Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, in Oyster Bay, N.Y., won the 2008 New York Yacht Club’s Invitational Regatta for the Commodore George R. Hinman Masters Trophy — better known as the Hinman Masters.
The three-day team-racing event was sailed at the NYYC’s Harbour Court in Newport, Aug. 15-17. In second place was the New York Yacht Club, and third was Noroton, of Noroton, Conn. Two points each separated the top three teams.
Rounding out the standings was Southern, in New Orleans; Larchmont, in New York; Royal Thames, London, England; and Ida Lewis, Newport. For the Masters, skippers must be at least 45 years old and crews 40. The competition was 3-3 in Sonars with spinnakers — a rare sail in team racing.
Sailing for the winning Seawanhaka Corinthian were Al Constants, team captain; Priscilla Constants; Dave Constants; Gerry Eastman; Hugh Jones; Tom Kinney; Alison Kinney; Gary Van Dis; Robert Capital; Reg Willcocks; Eric Johnson; and Dave Kellegg.
The regatta was named for NYYC Commodore George R. Hinman Sr. (commodore 1959-60), the late father of Commodore George R. Hinman Jr. (commodore 2005-06).