For Immediate Release
12 Metre North American Championships Sponsored by Bai
Courageous Reigns Supreme
NEWPORT, R.I. (September 28, 2015) – Ralph Isham and his brother-in-law Alexander Auersperg (both Newport, R.I./New York N.Y.) co-skippered the 12 Metre Courageous to win the Bai Trophy for best overall performance at the 2015 12 Metre North American Championship sponsored by Bai. The event concluded Sunday, September 27 after three days of racing on Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound. The crew aboard Courageous won four of eight races in Modern Division (for yachts built from 1967-1983) and never finished worse than second. Victory ’83, with defending champion and past 12 Metre World Champion Dennis Williams’ (Hobe Sound, Fla.) at the helm, was runner-up in Modern Division.