Archive for September, 2011
Sail22 & Sailing Updates to Support the 2011 Melges 24 Nationals in Lake Geneva ~ Sailing Regatta Coverage
Sail22 is in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with our Sail22 Regatta Support Trailer for the 2011 Melges 24 Nationals hosted by Lake Geneva Yacht Club on September 30th through October 2nd. The Melges 24 is one of our favorite classes to work with and we look forward to seeing everyone! We are fully stocked with our New England Ropes cordage wall, some great new Sail22 gear, go fast Melges 24 parts and more! Sail22 will be providing our Sailing Updates live regatta coverage of the event to keep those who aren’t able to be in Lake Geneva updated with mark roundings and live blogging from on the water. Becky will also be photographing the Nationals and posting images on Sail22 Photography.
Just under twenty boats are already here prepping for what will be the third largest Melges 24 Nationals in the history of the class. It definitely makes sense since Lake Geneva Yacht Club is the home club of Melges Boat Works. We stopped by Zenda today to say hello and pick up a few things. Always a great place to visit!
We’re also bringing our newest member of the Sail22 team with us, Dana Keller, who has joined our company to provide even better customer service and support to our clients. Stop by and meet Dana at the Sail22 Support Trailer to say hello!
The Sail22 Speed Barn is now fully winterized with spray foam Icynene insulation thanks to Eco-Comfort which will now allow us to work on sailboats in our facility throughout the winter in a warm environment! Winters in the Culver, Indiana area are a bit chilly and last year, we toughed it out without insulation, but it was cold! We spent a lot of time doing our research on types of insulation, cost, R-value, thickness, environmental and health factors. We decided that spray foam was the way to go and interviewed several different companies. We chose Randy and his team at Eco-Comfort in the end and feel we couldn’t have chosen anyone better to do our project. Randy is extremely knowledgeable about the types of insulation available on the market and Icynene was the best product we could find, as well as being at a reasonable cost. It’s the only insulation type used by the American Lung Association and sprayed using a water base, with no harsh chemicals. Definitely an important factor when you’re considering having it in your home or business for many, many, many years!
Randy and his team came by on Thursday and they went to work. The guys did an excellent job covering with plastic anything that wouldn’t be sprayed. As an added bonus, we also had them insulate our garage roof deck and our basement stone foundation along the perimeter. They worked quickly and managed to cover and spray both of these areas, as well as completely cover the Sail22 Speed Barn for insulation on Friday. They even left our basement cleaner than when they started! Thanks guys! We had the team spray the roof deck and walls of the barn on Friday and they did a great job. The spray insulation is pretty amazing stuff. It’s sprayed, hardens in about 15 seconds and only spreads through the path of least resistance and stops, so it doesn’t damage a structure. And the smells during and after they spray is minimal, tolerable and dissipates quickly. Super clean, super insulated and ready for the winter! We couldn’t be happier with our experience working with Eco-Comfort and are planning to have them back in a few weeks to insulate the old barn Ed’s dad has been renovating to become his workshop space and Becky’s new Always Happy Life Photography studio!
The Canadian Team Vincere, of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, skippered by Oskar Johaneson leads the United States team from Macatawa Bay Yacht Club’s Team Heritage, skippered by Bob Hughes in the second day of racing at the 2011 Canada’s Cup being sailed in Holland, Michigan by three races to two races. Sail22’s Sailing Updates is providing live blog coverage of the 2011 Canada’s Cup with short video clips of the racing uploaded from the water. After waiting for weather to pass in the morning, the teams raced two races in the afternoon, with both teams earning a victory. Photo gallery by Becky Furry with racing from today is now available on Sail22 Photography and will continue to be added to throughout the event. Racing will continue tomorrow with the winner of the Canada’s Cup 2011 being determined by 7pm on Sunday evening.
The Canadian Team Vincere, of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, skippered by Oskar Johaneson leads the United States team from Macatawa Bay Yacht Club’s Team Heritage, skippered by Bob Hughes in the first day of racing at the 2011 Canada’s Cup being sailed in Holland, Michigan. Sail22’s Sailing Updates is providing live blog coverage of the 2011 Canada’s Cup with short video clips of the racing uploaded from the water. After day one of racing having “hurry up and wait” conditions leading to no racing, the teams headed out early with the possibility of four races on Friday. Team Heritage came out strong, winning the first race in the series, however, the Canadians quickly showed they came to put up a good fight and swept the last two races of the day. Team Heritage was able to play a left shift in the first race to lengthen the gap between the teams, but the right side of the course was where the most action was for the second and third races and Team Vincere did a great job of protecting it. The teams decided to not continue with racing after the three races and will resume the Canada’s Cup 2011 Finals series on Saturday. Photo gallery by Becky Furry with racing from today is now available on Sail22 Photography and will continue to be added to throughout the event.