Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club Teen Grabs Second Spot in Winter Series Event

Sleek: Turner Ryon cruises atop the water of Sarasota Bay for the duration of the next function of the Melges 15 Winter Series in Sarasota, Fla. Ryon finished second in general. (Photograph courtesy Morgan Kinney)
With the spring period just around the corner, Southern Regional High Faculty sailor Turner Ryon has received important encounter so much this winter season. Not all around in this article, of class.
Racing in the Melges 15 Wintertime Collection in Sarasota, Fla., the teenager representing Very little Egg Harbor Yacht Club experienced an superb effort and hard work for the duration of the second celebration of the series Feb. 26-27, putting 2nd among a 63-boat industry with 32 points by 5 races, ending 18 factors behind Lake Geneva YC’s Eddie Cox.
Ryon, a freshman at Southern, swiped the fourth placement in the to start with race, followed by a pair of seventh-place spots during the second and 3rd races, prior to yet again using fourth. In the fifth race, he managed to snag 10th to keep on to second position all round in advance of former Southern star Emily Haig, also symbolizing LEHYC in the Melges function.
Haig started off off a little bit sluggish, having the 10th, 14th and 12th positions in the course of the initial three races before turning up the dial and using second and to start with, respectively, through the last two races and ending with 39 points. Scott Barbano of Brant Seashore Yacht Club completed fourth with 44 points just after inserting fifth and eighth in the to start with two races and grabbing 3rd in the closing race.
Yet another former Southern star, Dana Haig, who also represented LEHYC for the party, was in the hunt for the prime a few right after placing seventh, ninth, sixth and ninth by means of the initial 4 races, but a 21st-area finish in the final race gave her 52 points, good plenty of for sixth overall.
Clay Johnson, a dual representative of Toms River and Minor Egg Harbor yacht clubs, ended up 12th over-all with 75 factors, in spite of a first-spot complete in the fourth race and a pair of 2nd-put places in two of the to start with three races. LEHYC’s Xavier Stoldt placed 18th all round with 99 points, and Kelly McGlynn, also of LEHYC, ended in the 19th location with 102 factors. The only other regional agent, Richard Wagner, also of LEHYC, positioned 54th in general with 253 points following ending as large as 45th in the second race.
The third and ultimate celebration of the collection is slated for March 25-27. The Melges 15 Winter season Collection is hosted by Sarasota Sailing Squadron.  —D.B.

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