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Charleston Race Week - Insane conditions on final day


'Charleston Race Week 2013'    Sara Proctor

Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week final day of competition got underway today, Sunday April 21. Principal Race Officer Hank Stuart was optimistic about sneaking in one final race on Circle 3 this morning, especially with Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week serving as the Melges 24 US National Championship.

'We got the anchor down in 15 knots of breeze, and it looked like a great day for some sailboat racing,' said Stuart. It didn’t take long for things to change, and by 10:30, gusts were in the low 30s. 'You never want to cancel racing unless it’s dangerous out there, but when a big puff knocked me literally off my feet and onto my backside, it was time to make the call.' The rest of the inshore classes followed shortly thereafter.

Driven by sustained winds in the high 20s, steep waves – some over 10 feet – battered the outer jetties of Charleston Harbor as the offshore classes headed out for their final races. By 10:00 a.m., both Principal Race Officers offshore sent the fleets home; a decision unanimously lauded by the racers.

'I’ve got just one word to describe the conditions out there,' said local racer Jeff Irvine. 'Insane.' Irvine and the crew of John Lucas and Marcus Durlach’s Charleston-based 1D35 Fearless said they came in to watch the small boats practicing after hearing of their cancellation. 'We saw some seriously crazy action; Vipers flipping over, Melges and J/boats going every which way,' said Irvine. 'I don’t think you’ll find one racer who thinks cancelling was the wrong move.'

Despite the intensifying winds, it was just another day on the water for the competitors in the Pursuit Class, which sailed a fetch out the jetties and a big-air run back to Patriot’s Point for the finish. Roughly half the Pursuit competitors were able to hold it together in the gale-force winds outside the jetties, but even the ocean-crossing Class 40s faced real problems.

'It was almost really ugly for us out there,' said Dragon trimmer Rob Windsor. 'We found ourselves being driven onto the South jetty when we had a sailhandling issue, and we had to engage the engine at the last minute, meaning we had to retire, but at least it was a safe end to the day.' Class 40 Icarus tore an important block out of the deck before even leaving the harbor, ending their day as well, while Joe Harris’s Gryphon Solo 2 reveled in the conditions, storming back into the harbor in a cloud of spray after rounding the sea buoy.

'Today was seriously challenging for everyone, but a great opportunity for those of us racing Class 40s to New York in the Atlantic Cup next month,' said Gryphon Solo 2 trimmer Hugh Piggin. 'It was a shame to see Dragon and Icarus with some issues, but we all had a chance to test our heavy weather settings, and now, we’ll all be ready for whatever the Atlantic throws at us on May 11. Piggin says that Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week serves as a perfect lead-in event for that high-profile Class 40 race up the East Coast. 'We expect to see quite a few more boats at this event next year – especially when they hear about the 20-plus-knot run we had down the harbor entrance today.'

Francisco Davila’s Soverel 36 Houzee won the non-spinnaker class, while Elliott Dodds Pearson Vanguard Indigo took the trophy for Pursuit Spinnaker class.
As the day wore on, winds continued to build out of the East, the harbor’s surface almost entirely covered with whitecaps. Gusts surpassed 40 knots as the awards ceremony began, with bright sunny skies overhead.

With no racing on any other courses, winners were decided based on results posted after Saturday’s busy action, and the Charleston Race Week Perpetual Trophy for best overall performance in the most competitive one-design class went to Rochester’s Kris Werner in the J/24 Class. Unfortunately, Werner and his crew hit the road early to get a jump on the 18-hour drive home and weren't on hand to collect their hardware.

'I feel terrible that we didn’t stick around to hear it, but I’m absolutely thrilled to get the award,' he said over the phone. 'To be honest, with all these high-profile sportboat fleets, we kind of felt like we were sailing the classic division, so it’s really gratifying to be recognized by the organizers.' This was Werner’s first-ever trip to Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week, and he says he owes the win to a crew that’s been together for 10 years along with a well-prepared boat.

'Our superb sail inventory and a group of guys that never give up is what gave us the edge; [fellow Rochester J/24 racer and two-time Charleston champ] Mike Ingham would have had us if my boys didn’t grind back from about 20th all the way to sixth in the final race.' Werner was keen to add that he thinks Charleston is on the cutting edge of sailboat racing in America. 'Most sailors today want to go faster with less hassle and on a smaller budget, and in that sense, Charleston really is the showcase for where sailing is headed. It’s just a spectacular regatta from every angle,' Werner said.

Alec Cutler's team on Hedgehog took home top honors in the Melges 24 National Championship, besting Bora Gulari's 2012 winning New England Ropes/West Marine Rigging team by just three points. Hedgehog bowman Curtis Florence said it was really a terrific battle on the water against the much younger crew from Detroit. 'We may be a bit longer in the tooth, but it was experience and a cohesive crew that helped us win the championship,' the Canada-based Florence said. 'Youth and bravery have their benefits, but we came out on top this time.'

In the overall awards, the Palmetto Cup, which is given to the top performing boat among the PHRF classes, went to Robin Team’s all-family program aboard his J/122 Teamwork (they also won PHRF Class A). This was the second time that Team and company have won the Palmetto Cup. If they get one more overall victory in this event, the Beaufort, NC based ensemble will tie Steven Stollman’s all-conquering C&C 115 Primal Scream as the winningest boat ever in Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week history. 'We will be coming back here for a long time, and we’ll just see how it plays out,' Team said with a grin.

And special mention goes to local J/24 racer and Charleston Ocean Racing Association Commodore Mike Palazzo, who was the inaugural winner of the Jubilee Perpetual Sportsmanship Trophy for his actions on Friday. Palazzo and his Jo Mamma crew rescued a man overboard in that day’s breezy chaos, but he declined to ask the jury for redress for his crew's actions. In fact, the rescued sailor tried to seek redress on Palazzo’s behalf, but that’s not how Mike rolls. It’s yet another example of the kind of good-natured camaraderie and competition here at Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week.

Full results are available here, while photos, videos, and updates can be found at the event website and Facebook page. Congratulations to all the competitors and all the new champions. We hope to see you back in Charleston next year, when the event runs from April 10th-13th.

J 80 (One Design - 4 Boats)
1. USA 11, J 80 26, Bert Carp , Annapolis, MD, USA - 1, 1, 5/DNF, 2, 1, 1, 2, [5] ; 8
2. Superfluous, J 80 26, Richard Donn , Thornwood, NY, USA - 2, 2, 2, 1, 2, 2, 1, [2] ; 10
3. Rocket Dog, J 80 26, Bradley Bertram , Martinez, GA, USA - 3, 3, 1, 3, 3, 3, 3, [3] ; 16
4. Cool J, J 80 26, James Kershaw , Leesburg, VA, USA - 5/DNC, 5/DNC, 5/DNC, 5/DNC, 5/DNC, 5/DNC, 5/DNC, [5] ; 30
J 24 (One Design - 26 Boats)
1. Superfecta, J 24 24, Kris Werner , Rochester, NY, USA - 1, 1, 3, 4, 1, 14, 6, [14] ; 16
2. 5443, J 24 24, Mike Ingham , Rochester, NY, USA - 5, 5, 1, 2, 6, 8, 1, [8] ; 20
3. Bash, J 24 24, Ron Medlin, Jr. , Wilmington, NC, USA - 3, 6, 4, 6, 5, 5, 4, [6] ; 27
4. Mental Floss, J 24 24, Aidan Glackin , Huntington, NY, USA - 6, 2, 2, 8, 8, 2, 9, [9] ; 28
5. ZOT, J 24 24, Frank McNamara , Wenham, MA, USA - 11, 3, 5, 5, 11, 6, 3, [11] ; 33

J 22 (One Design - 11 Boats)
1. The Jug 4 1, J 22 22 , Chris Doyle , Kenmore, NY, USA - 1, 2, 1, 1, 3, 2, 2, [3] ; 9
2. Torqeedo, J 22 22, Arthur Libby , Severna Park, MD, USA - 4, 4, 2, 2, 5, 1, 1, [5] ; 14
3. Leading Edge, J 22 22, Greg Fisher/ Todd Hiller , Mt Pleasant, SC, USA - 2, 5, 12/DNS, 4, 1, 4, 3, [12] ; 19
4. Blind Pig, J 22 22, Ryan Flack , Fenton, MI, USA - 3, 1, 4, 6, 2, 5, 5, [6] ; 20
5. USA 1646, J 22 22, Keith Zars , San antonio, TX, USA - 5, 3, 3, 5, 6, 3, 4, [6] ; 23

Ultimate 20 (One Design - 11 Boats)
1. Rumbullion, Ultimate 20 20, BJ Jones , Cornelius, NC, USA - 1, 1, 1, 5, 2, 1, 2, [5] ; 8
2. Redbeard, Ultimate 20 20, Brad Lawson , Denver, CO, USA - 2, 2, 2, 1, 4, 3, 4, [4] ; 14
3. Escape Velocity, Ultimate 20 20, Phillip Davis , Corpus Christi, TX, USA - 3, 4, 12/DNF, 4, 3, 4, 5, [12] ; 23
4. Voodoo, Ultimate 20 20, Mas Azuma , Atlanta, GA , USA - 4, 5, 12/DNF, 2, 6, 5, 6, [12] ; 28
5. Target , Ultimate 20 20, Keith Ziegler , Westland, MI, USA - 12/DNF, 12/DNF, 12/DNF, 3, 1, 2, 1, [12] ; 31

J 70 (One Design - 55 Boats)
1. Helly Hansen, J 70 22.75, Tim Healey , Portsmouth, RI, USA - 5, 3, 3, 1, 2, 4, 10, 1, [10] ; 19
2. Relative Obscurity, J 70 22.75, Peter Duncan , Rye, NY, USA - 3, 2, 11, 4, 4, 3, 3, 2, [11] ; 21
3. Wild Child, J 70 22.75, Henry Filter , Stevensville, MD, USA - 20, 11, 1, 2, 1, 6, 8, 7, [20] ; 36
4. Catapult, J 70 22.75, Joel Ronning , Minneapolis, MN, USA - 1, 1, 5, 10, 8, 7, 6, 17, [17] ; 38
5. Menace, J 70 22.75, Kerry Klingler , Norwalk, CT, USA - 4, 4, 4, 9, 11, 2, 21, 13, [21] ; 47

Viper 640 (One Design - 33 Boats)
1. Jackpot, Viper 640 21, Brad Boston/ Lee Shuckerow/Eric Vigrass , Point Edward, Ont, CAN - 4, 2, 5, 2, 1, 3, 2, 3, [5] ; 17
2. Arethusa, Viper 640 21, Philip Lotz , Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA - 7, 1, 3, 5, 5, 4, 1, 1, [7] ; 20
3. ARGO, Viper 640 21, Jason Carroll / Chad Corning / John Baxter , New York, NY, USA - 5, 9, 2, 3, 2, 1, 3, 5, [9] ; 21
4. Dazzler, Viper 640 21, Allan Terhune, Jr , Arnold, MD, USA - 1, 3, 1, 11, 6, 7, 14, 2, [14] ; 31
5. Bliksem, Viper 640 21, Pieter Taselaar , Newport, RI, USA - 11, 5, 6, 4, 7, 16, 7, 6, [16] ; 46

Melges 24 (One Design - 37 Boats)
1. Hedgehog, Melges 24 24, Alec Cutler , Pembroke, BER - 1, 6, 2, 1, 1, 1, 4, 3, [6] ; 13
2. New England Ropes/West Marine Rigging, Melges 24 24, Bora Gulari , Grosse Pointe, MI, USA - 2, 2, 1, 2, 6, 2, 1, 10, [10] ; 16
3. Monsoon, Melges 24 24, Bruce Ayres , Costa Mesa, CA, USA - 6, 1, 3, 3, 4, 3, 15, 4, [15] ; 24
4. Rock N Roll, Melges 24 24, Argyle Campbell , Newport Beach, CA, USA - 5, 4, 5, 6, 2, 5, 10, 8, [10] ; 35
5. Rosebud, Melges 24 24, Scott Holmgren , Edmond, OK, USA - 4, 22, 4, 38/DNF, 3, 4, 2, 5, [38] ; 44

Melges 20 (One Design - 33 Boats)
1. Bacio, Audi Melges 20 20, Michael Kiss , Holland, MI, USA - 4, 5, 2, 3, 6, 1, 1, 1, [6] ; 17
2. Heartbreaker, Audi Melges 20 20, Robert Hughes , Ada, MI, USA - 5, 2, 1, 34/DNF, 5, 5, 6, 3, [34] ; 27
3. Oleander, Audi Melges 20 20, James Wilson , Rye, NY, USA - 1, 8, 23, 1, 3, 9, 3, 6, [23] ; 31
4. Cinghiale, Audi Melges 20 20, Robert Wilber , Stony Creek, CT, USA - 6, 3, 8, 7, 8, 4, 7, 23, [23] ; 43
5. STAR, Audi Melges 20 20, Jeff Ecklund , Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA - 2, 24, 3, 2, 9, 7, 8, 22, [24] ; 53

High Performance Class (HPR) (HPR - 4 Boats)
1. SPOOKIE, HPR Carkeek 40 40, Steve & Heidi Benjamin , Norwalk, CT, USA - 1, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, [2] ; 6
2. Grundoom, Farr 400 38, James Grundy , Horsham, PA, USA - 4, 3, 3, 2, 1, 2, [4] ; 11
3. Decision, HPR Carkeek 40 40, Stephen Murray , New Orleans, LA, USA - 2, 2, 1, 5/RET, 5/DNC, 5/DNC, [5] ; 15
4. Big Booty, Lutra 42 42, Pat Eudy , USA - 3, 5/DNC, 5/DNC, 5/DNF, 5/DNC, 5/DNC, [5] ; 23

Swan 42 (One Design - 5 Boats)
1. Daring, Swan 42 42.5, John Hele , Rye, NY, USA - 1, 1, 1, 1, 3, 5, [5] ; 7
2. Stark Raving Mad VI, Swan 42 42.5, James Madden , Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA - 3, 4, 2, 3, 4, 1, [4] ; 13
3. Vitesse, Swan 42 42.5, Jon Halbert , Dallas, TX, USA - 5, 2, 4, 4, 1, 4, [5] ; 15
4. Apparition, Swan 42 42.5, Ken Colburn , Dover, MA, USA - 2, 5, 3, 5, 2, 3, [5] ; 15
5. Bandit, Swan 42 42.5, Andrew Fisher , Greenwich, CT, USA - 4, 3, 5, 2, 5, 2, [5] ; 16

PHRF A (PHRF - 13 Boats)
1. Teamwork, J 122 40, Robin Team , Lexington, NC, USA - 2, 1, 1, 2, 7, 3, [7] ; 9
2. Rebecca, J 120 40, Glenn Gault , League City, TX, USA - 4, 3, 2, 1, 4, 2, [4] ; 12
3. Dauntless, Beneteau First 47.7 48, Don Terwilliger , Charleston, SC, USA - 1, 6, 4, 4, 5/SCP, 1, [6] ; 15
4. Fearless, ID 35 35, John Lucas , Charleston, SC, USA - 8/SCP, 2, 3, 6/SCP, 1, 5, [8] ; 17
5. Wicked 2.0, J 111 36, Douglas Curtiss , South Dartmouth, MA, USA - 3, 7, 5, 5, 9, 4, [9] ; 24

PHRF B (PHRF - 10 Boats)
1. Tangent, Cape Fear 38 38, Gerry Taylor , Annapolis, MD, USA - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, [1] ; 5
2. Temptress, SR33 33, Robert Hibdon , Hanahan, SC, USA - 3, 4, 11/DNF, 2, 2, 3, [11] ; 14
3. Line Honors Racing, C&C 115 38, Bob Hillier , Lake Geneva, WI, USA - 2, 2, 3, 5, 3, 5, [5] ; 15
4. Heat Wave, J 109 35, Gary Weisberg , Gloucester, MA, USA - 4, 3, 4, 8, 7, 2, [8] ; 20
5. Dead On Arrival, J 105 34.5, Joe Highsmith , Bluffton, SC, USA - 5, 7, 2, 3, 6, 4, [7] ; 20

Tartan 10 (One Design - 7 Boats)
1. Team Iball, T-10 33, Scott Irwin , Maumee, OH, USA - 1, 1, 1, 4, 2, 1, [4] ; 6
2. Norboy, T-10 33, Leif Sigmond , Riverwoods, IL, USA - 3, 2, 2, 1, 1, 2, [3] ; 8
3. Pegasus, T-10 33, Andrea Krasinski , Chicago, IL, USA - 2, 5, 5, 2, 3, 3, [5] ; 15
4. TAZ, T-10 33, Hanson Bratton , G.P. Woods, MI, USA - 5, 4, 3, 3, 4, 5, [5] ; 19
5. Silver Surfer, T-10 33, Simon Beemsterboer , Mokena, IL, USA - 4, 3, 4, 6, 5, 4, [6] ; 20

PHRF C (PHRF - 12 Boats)
1. Mighty Puffin, J 29 MH OB 29, Steve Thurston , Bristol, RI, USA - 1, 3, 5, 1, 3, 2, [5] ; 10
2. Amigos, J 92 30, David Pritchard , Suwanee, GA, USA - 6/SCP, 2, 3, 2, 1, 3, [6] ; 11
3. Natural Disaster, Olson 29 IB 28, Barney Hathaway / Tom Moulds , Saint Inigoes, MD, USA - 3, 1, 4, 3, 4, 1, [4] ; 12
4. Panther, Olson 30 OB 30, Bryan Sims , Oakville, Ont, CAN - 5, 8, 1, 4, 2, 6, [8] ; 18
5. A Parent Tripp, Tripp 26 26, Brett Harrison / John Yeigh , Annapolis, MD, USA - 6, 5, 2, 5, 5, 4, [6] ; 21

PHRF D (PHRF - 7 Boats)
1. Susimi, Sweden 370 36.6, Michael Carrington , Lighthouse Point, FL, USA - 7, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, [7] ; 10
2. Island Flyer, Wauquiez Centurion 40s 40, Denny Manrique , Tonka Bay, MN, USA - 4, 5, 6, 1, 1, 1, [6] ; 12
3. Diana Sea, Alerion 38 38, Bernie Cignavitch , Charleston, SC, USA - 2, 2, 4.5, 5, 3, 2, [5] ; 13.5
4. Passion, Catalina 34 34, Brett Grover , Jesup, GA, USA - 3, 4, 7, 3, 4, 4, [7] ; 18
5. Quintette, Sabre 38 38, Kenneth King , Charleston, SC, USA - 5, 3, 4.5, 4, 5, 5, [5] ; 21.5

Pursuit Class Spin (One Design - 11 Boats)
1. indigo, Pearson Vanguard 32, elliott dodds , meggett, SC, USA - 1, 2, 1, ; 4
2. Layla, Beneteau Oceanis 461 46, Hakki Etem , St Augustine, FL, USA - 5, 1, 2, ; 8
3. Naut-on-Call, Beneteau Oceanis 381 38, Eddie Evans , North Charleston, SC, USA - 4, 4, 6, ; 14
4. Alexandria, Jeanneau 45.2 46, Joseph Hanna , Charleston, SC, USA - 3, 5, 7, ; 15
5. True Luck, Newport 41 41, Matthew Lynch , Orange Park, FL, USA - 6, 6, 3, ; 15

Pursuit Class Non Spin (One Design - 5 Boats)
1. Houzee, Soverel 36 Non Spin 36, Francisco Davila , Mount Pleasant, SC, USA - 1, 1, 6/DNF, ; 8
2. Direction, Morgan 30/2 Non Spin 29, John Springer , Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA - 3, 2, 6/DNF, ; 11
3. The Usual Suspects, Catalina 42 Non Spin 42, Robert Aymar , Mt Pleasant, SC, USA - 2, 3, 6/DNS, ; 11
4. Peregrine, Beneteau 456 Non Spin 46.5, Timothy Vienneau , North Charleston, SC, USA - 2, 4, 6/DNF, ; 12
5. Water Music, Hunter 28 Non Spin 28, Greg Handal , James Island, SC, USA - 4, 5, 6/DNF, ; 15

Pursuit Class Class 40 (One Design - 3 Boats)
1. GryphonSolo2, Class 40 40, Joseph Harris , Hamilton, MA, USA - 2, 1, 1, ; 4
2. Icarus, Class 40 40, Tim Fetsch , Charleston, SC, USA - 1, 2, 4/DNF, ; 7
3. Dragon, Class 40 40, Michael Hennessy , New York, NY, USA - 3, 3, 4/DNF, ; 10


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Millennium Cup: Racing in the picturesque Bay of Islands
Volvo Ocean Race - Up up and away
Barcelona World Race - 'Haves' and 'Have Nots'
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 update from Jack Bouttell onboard Dongfeng
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Game time!
Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015 – Ninth year ready to rock!
Foiling GC32s Key West Race Week images by Ingrid Abery
Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race - Crews prepare for big race
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 2
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - A challenging day
America's Cup: Spithill leads Oracle reconnaissance team in Bermuda
Extreme Sailing Series announces new teams and venues for 2015
Barcelona World Race - Leaders enter the fastest section of the course
Martinique Surf Pro - Must attend event in the world surfing circuit
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup preview
RORC Caribbean 600 proving irresistible
18ft Skiffs: Images from NSW Championships - Race 2   
Volvo Ocean Race – Malacca Nightmare – now it’s a boat race again!!   
2015 Annapolis to Newport Race - Battle for Surflant Prize   
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Off to a great start   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica - Enter the Dragon + Video   
Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series - Day 3   
World Match Racing Tour's title sponsor goes into administration   
Kieler Woche 2015 promotes Olympic sailing competitions   
Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía – Kiteboarding and Dragons return   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami preview   
Audi Melges 20 Class - Miami Winter Series   
Barcelona World Race - The South is looming.   
Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week announce new one design class   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 position report for 19th January   
Pape Chevrolet North American Championships - Register today!   
Volvo Ocean Race: Sally Barkow - from the Olympics to the Volvo   
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - The big casino *Feature   
C&C 30 Javelin makes West Coast Debut   
Quantum Key West Race Week - Flurry of activity   
2015 Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series - Day 2   


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