James Island -- More consistent wind arrived for the second and final day of the James Island Yacht Club Regatta in Charleston Harbor on Sunday, and some of the top competitors used it to their advantage.
In the Sunfish Masters class, Rick Whitehurst came from behind to take first place.
Though Sunday's wind was more consistent than Saturday's, it was shifty.
"You really had to be on your toes," Whitehurst said. "The shifts could cause you to go from first to about sixth place quickly. We had some good young guns sailing in our class, and I had to come from behind for the win."
The Snipe class had something of an ironic finish for Father's Day, with David Muhlhausen of Atlanta finishing in first place over his father, John Mulhausen, who finished second.
In the Y-Flyer class, John Parker, a former junior national champion, edged out Alana O'Reilly to take first place.
In junior sailing, it was a family affair as brothers Alex and Patrick Mazzeo won their respective Optimist classes.
Junior sailor Cameron Gise was awarded the Outstanding Junior Sailor Award for having the best overall performance in that age group. Eight-year old Neil Walters won the award for being the youngest competitor, while Rose Rowland again took the award for being "the most experienced" sailor.
The A.C. Hollings Trophy went to John Mellnik of Charlotte for winning the largest class, which was the 27-boat Laser class (including Radials), and the Clyde Easterling Trophy went to Stan LaRoche of John's Island, who sailed Marcheta to first place in the Sea Island One Design Class.
The yacht club surprised O'Reilly, who grew up in the club and went on to become the collegiate sailor of the year in 2006 at the College of Charleston, by announcing her as the club's first inductee into its Hall of Fame. O'Reilly is now an assistant sailing coach at Georgetown University.