This past weekend October 6 & 7, 2012 was the Sound Boatworks Melges 24 Northeast Championship Regatta, presented by Goslings Rum. An impressive 15 boats came out to race all from the North East. Adam Burns and team on Presto took top honors while Tom Lee and Chris Field took the other 2 podium finishes. Conditions were nothing short of epic on Saturday with steep swells and a solid 15-18kts, while Sunday was not as perfect, Duck Island certainly made up for it with an awesome awards ceremony and great hospitality.
This event has seen such rapid growth over the past 4 years, it’s great to see events in the North East getting some traction. Youngstown levels this summer also saw a similar entry list, so these events are definitely ones to keep on the radar.
A huge thanks going out again to the Duck Island Yacht Club, Todd McKenzie, North East Gov. Peter Cucci, and all who helps make this event a perfect one this year.