Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Video Highlights for 2015 29er World Championship.

Day 4
Zhik 29er World Championships 2015 Day 4 from Fleye Aerial Film & Photography on Vimeo.
Day 3
Zhik 29er World Championships 2015 Day 3 from Fleye Aerial Film & Photography on Vimeo.
Day 2
Zhik 29er World Championships 2015 Day 2 from Fleye Aerial Film & Photography on Vimeo.
Day 1
Zhik 29er World Championships 2015 Day 1 from Fleye Aerial Film & Photography on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Lakewood Yacht Club’s J-Fest Southwest Regatta

Lakewood Yacht Club’s annual J-Fest Southwest Regatta began on Saturday, November 2 under Northerly winds in the 20-25 knot range producing the usual big chop. Sunday’s 16-20 made for somewhat better conditions for the 59 J-Boats registered. 

The largest class was the J/24s with 13 - Bryan Dyer’s RumLine came out on top with 13 points, followed by Stuart Lindow’s Tropical Aggression with 17 points and Bill Worsham’s Happy Dance with 19 points.

The J/70s were the second largest class with 12 - the Pasquinelli/Wilson team on Stampede came out on top with 10 points, followed by Chris Lewis' GB with 18 points and Scott Spurlin's JBoats Southwest with 21 points. Six races were held.

The 8 J/105s on the line survived with only minor damage to sails and hardware. Saturday saw Bee Bednar's Stinger hold on to first place with Matt Arno's Blue Flash in second and Uzi Ozeri's Infinity in third. Sunday's 16-20s made for somewhat better conditions but resulted in a reversal of fortunes for the top three boats. Infinity came out on top with Blue Flash in Second and Stinger in third. Six points separated the top five finishers.

The J/80 and J/22 classes were both represented by 7 boats.  For the J/80s, the GC/Quantum Races team of Terry Flynn and David Whelan came out on top with 10 points followed by Luke McAllum's Parson's Project with 18 points, Kurt VanderWall's Hendrix with 19 points and Forbes Durdin's Mojito with 20 points. Kurt VanderWall also won the regatta's Road Warrior award for bringing his boat down from Colorado's Dillon Yacht Club.

The J/22 Class was dominated by Casey Lambert's Blackburn Marine Racing with 6 points, followed by Dov Kivlovitz with 13 points, and Chris Morlan's Tilt with 17 points. 

There were two PHRF Classes for the Symetrical and Asymetrical Spinnakers.  The 5 boat PHRF (Sym) Class was dominated by Chris Alk's on the J/27 Footloose with 5 bullets.  Followed by Glenn Stromme's Press to + MECO J/29 FROB with 12 Points.

While in the 7 boat PHRF (Asym) fleet, Kevin Hayes and Mike McGaugh's J/92 finished first with 11 points, followed by Albrecht Goethe's J/109 Hamburg with 16.5 points, and the maiden outing for Rod Johnstone's J/88, It's a Thrill with 19 points.

Once again, Lakewood Yacht Club hosted a spectacular event complete with a "Ragin Cajun" shrimp boil dinner on Saturday night and a raffle that included J/World tuition, Torqueedo outboard, and a Velocitek Speed Puck. 

Event website with complete results are here

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Cressy Trophy SAISA Eliminations

Forty eight high school sailors travelled to Florida Yacht Club in Jacksonville, FL, from across the Southeast to compete to qualify for the Cressy Trophy finals.  They enjoyed highly competitive sailing, great food and a great venue.  The Jacksonville University Sailing Team served as the official host and head coach, Jon Faudree, was both an on-the-water judge and provided on-shore coaching and guidance for the young sailors.  

The weekend opened with practice on Friday in a strong Southeasterly sea breeze on the St Johns river.  This was the only time the sailors were able to hike extensively. The remainder of the weekend was marked by challenging conditions in light and oscillating breeze with varying pressure.  James Pulsford battled it out with Erik Weis in the eight boat full rig fleet.  Over 15 races they traded races back and forth until Pulsford won the last race and the regatta.  Both St Thomas Aquinas sailors, along with Patrick Shanahan from Shorecrest Prep qualified to go to the finals in Newport later this year.

In the radial fleet two young ladies took advantage of the light winds to post consistent finishes and take the top two spots convincingly.  Louisa Nordstron, Pine View High School, and Hannah Steadman, Shorecrest Prep, beat up on the boys over the course of 13 races.  Consistency, and avoiding fouling and being over early were keys to success at this qualifying regatta.  The third qualifier, Nick Baird, Shorecres Prep, overcame an OCS, to finish third.  

All six qualifiers, along with the rest of the fleet, demonstrated a high level of sailing all weekend. 


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Edgartown Yacht Club's Race Weekend Offers Something for Everyone

This Year's Edgartown Yacht Clubs Race Weekend combined a Big Boat Buoy Races on July 18-19 for 25 yachts followed by the annual 'Round The Island Race with  62 competitors. 
Big Boat Buoy Race Results Here
'Round-The-Island Results Here
Read the full  Sail-World Regatta Report Here