Sailors go Cape-to-Cape for the sixth time

Annual event starts in Lewes this year
Sailboats start the second of three races during the Cape-to-Cape Challenge. BY RON MACARTHUR
August 11, 2014

The final outcome of Cape-to-Cape Challenge VI was a split decision.

Five boats from Lewes Yacht Club and five boats from Corinthian Yacht Club in Cape May, N.J., brought home top awards in the two classes that comprise the annual event: spinnaker and non-spinnaker. The event included two races held Aug. 1 in Delaware Bay hosted by LYC followed by the race across the bay held Aug. 2 from Lewes to Cape May.

Lewes Yacht Club boats won four of the top five spots in the non-spinnaker class with Osprey, captained by Doug Hicks, finishing first. Delgato, captained by Nick Carter, was second; Mahal, captained by John Nelson and Scott Gaston, was third; and Pearl, captained by Dave Cerney, was fifth.

In the spinnaker class, with Patricia and Jay Santelle at the helm, Max Power, of the Corinthian Yacht Club was first. The only Lewes boat to crack the top five was Little Rascal, captained by Rick Pfarr, in third place.

Other Cape May boats finishing in the top five included Goofyfoot, captained by John Wilsey, in second; Arnold Goes to Hollywood, captained by John Van Dalen, in fourth; and Cinderella, captained by Tom Lord, in fifth.

This year's regatta had 26 boats with 10 representing Lewes Yacht Club.