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Verve Cup Offshore Regatta - Slow start on Day one


'2013 Verve Cup Offshore Regatta'    Michele and Steve Almeida, MISTE Photography    Click Here to view large photo

At the Chicago Yacht Club, the first day of racing got off to a slow start today in the Verve Cup Offshore Regatta.
After a lengthy postponement due to light winds, the weather improved, bringing winds of about five to eight knots that allowed both circles to get in three races.


Race Chair Martin Sandoval said the sailors made the most of the waiting game, swimming in Lake Michigan and having fun until Mother Nature did her thing.

'The competitors hung out, floated around, and had some fun. It started off looking like they wouldn't be able to get any racing in, so having three races work out was great,' Sandoval said. 'People getting in at 4:30, 5 o'clock, as long as they felt they got three good races in, they'll be smiling.'

Lynn Lynch, a Race Officer on Circle B, said they changed course once on the first race, but aside from that the day went very smoothly. 'The sailors were very aggressive, but other than that, it was a surprisingly good day. We didn't think we would get three races in. The wind wasn't a lot, but it was enough to have three solid races. It exceeded our expectations,' Lynch said.

On Circle A wind shifts were moderate, with oscillations of seven to 10 minutes, according to Rick Lillie, a Race Officer on Circle A. Lillie said while today’s headline was ‘Thank goodness the weather forecast was wrong,’ they are hoping tomorrow’s wind forecast stays the course. 'We're supposed to get a little more wind tomorrow, which would mean we can run some mid-length distance courses,' he said.

According to Chris Bedford, Chief Meteorologist at Sailing Weather Service, LLC, tomorrow's weather should bring the wind the sailors are expecting, with a building NW gradient of four to eight knots in the early morning, increasing to 9-14 knots in the mid to late morning. Winds are expected to ease through the afternoon with thermal lake breeze influences of 7-11 knots.

There are 135 boats taking part in this year’s Verve Cup Offshore Regatta. The event features a three-day offshore course race on Friday through Sunday, as well as a one-day distance race taking place on Saturday. As one of the largest course-racing regatta in North America, Verve Cup has developed as a world-class event, attracting national and international sailing competitors. During the regatta, Chicago Yacht Club will welcome over 1,800 racers, spouses and guests at their Monroe harbor clubhouse.

Competitors participate in multiple races, and boats sail either with a rating handicap or a one design so that boats of different size and character can compete against one another in one of the 18-plus racing sections. Overall prizes are awarded to the top finishers in each section, with one offshore boat winning the perpetual Verve Cup Trophy. The Verve Cup trophy dates from 1893 and is Chicago Yacht Club’s oldest trophy. Overall prizes are awarded for each class of boat.

New to the Verve Cup Offshore this year is the J/109 North American Championship, which started yesterday (Thursday, August eighth) and goes through Sunday.

Saturday’s Verve Cup Offshore racing begins at 9:55 a.m. CST.

2013 Verve Cup Offshore Regatta
Preliminary Cumulative Results

Select to view a specific Class results:   



Bow   Sail Number Yacht Name Yacht Design Owner/Skipper Race
1
Race
2
Race
3
Race
4
Race
5
Total
Verve Offshore_Circle A Racing

One Design Division


J 109


1.
USA 146 Storm J 109 Rick Lyall 1 2 2 2 1 8.0


2.
USA 181 Hamburg J 109 Albrecht Goethe 3 4 1 1 3 12.0


3.
USA 246 Northstar J 109 David Gustman 2 1 3 3 7 16.0


4.
USA 245 KIII J 109 Irv Kerbel 6 5 4 4 4 23.0


5.
USA 361 Momentus J 109 Kevin Saedi 5 3 7 6 5 26.0


6.
USA 249 Full Tilt J 109 Peter Priede 7 6 6 5 6 30.0


7.
USA 336 Certainly J 109 Donald Meyer 4 7 8 9 8 36.0


8.
USA 270 Vanda III J 109 Jack Toliver 9 8 5 7 10 39.0


9.
USA 368 Callisto J 109 James Murray 11/DNC 11/DNC 9 10 2 43.0


10.
USA 333 Time Out J 109 Doug Evans 8 9 10 8 9 44.0
 


J 111


1.
USA 37 Fleetwing J 111 Henry Brauer 1 2 2

5.0


2.
USA 022 Mental J 111 Paul Stahlberg 2 3 4

9.0


3.
USA USA72 Lucky Dubie J 111 Len Siegal 5 6 1

12.0


4.
USA 12 Kashmir J 111 Karl Brummel, Steve Henderson, Mike Mayer 7 1 5

13.0


5.
USA 008 Velocity J 111 Martin Roesch 3 8 3

14.0


6.
USA 47 Rowdy J 111 Richard Witzel 4 7 6

17.0


7.
USA 24 Night Hawk J 111 Team Nighthawk Dabrowski/Edman 6 4 8

18.0


8.
USA 89 Wooton J 111 William Smith 8 5 7

20.0


9.
USA 60111 Impulse J 111 G Miz/Dreher/Hatfield 9 9 9

27.0
 


GL36/FT 10


1.
USA 006 Solitary FT 10 Jeremy Alexis 1 4 1

6.0


2.
USA 80 China Buffet FT 10 Team All U Can Eat 2 3 2

7.0


3.
USA 50631 Rogue Nelson Marek 36 Peter Engel 3 2 3

8.0


4.
USA 93036 PainKiller Mumm 36 Joel Carroll 5 1 6

12.0


5.
USA 34 KOKO LOKO FT 10 Tomek Kokocinski 4 5 5

14.0


6.
USA 64986 Surface Tension Nelson Marek 36 Jeffrey Schaefer 6 6 4

16.0
 


Farr 40


1.
USA 40036 Norboy Farr 40 Leif Sigmond / Marcus Thymian 1 2 1

4.0


2.
USA 40048 Inferno Farr 40 Philip Dowd 4 1 2

7.0


3. 11 USA 40027 Hot Lips Farr 40 Christopher Whitford 2 3 3

8.0


4.
USA 40037 Pendragon Farr 40 Brian Jackman 3 4 4

11.0


5.
USA 40016 Bandit Farr 40 Arvid Eiesland 5 5 5

15.0
 


Beneteau First 40.7


1.
USA 51377 Vayu Beneteau First 40.7 Ron Buzil 1 1 5

7.0


2.
GER 1979 Turning Point Beneteau First 40.7 David Hardy 2 4 2

8.0


3.
USA 51196 Spanker Beneteau First 40.7 D & J McDonnell 6 2 1

9.0


4.
USA 51146 La Tempete Beneteau First 40.7 Thomas Weber 3 3 3

9.0


5.
USA 60102 Sociable Beneteau First 40.7 Robert Arzbaecher 5 5 4

14.0


6.
USA 51457 Das Boot Beneteau First 40.7 Jay Muller 4 7 7

18.0


7.
USA 404 Mojo Beneteau First 40.7 Gary Powell / Jeff Comeaux 7 6 6

19.0


8.
USA 51219 Rhumb Runner Beneteau First 40.7 Katie Goldman Finnegan Brian Goldman 8 8 8

24.0


9.
USA 40742 Wired Beneteau First 40.7 Brian/Konstantin Angioletti/Selikhov 9 9 9

27.0
 
 

ORR Division


ORR 1


1.
USA 28252 Sin Duda! Santa Cruz 52 Lindsey Duda 3 1 1

5.0


2.
USA 52725 Imedi Transpac 52 Mark Hauf 2 2 2

6.0


3.
USA 1717 Blue Riptide 41 Michael Schoendorf 1 3 3

7.0
 


ORR 2


1.
USA 38006 Eagle Sydney 38 Shawn/Jerry O'Neill 1 2 2

5.0


2.
USA 2615 Scout Sydney 41 Dorsey Ruley 2 4 1

7.0


3.
USA 52144 Eagles Wings GS44 John Gottwald 3 1 4

8.0


4.
USA 28380 Spirit Walker Sydney 41 Vern McCain 4 3 5

12.0


5.
USA SM2 Majic Sydney 41 Bill Hoyer 5 5 3

13.0


6.
USA 50593 TANGO in BLUE CM 1200 Roy Reger / Heather Robertson / Rick Trisco 8 6 6

20.0


7.
USA 39531 Upgrade Farr 395 William Newman 6 8 7

21.0


8.
USA 38005 Painkiller4 Sydney 38 Alice Martin 7 7 8

22.0
 
 
Verve Offshore_Circle B Racing

One Design Division


J 105


1.
USA 104 Vytis J 105 Tom and Gyt Petkus 1 2 5

8.0


2.
USA 349 Sealark J 105 Clark Pellett 3 4 2

9.0


3.
USA 384 Valhalla J 105 Mike & Kathie Newman 2 6 3

11.0


4.
USA 673 The Asylum J 105 Jon Weglarz 6 7 1

14.0


5.
USA 505 Here's Johnny J 105 John Moore 9 1 6

16.0


6.
USA 60 Striking J 105 Michael Tuman 4 3 9

16.0


7.
USA 424 Flying Pig J 105 Mike Sheppard 5 8 4

17.0


8.
USA 480 Gangbusters J 105 Mark Gannon 8 5 8

21.0


9.
USA 444 Rocking Horse J 105 Sandy Curtiss 7 9 7

23.0
 


T-10


1.
USA 124 Liberty T-10 Ray Douglas 2 6 3

11.0


2.
USA 33882 Honey Badger T-10 Thomas Kane 5 2 5

12.0


3.
USA 403 Tango II LS 10 Martin Plonus 4 9 1

14.0


4.
USA 410 Retention LS 10 Mark Croll 8 4 2

14.0


5.
USA 348 Mikaze T-10 Steve Knoop 1 11 4

16.0


6.
USA 26300 Winnebago T-10 Tim Rathbun 6 3 7

16.0


7.
USA 40900 Skidmarks T-10 Lou Jacob 13 5 6

24.0


8.
USA 32319 Cheap Thrill T-10 Nancy & Tim Snyder 3 12 10

25.0


9.
USA 30475 Erica T-10 Brian and Mike Kaczor 7 8 11

26.0


10.
USA 402 Lightning T-10 Steve Karstrand / Bob Warnecke 14 1 12

27.0


11.
USA 30246 Wombat T-10 Arthur Strilky 11 7 9

27.0


12.
USA 311 Mutiny T-10 John Schellenbach 9 10 8

27.0


13.
USA 31541 Glider T-10 John Font 10 14 13

37.0


14.
USA 356 Strait Jacket T-10 Randy Conner 12 16 14

42.0


15.
USA 345 Out of the Blue T-10 Jeffery Cross 15 13 16

44.0


16.
  004 Silver Surfer T-10 Andrew Nicoletti 17 15 19

51.0


17.
USA 411 Jing Bang LS 10 David Finlay 19 17 17

53.0


18.
USA 25123 JUMP T-10 Hank Graziano 16 26/SCP 15

57.0


19.
USA 412 M*A*S*H T-10 Ron Kallen 18 20 20

58.0


20.
USA 406 Atra T-10 Mike and Karen Woollen 22 21 18

61.0


21.
USA 26318 Mischief T-10 David Travis 20 19 22

61.0


22.
USA 26340 Rainbows End T-10 Steven Fink 21 23 21

65.0


23.
USA 32527 Sassafras T-10 David Barch 23 22 23

68.0
 


Beneteau First 36.7


1.
USA 52754 Shamrock Beneteau First 36.7 J Mark Davis 1 4 1

6.0


2.
USA 262 Maggie Mae Beneteau First 36.7 Peter/Dan Wright 3 1 3

7.0


3.
USA 60367 As You Wish Beneteau First 36.7 John Heaton 5 2 2

9.0


4.
USA 60310 Soulshine Beneteau First 36.7 Jarrett Altmin 6 3 4

13.0


5.
USA 52500 Tried & True Beneteau First 36.7 Robert K. Foley 4 5 7

16.0


6.
USA 101 Erizo de Mar Beneteau First 36.7 Antoni Czupryna 2 11 5

18.0


7.
USA 235 Tequila Mockingbird Beneteau First 36.7 Chris Duhon 9 6 6

21.0


8.
USA 82 Split Decision Beneteau First 36.7 Mark D. Norris 8 7 11

26.0


9.
USA 52772 Carrera Beneteau First 36.7 Rod Spearin 10 10 9

29.0


10.
USA 52293 Sorcerer Beneteau First 36.7 Don Draper 13 9 8

30.0


11.
USA 51787 Raptor Beneteau First 36.7 Jim Anderson 11 8 12

31.0


12.
USA 26219 FOG Beneteau First 36.7 Charlie Wurtzebach/Mike Bird 7 15/SCP 13

35.0


13.
USA 119 Joie De Vie Beneteau First 36.7 Donna Hastings 14 14 10

38.0


14.
USA 55367 KARMA Beneteau First 36.7 Lou Sandoval , Jack Buoscio , Martin Sandoval 12 13 14

39.0
 
 

ORR Division


ORR 3


1.
USA 32851 Bozos circus J 35 Bruce Metcalf 3 1 3

7.0


2.
USA 50498 Big Meanie Beneteau 42s7 James Prendergast 5 3 1

9.0


3.
USA 97350 Free Agent W.D. Schock 35 Miles DePaepe 4 5 2

11.0


4.
USA 15171 Kahuna S2 9.1 Loren Thompson 1 6 5

12.0


5.
USA 32776 Touch of Grey J 35 Larry Schell 6 2 4

12.0


6.
USA 23994 Planxty J 30 Kate/Dennis Bartley 2 4 6

12.0


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