Please select your home edition
Edition
Naiad/Oracle Supplier

Beneteau First 36.7 NAC Championship - Tight racing on day 2

by Rachelle Treiber on 8 Sep 2013
Finish - 2013 Beneteau First 36.7 NAC Championship Michael Thoney
The 11th annual Beneteau First 36.7 North American Championship continued Friday at Chicago Yacht Club’s Belmont Station, with day two bringing winds of eight to 12 knots out of the southeast, resulting in flatter water than yesterday’s first day of racing. The competition was spirited, with early favorites maintaining their positions but boats from deeper in the fleet made their presence known as well.

Chicagoan Mark Norris, skipper of Spilt Decision, said, 'It was an absolutely beautiful day to be out racing. Competition was fabulous, the top eight to 10 boats are all finishing within seconds of each other.'

Detroit-based Grizzly finished the day in first place, swapping overall places with Chicago’s Maggie Mae. Chuck Bayer, owner of Grizzly, has sailed in 10 of the 11 NAC regattas, finishing in second place five times. 'This is a great one-design regatta. The other boats are all fast, and the competition is fierce as expected. My crew is as good as any out here, which has contributed to our strong performance so far.' Grizzly is one of four Detroit boats competing in Chicago.

Wayne Bretsch, the regatta PRO, said it was a great day to be sailing. 'The starting lines were close on all three races which included two four-legged races and a five-legged race, finishing to windward,' Bretsch said. 'Everything went smoothly and when things are going well, there isn’t a lot of excitement. The racers seem to be very happy.'

Chicago has the largest organized fleet of Beneteau 36.7‘s in North America and has hosted the NAC’s three times. As a testament to the 36.7’s racing durability, four of the first 10 hulls are participating in this week’s regatta.





Racing continues on Saturday with three scheduled races. Two races are set for Sunday.

Click here for today’s standings

Barz Optics - Kids rangeWildwind 2016 660x82Mackay Boats

Related Articles

Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta - Strong turnout and tight racing on Day 2
Sailboats competed off Point Loma on San Diego Bay on second day of Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design Regatta With the addition of offshore keelboat racing on Saturday, sailboats competed off Point Loma on San Diego Bay on the second day of the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta in San Diego.
Posted on 19 Mar
H.H National Offshore One Design Regatta begins on San Diego Bay
The annual Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta got underway in San Diego on Friday morning The annual Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta got underway in San Diego on Friday morning as five classes of sailboats took to the racecourses on San Diego Bay. Eight additional classes are scheduled to join the regatta Saturday and Sunday.
Posted on 18 Mar
U.S. J/24 Class offers wonderful opportunity to young sailors
The U.S. J/24 Class is pleased to announce the launch of the Kelly Holmes-Moon J/24 Boat Grant Program. The U.S. J/24 Class is pleased to announce the launch of the Kelly Holmes-Moon J/24 Boat Grant Program. This program is targeted toward sailors in their twenties who would like the chance to put a crew together and campaign a J/24 of their own but do not have the means to purchase a boat.
Posted on 15 Mar
Etchells go live for last day of Victorian Etchells Championship
The last day of the 2017 Brighton Land Rover Victorian Etchells Championship from RBYC will be streamed live The last day of the 2017 Brighton Land Rover Victorian Etchells Championship from the Royal Brighton YC will be streamed live. See it all unfold from 0900hrs on Monday, March 13, 2017. Watch the closest racing featuring some of Austrlia's best. On water and aerial footage, with commentary, including exclusive material for screening in between races.
Posted on 12 Mar
USA Mark Mendelblatt and Magnus Liljedahl win the 90th Bacardi Cup
The breeze build up shortly before 1:00pm today with seven knots from NNE and the RC got the boats on the starting line The breeze build up shortly before 1:00pm today with seven knots from NNE and the RC got the boats on the starting line with the black flag up. Unfortunately too many boats were over and PRO was forced to call a general recall that caused an automatic abandon as per SI rule 6.1 that stated no racing after 13:00.
Posted on 12 Mar
Tight racing in Bacardi Cup with top four teams
Race Day 5 of the 90th Bacardi Cup Regatta and Race Day 2 of Bacardi Miami Sailing Week got off to a slow start today Race Day 5 of the 90th Bacardi Cup Regatta and Race Day 2 of the eighth Annual Bacardi Miami Sailing Week presented by EFG got off to a slow start today with an onshore postponement for every class. Once racing got underway, regattas were held in a southeasterly breeze that started at eight knots around 1:30PM and kept steady the entire afternoon.
Posted on 11 Mar
Bacardi Cup - Lars Grael and Samuel Goncalves win today’s light day
Race Day 4 of Bacardi Cup Regatta and Race Day 1 of eighth Annual Bacardi Miami Sailing Week got off to a slow start Race Day 4 of the 90th Bacardi Cup Regatta and Race Day 1 of the eighth Annual Bacardi Miami Sailing Week presented by EFG got off to a slow start today for the Stars, but racing was on and then off for the J/70, Viper 640, VX One, VX Evo, A-Cat, Flying Tiger and M24 Classes.
Posted on 10 Mar
Bacardi Cup - Mark Mendelblatt and Magnus Liljedahl top on perfect day
It’s a perfect day in Miami to sail the third day of the Bacardi Cup and get two races in with steady 14 knots ESE. It’s a perfect day in Miami to sail the third day of the Bacardi Cup and get two races in with steady 14 knots ESE. RC moved back the start at 11:00 AM and shortened the distance of today’s first race in order to make up Monday’s cancellation. Today is the last day the Stars will be alone on the bay, as tomorrow the other classes
Posted on 9 Mar
Bacardi Cup – French sailors top chart with ideal sailing conditions
Miami delivered a breezy day on the first day of racing following yesterday’s cancellation. Miami delivered a breezy day on the first day of racing following yesterday’s cancellation. With rain clouds over the fleet with steady 20 knots from the east, most of the fleet was over and RC had to call two general recalls. With a black flag waiving, the third start was the charm with Mendelblatt/Liljedal (USA) who took the lead over Jennings/Kleen and VanderMolen/Belco (USA)
Posted on 8 Mar
Bacardi Cup - Too much breeze cancels racing on Day 1
Bacardi Cup/BACARDI Miami Sailing Week events kicked off on Saturday night with a successful Havana Nights/Casino Party Bacardi Cup and BACARDI Miami Sailing Week events kicked off on Saturday night with a highly successful Havana Nights and Casino Party at Coral Reef Yacht Club benefitting Shake-A-Leg Miami, Team Paradise and Sailing Heals. On Sunday afternoon the BACARDI hospitality Village at Regatta Park opened for competitors and guests with 72 Star registering for the event.
Posted on 7 Mar