Fishers Island Sound was the racing venue when the Fishers Island Yacht Club hosted the 2014 Bullseye Class National Regatta the weekend of July 18-20, 2014. The Bullseye is a Nathaniel Herreshoff designed 15′ Marconi rig sailing boat.
Bullseye sailors competing represented the Fishers Island Yacht Club, Fishers Island, NY, Beverly Yacht Club, Marion, MA (Buzzards Bay), Card Sound Sailing Club, Ocean Reef, FL, Sandy Bay Yacht Club, Rockport, MA, Saunderstown Yacht Club, North Kingston, RI, Toledo Beach Marina, LaSalle, MI and Michael Barr’s crew Gabe Stern from Gales Ferry, CT.
The 17-boat fleet sailed seven races – four on Saturday after waiting for wind and three on Sunday morning. Winds ranged from 3 knots to 15 knots and back again.
Fishers’ team of Peter Rugg and Carter Rose won by one point over Kym Lee and Jed Hoffer (co-skippers) from Marion, MA. Final race results also include: Third place, George Lucas, Card Sound Fleet in Florida; Fourth, David H. Burnham, Fishers Island; and Fifth, Al Maybach, Saunderstown, RI. Kym Lee and Jed Hoffer won races 4, 5, and 6, but Peter Rugg came back and won the final race to win the regatta.
A special thank you goes to John Burnham, Charlie Van Voorhis, David Burnham, Heather Burnham, Isabelle Kinsolving, John Glendon, Laurie Finan, Suzie McCance, and Liz Burnham of the hard-working FIYC Bullseye Nationals committee. By all accounts, our visitors had a good time on the water and off, and you all deserve the credit.
Fishers Island Yacht Club
2014 Bullseye Nationals
Class: Bullseye. One design (Finish position)
Overall Score: Last Race Date: 07/20/14
|2||520||Kym Lee, Jed Hoffer||11||3||3||2||1||1||1||7*|
|4||80||Burnham, David H.||22||4||2||7||4||12*||3||2|
|5||747||Maybach, Alfred A.||30||11*||4||1||6||7||4||8|
Allowed Drops 1. Shown by ‘*’
Race Officer: Charlie