North American Sailing Championship

The New York yacht club members have definitely been up and about participating in different sailing events and winning back accolades for the club. Another instance is that of Dan Cheresh who won the North American Championship hosted by C&C 30 One-Design.

Cheresh is no novel participant as he has already several titles in North America under his belt. The trophy that he won this time was a wearable accessory. The winner was recipient of one of the three Rolex timepieces being offered in Part II of the Race Week that was held in Newport.

Cheresh says that they had put together a plan with Plain Sailing about 15months ago during the annual event of the club in 2015. As the yacht club is a great sailing venue, it is best that North American championships are organized here. He feels that the decision had been a good one as the sailing experience is wonderful here.

Cheresh and his team were part of the Race Week which had classes as well. The final day saw his team ahead of others by nine points. However, in Race 1 they missed and shifted off line which put that advantage off for the team. However, even though the team ended up in sixth place, Cheresh stated that the crew stayed calm and continued.

They kept the leading boat in their target. Even if they fell off the line in the second race they focused on staying close to the leading boat. As the other boats fell behind them they got a leeward advantage. As they got in front it became easier. After that all they did was to sail at fast speed and win the race after that. And then there were smiles all around for the team after that later in the day.