sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : Rolex Big Boat Series - Multiple champions to compete
Rolex Big Boat Series - Multiple champions to compete


'Rolex Big Boat Series - Bernard Girod’s Farr 400 Rock and Roll in IRC-C'    © Rolex/Daniel Forster

The 2013 Rolex Big Boat Series will again be hosted at the St. Francis Yacht Club where racers from around the globe will participate in the West Coast’s premier regatta from September 26-29. The event, in its 49th edition, will host four days of racing for monohull and multihull classes and serve as the West Coast IRC Championship, the HPR National Championship, and the Melges 24 Pre-Worlds. It will take center stage on San Francisco Bay as the first sailing event succeeding the 34th America’s Cup, and spectators will once again have front row seats to watch some thrilling racing action.

Debuting with their own class at last year’s Rolex Big Boat Series, multihulls will be returning in force this year with several new additions, including Tom Siebel’s (Felton, CA) MOD 70 Orion Racing, which is capable of speeds in excess of 40 knots and is the first West Coast entrant in this emerging global class.

Also returning will be the IRC classes, with the IRC 52 Vesper, owned by Jim Swartz (Park City, Utah), looking to claim the IRC West Coast Championship after taking the IRC National Championship title at this event in 2012. The team will face tough competition from other 52s, including Tom Akins’ (Tiburon, Calif.) team aboard the RP 52 Meanie, and from many Transpac teams that will be making San Francisco their next port of call after returning from Hawaii.

'The Rolex Big Boat Series will be a lot of fun this year,' said Akins, who is fresh off his class win in the 2013 Transpac and was new to the Rolex Big Boat Series last year. 'Meanie’s design brief may be less geared towards Vesper’s strength in buoy racing, but our team, with roots in San Francisco, knows this race track, and after thousands of miles of ocean racing knows how to get the most out of this boat. We are looking forward to the competition.'

This will be the inaugural running of the HPR (High Performance Rule) National Championship, and rising to the occasion will be defending 2012 Rolex Big Boat Series HPR class champion Peter Krueger (Reno, Nev.) and his team aboard the J/125 Double Trouble.

'When you look at the type of competition in which Rolex involves itself, it is no wonder that many competitors commit to competing in the Rolex Big Boat Series year after year,' said Krueger, adding that Double Trouble also won in 2011 with co-owner Andy Costello at the helm. 'We are fortunate enough to have a great crew, great boat and great sails, but there is much more pressure this year, because when you are sitting on the top, in terms of competition, there is only one way you can go, and that is down, so we are preparing to bring our A+ game.'

Every year, six coveted awards are given for best performances in specific classes at the regatta and are accompanied by Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner watches, which are presented to the skippers. The trophies remain on display at St. Francis Yacht Club and are as follows: the St. Francis Perpetual Trophy, City of San Francisco Trophy, Richard Rheem Perpetual Trophy, Keefe-Kilborn Perpetual Trophy, Atlantic Perpetual and the Commodore’s Cup.

The NOR downloadable .pdf is loaded on the event website as is the booklet version.


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=112685

6:23 PM Wed 31 Jul 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World





















HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle














America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ
















Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew by Rich Roberts (As Amended by ISAF),




2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race by Patricia Nelder, Nova Scotia












Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco
Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3   
PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video   
Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June   
Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Action shots by Max Ranchi   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions   
Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Youth leading Melges 20   
Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Perfection for Day 1   
America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report *Feature   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress?   
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Preparing to rock Saint Barthélemy waters   
Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL and Qingdao now in San Francisco   
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ up against funding hurdle for year *Feature   
Melges 32 Sailing Series Napoli - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
Melges 32 Sailing Series - Napoli action shots by Max Ranchi   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica launch new boat   
Emirates Team NZ: Royals duke it out on the Waitemata   
2014 Charleston Race Week - Thousands of sailors descend on Charleston   


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.
X6XL NEW US