Diamond Island Regatta raises more than $1K for Maritime Museum

Boats filled Lake Champlain August 22 for the third annual Diamond Island Regatta. Photo: Brandon Johnson

Boats filled Lake Champlain August 22 for the third annual Diamond Island Regatta. Photo: Brandon Johnson

A record 26 boats, hailing from Canada to southern Lake Champlain, took part in the third annual Diamond Island Regatta on Saturday, August 22. The benefit race, sponsored by the Royal Savage Yacht Club and Point Bay Marina, raised more than $1,000 for the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Ferrisburgh.

The race, beginning just after 11 a.m., took competitors north from the start in Town Farm Bay to a mark off Cedar Beach in Charlotte, south to Diamond Island off the Ferrisburgh shore, and then back to the starting line.

The first boat to finish the race, with the fastest elapsed time of 1:29:48, was Corbeau, a Far 400 from VSC, sailed by Jean Pierre Turgeon. First to finish in the JaM fleet, in an elapsed time of 2:04:38, was Lepp’s It Wasn’t Me.

Complete results can be found here: rsyc.org/2015-diamond-island-regatta-results/.

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