2019 Fleet Challenge Re-Cap
The 2019 Fleet Challenge was a resounding success, thanks the generosity, competitive spirit, and camaraderie of the AYC sailing community! This is what we are all about – coming together to celebrate and support the sport of sailboat racing, and all the friendship and fun that goes along with it!
Together, we raised more than $40,000 from over 250 individual donors to support the Fund’s mission to teach competitive sailing, develop amateur athletes for national and international sailing competitions, develop sailing judges, race officials, instructors and coaches, and foster national and international sailing competition in the Austin area
Fleets competed for the Bernstein-Brinkmann Fleet Challenge Trophy in four categories: fundraising, participation, DF-95 racing, and on-shore games. A lively Calcutta auction and the option to buy throw-outs before and during racing made it all the more complex and strategic. And fun.
Overall, the UTSC finished 1st, the J-80 Fleet finished 2nd, and the Roadrunner Fleet finished 3rd in this 2019 Fleet Challenge. As a special treat, Gail and David Bernstein flew in from Florida to join Johannes and Liza Brinkmann to award the trophy that bears their name!
Results by Category
The 2019 AYC Fund Board members (Terry Schertz, Steve Keckler, Lauren Crouch, Molly Lewis, Ravi Subramanian, and Ray Shull) are honored to be part of the fun and very generous AYC sailing community. A big thank you to John and Claudia Bartlett, Jeff Brock and Dane Ohe for being part of our team to make this happen and all the volunteers who helped us set up, keep it running and clean up afterwards. Thanks you to all who participated to make this such a huge success!