FIYC Hosts 2014 Bullseye Nationals

by Jane Ahrens
©2014 Chip Riegel

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
File: Regatta_1.rcw
2014 Bullseye Nationals
Class: Bullseye. One design (Finish position)
Overall Score: Last Race Date: 07/20/14

 Sail #SkipperTotal1234567
194Rugg, Peter10213*2221
2520Kym Lee, Jed Hoffer113321117*
3701Lucas, George2015*43453
480Burnham, David H.22427412*32
5747Maybach, Alfred A.3011*416748
6790Goodwin, Wendy38614*99374
7639Tifft, William42771114*665
8512Tiffany, Joan435105510814*
9141DuPont, Tom468687810*9
10128Burnham, David55149616*1196
11670Hallowell, Laura629813*1291212
12289Barr, Michael63161310851118*OCS
13291Lavigne, Conrad7310111215*151411
147.01Glendon, John7415*121411141310
1555Reed, Bill791315*1510131513
16559Kirschner, Ed881217*1613161615
17123McCance, Tom10017*161717171716

Allowed Drops 1. Shown by ‘*’
Race Officer: Charlie

Featured Photo

USCG Eagle passing the Race early morning March 18, 2023 on her return from the Chesapeake Bay. Photo Credit Marlin Bloethe

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