FOUR POINTS SEPARATE PODIUM AT WICKFORD REGATTA
The annual Wickford Regatta was held over the weekend of 10-11 June 2017, with racing for the 420 as well as other junior and keelboat classes.
Hosted at Wickford, Rhode Island and racing on Narragansett Bay, the ten 420 teams contested an 8 race series.
Dylan Ascencios/Nick Chisari took the early running, racking up back to back wins in the opening two races, before J C Hermus/Walter Henry could break through the fleet to take their first win in race 3. Michelle Lahrkamp/Gabriella DelBello went on to claim race 4 victory, and that is how the series unfolded with the race wins swapping between teams, as 5 different partnerships featured at the front.
Going into the final race Hermus/Henry and Ascencios/Chisari were on tiebreak, each counting 11 points, with Lahrkamp/DelBello on 15 points. In a who dares win battle to finish ahead of each other, Hermus/Henry and Ascencios/Chisari fought their own battle, leaving room for Patrick Wilson/Arie Moffat to claim a race win. Ultimately, Hermus/Henry crossed the line in 4th, with Ascencios/Chisari crossing in 6th, the same way the podium ended. Third overall to Lahrkamp/DelBello.