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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.
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!
Light air on Sunday provided the Sail22 Melges 24 Worlds Regatta Competitors a glimpse at the full range of breeze they may experience at the Worlds later in October. At the 10am start, the breeze was around 5 knots, but tapered off on the second downwind leg. Uka Uka managed to win race 6 of the regatta, followed by Kristen Lane, Stuart Simpson, Chris Larson and Bill Hardesty. Racing was abandoned for the rest of the day at 1pm and teams headed into shore for awards.
Chris Larson’s Team West Marine Rigging/New England Ropes was first overall and received a $500 gift certificate from Henri Lloyd and shoes for the entire team from Sebago. Alan Field’s WTF was second overall and received shoes for the entire team from Sebago, a vest from Melges Performance Sailing and a shirt from Ullman Sails. Third overall was Bill Hardesty’s Ask Vince who received shoes for the entire team from Sebago and a couple of Team McLube t-shirts.
Sarah Curran was the lucky winner of a pair of Kaenon Bolsa’s after her team on Alan Field’s WTF lobbied hard for her to be the very deserving winner. Sarah had broken her sunglasses on Saturday. After the awards teams hung around and enjoyed snacks and Heineken beer.
Alec from Velocitek has made a YouTube video of the 5 races on Saturday. To replay the races go to this link. For photos of the event you can go to the Sail22 Photos page. Full results are available here.
Sail22 would like to extend a special thanks to Greg Furry, Bill Becker, Andy Okun, Michelle Savage & Mike Floyd from Atlantic Rigging, Rod Jabin from Jabin’s Yacht Yard, Jon Forst and Gavin O’Hare for their generosity in helping to make the Sail22 Melges 24 Worlds Tuning Regatta a success. We would also like to thank our wonderful sponsors: Henri Lloyd,Annapolis Sailing School, Velocitek, West System Epoxy, Kaenon Polarized, Rite in the Rain,Heineken,Atlantic Rigging, Sebago, North Sails, Quantum Sails, Ullman Sails, Astral Buoyancy,McLube,WRI Weatherand Sail22gear.com.
Another great day on the water today for the Sail22 Melges 24 Worlds Tuning Regatta. Conditions were ideal with 18-22knots breeze early and a little lighter late in the day before the breeze built again. We were able to run 5 full races with 2 starts per race and for kicks we threw in another set of starts so teams could race into the harbor. Chris Larson on USA 655 West Marine Rigging/New England Ropes is in first place, with Alan Field’s team on WTF in second, followed by Bill Hardesty on Ask Vince, Peter Lane’s Brickhouse 539, Argyle Campbell’s Rock N Roll, Simon Strauss’ Simplicity, Guy Mossman’s Battle Rhythm, Stuart Simpson’s Team Barbarians, Kristin Lane’s Brickhouse 623 and Rome Kirby’s USA 620 rounding out the top 10. Five races seemed to have worn out a lot of the sailors but there were zero complaints at the debrief as the teams took full advantage of the opportunity to get in lots of practice for the upcoming World Championship. The day ended with a great debrief and Alec Stewart from Velocitek replayed some of the racing from the data collected on the Velocitek’s on the water. Teams contributed to the information about the conditions on the water and Sail22 was able to support teams with giveaways of gear from the sponsors of our event. We look forward to more racing tomorrow as we will aim for 3 to 4 races. Full Results and Photos.
The Sail22 Melges 24 Worlds Tuning Regatta is very grateful to our wonderful sponsors: Henri Lloyd,Annapolis Sailing School, Velocitek, West System Epoxy, Kaenon Polarized, Rite in the Rain,Heineken,Atlantic Rigging, Sebago, North Sails, Quantum Sails, Ullman Sails, Astral Buoyancy, McLube,WRI Weatherand Sail22gear.com.