Brunswick sailed away with the Fairfield Cup on Saturday, besting seven other programs across the Fairfield Sailing League. The four division fleet-race event, hosted by the Pequot Yacht Club, saw the Bruins power to two first-place division finishes in the 420’s, and a third and fourth place finish in the Laser divisions.
Brunswick placed fourth out of 17 teams at the Connecticut State Championships on Saturday, hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London. Racing FJ style boats, Brunswick ‘A’ and ‘B’ selections finished with 46 and 28 points, respectively, for a total of 74 points, as Hotchkiss finished with a near-perfect score of 14 points to win the title.
Brunswick competed in the O'Day Cup Qualifier Regatta at Hotchkiss on Saturday, placing fifth overall. The Bruins just missed qualifying for the NESSA Fleet Race Championship, as the top four finishers advance to the Championship.
Brunswick’s Jack Parkin, part of Team USA’s U-19 sailing contingent, won the 2016 Aon Youth Sailing World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand. Parkin, sailing with national teammate Wiley Rogers in the Boys 420-Class, won the challenging five-day event by navigating past 24 other teams from across the globe.
Brunswick senior Jack Parkin, along with 12 other Americans in the U-19 age group, are racing in the 2016 Youth Sailing World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand. The five-day Championship begins on Friday, December 16.