Andy Lovell’s Rougarou leads after 3 races on Day 1 of the 2009 Melges 32 Gold Cup hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club. The day started off slowly with the fleet being under postponement until a nice breeze of 6-10 knots filled in later in the afternoon. Rod Jabin’s Ramrod lead the first race of the day and finished third overall, while John Taylor’s Ninkasi was second overall for the day with consistent sailing in all of the races.
Can it really be November already?? What a busy year this has been and how the time has flown by! We are gearing up for the next several weeks which include heading the the Melges 24 Atlantic Coast Championships this coming weekend, Thanksgiving with our families in Culver, several meetings in Atlanta and then the Melges 32 Gold Cup or Etchells Jaguar Cup. We haven’t decided which event we’ll be at yet, but either way, we’ll be updating from SailingUpdates.com. We’ll also be in Key West again this year. Let us know if you need help with housing, team chefs, lunches, crew gear or anything else.
Check out out our photo galleries from all of the past events this year here.
Here are a few quotes from some of our teams and sponsors we’ve received recently about Sail22:
“Thanks for all your help u made the regatta easier and more fun for us.” -Alexis Michas, Zetiana
“Thanks for all your help. We will absolutely use Sail22 again.” -Kristen Lane, Team Brickhouse
“Thank you once again for always providing outstanding service to all.” -Ron Rosenberg, McLube
Yesterday brought more light air racing to the teams at the Melges 24 Worlds in Annapolis. JoeFly ITA 777 won the first race of the day and moved into first overall in the standings. The Norwegian team on NOR 804 Full Medal Jacket had a great day with a fifth in the first race of the day and a strong win in the second one.
Overall, JoeFly has a one point lead on Chris Larson’s West Marine/New England Ropes and the Norwegians are in third place. Bill Hardesty’s Event Clothing/Atlantis is in fourth and ITA 787 Gullisara is in fifth. Full results are posted here
Today’s racing looks to be similar to yesterday with overcast skies, temps in the mid-50′s and the possibility of showers. The breeze is currently 5-6 knots out of the east at 090. Hopefully the RC is able to get off three races today. We’ll be updating from the water at www.sailingupdates.com all day and photos are posted from the previous days at www.sail22photography.com. We’d love to hear feedback from our followers to know where we can make improvements on the updates.
We’ve had several requests for Bow Numbers matched to boats, so below is the full list:
Day 2 of the Melges 24 Worlds 2009 was chilly, wet and breezy initially, but died off as the day when on. Uka Uka won the first race of the day, with Bill Hardesty’s team, Event’s Clothing/Atlantis in second, JoeFly in third and the Norwegians on Full Medal Jacket fourth and Full Throttle in fifth. Between yesterdays races, the breeze died down and teams waited for about an hour until the start of race four in the series. JoeFly won the second race of the day, with Uka Uka having a much better day and finishing second. Peter Lane on Brickhouse 539 was third, Chris Larson’s West Marine Rigging/New England Ropes was fourth and Fantastica was fifth.
The current overall standings have Chris Larson on West Marine Rigging/New England Ropes in first, JoeFly in second, Bill Hardesty’s Events Clothing/Atlantis in third, Full Throttle in fourth and Guillisara in fifth. Full results are available here.
Our Melges 24 Worlds Photo Gallery can be seen at www.sail22photography.com and has over 700 photos posted already. Enjoy!