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Young American:

High Noon 

Newport Bermuda Race 2016

Before the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race, the Young American Team had lots of work to do to get High Noon, a modified Tripp 41, ocean ready. With weeks of prep on land, the team was ready to start their training with the Block Island Race in late May. This race was the first time the team had sailed with YASA coach Guillermo Altadill, a world class ocean sailor. By the end of the Block Island race and the proceeding weeks, the team was ready for the start day. 

High Noon was sailed by seven high school aged sailors and three coaches including Guillermo Altadill and founder Peter Becker. The team was very excited to be racing, as the weather forecast predicted possible stormy conditions. The team made the call to start the race and the conditions changed, we would turn back. Thankfully, the conditions did not take a turn for the worst and the team sailed to Bermuda receiving Line-Honors, 1st in Division and 3rd overall. 

Coach Peter Becker recalls coming into the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club to see every dock slip empty. He said "It brought tears to my eyes", as he has competed in 15 Newport Bermuda Races starting his first race at age 16. 

Before the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race, the Young American Team had lots of work to do to get High Noon, a modified Tripp 41, ocean ready. With weeks of prep on land, the team was ready to start their training with the Block Island Race in late May. This race was the first time the team had sailed with YASA coach Guillermo Altadill, a world class ocean sailor. By the end of the Block Island race and the proceeding weeks, the team was ready for the start day. 

High Noon was sailed by seven high school aged sailors and three coaches including Guillermo Altadill and founder Peter Becker. The team was very excited to be racing, as the weather forecast predicted possible stormy conditions. The team made the call to start the race and the conditions changed, we would turn back. Thankfully, the conditions did not take a turn for the worst and the team sailed to Bermuda receiving Line-Honors, 1st in Division and 3rd overall. 

Coach Peter Becker recalls coming into the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club to see every dock slip empty. He said "It brought tears to my eyes", as he has competed in 15 Newport Bermuda Races starting his first race at age 16. 

Results 

Line-Honors St. David's Division 

1st in Division 

3rd Overall 

1st Onion Patch Series 

1st RBYC Anniversary Regatta 

Stephens Brothers Youth Trophy- best proformance by a youth divsion crew 

Schooner Mistress Trophy- awarded to Guillermo Altadill, the navigator of the first place yacht to finish in St. David's 

Catherine Hollis Memorial Trophy- best corrected time by an Onion Patch Competitor 

Henry B. Dupont Memorial Trophy- overall winner of the OOnion Patch Series in the Newport Bermuuda Race 

Maritime Museum Prize- best corrected time of a yacht older than 15 years