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Newport Bermuda Race - Invictus on top

by Talbot Wilson on 21 Jun 2012
’Invictus’ (foreground), the US Naval Academy TP52, leads the Onion Patch Series With a 1st in the NYYC Annual Regatta races and a 2nd in the Onion Patch fleet of 23 boats in the Newport Bermuda Race. Talbot Wilson
In the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race, although the Carkeek 40 ‘Decision’ owned by Steve Murray (New Orleans LA) was the top Onion Patch boat, the United States Naval Academy (USNA) TP52 ‘Invictus’ maintains first place for individual entries with a second in the 23-boat fleet. 'Invictus' had a first in the NYYC Annual Regatta June 9-10 in Newport.

The Onion Patch combines boats from all IRC classes in the Newport Bermuda Race. Results under IRC in the ocean race favored the more modern boats. ‘Decision’ just launched in 2012 and 'Invictus' a modern TP52 were followed by Lawrence Dicky (Greenwich CT) in his new Ker 43 ‘Ptarmigan’, Jim Madden (Newport Beach CA) in a Swan 601 ‘Stark Raving Mad’ and Hamnett Hill (Montreal CAN) in a new Marten 49 named 'Defiance'. The standings within the Onion Patch fleet in the Newport Bermuda Race were scored with a 1.25 multiplier.



Of the boats doing the whole series— racing in Newport, doing the Newport Bermuda Race and sailing the Royal Bermuda YC Anniversary Regatta presented by the Butterfield Group— the TP52 ‘Invictus’ from the US Naval Academy leads ‘Ptarmagan’ by just 3.25 points going into Friday’s Anniversary Regatta presented by the Butterfield Group at the RBYC.

Among the three-boat teams racing for the Onion Patch Trophy the NYYC Blue team of ‘Stark Raving Mad’, ‘Temptation-Oakcliff’ and ‘Dorade’ leads coming out of the Bermuda Race with 47.25 points. NYYC Red has 69.5 points led by Andrew Weiss’s ‘Christopher Dragon'. 'Carina' skippered by Rives Potts, and Jim Bishop’s ‘Gold Digger’. The USNA team in third with 73.25 points includes ‘Invictus’, ‘Defiance’ (NA23) and ‘Swift’.



The Onion Patch Series concludes Friday, June 22 with the RBYC Anniversary Regatta presented by the Butterfield Group. The first race, a windward-leeward course, starts at 10:00 ADT in Bermuda’s Great Sound. It will be followed by a second race that is a 'Tour of the Islands' in the Great Sound the Granaway Deep, Port Royal Bay and Hamilton Harbour. The 23 Onion Patch Series entries will compete along with 11 boats just entered in the Anniversary Regatta.

Each yacht's individual final score in each event of the Onion Patch Series is determined by her finish position within the total Onion Patch fleet. The yacht’s score for the Onion Patch Series is the sum of the weighted points of all three events.

For races 1 and 2 of the Onion Patch Series (the first race of Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, 2012 of the NYYC Annual Regatta), the scoring was based on a formula that converted the yacht's corrected time into a time on distance (i.e., seconds / mile) number and the competitors ranked in order of the fastest sec / mile to the slowest sec / mile. Points are awarded according to ranking, and these points are used in the compilation of the overall scores in the series.

Each individual yacht's scores for the events are weighted as follows: the finish positions in the Newport Bermuda Race are multiplied by 1.25. The total points gained in the NYYC Annual Regatta are multiplied by 1.00 and the total points gained in the RBYC Anniversary Regatta are multiplied by 1.00. The lowest individual score wins.

Team scores are the sum of each team yacht's individual qualifying scores. The lowest team score wins.

Racing for the Onion Patch Series includes the first race each day in the 158th NYYC Annual Regatta presented by Rolex, the Cruising Club of America-Royal Bermuda YC Newport Bermuda Race starting June 15th in Newport and finishing several days later in Bermuda and the Royal Bermuda YC Anniversary Regatta presented by the Butterfield Group on June 22nd.

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2012 ONION PATCH SERIES - ENTRIES

   
     

Yacht Name:

Sail Number:

Owner/Skipper:

Carina

USA 315

A. Rives Potts

Christopher Dragon

12204

Andrew Weiss

Cybele

USA 52045

Rick Burnes/David Rockefeller

Cygnette

32441

William J. Mayer

Decision

USA84001

Stephen Murray, Jr.

Defiance

IVB 4915

Hamnett Hill

Defiance

NA 23

Bryan Weisberg

Dorade

16

Matt Brooks

Gold Digger

USA49

James D. Bishop

Hot Ticket

52956

James E Hightower

Invictus

USA 60331

Pat Duffett

Isla

NY10

Henry S. May, Jr.

Nasty Medicine

BER 1000

Stephen J Sherwin

Old School

39532

J Ganson Evans

Passion 4C

Ger6262

Stefan Lehnert

Patriot

14571

Richard J. Isted

Ptarmigan

USA-79

Lawrence Dickie

Rocket J. Squirrel

59278

Chris Otorowski

Stark Raving Mad

61011

Jim Madden

Swift

NA 11

Steve Jaenke

Temptation-Oakcliff

50069

Art Santry

Vamp

USA43600

Leonard Sitar

White Rhino

USA52821

Todd Stuart/Collin Marshall

     

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Belle aurore

Usa5191

Doug jurrius

Dragonfly

USA 50500

Colin McGranahan

Fearless

USA 39537

Shawn Ensor

Great Scot

87396

Darren Garnier

HAERLEM

USA 55-110

H Wisker

Joji

BER 205

Mike Tucker

Lilla

IRL 7600

Simon De Pietro

Nicole

USA 2021

T.C. duPont

Sadiiqi

BER 277

Pete Ramsdale

Team Tiburon (Wizard)

USA 4511

Mark E. Watston III

ZOÉ II

CAN52543

FRANCOIS BRASSARD