Lewes boats take top awards in Cape-to-Cape Challenge

The crew of Born 2 Run passes by the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse on their way to the finish line in front of the Lewes Yacht Club. In the close race, the LYC boat won the Cape to Cape Challenge cup. BY RON MACARTHUR
August 14, 2013

The fifth annual Cape-to-Cape Challenge had a distinctive Lewes Yacht Club flavor. Lewes crews captured five of the top six spots in both classes after two days of racing on both sides of the Delaware Bay.

Born 2 Run, with John Dickey as skipper, finished first overall in the spinnaker class just ahead of Corinthian Yacht Club's Max Power, captained by Gerrit Schulze. LYC boat Little Rascal, skippered by Rick Pfarr, finished in third place.

It was all LYC in the non-spinnaker class. Delgato, captained by Nick Carter, finished first; Osprey, with Doug Hicks at the helm, was second; and Mahal, captained by John Nelson, was third.

Handicapped results were based on two races held Aug. 2 in Cape May and the third race Aug. 3 across the Delaware Bay finishing in Lewes.

The Cape-to-Cape Challenge is now part of the three-race Mid-Atlantic Offshore Racing Circuit.

Finishers in the regatta included:

Spinnaker class: 1. Born 2 Run, LYC; 2. Max Power, CYC; 3. Little Rascal, LYC; 4. Holligan, CYC; 5. 3 Turkey, CYC; 6. Blink, CYC; 7. Fandango, CYC; 8. Jersey Girl, CYC; 9. Archangel, CYC; 10. Shillelagh, CYC; 11. Oxygen, CYC; 12. Solaia, CYC.

Non-spinnaker class: 1. Delgato, LYC; 2. Osprey, LYC; 3. Mahal, LYC; 4. Balance, LYC; 5. Second Wind, CYC; 6. Airborne, CYC; 7. Sante, LYC; 8. Slow Mocean, CYC.