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Helly Hansen SWRS in Annapolis

Helly Hansen SWRS wraps in Annapolis and heads to Motor City

Knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay and its light, shifty winds paid off for local sailors this weekend in the Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series – Annapolis, as winners in 15 classes call the area home.

Full Results for the 220-plus boats that raced are HERE.

Bell Carty, of Annapolis, Maryland, owner of the Harbor 20 Puffin, won the regatta’s Sportsmanship Award for her efforts to coordinate the Harbor 20 fleet’s first year of participation in the Regatta Series.

Cate Muller-Terhune, of Annapolis, owner of the J/70 Casting Couch, won the 25-boat class and was selected as the regatta’s overall winner, which earns her team the Annapolis berth at the Caribbean Championship in the British Virgin Islands, hosted by Sunsail in October. Terhune and her team will race the top team selected from each of the five stops of the Regatta Series, and the defending Champion, Cedric Lewis, who also is from Annapolis.

Winner’s List

Class, Boat Name, Owner, Owner’s Hometown

Alberg 30 (6 boats, 10 races): Laughing Gull, Patrick Seidel, St. Leonard, Maryland

J/22 (15 boats, 10 races): Hot Toddy, Jeff Todd, Annapolis, Maryland

J/24 (5 boats, 7 races): Hillman Capital Management, Mark Hillman, Bethesda, Maryland

Albacore (19 boats, 10 races): Gale Warning, Barney Harris, Arlington, Virginia

WASZP (9 boats, 16 races): WPG Canada, Adrien De Pas, Lac-Delage, Quebec, Canada

Melges 15 (12 boats, 8 races):  BrewJax, Britton Steele, Annapolis, Maryland

Etchells (5 boats, 10 races): Caramba, Jeff Hryniewicz, Annapolis, Maryland

J/30-East Coast Championship (7 boats, 8 races): Bebop, Bob Rutsch and Mike Costello, Chevy Chase, Maryland

Viper 640-Atlantic Coast Championship (24 boats, 9 races): Robot Flamingo, Jimmy Praley, Annapolis, Maryland

J/70-World Qualifier (25 boats, 7 races): Casting Couch, Cate Muller-Terhune, Annapolis, Maryland

J/80 (26 boats, 7 races): More Cowbell, Sarah Alexander, Annapolis, Maryland

J/88 (7 boats, 7 races): Church Key, Chris and Liz Chadwick, Annapolis, Maryland

J/105 (24 boats, 7 races): Patriot, Ray Wulff, Annapolis, Maryland

Harbor 20 (18 boats, 6 races): Trinity, Ed Holt, Annapolis, Maryland

Distance Races

Beneteau First SE (3 boats, 2 races): JEF, Sebastian Vallee, of Quincy, Massachusetts

Cal 25 (6 boats, 2 races): Fahrvergnuggen, Alisa Finney, of Laurel, Maryland

ORC (7 boats, 2 races): Zuul, Benedict Capuco, of Alexandria, Virg.

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About Helly Hansen


Norwegian captain Helly Juell Hansen founded the company in 1877, making the first supple, waterproof jacket allowing he and his crew to sail in rough conditions. Their oilskin jackets, trousers and other equipment quickly grew in popularity, and gave rise to a loyal following and decades of innovations stemming from Helly Hansen’s birthplace in the rugged fjords of Norway. With the introduction of Helly Tech waterproof breathable outerwear, the original fiberpile fleece midlayer, and the first technical baselayer with Lifa, Helly Hansen pioneered the 3-Layer System principle that sits as the basis of sailing and outdoor.


Helly Hansen is dedicated to producing the best sailing gear available for sailors of all kinds. From offshore racing to inshore sailing, coastal cruising, dinghy, rainwear and marine lifestyle, Helly Hansen footwear and apparel is made to help you stay and feel alive out on the water. At the heart of every Helly Hansen product lies the spirit of the professional, because when you are confident in your gear it lets you enjoy your time on the water. This is why Helly Hansen sailing products can be found on Olympians, National Teams, World Record Sailors and discerning enthusiasts around the globe. Helly Hansen is a proud sponsor of the Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series returning for our ninth year as Title this season. For more information, visit

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