Parkin wins Junior Match Race in 2012

Jack Parkin (Riverside YC) triumphed for the second year in a row in the Junior Match Race series held at Manhasset Bay YC in late May of 2012.

The winning team

The Dennis Connor/Ed du Moulin Junior Match Race Trophy will be presented at the Knickerbocker Cup Awards Ceremony held on September 2.

Back in the 1980s, when the Knickerbocker Yacht Club was the organizing authority for the Knickerbocker Cup, Ed du Moulin, a past commodore of the Knickerbocker YC, and Dennis Conner got together and thought it would be a grand idea to have juniors match race for a special trophy.

Parkin bested Colin Kennedy (Port Washington YC) in the two match final in May. In the petit finals Tyler Justus Paige (Cedar Point YC jr. program) took three matches to beat Gregory Stebbins (Manhasset Bay YC) to claim third place.

The junior match racers sailed a double round robin, with Kennedy and Parkin each scoring five victories in a puffy northeasterly breeze and cloudless skies. Parkin’s crew were James Westerberg (Riverside YC) & Cooper Yeager (Stamford YC). Kennedy’s crew were Howie Card & Jack Egan. Paige sailed with crew Zach Landeau and Stebbins raced with Madeline Simms. The match race series was sailed in MBYC’s Ideal 18 fleet.

2012 Dennis Connor/Ed du Moulin Junior Match Race Trophy
1. Jack Parkin (Riverside YC), crew James Westerberg & Cooper Yeager
2. Colin Kennedy (Port Washington YC, crew Howie Card & Jack Egan
3. Tyler Justus Paige (Cedar Point Jr. Program), crew Zach Landeau
4. Gregory Stebbins (Manhasset Bay YC), crew Madeline Simms

Special thanks to the Manhasset Bay Sailing Foundation and the Knickerbocker Cup Foundation for their sponsorship of this event.

Photo credit: Ben Braden