For the fourth annual Cleveland (216) Regatta, after some rain showers on Friday, warm weather and beautiful fall breeze welcomed three J/22s at Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland, Ohio on October 6-7. Three races were completed in shifty breeze on Saturday with 8-12 knots out of the southwest, flat water and sunshine peeking through. On Sunday, unusual Cleveland fog prevailed and even with some breeze, Organizers were unable to get any racing in due to visibility. Following racing, teams met on the drysail for the Quantum/Sailing Inc. “SAIL-gate” where the Browns pulled off an OT win for the first time on a Sunday in two years! Adam Gilbertson on Deuce took first place in the J/22 fleet, followed by Tim Meaney’s Meaniac in second and Jim Latham’s Ramble On in third, all out of Edgewater Yacht Club. Many thanks to the sponsors: Quantum Sails Cleveland, Sailing Inc., Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Pusser’s Rum, Yuengling, Regatta Ginger Beer, Pope’s, Caruso’s Coffee, Distillata, West Marine and APS. PRO Joe Colling, with help from Sam Patterson, put together a phenomenal team for Race Committee. The fifth annual Cleveland (216) Regatta will be held September 20-21, 2019. For complete results, please visit:

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