sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : NYYC Annual Regatta - Barking Mad takes early lead on day 1
NYYC Annual Regatta - Barking Mad takes early lead on day 1


'A group of five Farr 40-footers rounds the top mark in close proximity during the opening day of the 159th annual New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta, presented by Rolex'    Sara Proctor

On the opening day of the New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex, skippers and crews fought through cold and rainy conditions to complete three races. Barking Mad owner-driver Jim Richardson was chilled to the bone and could not wait to find a warm spot indoors after berthing his boat at the Newport Shipyard. However, Richardson was a happy man after Barking Mad won the day.

'It was a cold, wet day and we had somewhat dynamic conditions out there. There were some pretty big shifts and the current was running fairly strong as well,' Richardson said. 'All in all, it was a pretty good start for our team. Our philosophy was to start in low-risk places and rely on our crew work and boat speed out on the course. I thought we did a good job of finding ways to come back a couple times today.'

Terry Hutchinson called tactics aboard Barking Mad, which picked off two boats on the final downwind leg to finish fourth in the first race. In the second race, Hutchinson sent Richardson left on the first beat and that paid off handsomely as Barking Mad rounded the top mark in first, performed a strong jibe set then held off Nightshift to get the gun. Barking Mad picked off a boat on the second upwind leg in Race three and wound up placing third.

'I thought we did a good job downwind. Terry picked up a couple good shifts to jibe on and Zac Hurst did a good job of trimming the spinnaker,' Richardson said. 'I think we're sailing the boat pretty well.'

Charisma and Nightshift are tied for second with 10 points apiece, two behind Barking Mad. Skipper Nico Poons steered Charisma to victory in two of three races to win the tiebreaker with Nightshift, which owner Kevin McNeil drove to a pair of second place results.

Tactician Morgan Reeser made a bold move to go hard right on the second upwind leg and that moved Charisma from fourth to first in Race 1. The Monaco entry slipped inside of Nightshift at the second upwind mark en route to getting the gun in Race 3.

'We had some luck on our side today,' Poons said. 'The boat is going well and Morgan is doing a good job with tactics.'

Charisma was forced to perform a penalty turn after fouling Enfant Terrible and wound up finishing eighth in Race 2.

Flojito y Cooperando, the Mexican entry co-owned by Bernardo Minkow and Julian Fernandez, avoids the the stern of Charisma (Nico Poons, Monaco) during a mark rounding -  Sara Proctor  

Andy Horton is calling tactics on Nightshift, which made its season debut at the East Coast Championship and finished seventh. McNeil and company seem to have climbed the learning curve quickly as the Annapolis entry was going well on Narragansett Bay.

'We had a little trouble in the first race, but the next two were pretty good,' said McNeil, current commodore of the Annapolis Yacht Club. 'Andy did a great job, the crew did a great job and we seem to have pretty good pace. Today was definitely a step in the right direction.'

Racing began at 11:30 a.m. in the area just south of Half Mile Rock. Principal race officer John 'Tinker' Myles of the New York Yacht Club got the first start off in a southeasterly breeze of 5-7 knots. The wind died immediately after Race 1 and Myles waited a half hour for it to build again. That proved a wise decision as a gradient wind filled in and steadily built to 12-14 knots in the third race.

Owner John Demorukas and his crew on Groovederci posted a solid line of 3-3-5 and holds fourth place with 11 points. Skipper Alberto Rossi and the Enfant Terrible team are fifth with 14 points, following a second and fourth with an eighth after crossing the start line early in Race 3.

'Unfortunately, we had a mistake at the beginning of the last race. We put ourselves in a position where we couldn't go anywhere,' Rossi said. 'Also, the weather forecast suggested the left side would be favored so we went left in every race, which didn't necessarily work out. Yet, we have to consider that we had good maneuvers and the boat is fast. There are still plenty of races remaining so there is opportunity to come back.'

New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta

1, Barking Mad, Jim Richardson, Newport, RI, 4-1-3=8
2, Charisma, Nico Poons, Monaco, 1-8-1=10
3, Nightshift, Kevin McNeil, Annapolis, MD, 6-2-2=10
4, Groovederci, John Demourkas, 3-3-5=11
5, Enfant Terrible, Alberto Rossi, Ancona, Italy, 2-4-8=14
6, Struntje Light, Lueneburg, Germany, 7-6-4=17
7, Flash Gordon 6, Helmut Jahn, Chicago, 5-5-7=17
8, Flojito y Cooperando, Julian Fernandez, Mexico City, 8-7-6=21
9, Oakcliff-Farr 40-1, Seth Cooley, Oyster Bay, NY, 9-9-9=27

Farr 40 website


by Tink Chambers

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=110276

12:45 AM Fri 14 Jun 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World

























































International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,










29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries   
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video   
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh   
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1   
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals   
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT