2005 Richardson Trophy
YRUGL Match Racing Championship

Lake Huron wins the 2005 Richardson Trophy.

Bayview Yacht Club
Bayview, Michigan USA
October 8 - 9, 2005

Bill Abbott, Jr. and his team including Brad Boston and Nick Beaudoin representing Lake Huron won the 2005 YRUGL Richardson Trophy Regatta, an annual Great Lakes Match Racing Championship, scoring a convincing 9 points.  

This is Abbott's fourth win of the Richardson Trophy since 1984.   The double round robin event was hosted by DRYA at the Bayview Yacht Club and was sailed in Ultimate 20's in moderate, shifty northerly winds on the Detroit River in view of the yacht club October 8-9.  

In second place was Chris Van Tol, representing Lake Erie, with 7 points.   Lars Hansen sailing for Lake Superior was third, Adam Hollerbach of Detroit River Yachting Association was fourth, Steve Lowery of Lake Michigan was fifth, all with 4 points, and Kevin Doyle of Buffalo, sailing for Lake Ontario, placed sixth with 2 points.  

This was the 76th running of the Richardson since 1912.   Umpires observed that the competition between the YRUGL member association teams was especially strong this year.  

Gary Hendrickson
YRUGL VP for Lake Michigan


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