sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : NYYC Race Week - Classics finish in swift style
NYYC Race Week - Classics finish in swift style

'Past New York Yacht Club Commodore Charles Townsend’s Fidelio took first place in Classics Class 2 for Part I of Race Week'    © Rolex/Daniel Forster

After sailing in fresh breezes Saturday, 26 pristine classic yachts, divided into four classes, were faced with challenging 20-25 knot winds on Sunday that determined their overall positions in Part I of New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. The biennial event, in its ninth edition, is known for its split format whereby IRC, PHRF and One-Design Racing sailors will get their shot at the action during Part II, scheduled for this Wednesday through Saturday (July 16-19).

Wrapping up Part I with impressive first-place finishes across the board were Gunther Buerman’s (Newport, R.I.) New Zealand (KZ-3) in 12 Metre Class and past New York Yacht Club Commodore Charles Townsend’s (Middletown, R.I.) Sparkman and Stephens 39 Fidelio in Classics Class Two (Spinnaker).

'I think that this was the breeziest two-day regatta that we’ve participated in, at least in a long time, but Fidelio likes the heavier winds, so this was our weekend,' said Townsend, adding that all classes on both days raced north of Newport’s Pell Bridge on Narragansett Bay. 'I think the lighter-air boats were struggling more during this regatta, and the heavier-air boats were struggling less; however, all of us struggle when it gets over 20 knots like it did today! For the final race of the day, Fidelio was really on her ear; seldom does she heel over like that.'

Herreshoff S Class Yachts Firefly, Mischief and Surprise during Part I of Race Week -  © Rolex-Daniel Forster  


The S-Class, the oldest one-design class still actively racing and sailing in its original boats, certainly felt the power of the wind today, as five of the eight boats competing either did not finish or did not compete in the second and final race. 'It was an interesting weekend with lots of ups and downs,' said Walter Bopp (Greenwich, Conn.) who luckily experienced more 'ups.' His Mischief won the class overall, despite starting prematurely (and restarting) in two of the four series races. 'Today was quite rough in terms of wind, but we worked as a team and hung in there,' said Bopp. 'This is a great event to compete in. The New York Yacht Club Race Committee really runs some first-class racing.'

Due to today’s brisk conditions, the Race Committee was able to make a seat-of-the-pants decision to send the Classics Class One (Non-Spinnaker) on an 18-mile course around Prudence Island. (The class had yesterday sailed two Navigator Courses, using government marks, while the others raced around-the-buoys.) Jed Pearsall’s (Newport, R.I.) 50-foot P Class Sloop Chips took first place in the race and claimed overall victory in the class, as well. 'We have never raced around Prudence Island before, so I think it was good, because nobody had a home-court advantage,' said Pearsall, a Race Week veteran. 'What was great was that our entire fleet was so close in distance throughout the entire race. It made the competition really exciting; we have had a fantastic day and a fantastic weekend.'

Vixen, Madcap and SYCE in Classics Class 2 during Part I of Race Week -  © Rolex-Daniel Forster  



Top-three results follow:

Place, Yacht Name, Owner/Skipper, Hometown, Results, Total Points

Classics - Class 1 (non-spinnaker) (CRF - Five Boats)
1. Chips, Jed Pearsall, USA - 1, 3, 1; 5
2. Angelita, Skelsey / Croll, USA - 2, 1, 2; 5
3. Black Watch, Trevor Fetter, USA - 3, 2, 6/DNF; 11

Classics - Class 2 (spinnaker) (CRF - Seven Boats)
1. Fidelio, Charles Townsend, USA - 1, 1, 1, 1; 4
2. Belle, Jonathan Loughborough, USA - 3, 2, 2, 3; 10
3. Vixen (spin), Andrew Norris, USA - 5, 5, 3, 2; 15

12 Metres (One Design - Five Boats)
1. New Zealand (GP), Gunther Buerman, USA - 1, 1, 1, 1; 4
2. Victory 83, Dennis Williams, USA - 2, 2, 5, 4; 13
3. KZ5 Laura (GP), Kip Curren, USA - 6/OCS, 3, 4, 2; 15

Herreshoff S Class (One Design - Eight Boats)
1. Mischief, Walter Bopp, USA - 5, 2, 2, 2; 11
2. OSPREY, Michael McCaffrey, USA - 2, 3, 1, 9/DNF; 15
3. Aquila, Geoffrey Davis, USA - 3, 1, 3, 9/DNF; 16


by Barby MacGowan


  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=124429

3:15 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014GMT


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







News - USA and the World





































ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here by Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK editor,








470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position by 470 International Association Class,




ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets by Olga Maslivets, International RS:X Class Assoc.,


















America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team   
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   
470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Hot conditions in Santander on day 4   
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems   
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious   
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4   
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories   
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate   
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing   
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Day 3 images by Sail-World.com   
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win   


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