Please select your home edition
Edition
upffront 728x90

Melges 24 Atlantic Coast Championship - Mojito out front on day 1

by Joy Dunigan on 9 Mar 2013
Catharine Evans’ Mojito punches the line on the first and only start of the day. ©2013 JOY | U.S. Melges 24 Class Association http://usmelges24.com/
The 2013 Melges 24 Atlantic Coast Championship, being held in conjunction with Studio Milano's Bacardi Miami Sailing Week, welcomed the fleet with a cool morning. Unfortunately, due to little breeze, the race committee was only able to get in one of the three races scheduled for the eighteen teams in attendance.

Due to painfully light air, Catherine Evan' Mojito got off the line well with a big head start while many of the fleets heaviest competition hitters were called OCS. She led the charge early and was able to extend for the win. Evans and crew of Ron Hyatt, Steve Liebel, Doug Nickel, and Coleen Walsh took the bullet as to become both overnight and Corinthian Division leader. A huge congratulations are in order for this phenomenal all-amateur team.

Also battling the light air conditions, was Alan Field aboard WTF staying right on the stern of Evans the entire race, followed closely by Don Wilson's Convexity. Bent Dietrich from Germany on Kleine Rainbow did not go unnoticed barely missing the podium for the first race but is in good standing to do very well in the series.

The runner up for the Corinthian Division is Rob Britts and crew sailing Hot Mess who have great placement heading into day two, and are followed up by Curtis Jazwiecki and crew on Gnarly Ruca.



Top Five Results (After one race):

1.) Catherine Evans, Mojito
2.) Alan Field, WTF
3.) Don Wilson, Convexity
4.)Bent Dietrich, Kleine Rainbow
5.) Bruce Ayers, Monsoon

Top Three Corinthians (After one race):

1.) Catherine Evans, Mojito
2.) Rob Britts, Hot Mess
3.) Curtis Jazwiecki, Gnarly Miami Sailing Week Melges 24 website

Wildwind 2016 660x82Bakewell-White Yacht DesignNorth Technology - Southern Spars

Related Articles

RS800 European Championship at Circolo Vela Torbole – Day 2
Day two of the RS800 Cup served up a hot and humid day, which would test both nerves and patience. Day two of the RS800 Cup served up a hot and humid day, which would test both nerves and patience. Race three started in an eight knots breeze, with the course laid down the middle of the lake, most of the fleet headed right using the knowledge gained yesterday, that right was breezier, however the wind gods had decided to switch sides and this time it was hard left which paid.
Posted today at 2:03 pm
RS Feva Worlds – Qualification phase is complete at the end of Day 2
Heavy metal day. Gold, Silver or Bronze. It was going to going to be tight at the cut off points. PA Consulting and Allen RS Feva Worlds 2016 - Heavy metal day. Gold, Silver or Bronze. It was going to going to be tight at the cut off points. A number of boats went into the day in much lower positions than expected for a variety of reasons. Could they make it up?
Posted today at 7:34 am
RORC Channel Race – Preview
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continues this weekend with the Channel Race. 2016 RORC Channel Race – The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continues this weekend with the Channel Race. The 10th race of the series features a flexi-course starting and finishing in The Solent. 38 yachts from four different countries will be taking part, including some of the fastest racing yachts in Europe, as well as a variety of cruiser-racers.
Posted today at 7:10 am
British boys bounce back to control Day 2 of Quiberon OK Dinghy Worlds
Jim Hunt has taken the lead after two more tricky races in Quiberon. He won the first race by a comfortable margin. The day began unusually grey and cloudy with a patchy wind over the race course. However the first race of the day was started on time, with Eric Rone (NZL) breaking away from the fleet on the first big shift after the start to hold an impressive lead at the top mark.
Posted on 26 Jul
52 Super Series – Puerto Portals Sailing Week – Azzurra strikes back
Azzurra delivered their best day of the season so far on the Bay of Palma waters where they won the World Champion title The team of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda scored two second places from the pair of windward-leeward races which were sailed in relatively steady sea breeze conditions. Super sharp starting was the launch pad for race victories today. Prime position on the pin mark of the start line at the gun was key to the wins of Bronenosec and Provezza.
Posted on 26 Jul
New French leader on Day 3 of Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup
Breakfast time today saw some furious adding up to resolve the winning team in the high scoring offshore race Initially France Blue, overall leaders after day one, looked strong with their two big boats, Eric de Turkheim's A13, Teasing Machine, and the Prietz family's JND 39, GOA, in front. As boats started finishing the Flanders North Sea team edged ahead.
Posted on 26 Jul
52 Super Series – Puerto Portals Sailing Week – Races 3 and 4 images
Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from races three and four Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from races three and four
Posted on 26 Jul
Gstaad Yacht Club's Racing Team trio for Rio 2016
Pre-Olympic Brunch at the GYC clubhouse – members, guests and friends gave a Brazilian farewell to the GYC Racing Team. The Gstaad Yacht Clubs sport members are: the Nacra 17 team with Matías Bühler and Nathalie Brugger who qualified for Switzerland, the 470 sailor Will Ryan, who starts with his helmsman Matthew Belcher for Australia and Billy Besson, who starts in the Nacra 17 class too, together with his crew Marie Riou for France.
Posted on 26 Jul
J/111 Garmin World Championship less than a week away
Championship is less than a week away, fourteen teams from seven different countries will be taking part. Forming a truly international fleet, the teams come from Australia, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States of America. Racing on tight Solent courses the fleet will enjoy a five day racing programme and a lively social schedule, organised at the Island Sailing Club in the heart of Cowes.
Posted on 26 Jul
PA Consulting Allen RS Feva Worlds – Day 1
Following the 12 practice race recalls the fleet behaved for the first championship start, and got away first time. Champagne stuff is very overused in sailing, but with temperature in the high twenties, 15kts average, three qualifying series races, your mates are your arch competitors it is at the very least aqua frizzante, or full fat coke and not the zero stuff. OK, after race one the wind did ease off and by race three it was more like 8-10kts.
Posted on 26 Jul