I sailed four admiral’s cups, which in those days included the channel race and the fastnet race. Those memories remain some if the highlights of my sailing.
It is really about Dick Nye gifting the trophies the “Carinas” had won over the years to the Indian Harbor Yacht Club, coupled with the publication of a book of the history of the “Carinas” and the family whom owned them. I was part of the crew for only a short period of time, 2 transatlantic crossings, 2 fastnet races, 2 admiral’s cups, 1 bermuda race, and of course all the smaller races during that time. I keep many fine memories and hope to see many of the former crew there.
The Admiral’s Cup, started in 1957 lasting until the 90’s, always one of my favorite events; which in my era included the Fastnet Race.
Recently, the Storm Trysail Club honored Ted Turner and the crew of “Tenacious”; winners of the infamous 1979 Fastnet Race.
These events along with the SORC epitomized ocean racing during a certain period of time that remains under recognized.