Sunday, September 23, 2018

All Fordham Law crew takes 3rd in Heritage Cup regatta.

Our all Fordham Law crew took third place honors in the annual Heritage Cup Regatta.  Sponsored by the 127 year old Hempstead Harbour Club, it brings together 25 classic wooden and old style boats for an afternoon of racing on Long Island Sound

We competed in the Spirit of Tradition class aboard my North River 2 - a Buzzards Bay 14.  Designed by legendary naval architect L.Francis Herreshoff in 1945 the 17 foot mahogany planked sloop was built in 1985 at The Boat School in Eastport, Maine.

The crew:
George Conk (son of George Conk -College '45, Adjunct Prof, Law since 2002)
skipper, navigator, main sail trim

Peter Madison - College '67, Law '70 (Fordham College sailing team alum)
tactician, headsail trim

Ralph Wolf, Law '06 (grandson of Frederick Wolfe, Law 1917)

Hempstead Harbour Club - founded 1891

Peter and Ralph

Netanya - a Friendship Sloop took second place
15 seconds ahead of us on corrected time

Golden Eye, 81 year old yawl belongs to
race chairman Mike Emmert and family

cat boats pull ahead to windward

classics raft up after race


North River 2  # 85 at the start