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DAVID STARCK AND MOLONEY SISTERS WIN THE 2021 WILD OYSTER REGATTA

North Sails Prevails Over Challenging Charleston Harbor Conditions

Wild Oyster
📸 Frannie McKenzie

The 2021 Wild Oyster Lightning Regatta was held in Charleston this past weekend with David Starck, Kathryn and Christine Maloney besting 31 other teams in very challenging conditions in Charleston Harbor.

Saturday was a tricky day with a southwest breeze from 2 to 15 knots. Playing the current and staying in pressure was the key to success, and David and his team did the best with a 4, 6, 3 scoreline. In 2nd was Jonathan Lutz and his dad Jody Lutz and JoAnn Fisher leading them around the harbor to a 14, 3, 1 day.

The rest of the top 5 were Marvin Beckmann and his team of Brian Kamilar and Nikki Bruno in 3rd followed by Tom Starck, Laura Goldberg and Susanna Massalon in 4th. In 5th place were tri- skippers Sabrina Starck, Debbie Probst and Sabrina’s mom, Jody Starck besting the highly competitive fleet with 2 wins in the first 2 races, but the harbor got revenge in race 3 as they posted a 21st.

The cold front dropped into Charleston Harbor on Saturday night and with a strong northerly breeze creating puffs in the 20’s and a very strong tidal current making getting out of the basin a challenge, the Race Committee held out hope for more racing but by noon on Sunday, with many teams with long drives ahead of them, the final day of racing was cancelled and Saturday results stood.

North Sails’ selection of Lightning Sails powered 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,11,12,13,14,15, and 21 out of the 31 boats.

Find full results here.

Wild Oyster
📸 Frannie McKenzie
Wild Oyster
📸 Frannie McKenzie
Wild Oyster
📸 Frannie McKenzie