The 4th regatta of the US A-Class winter/spring series, The Admiral's Cup, was sailed March 22-24 at Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa. DIYC also hosted last month's RONSTAN Midwinter Championship which was the 2nd event of the series. The COCONUT GROVE SAILS AND CANVAS Invitational and Intergalactic Regattas were sailed in January at THE ISLANDER resort in Islamorada, FL and were events 1 and 2.
While Ben Moon's performance dominated this regatta on the water in the races he sailed, unfortunately his scores were affected by a shackle used to secure his standing rigging coming loose in Race 7 which caused him to DNF that race and DNC race 8. This left the door open for Bruce Mahoney from Houston, TX to win the event closely followed by Pete Levesque from Bristol, RI with Moon and Bob Hodges (Covington, LA) tied for 3rd in the final overall standings (Moon winning the tie-breaker). There was only six points separating the top four boats after 8 races so it was a close series in the end.