The two weekends of racing in the American Yacht Club Fall Series got excellent racing conditions. With a solid 15-25 knots of breeze, the AYC PRO and Race Committee were able to run six races over the first two days. The second weekend saw more great sailing breezes, and the fleets were, for the most part, able to sail six more races. The eight-boat J/70 fleet saw John Gochberg’s team on USA 551 take the lead over the fleet, and they never relinquished it, posting eight firsts and four seconds (discarding a second) to win with just 14 points net. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy Team on YOGI recorded a very steady record of all podium finishes—two firsts, four seconds, and six thirds for a total of 25 points net. Rounding out the leaderboard was Manuel Cadarso’s EOLO with 39 points net. The top five included Gibbons Sinclair’s HALF MINE II in fourth and Ghislain Descamps’ GRINS in fifth place. For more American YC Fall series information, visit

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