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Breakwater Yacht Club Hosts Icebreaker Regatta, Olympic Sailor Amanda Clark

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MICHAEL MELLA

MICHAEL MELLA

The nose of third-place winner Derrick Galen’s laser, followed by Alicia Rojas, Sinead Fitzgibbon, first place Julian Barrowcliffe, Sky Lily Charles and fourth place Jim Vos, a skilled BYC competitor who can be found at the helm of his J-70 “Godzilla” during the “normal” racing season.  MICHAEL MELLA

The nose of third-place winner Derrick Galen’s laser, followed by Alicia Rojas, Sinead Fitzgibbon, first place Julian Barrowcliffe, Sky Lily Charles and fourth place Jim Vos, a skilled BYC competitor who can be found at the helm of his J-70 “Godzilla” during the “normal” racing season. MICHAEL MELLA

Three-fourths of the fleet heading for the weather mark with the club’s sweetheart, second place 16-year-old Venetia Satow, smack in the middle (boat #3; no sail #); third place Derrick Galen is to her left (sail #60) and fourth place Jim Vos hiking out so far his upper body is out of the frame.
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Three-fourths of the fleet heading for the weather mark with the club’s sweetheart, second place 16-year-old Venetia Satow, smack in the middle (boat #3; no sail #); third place Derrick Galen is to her left (sail #60) and fourth place Jim Vos hiking out so far his upper body is out of the frame. MICHAEL MELLA

Winner Julian Barrowcliffe front and center, alone and ahead of the fleet, as was true in five of the six races in which he came in first. MICHAEL MELLA

Winner Julian Barrowcliffe front and center, alone and ahead of the fleet, as was true in five of the six races in which he came in first. MICHAEL MELLA

From left, third place Derrick Galen, who has dozens of wins under his belt going back to when the BYC was founded; wunderkind second place Venetia Satow and fourth place Jim Vos all showing good form as they work their way upwind. By the way, the BYC is the multi-story shingled structure above Jim’s head. MICHAEL MELLA

From left, third place Derrick Galen, who has dozens of wins under his belt going back to when the BYC was founded; wunderkind second place Venetia Satow and fourth place Jim Vos all showing good form as they work their way upwind. By the way, the BYC is the multi-story shingled structure above Jim’s head. MICHAEL MELLA

Alicia Rojas, sporting a red gill dry suit; former BYC commodore Bud Rogers; winner Julian Barrowcliffe and third place Derrick Galen looking toward the race committee boat for moral support.
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Alicia Rojas, sporting a red gill dry suit; former BYC commodore Bud Rogers; winner Julian Barrowcliffe and third place Derrick Galen looking toward the race committee boat for moral support. MICHAEL MELLA

A majority of the fleet enjoying a delightful downwind leg to the finish line, sandwiched between Rachel Beardsley, left, and former BYC commodore Bud Rogers.  MICHAEL MELLA

A majority of the fleet enjoying a delightful downwind leg to the finish line, sandwiched between Rachel Beardsley, left, and former BYC commodore Bud Rogers. MICHAEL MELLA

Derrick Galan, left, working in earnest to avoid an accidental gybe, Jim Vos smiling ear to ear and Marc Robert focusing on his sail trim, running before the wind, dagger boards up.  MICHAEL MELLA

Derrick Galan, left, working in earnest to avoid an accidental gybe, Jim Vos smiling ear to ear and Marc Robert focusing on his sail trim, running before the wind, dagger boards up. MICHAEL MELLA

Rachel Beardsley, who can be found racing with her husband Peter on their Viper “Glory Days” year ‘round up and down the eastern seaboard, with laser- beam eyes on the finish line.  MICHAEL MELLA

Rachel Beardsley, who can be found racing with her husband Peter on their Viper “Glory Days” year ‘round up and down the eastern seaboard, with laser- beam eyes on the finish line. MICHAEL MELLA

Three skippers, foreground left, on starboard tacks to the gybe mark, far behind Julian Barrowcliffe who has already rounded the mark and now on a port tack.  MICHAEL MELLA

Three skippers, foreground left, on starboard tacks to the gybe mark, far behind Julian Barrowcliffe who has already rounded the mark and now on a port tack. MICHAEL MELLA

Regatta champion Julian Barrowcliffe, far left, and secon place Venetia Satow on the right, running gleefully amid three other lasers. MICHAEL MELLA

Regatta champion Julian Barrowcliffe, far left, and secon place Venetia Satow on the right, running gleefully amid three other lasers. MICHAEL MELLA

Sag Harbor gallery owner Sara Nightingale, foreground, chooses the race committee boat end of the starting line over the pin end where seven boats are clustered.  MICHAEL MELLA

Sag Harbor gallery owner Sara Nightingale, foreground, chooses the race committee boat end of the starting line over the pin end where seven boats are clustered. MICHAEL MELLA

Skipper Alicia Rojas, foreground, searching for a clean line to the weather mark moments after one of the six starts. MICHAEL MELLA

Skipper Alicia Rojas, foreground, searching for a clean line to the weather mark moments after one of the six starts. MICHAEL MELLA

Sag Harbor custom dock builder Dave Whelan basking in the late-day sunlight. One of the top laser skippers on the East End, on this day he finished in fifth place.
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Sag Harbor custom dock builder Dave Whelan basking in the late-day sunlight. One of the top laser skippers on the East End, on this day he finished in fifth place. MICHAEL MELLA

Derrick Galen, left, attempting to pass Sinead Fitzgibbon to leeward.  MICHAEL MELLA

Derrick Galen, left, attempting to pass Sinead Fitzgibbon to leeward. MICHAEL MELLA

Rachel Beardsley, who trailered her laser over from Shelter Island, strategizing on the best way to work her way up in the fleet. MICHAEL MELLA

Rachel Beardsley, who trailered her laser over from Shelter Island, strategizing on the best way to work her way up in the fleet. MICHAEL MELLA

From left, Marc Robert, Skye Lily Charles, Joan Butler, foreground, Mackenzie Langendal, Jim Vos and David Whelan coming about in the middle of a tack.  MICHAEL MELLA

From left, Marc Robert, Skye Lily Charles, Joan Butler, foreground, Mackenzie Langendal, Jim Vos and David Whelan coming about in the middle of a tack. MICHAEL MELLA

Traffic jam at the start! Alicia Rojas, foreground, working her way up to windward of #60 Derrick Galen.  MICHAEL MELLA

Traffic jam at the start! Alicia Rojas, foreground, working her way up to windward of #60 Derrick Galen. MICHAEL MELLA

Marc Robert, left, and Derrick Galen trying in vain to pass the trophy winner Julian Barrowcliffe. MICHAEL MELLA

Marc Robert, left, and Derrick Galen trying in vain to pass the trophy winner Julian Barrowcliffe. MICHAEL MELLA

Bud Rogers, who came in sixth place, working his way up on third place Derrick Galen. MICHAEL MELLA

Bud Rogers, who came in sixth place, working his way up on third place Derrick Galen. MICHAEL MELLA

An upwind duel between Mackenzie Langendal, left, and Ian Welch.  MICHAEL MELLA

An upwind duel between Mackenzie Langendal, left, and Ian Welch. MICHAEL MELLA

Fifth place David Whelan, showing good downwind skills, leading a pack of more than a half dozen lasers. MICHAEL MELLA

Fifth place David Whelan, showing good downwind skills, leading a pack of more than a half dozen lasers. MICHAEL MELLA

Marc Robert leading Skye Lily Charles, Rachel Beardsley and Joan Butler on a broad reach to the gybe mark.  MICHAEL MELLA

Marc Robert leading Skye Lily Charles, Rachel Beardsley and Joan Butler on a broad reach to the gybe mark. MICHAEL MELLA

Sinead Fitzgibbon, left, Rachel Beardsley, Marc Robert and David Whelan jockeying for position before the start of the final race. MICHAEL MELLA

Sinead Fitzgibbon, left, Rachel Beardsley, Marc Robert and David Whelan jockeying for position before the start of the final race. MICHAEL MELLA

The front two-thirds of Joan Butler's ;aser, sporting a 4.7 rig, Mackenzie Langendal, Alicia Rojas quickly sheeting in her sail in order to head up and avoid contact with Derrick Galen, followed by Bud Rogers, sailing out of the frame.
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The front two-thirds of Joan Butler's ;aser, sporting a 4.7 rig, Mackenzie Langendal, Alicia Rojas quickly sheeting in her sail in order to head up and avoid contact with Derrick Galen, followed by Bud Rogers, sailing out of the frame. MICHAEL MELLA

Olympic sailor and Shelter Island's own Amanda Clark spoke to the Women’s Sailing Initiative at Breakwater Yacht Club in Sag Harbor on Saturday.   JOAN BUTLER

Olympic sailor and Shelter Island's own Amanda Clark spoke to the Women’s Sailing Initiative at Breakwater Yacht Club in Sag Harbor on Saturday. JOAN BUTLER

Olympic sailor and Shelter Island's own Amanda Clark spoke to the Women’s Sailing Initiative at Breakwater Yacht Club in Sag Harbor on Saturday.   JOAN BUTLER

Olympic sailor and Shelter Island's own Amanda Clark spoke to the Women’s Sailing Initiative at Breakwater Yacht Club in Sag Harbor on Saturday. JOAN BUTLER

Amanda Clark, left, and Director of the Women’s Sailing Initiative at Breakwater Yacht Club Joan Butler.

Amanda Clark, left, and Director of the Women’s Sailing Initiative at Breakwater Yacht Club Joan Butler.

Sailors fill the room at Breakwater Yacht Club to listen to Amanda Clark.   JOAN BUTLER

Sailors fill the room at Breakwater Yacht Club to listen to Amanda Clark. JOAN BUTLER

Sailors fill the room at Breakwater Yacht Club to listen to Amanda Clark.   JOAN BUTLER

Sailors fill the room at Breakwater Yacht Club to listen to Amanda Clark. JOAN BUTLER

Michael Mella on Feb 7, 2024
The long anticipated Breakwater Yacht Club’s Icebreaker Regatta broke records with 15 lasers hitting the starting line on Saturday. As is the norm, the regatta is linked to Sag Harbor’s... more

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