Cape Gazette

Sailors go Cape-to-Cape for the sixth time

Annual event starts in Lewes this year
By Ron MacArthur | Aug 11, 2014
Photo by: Ron MacArthur Sailboats start the second of three races during the Cape-to-Cape Challenge.

The final outcome of Cape-to-Cape Challenge VI was a split decision.

Five boats from Lewes Yacht Club and five boats from Corinthian Yacht Club in Cape May, N.J., brought home top awards in the two classes that comprise the annual event: spinnaker and non-spinnaker. The event included two races held Aug. 1 in Delaware Bay hosted by LYC followed by the race across the bay held Aug. 2 from Lewes to Cape May.

Lewes Yacht Club boats won four of the top five spots in the non-spinnaker class with Osprey, captained by Doug Hicks, finishing first. Delgato, captained by Nick Carter, was second; Mahal, captained by John Nelson and Scott Gaston, was third; and Pearl, captained by Dave Cerney, was fifth.

In the spinnaker class, with Patricia and Jay Santelle at the helm, Max Power, of the Corinthian Yacht Club was first. The only Lewes boat to crack the top five was Little Rascal, captained by Rick Pfarr, in third place.

Other Cape May boats finishing in the top five included Goofyfoot, captained by John Wilsey, in second; Arnold Goes to Hollywood, captained by John Van Dalen, in fourth; and Cinderella, captained by Tom Lord, in fifth.

This year's regatta had 26 boats with 10 representing Lewes Yacht Club.

The crew of Osprey - captained by Doug Hicks - sails toward the finish line during a race on the day before the dash across Delaware Bay to Cape May, N.J. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Delgato gets to the starting line during the Cape-to-Cape Challenge. The Lewes crew finished in second place in the non-spinnaker class. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
With its spinnaker out, Max Power is usually hard to catch. The Cape May boat won its class in this year's race across Delaware Bay from Lewes to Cape May, N.J. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Lewes Yacht Club's Little Rascal raced to a third-place overall finish in the spinnaker class. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Three boats - including 413 Osprey - prepare for the start of the second race with the Cape May-Lewes Ferry and Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse in the background. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
With Lewes Beach in the background, Lewes boat Mahal sails in the annual Cape-to-Cape Challenge. The boat finished third overall in the non-spinnaker class. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Lewes boat Delgato, in front, sails toward the finish line during one of two Aug. 2 races. With Nick Carter at the helm, Delgato finished in second place overall in the non-spinnaker class. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Several Cape May boats with their spinnakers filled with wind come close to the committee boat. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
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