Impetuous wins bronze at Swan 42 regatta
With a thoroughly impressive performance on Rhode Island Sound and in Narragansett Bay, John Hele of Rye, N.Y., and his largely Canadian team won the 15-boat 2013 Swan 42 National Championships by 19 points. Two-time national champion Ken Colburn on Apparition was second. In third was Jamestowner Paul Zabetakis aboard Impetuous, who nipped Phil Lotz, also a twotime national champion, in the tiebreaker.
The regatta consisted of 10 races from over the weekend in winds from 8 to 20 knots. As it has been since the inception of the class, the national championship was hosted by the New York Yacht Club’s Harbour Court station in Newport.