Cape Gazette

Lewes boats take top awards in Cape-to-Cape Challenge

By Ron MacArthur | Aug 14, 2013
Photo by: Ron MacArthur The crew of Born 2 Run passes by the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse on their way to the finish line in front of the Lewes Yacht Club. In the close race, the LYC boat won the Cape to Cape Challenge cup.

The fifth annual Cape-to-Cape Challenge had a distinctive Lewes Yacht Club flavor. Lewes crews captured five of the top six spots in both classes after two days of racing on both sides of the Delaware Bay.

Born 2 Run, with John Dickey as skipper, finished first overall in the spinnaker class just ahead of Corinthian Yacht Club's Max Power, captained by Gerrit Schulze. LYC boat Little Rascal, skippered by Rick Pfarr, finished in third place.

It was all LYC in the non-spinnaker class. Delgato, captained by Nick Carter, finished first; Osprey, with Doug Hicks at the helm, was second; and Mahal, captained by John Nelson, was third.

Handicapped results were based on two races held Aug. 2 in Cape May and the third race Aug. 3 across the Delaware Bay finishing in Lewes.

The Cape-to-Cape Challenge is now part of the three-race Mid-Atlantic Offshore Racing Circuit.

Finishers in the regatta included:

Spinnaker class: 1. Born 2 Run, LYC; 2. Max Power, CYC; 3. Little Rascal, LYC; 4. Holligan, CYC; 5. 3 Turkey, CYC; 6. Blink, CYC; 7. Fandango, CYC; 8. Jersey Girl, CYC; 9. Archangel, CYC; 10. Shillelagh, CYC; 11. Oxygen, CYC; 12. Solaia, CYC.

Non-spinnaker class: 1. Delgato, LYC; 2. Osprey, LYC; 3. Mahal, LYC; 4. Balance, LYC; 5. Second Wind, CYC; 6. Airborne, CYC; 7. Sante, LYC; 8. Slow Mocean, CYC.

With a huge tanker ship in the background, Delgato, a Lewes boat, is among the lead pack coming across the ocean. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Max Power from Corinthian Yacht Club in Cape May, N.J., always a top finisher in the Cape-to-Cape Challenge, finishes second in the spinnaker class in the 2013 race. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Little Rascal, with a crew of young sailors, has a good weekend and finishes third in the spinnaker class. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Lewes boat Mahal takes third place in the non-spinnaker class. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Even without much wind, Lewes boat Osprey sails to a second-place finish in the non-spinnaker class. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The crew of Born 2 Run has a great view of the Delaware Bay as they head to the finish line. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Delgato passes by the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse heading into Delaware Bay after an ocean crossing from the start at Cape May, N.J. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Corinthian Yacht Club boat Solaia takes advantage of some wind as it sails in the ocean. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
So what does the crew do after a long night? Some members of Jersey Girl take a nap. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Lewes boat Balance races to a fourth-place finish in the non-spinnaker class. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Boats take part in the fifth annual Cape-to-Cape Challenge in a race from New Jersey to Delaware. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The crew of Mahal is happy to be out on the water and racing. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Cape May, N.J. boat Hooligan won a race on Friday, Aug. 2, and finished four overall. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
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