North America – Sunday, October 11, 2020
North America – Monday, October 5, 2020
Monday, October 5, 2020   (Image © Daniel Forster - Rolex)

IRC, Melges IC37 - New York YC Annual Regatta, Melges IC37 Nationals - Final Results

 IRC, Melges IC37 - New York YC Annual Regatta, Melges IC37 Nationals - Final Results After 9 races, 'Pacific Yankee' co-owned by Bill Ruh and Drew Freides, Los Angeles, CA, finished the 2020 Melges IC37 Nationals with a resounding 13-point lead. 'Midnight Blue' of Alexis Michas, New York, NY, winning the two races of the day, jumped on rank 2, tied with 'Blazer II' of Christopher Culver, Newport, RI. 'Waka Jawaka' of Michael Goldfarb/Laura Grondin, Seattle, WA, dropped out of the podium, finishing 2 points behind 'Blazer II'. ----- After another two races in the ORC Divisions, 'Fox', the Botin 52 of Victor Wild, San Diego, CA, and 'Vesper', the TP52 of David Team, Newport Beach, CA., USA, remained tied in the ORC1 rankings, and winning the last race, the tie was broken in favor of 'Fox'. In the ORC2 classifications, 'Impetuous', the Swan 42 of Paul Zabetakis, Jamestown, RI, had the upper hand one point ahead of the tied 'Rigadoon', the Dunning 44 of Jim Grundy, Horsham, PA, and 'Pterodactyl', the R/P 45 of Scott Weisman, White Plains, NY, USA. In the ORC3, 'Leading Edge', the J 109 of William Sutton, Houston, TX, defended the first place two points against 'Maxine', the J 44 of William Ketcham, Greenwich, CT, on 2nd, tied with 'Vamp', the J 44 of Kenneth Luczynski, Kings Point, NY, USA on 3rd. ----- 80 boats, split into 9 ORC, PHRF, and one-design classes, were competing in North America's oldest annual regatta from October 2 to 4.----- The results, and the event website.
North America – Sunday, October 4, 2020
Sunday, October 4, 2020   

IRC, Melges IC37 - New York YC Annual Regatta, Melges IC37 Nationals - Day 2, close racing on top of most classes before last races today

 IRC, Melges IC37 - New York YC Annual Regatta, Melges IC37 Nationals - Day 2, close racing on top of most classes before last races today Going into the final day of racing, the podium of the Melges IC37 National Championship is still up for grabs with only a five-point separation between the second and fifth place boats. Dominating leader after seven races is 'Pacific Yankee' of Drew Freides/Bill Ruh, Los Angeles, CA, 16 points ahead of 'Waka Jawaka' of Michael Goldfarb/Laura Grondin, Seattle, WA, closely followed by 'Blazer II' of Christopher Culver, Newport, RI. ----- After two races completed, the top-ranked boats in the ORC Division are in ORC1 'Fox', the Botin 52 of Victor Wild, San Diego, CA, tied with 'Vesper', the TP52 of David Team, Newport Beach, CA., USA, in ORC2 a tied trio with 'Pterodactyl', the R/P 45 of Scott Weisman, White Plains, NY, 'Impetuous', the Swan 42 of Paul Zabetakis, Jamestown, RI, and 'Rigadoon', the Dunning 44 of Jim Grundy, Horsham, PA, and in ORC3 'Leading Edge', the J 109 of William Sutton, Houston, TX, two points ahead of 'Maxine', the J 44 of William Ketcham, Greenwich, CT. ----- 80 boats, split into 9 ORC, PHRF, and one-design classes, are racing North America's oldest annual regatta on October 2 to 4, in this year's 166th edition including Melges IC37 National Championships. The current format consists of a round-the-island race on Friday and two days of buoy or navigator-course racing. ----- The results, and the event website.
North America – Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020   

Tasar - 2020 Tasar North American Championship - Seattle, Wa. - Final Results

 Tasar - 2020 Tasar North American Championship - Seattle, Wa. - Final Results Winners of the 2020 Tasar North Americans, held over the past weekend on Puget Sound - the venue of the 2021 Worlds - were Jay and Lisa Renehan, ahead of Jonathan and Libby McKee, and Michael and Molly Karas. ----- Cold and windy 16-20kn prevailed on Saturday, while on Sunday, a lighter Northeasterly filled in for another three races to complete the Championship for the 22 boats, a limited number, due to Corona restrictions. ----- Here the final results after seven races, the report in Scuttlebutt and the Seattle YC website.
North America – Monday, September 28, 2020
Monday, September 28, 2020   

470, 49er, 49erFX - 2020 Oakcliff Triple Crown, Oyster Bay - Stage one Results, McNay/Hughes and the Cowles sisters on top of 470s

 470, 49er, 49erFX - 2020 Oakcliff Triple Crown, Oyster Bay - Stage one Results, McNay/Hughes and the Cowles sisters on top of 470s The first stage of the Oakcliff Triple Crown Series has concluded with US Sailing Team athletes Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.), and Carmen and Emma Cowles (Larchmont, N.Y.) comfortably taking first and second place in the 12-boat Open 470 fleet, respectively. ----- In the 49ers (4 teams), Christopher and Duncan Williford are on top, in the 49ersFX (5 teams), Nate Housberg/Lucy Wilmot are leading. ----- Very light max 5kn winds on Saturday, and up to 7kn yesterday. shifty and puffy, prevailed on Oyster Bay over the past weekend. ----- The results and the final report on the US Sailing Team website. ----- Stage two of the Triple Crown (this year reduced to a Double Crown) will be held on the weekend of October 2 to 4.
North America – Sunday, September 27, 2020
Sunday, September 27, 2020   

ORC, Melges IC37 - Newport Race Week - Final Results - 'Vesper' ORC1, 'Fox' ORC2 and 'BlazerII' IC37 overall winners

 ORC, Melges IC37 - Newport Race Week - Final Results - 'Vesper' ORC1, 'Fox' ORC2 and 'BlazerII' IC37 overall winners After three days of great sailing weather, the wind gods decided to offer fog and a hide-and-seek southerly yesterday. The Melges IC37 Class got in one race in limited visibility. The ORC classes' lone attempt at a race was abandoned halfway through when the breeze dropped to nothing. ----- Congratulations to the overall winners: 'Vesper' in ORC1, 'Impetuous' in ORC2, and 'Blazer II' in Melges IC37. ----- The podiums in the three classes: OCR1 - 1st the TP52 'Vesper' of David Team, Newport Beach, CA, USA, ahead of the Botin 52 'Fox' of Victor Wild, San Diego, CA, USA, and 'Bella Mente', the Maxi 72 of Hap Fauth, Naples, FL, USA. ----- ORC2 - 1st the Swan 42 'Impetuous' of Paul Zabetakis, Jamestown, RI, USA, followed by the J/109 'Leading Edge' of William Sutton, Houston, TX, USA and the Farr 30 'Das Blau Max' of Cory Sertl, Jamestown, RI, USA. ----- Melges IC37 - Christopher Culver, Newport, TI, USA, on 'Blazer II' ahead of 'Pacific Yankee' of Drew Freides /Bill Ruh, Los Angeles, CA, USA, and 'Qubit' of Chris Lewis, Seabrook, TX, USA. ----- The final results, the event Facebook page with reports and photos, the event website, and the Awards Show, the final video with the Race Week Summary (after 18min).
North America – Saturday, September 26, 2020
Saturday, September 26, 2020   (Image © Daniel Forster - Rolex)

OCR, Melges IC37 - Newport Race Week - Day 3 - Checkout the Video Summary of the Day, including an Interview on the America's Cup

 OCR, Melges IC37 - Newport Race Week - Day 3 - Checkout the Video Summary of the Day, including an Interview on the America's Cup Yesterday, the ORC fleets did their Coastal Races in perfect sailing conditions, while the Melges IC37 completed three additional round-the-buoy races on the outer circle at the Newport Race Week. ----- The leading OCR1 trio finished on top of the long-distance race as well, and the interim rankings before the last two or three races of today remain unchanged: The TP52 'Vesper' of David Team, Newport Beach, CA, USA, is still in the lead just one point ahead of the Botin 52 'Fox' of Victor Wild, San Diego, CA, USA. 'Bella Mente', the Maxi 72 of Hap Fauth, Naples, FL, USA, remains on 3rd with a 12 point backlog. ----- No change on top of the ORC2 with the Swan 42 'Impetuous' of Paul Zabetakis, Jamestown, RI, USA, winner of the day, on the first rank overall, 2 points ahead of the J/109 'Leading Edge' of William Sutton, Houston, TX, USA. The Farr 30 'Das Blau Max' of Cory Sertl, Jamestown, RI, USA on the 3rd place is now 21 points behind. ----- In Melges IC37, the dominator of Thursday, 'Waka Jawaka' of Michael Goldfarb/Laura Grondin, Seattle, WA, USA, had a bad day (ranks 8/8/5) and dropped on rank 4. Christopher Culver on 'Blazer II' is now the clear leader 9 points ahead of 'Pacific Yankee' of Drew Freides /Bill Ruh, Los Angeles, CA, USA, best of the day (1/1/3), and up from 4th to 2nd. 'Qubit' of Chris Lewis, Seabrook, TX, USA, now on 3rd, is another 2 points back. ----- The results, the event Facebook page with reports and photos, the event website, and the video summary of day three, including a very informative interview with Hap Fauth on the situation of the American Magic Syndicat, preparing for the America's Cup Challenge in Auckland NZL, where the launching of the second AC75 boat named 'Patriot' is scheduled in the first half of October! ----- A full-lenght video of the day is also available.
North America – Friday, September 25, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020   

OCR, Melges IC37 - Newport Race Week - Day 2 - Changes on top of the Melges IC37

 OCR, Melges IC37 - Newport Race Week - Day 2 - Changes on top of the Melges IC37 Three more races were held yesterday at the Newport Race Week without changes on top of the OCR1 fleet, where the TP52 'Vesper' of David Team, Newport Beach, CA, USA, is still in the lead just one point ahead of the Botin 52 'Fox' of Victor Wild, San Diego, CA, USA. 'Bella Mente', the Maxi 72 of Hap Fauth, Naples, FL, USA, remains on 3rd with a 10 point backlog. ----- In the ORC2, the Swan 42 'Impetuous' of Paul Zabetakis, Jamestown, RI, USA with three bullets yesterday replaced the J/109 'Leading Edge' of William Sutton, Houston, TX, USA on top of the rankings. The Farr 30 'Das Blau Max' of Cory Sertl, Jamestown, RI, USA on the 3rd place is now 17 points behind. ----- With three wins in four races in the Melges IC37, 'Waka Jawaka' of Michael Goldfarb/Laura Grondin, Seattle, WA, USA jumped on top. With three redresses given, Christopher Culver on 'Blazer II' remains on rank 2 only 2.8 points behind the leader. 'Qubit' of Chris Lewis, Seabrook, TX, USA, 9 points behind the first, is new on 3rd. The former leader 'Pacific Yankee' of Drew Freides /Bill Ruh, Los Angeles, CA, USA, is down on the 4th place 3 points behind the podium. ----- The results, the event Facebook page with reports and photos, the event website, and the video of day 2. Racing can be followed on livestream each day.
North America – Thursday, September 24, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020   

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

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.
North America – Sunday, September 13, 2020
Sunday, September 13, 2020   

Olympic Classes - Kiel Week 2020 - Final Results

Final Results (as per September 13th, 2020)

49er, 52 boats, 7Q and 6F races:
- 22nd Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA

49erFX, 51 boats, 7Q and 6F races:
- 2nd Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA

Finn, 26 boats, 11 races:
- 6th Tom Ramshaw CAN
- 14th Juan Ignacio Perez MEX

Laser Radial, 46th boats, 11 races:
- 26th Elena Oetling MEX

Laser Standard, 80 boats, 6Q and 5F races:
- 4th Charlie Buckingham USA
- 26th Yanic Gentry MEX
- 44th Ben Flower CAN
- 70th Gerardo Benitez MEX

Nacra 17, 25 boats, 12 races:
- No North Americans

470 men/women and RS:X men/women not racing in Kiel

TheUS Sailing Team Website.
North America – Saturday, September 12, 2020
Saturday, September 12, 2020   

Olympic Classes - Kiel Week 2020 - the North American Participants

 Olympic Classes - Kiel Week 2020 - the North American Participants (as per September 11th, 2020)

49er, 52 boats, 6 races:
- 28th Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA

49erFX, 51 boats, 6 races:
- 6th Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA

Finn, 26 boats, 6 races:
- 5th Tom Ramshaw CAN
- 11th Juan Ignacio Perez MEX

Laser Radial, 46th boats, 6 races:
- 27th Elena Oetling MEX

Laser Standard, 80 boats, 6 races:
- 5th Charlie Buckingham USA
- 37th Yanic Gentry MEX
- 63rd Gerardo Benitez MEX
- 48th Ben Flower CAN

Nacra 17, 25 boats, 7 races:
- No North Americans

470 men/women and RS:X men/women not racing in Kiel

The US Sailing Team Website, without updates up-to-now
North America – Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Wednesday, September 2, 2020   

Youth America's Cup canceled!

 Youth America's Cup canceled! Yesterday, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) announced that the Youth America's Cup event, scheduled for January 2021, has been canceled due to New Zealand Government restrictions around immigration. 19 teams from 13 nations (among them a USA team) were on the entry list, and with the AC9F foiling monohull, a special down-sized America's Cup type yacht had been developed and successfully launched ....... in vain! ----- The news in SailWorld.
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