Bandit pipped at the post
For Lotz consistency carried the day. He notched a second in the final race, saving his best for last, and four fourths. His worst placing was seventh.
“We had two goals: have fun and try to get in front of Bandit and push them back a little,” said Lotz. “We thought it was possible. Given the volatility of the boats it’s possible for people to drop back. We’ve been sailing very consistently, and we thought with three races that would work in our favor.”
On the strength of his performance here and in the NYYC's 155th Annual Regatta, presented by Rolex, Lotz will also represent the club in the NYYC Invitational Cup. The IC, to be sailed this September 15-19, is sponsored by Rolex Watch U.S.A., Sperry Top-Sider and Nautor’s Swan. It will feature world-class, Corinthian sailing among 19 yacht-club teams from 14 nations aboard these one-design NYYC Swan 42s, generously made available for charter by the class.