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Total Fleet
1 Robert Offe 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 10 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
2 Krystal Bain 3 3 4 3 1 1 1 16 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
3 Sonia Loomis 2 2 2 2 5 (DNS) 5 (DNS) 5 (DNS) 23 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
4 Erich Pieper 4 4 3 4 5 (DNS) 5 (DNS) 5 (DNS) 22 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
DNS: Did Not Start
DNF: Did Not Finish

16th Annual Y-Knot Cup Regatta

Saturday & Sunday, September 12-13, 2015

Gold Fleet

Place Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total Fleet
1 Steven Mintz 1 1 1 3 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
2 Mark Carnevale 2 2 3 7 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
3 Bill Fountain 3 4 2 9 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
4 TJ Hardenburgh 5 (DNF) 3 5 (DNF) 13 Boston Harbor SC, Boston, MA

Silver Fleet

Place Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Total Fleet
1 Jacob Daniels 4 1 1 1 2 3 1 13 Wappingers Falls, NY
2 Eric Rose 5 (DNC) 5 (DNC) 2 3 1 1 3 22 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
3 Robert Offe 3 2 4 5 4 2 2 22 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
4 Krystal Bain 2 3 3 2 3 4 5 22 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
5 Nicholas Williams 1 4 5 4 5 5 4 28 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
DNC: Did Not Compete
DNF: Did Not Finish

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.

14th Annual Y-Knot Cup Regatta

Saturday & Sunday, September 7-8, 2013

Gold Fleet

Place Sailor Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total Home Fleet
1 Donna Demarest 1 2 2 5 Waterbury, CT
2 Geoff Martin 5 1 1 7 Belleville, Ontario, Canada
3 Julia Dorsett 2 3 3 8 West Chester, PA
4 Steven Mintz 3 4 4 11 Y-Knot Sailing, Lake George, NY
5 David Whalen 4 5 6 15 Y-Knot Sailing, Lake George, NY

Silver Fleet

Place Sailor Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Total Home Fleet
1 Bill Fountain 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 Westfield, NJ
2 Nathan Besio 4 2 2 3 2 2 15 Colchester, VT
3 Jacob Daniel 3 5 3 4 3 5 23 New York, NY
4 Krystal Bain 2 3 5 5 5 4 24 Y-Knot Sailing, Lake George, NY
5 Robert Offe 5 4 4 2 7 3 25 Y-Knot Sailing, Lake George, NY
6 Eric Rose 7 7 7 7 6 6 40 Y-Knot Sailing, Lake George, NY

13th Annual Y-Knot Cup Regatta

Saturday & Sunday, September 8-9, 2012

Connecticut sailor and long-time regatta competitor Donna DeMarest won the Y-Knot Cup for the first time this year. We held two races for the gold fleet in big breeze on Saturday (15-20 out of the south, with gusts up to 28); the extreme conditions forced us to cancel racing for the silver fleet on Saturday. Sunday saw very calm conditions for the Silver fleet; the breeze slowly filled in from the south and we were able to get off two races in light conditions before lunch. We saw a slight build to 6-8 knots after lunch for the gold fleet, which rapidly diminished just after the second race; race three on Sunday was very challenging with light and spotty breeze filling in on the lake in patches.
Race Committee: Spencer Raggio, Ron Byrne, Greg Montgomery, Trish McCluskey, Dan Kennedy, Deb Katz

Regatta photos on Flickr by Spencer Raggio

Gold Fleet

Place Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total Fleet
1 Donna DeMarest 3 RDG/2 3 1 2 11 Waterbury, CT
2 Curt Leatherbee 1 1 2 3 5 12 Sail to Prevail, Newport, RI
3 Julia Dorsett 2 RDG/3 1 2 7 15 West Chester, PA
4 Mark Carnevale 4 3 6 6 1 20 Y-Knot Sailing, Lake George, NY
5 Lisa Harris 5 2 4 7 6 24 Burlington, ON
6 Dave Whalen 8 8 5 4 3 28 Y-Knot Sailing, Lake George, NY
7 Steve Mintz 8 8 7 5 4 32 Y-Knot Sailing, Lake George, NY
RDG: Redress Given

Silver Fleet

Place Skipper Race 1 Race 2       Total Fleet
1 Krystal Bain 1 1       2 Y-Knot Sailing, Lake George, NY
2 Fritz Smith 4 2       6 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
3 Barrie Erskine 2 4       6 Burlington,, ON
4 William Fountain 3 3       6 Westfield, NJ
5 Robert Offe DNF/8 DNF/8       16 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
5 Erich Pieper DNF/8 DNF/8       16 Y-Knot, Lake George, NY
5 Charles Marino DNF/8 DNF/8       16 Naugatuck, CT
DNF: Did Not Finish