At the end of the day, a regatta is all about the breeze. And when the wind generously gave its all for the last race of Charleston Race Week 2023, it brought smiles to many faces and success across all 15 fleets racing. PRO Taran Teague commented, “We had some weather challenges. We were lucky to get four races in on Day 1, and we had an incredible front come in on Day 2 which was beautiful to watch and we managed to get two races off. Then on the final day, we started an hour early so all classes got their full complement of racing in.” The tightest racing of the regatta was in the J/88 fleet. The winner was Albondigas skippered by Justin Scagnelli (New Rochelle, NY) whose crew worked so hard to win the final race taking the overall victory in class. In second was Deviation skippered by Iris Vogel (New Rochelle, NY), and in third Exile skippered by Andy Graff (Chicago, IL). Albondigas was also awarded The City of Charleston Trophy. “We set out to win the regatta for our former co-owner Tim Price who we tragically lost in February – this regatta was for him,” Scagnelli said. “We were up four points going into the day (Sunday). We did not get a good start in the first race, but we clawed back and fought real hard in the second race to tie it all up. We didn’t think about the points. We rounded the last mark of the last race in third, and we took them all downwind. It was just unbelievable racing. I’ve been doing this race every year since 2019, and I’ve been trying to win, and to win for Tim this year has been fantastic.” Full Results:

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