It was a great day for many of our Sail22 clients, but especially Alan Field’s USA 811 WTF and Kristen Lane’s USA 812 Team Brick House winning race one and two respectively of the 2011 Melges 24 Worlds hosted by Corpus Christi Yacht Club! The Sail22 Photo Gallery is now posted. Enjoy! Be sure to check out Sail22′s Sailing Updates to follow all of the racing action live from the race course for an innovative and easy way to keep tabs on your favorite teams!
We arrived in Corpus Christi, Texas for the 2011 Melges 24 Worlds on Monday night with the Sail22 Support Trailer and a Melges 24. We hit the ground running and have the Sail22 Support Trailer set up and fully stocked to help any team. In order to support teams even more, our relationship with New England Ropes has grown with great new cordage in stock from now on and their logo on the Sail22 Support Trailer as a sponsor! We’re ecstatic to have Ed’s cousin, Bill Becker joining us full time at Sail22 to add even more support for teams. He’s a great addition to Sail22!
In addition to being on site with the Sail22 Support Trailer, we will be providing live coverage of the mark roundings, finishes and blogging from the racing with Sailing Updates for the Melges 24 Worlds. If you haven’t had a chance to it out yet, head over to Sailing Updates and see what it’s all about. We’re pretty proud of it and think GT3 Creative has done an awesome job making our ideas work! We’ve had some great feedback from the past events and know there will be many followers of the teams here in Corpus from all over the World. Look for great coverage on Sailing Updates by Sail22 (smartphone friendly even!) and Becky’s photography starting soon!
Charleston Race Week 2011 officially started today with great conditions and lots of racing. I made it out to cover all of the inshore courses and had a great ride with Andrew on Protector’s new 25 foot boat. It’s always wonderful to shoot from a Protector! Thanks again to Moose McClintock from Dimension Polyant for helping out with the blogging for Sailing Updates as well. He’ll be joining me on the water all weekend! Check out the Favorites Gallery I’ve started and will be adding to until the individual class and team galleries are ready for viewing.
The Melges 24 Worlds are fast approaching and we are looking forward to it after a great Bacardi Miami Sailing Week! Just a friendly reminder of the Sail22 Melges 24 Corpus Christi Worlds Tuning Event to be held April 30-May 1. We currently have one boat registered and we really need at least ten boats to run a Worlds tuning event. Teams not doing the Worlds in Corpus are still invited and encouraged to participate. Please let us know if you are planning to attend, even if you have not registered. Please spread the word and pass this on to others who may be interested. We look forward to seeing teams in Charleston in a few weeks for another great event. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions or suggestions for the tuning event.
Day one of Bacardi Miami Sailing Week 2011 for the sport boats only allowed for one race due to major thunderstorms that moved through Biscayne Bay. I made it out to the Viper course and had a chance to take in the action there. Enjoy the full gallery of Viper Racing on Sail22Photography.com! I’ll add more photos to the gallery from the regatta for the Vipers and will be adding other galleries for the other classes. Hopefully tomorrow, there will be plenty of racing on all of the courses!