SYC's TRIPLE D's traveled to Fairhope Yacht Club over the weekend of May 19–20 and won the 2018 Quantum Melges 24 Gulf Coast Championship.
Saturday saw ideal 7–13 knot conditions with 5 races sailed and TRIPLE D's jumped out to a solid 3-point lead on Saturday, but Sunday saw light and fluky winds that brought the fleet closer.
Competition was tight with six different boats winning a race and only 1 point separating the top 4 boats. TRIPLE D's held on to win a tie breaker over ROCKET SCIENCE, a notable Corinthian team from Dallas. Another local team, KRYPTONITE, won the tiebreaker for third place, also over another good Corinthian team from Dallas, GRINGO.
Shelby Friedrichs, Commo. Dwight LeBlanc III, Dwight LeBlanc IV, FYC Commo. Randy Fitz-Wainwright, Karey Haslauer, Ward Pitard
Team TRIPLE D's included Dwight LeBlanc III, Dwight LeBlanc IV, Ward Pitard, Shelby Friedrichs, and Karey Haslauer . Thanks to Fairhope Yacht Club and Zane Yoder for putting on a great event. FYC will host the Melges 24 National Championship in 2019.
(Report courtesy of Dwight LeBlanc III)