The Vanderbilt Cup traditionally includes PHRF Spinnaker & Non-Spinnaker Classes, One-Design and Club Class divisions, with time allowances per YRALIS PHRF time-on-distance procedures using distance handicaps. Navigator’s style courses finish in Northport Bay with a glorious view of "Eagle's Nest," Vanderbilt’s stunning Spanish Revival mansion and Gold Coast retreat.
SailAhead supported its partner Centerport Yacht Club and its largest sailing event by participating in the Vanderbilt Race. SailAhead provided 2 boats, Hoonigan (J105) and Oasis (Beneteau Oceanis 411) which finished respectively 4th (out of 6) and 5th (out of 5!) in their own classes.
Crossing the finishing line is more important than winning! Sailahead was there for its partner and friends at CYC.
The weather was not kind!: 30+ knots of wind and at times 10 foot waves! Some of us discovered what being sea sick meant! :)
Racers and guests were then invited to the mansion for the Regatta Party to enjoy food, drinks and live music in Vanderbilt's Spanish courtyard.