Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik Yachting Range

Melges 32 World Championship - Hedgehog claims the lead

by Joy Dunigan on 27 Sep 2012
Alec Cutler - Hedgehog - 2012 Melges 32 World Championship ©JOY | IM32CA http://melges32.com/
Day two of the 2012 Melges 32 World Championship, hosted by the New York YC was a long day featuring one race and a new overnight leader - Bermuda's Alec Cutler and tactician Richard Clarke aboard Hedgehog. 'We just wanted to get through the two windiest days in good position.' said Cutler. 'Today was great, but it's still a little too early to get excited about where we are at in the standings. We still a long way to go.'

Moving from fourth place overnight into the second position is Edoardo Lupi's Torpyone with Branko Brcin on tactics and in third overall, Andrea Pozzi with Gabriele Benussi as tactician on Bombarda.


The day started with teams anticipating racing on the outside (offshore) again, but the Race Committee, due to very harsh conditions, relocated racing to the inside course (bay). When teams arrived they found 18-20+ knots of breeze and a steep chop. As the Race Committee worked hard to set the course, the breeze gradually built to a healthy 20+ for the first start of the day, which resulted in a general recall. The breeze only increased further, prompting PRO Hank Stuart to send the fleet ashore while he and his NYYC Race Committee Team remained on station. At 12.30, Stuart reported a solid 27 knots with gusts to 33, clearly exceeding the IM32CA Rule racing maximum.

At 14.00, the AP ashore was lowered and the fleet went racing again, in the same place as before but with more overcast skies and chop. The one and only race of the day, a course five with a bearing of 230 at 2.0 nm, kicked off a little after three o'clock, with Cutler, Steve Howe on Warpath, Lupi and John Kilroy's Samba Pa Ti battling the entire race. Cutler took the early lead with Kilroy and Howe chasing for the lead but in the end, Kilroy took command at the final windward mark of the race and held on for the win. Cutler settled for second and Lupi finished a solid third.

'Our first place finish today proved that we are a strong team and that we can compete at a very high level.' commented Kilroy. 'Yesterday was not a good day as we broke a spinnaker and we did a penalty turn which caused us to end with a 20th place finish. Our win today put us in the top ten, but we hope to not stop there. Sailing the Melges 32 in Newport, hosted by NYYC has been just fantastic.'

Cutler now possesses one of the few single digit score lines at the event thus far, moving into the lead by one point.

Two more races, with the option for a third, are scheduled for Thursday, September 27 with a start of 11.00.





 

Bow

 

Sail Number

Yacht Name

Yacht Design

Owner/Skipper

Race
1

Race
2

Race
3

Total

World Championship Racing

 

One Design Division

   

Melges 32

   

1.

1

 

BER 1

Hedgehog

Melges 32

Alec Cutler

5

7

2

14.0

   
   

2.

487

 

ITA 487

Torpyone

Melges 32

Edoardo Lupi

8

4

3

15.0

   
   

3.

42

 

ITA 229

Bombarda

Melges 32

Andrea Pozzi

1

6

9

16.0

   
   

4.

88

 

USA 2

Goombay Smash

Melges 32

William Douglass

3

3

12

18.0

   
   

5.

603

 

USA 32917

Warpath

Melges 32

Stephen Howe

2

15

4

21.0

   
   

6.

230

 

USA 230

Pisces

Melges 32

Benjamin Schwartz

4

1

19

24.0

   
   

7.

21

 

ITA 2121

Mascalzone Latino

Melges 32

Vincenzo Onorato

12

2

13

27.0

   
   

8.

13

 

USA 13131

Samba Pa Ti

Melges 32

John Kilroy

20

8

1

29.0

   
   

9.

69

 

USA 169

Bliksem

Melges 32

Pieter Taselaar

7

16

6

29.0

   
   

10.

111

 

SUI 1

Robertissima 1

Melges 32

Roberto Tomasini Grinover

6

21

5

32.0

   

http://www.yachtscoring.com/event results cumulative.cfm?eID=155" target=" blank">Full results here

http://www.nyyc.org/_York_Yacht_Club_website [Sorry, this link had a problem]
Zhik ZKG 660x82Naiad/Oracle SupplierInSunSport - NZ

Related Articles

LV America’s Cup World Series – Big Ben takes a big win in Portsmouth
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were on hand to present the awards and it was a fitting end to an amazing weekend. It really was Super Sunday for Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR whose second place in the last of Sunday’s three races gave them the overall regatta win at the Portsmouth event.
Posted today at 7:36 pm
America's Cup World Series - Big win for Big Ben in Portsmouth
A Royal handshake, a big yellow spot, personalised LV handbags and the adulation of the home crowd You’ve heard the news – for British sailing fans it was a big day in Portsmouth at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series as Sir Ben Ainslie and Team Land Rover BAR scored a bullet and two second places against Team Oracle USA’s second and two firsts to take the ‘regatta’ and climb to the top of the LVACWS leaderboard overall.
Posted today at 7:29 pm
America's Cup World Series – Two win day closes the gap on leaderboard
Oracle Team USA opened Super Sunday with a second place finish and followed it up with two race victories Oracle Team USA opened Super Sunday with a second place finish and followed it up with two race victories to close within just one point of the winning home team.
Posted today at 7:15 pm
Transat Québec Saint-Malo – A battle from start to finish
After a quick transatlantic race time of 12 days, two hours and 24 minutes, team Imerys crossed the St Malo finish line. The 3000nm downwind adventure from Quebec City to St Malo proved seven days faster than May's 3000nm upwind Transat bakerly from Plymouth to New York.
Posted today at 6:59 pm
Azzurra now in the Balearics for third event in 52 Super Series 2016
The fleet of ten TP 52s had their Practice Race today in the thermal breezes that are so typical of Mallorca. The fleet of ten TP 52s had their Practice Race today in the thermal breezes that are so typical of Mallorca. It was a day of fine-tuning before the Puerto Portals Sailing Week officially begins.
Posted today at 6:47 pm
52 Super Series – Puerto Portals Sailing Week – Oiling the wheels
The TP52 Class have been coming to chic self-contained Puerto Portals since the Med Fleet’s formative year, 2005. The TP52 Class have been coming to chic self-contained Puerto Portals since the Med Fleet’s formative year, 2005. The MedCup was hosted four times by the marina between 2005 and 2008 and 2016 is now the second time that the 52 Super Series will race out on the Bay of Palma based from Puerto Portals Marina.
Posted today at 6:34 pm
Nevin Snow wins the 50th Governor's Cup
Nevin Snow and his team were victorious this year, defeating Sam Gilmour and his team from the Royal Freshwater Bay Club Nevin Snow and his team from San Diego Yacht Club were victorious this year, defeating Sam Gilmour and his team from the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club. Each had defeated their opponent in the final four.
Posted today at 4:42 pm
Comanche - On board report - 175nm ahead of trans-Atlantic record pace
Comanche is currently 1?76? miles ahead of the record (correct at 09.45 BST) Sunday July 24, 2016 Update from Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark's supermaxi Comanche on Sunday 24th July, 2016 as she chases the Trans-Atlantic monohull record Comanche is currently 1?76? miles ahead of the record (correct at 09.45 BST). Visit the Yellow Brick tracker for latest position updates
Posted today at 12:10 pm
Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge - Race 13 arrivals complete
Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge, arrivals are now complete following arrival of IchorCoal at 2300 local time As Visit Seattle, PSP Logistics and Da Nang – Viet Nam celebrated their podium finishes in race 13, the Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge, arrivals are now complete following the arrival of IchorCoal at 2300 local time this evening.
Posted today at 7:48 am
Vic-Maui Yacht Race - Kraken one, Darby no score
In real race, not artificial ones that sailboats make up between themselves, Kraken beat Mother Nature’s child – Darby 2016 Vic-Maui Yacht Race - In a real race, not the artificial ones that sailboats make up between themselves, Kraken has beat Mother Nature’s child – Darby. Mark and Annette Malacek’s Beneteau First 40.7 from West Vancouver Yacht Club crossed the finish line around 1:45 pm local time. It was great relief to the many family and fans that greeted Kraken's arrival.
Posted today at 7:20 am