To make finding Melges 32 Gold Cup 2011 Team Galleries easier, here are the links to each of the different teams. Great conditions as always in Fort Lauderdale and huge thanks to Vicki and Steve Rhyne and the Mojo team for allowing us to get out on the water! Congratulations to Steve Howe and the Warpath team on their win and a very impressive regatta. Check out the Sick Trix gallery for one of the best Melges 32 wipeouts we’ve seen in a very long time. For more coverage from the event, go to Sailing Updates to see our on the water mark rounding details and blog coverage. Enjoy!
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 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.
Team Heritage, of Macatawa Bay Yacht Club and skippered by Bob Hughes, prevailed today to earn the right to be the US defender in next week’s Canada’s Cup versus Team Vincere over the Chicago Match Race Center’s Team Convexity. Sail22’s Sailing Updates is providing coverage of the Canada’s Cup 2011 Defender Trials racing action with blogging, video and photography. One race today rwas all Team Heritage needed to become the defender and they came from behind to win the one and only race of the day. Heritage won the first cross about ten boat lengths off of the line. When Convexity and Heritage met again half way up the beat, Convexity had a gained a solid three boat length lead. Convexity tacked for the windward mark early, which allowed Heritage to take advantage of a shift on the right. Convexity gybe set at the top mark and Heritage split and headed toward shore. Heritage’s tactician, Morgan Larson, made the correct call, as when they came back to meet Convexity, they were able to gybe in front of them with a three boat length lead. Heritage continued to gain separation throughout the rest of the race, protecting the left side of the course in a tacking duel and went on to win the race with over a minute at the finish. Photos from today’s racing action can be viewed in the Sail22 Photography Gallery by Becky Furry. We are looking forward to covering next week’s Canada’s Cup racing action on Sailing Updates with Team Heritage and Team Vincere of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club vying for the cup.