Smooth Sailing for Pass Christian Yacht Club at Junior Lipton Regatta Despite Nasty Weather

By Hunter Dawkins

Winning any championship is tougher the first time around, but the Pass Christian Yacht Club (PCYC) finished in the top three in all five races, winning their second consecutive Junior Lipton Regatta.

PCYC scored eight points and beat 15 other teams, winning the first three races despite rough weather in the terrain.

“We’re fortunate that we had most of our team come back from last year,” said PCYC Sailing Coach John Dane. “Starting out with those three firsts and holding on to win by five was great, and we are really proud of them.”

As the host Saturday, PCYC shutdown after the first race where weather conditions moved the final four races to Sunday.

“We had a little weather situation on Saturday,” said PCYC Commodore Hutson Lambert. “All’s well that ends well. It was an absolutely fantastic event for the kids.”

Southern Yacht Club of New Orleans finished second with 13 points, winning the last race.

St. Andrew’s Bay Yacht Club of Panama City, Florida finished third with 22 points.

“They worked so hard, week after week preparing for this event,” said Lambert of the PCYC Sailing Team that “it really all kind of came to fruition for them.”

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