A great day in Macatawa Bay today for match racing! Sail22′s Sailing Updates is providing coverage of the Canada’s Cup 2011 Defender Trials racing action with blogging, video and photography. Three races in variable conditions were completed with Team Heritage, skippered by Bob Hughes with tactician, Morgan Larson, winning all of the races. Racing was tight in race one with Convexity, helmed by Don Wilson with Steve Hunt calling tactics, leading until the last windward mark. Team Heritage luffed Convexity prior to the mark rounding and gained the lead. The second race started with Team Convexity gaining a penalty on Team Heritage in the initial dial-up. Team Heritage cleared themselves at the finish with less than ten seconds to spare to win the race. The final race of the day, both teams split shortly after the start, with Team Heritage taking the right side of the course and Team Convexity the left. It was clear when the boats tacked back to meet that Team Heritage had chosen the correct side and they went on to win decisively. More racing is scheduled again tomorrow. The winner of the Defender’s Trials will take on Team Vincere next week in the Canada’s Cup. Photos of today’s racing action by Becky Furry can be found in the Sail22 Photo Gallery. Check the video below for the luffing action at the to mark. Excellent match racing maneuver!
This past weekend the Maxinkuckee Yacht Club in Culver, Indiana hosted the 2011 C Scow Nationals. Five raced were completed in the three day National Championship on beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee and the 55 teams thoroughly enjoyed the great waterfront facilities of the Culver Academies where the event was based out of. Andy Burdick and Chris Impens on Team M / I-45 did not lead the regatta until after the first race on Sunday. They clinched their victory with a bullet in the last race of the Nationals to take home the title. Burdick is a back to back winner of the C Scow Nationals, having won the 2010 event with crew, Jim Gluek. The 2011 C Scow Nationals were organized by Sail22. Mark roundings and details of the races can be found on SailingUpdates.com which covered the event and photos by Becky DaMore can be viewed at in the C Scow Nationals 2011 photo gallery.
Top 5 Finishers:
1 – I45 Andy Burdick/Chris Impens
2 – A 22 Jim Tews/Jenny Jaessing
3 – A14 Paul Reilly/Aaron Mann
4 – B18 Brian Brickler/Mike Tyriver
5 – B1 Will Haeger/Brad Roble
Congratulations from Sail22 to the 2011 Melges 24 World Champions, Lorenzo Santini’s Uka Uka Racing skippered by Lorenzo Bressani and crew of Federico Michetti, Jonathan McKee & Favio Gridellie!!!!!! This is their third Melges 24 World Championship win in four years!!! We are so proud of you!
Check out the Sail22 Photo Gallery for additional photos of the Melges 24 Worlds 2011. Be sure to check out Sail22′s Sailing Updates brought to you by New England Ropes, GT3 Creative and Sail22 to follow the last race action live from the race course!
Photos from Day 3 & Day 4 of the 2011 Melges 24 Worlds hosted by Corpus Christi Yacht Club are now added to the gallery. Congratulations go out to Uka Uka Racing on another three first place finishes over the last two days and Full Throttle for their first as well yesterday! The Sail22 Photo Gallery is now updated with additional photos from both days! Be sure to check out Sail22′s Sailing Updates brought to you by New England Ropes, GT3 Creative and Sail22 to follow all of the racing action live from the race course!
Another great day for our Sail22 clients during Day 2 of the 2011 Melges 24 Worlds hosted by Corpus Christi Yacht Club. Congratulations go out to Uka Uka Racing and Full Throttle today! The Sail22 Photo Gallery is now updated with additional photos from today! Be sure to check out Sail22′s Sailing Updates brought to you by New England Ropes, GT3 Creative and Sail22 to follow all of the racing action live from the race course!