OCR, Melges IC37 - Newport Race Week - West Coast teams ahead after the long Covid-19 break

Thursday, September 24, 2020   
After the three races held on day one of the bi-annual Newport Race Week, the TP52 'Vesper' of David Team, Newport Beach, CA, USA, is in the lead in the ORC1 class with the day ranks 1/2/1. The Botin 52 'Fox' of Victor Wild, San Diego, CA, USA, follows 2 points behind. 'Bella Mente', the Maxi 52 of Hap Fauth, Naples, FL, USA, on rank 3 is already 5 points back. ----- Similar situation in the ORC2, with the J/109 'Leading Edge' of William Sutton, Houston, TX, USA as best of the day (ranks 1/1/2) ahead of the Swan 42 'Impetuous' of Paul Zabetakis, Jamestown, RI, USA, and 5 points back the Farr 30 'Das Blau Max' of the US Sailing President Cory Sertl, Jamestown, RI, USA. ----- Last but not least the Melges IC37, the largest fleet with 12 boats having sailed four races, with a trio closely together lead by 'Pacific Yankee' of Drew Freides /Bill Ruh, Los Angeles, CA, USA, tied with 'Blazer II' of Christopher Culver, Newport, RI, USA, and a point behind 'Members Only' of Kinney/Cross/Swett, Jamestown, RI, USA. ----- The results, the event Facebook page with reports and photos, and the event website, and the video of day 1. Racing can be followed live each day.

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