"Daring" Wins Sail Newport's The Newport Regatta and the Swan 42 New England Championship
Seven races were completed at The Newport Regatta July 7-8 in Newport, RI. A low-key and fun regatta it served as a fine-tuning opportunity for three Swan 42s competing later in the week in the U.S Nationals. This regatta was also designated as the Swan 42 New England Championship.
John Hele's DARING, Paul Zabetakis's IMPETUOUS helmed by Charles Goodrich in Zabetakis's absence, and Chris Culver's BLAZER kept the racing very close as always. All were race winners with DARING and BLAZER taking three bullets each, leaving IMPETUOUS with one.
DARING would prevail winning by one point over IMPETUOUS and BLAZER took 3rd.
Next up, the Swan 42 U.S. Nationals with a 10-boat field of competitors.