The spring opener on Long Island Sound for offshore races has been Larchmont Yacht Club’s annual Edlu Distance Race. With one of the best turnouts in years, the 60-boat fleet was given the shorter of the two courses the Larchmont YC Race Committee could select due to the light winds forecast; everyone sailed course #2 – from the start around Twenty-Six Foot Spot Lighted Bell Buoy mid-sound off Lloyd’s Neck and return for about 18.0nm. The J/88 fleet enjoyed spirited sailing across the board. While Iris Vogel’s DEVIATION won by 12 minutes elapsed, it was a battle behind her for the balance of the podium. In the end, just minutes separated Kevin Marks’ VELOCITY in second, Larry Cutler & Andrew Weiss’ ONE TOO MANY in third, the Justin Scagnelli & Tim Price duo on ALBONDIGAS in fourth and Nicolas Delcourt’s OH JEE in fifth place. For more Edlu Distance Race information, visit

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