sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Porter secures US Melges title in final race

Porter secures US Melges title in final race

'Melges 24 National Championship 2008 - Brian Porter, USA-749 Full Throttle'    USMCA/ Joy Dunigan ©

Brian Porter on USA-749 Full Throttle came from some ten points behind to win back-to-back Melges 24 US National Championship titles, despite a hard charging British entry that finished in second and third places. Stuart Simpson on GBR-569 Team Barbarians with Jamie Lea at the helm taking second and overnight leader Simon Strauss on GBR-592 Simplicity third place.

With Strauss firmly in the lead of the 2008 OSASailing.com Melges 24 U.S. National Championship, the final day of racing was nothing short of spectacular. The racing conditions were on equal par with the quality of the fleet, although under very overcast skies, the breeze was an acceptable 10-12 knots for the start.

Off the leward pin end with speed Kristen Lane on USA-623 Brickhouse 623, alongside side hubby, Peter Lane on USA-539 Brickhouse 539 for speed. Upwind the fleet went back to the right as they sailed closer into the weathermark. Lea skirted around first with a serious challenge from Porter. At the gate Lea was still in the lead, Porter still challenging in second. Very impressive, considering his forced penalty turn at the weathermark, he still maintained his second place position.

Steve Kopf on USA-489 Blur had a great race rounding the gate third. The three maintained position up to the mark this time Porter pulling into the lead right ahead of Lea for the final rounding. Porter was quick with a clean set, jetted to the finish for the win. Lea was close second and Kopf took third.

The last race of the championship series was a do or die effort for Strauss as he found himself now one point behind Porter in the lead. Larson also finished deeper than anticipated. Porter, on the other hand was taking no prisioners.

The start was immaculate as the fleet lined up for perfect position for the start. It was a match race made in heaven with Strauss, Chris Larson on USA-655 Lightwave, Porter and Lea amongst the pack leading the upwind charge. Larson made it around first followed by Lea and fleet new-comer Stuart McNay on GBR-620. Lea was the first to gybe out to the right for clean air. Larson sped away downwind.

The air was rapidly diminishing as the fleet approached the gate. Larson stretched his lead taking the right gate. Lea followed in second while McNay was third. Taking fourth was Strauss on the right and Porter just slightly behind rounding on the left.The next two legs of the race was dominated by Larson. Lea followed behind, then Strauss and Porter, with Porter constantly creeping up on Strauss.

For the finish beat, Larson set his sights on the line. Lea put down a fantasic chase but Larson extended his lead for the win. Strauss now in third, took to the left looking for the right gear to place him outfront, ahead for the overall win. Porter shot out to the right to came out on top some three positions ahead of Strauss as the leader pack took off for the finish line.

Larson confidently took the win with Lea in second. In third was Porter, putting him one point ahead of Strauss to win the title. McNay moved back up the leaderboard to finish fourth, with Mike Dow on USA-613 Flying Toaster in fifth.

Melges 24 - Final leading results

1 USA 749 Full Throttle Brian Porter 29
2 GBR 569 Team Barbarians Stuart Simpson Royal Torbay Yacht Club 30
3 GBR 592 Simplicity Simon Strauss Larchmont 31
4 USA 655 LIGHTWAVE Chris Larson AYC 35
5 USA 587 WTF Alan Field California Yacht Club 46
6 USA 751 Quantum Racing Scott Nixon Annapolis YC 53
7 USA 623 Brick House 623 Kristen Lane St. Francis Yacht Club 55
8 USA 613 Flying Toaster Mike Dow Grand Traverse Yacht Club 59
9 GBR 620 GBR 620 Stuart McNay GBR 61
10 USA 738 USA 738 Allan Terhune Eastport YC 62
11 USA 630 Rock N' Roll Argyle Campbell Newport Harbor YC 66.2
12 USA 626 Wireless Reggie Fairchild Charleston Yacht Club 82
13 USA 740 Hoodlum Racing Paul Hulsey Bayview Yacht Club 89
14 USA 539 Brick House 539 Peter Lane St. Francis Yacht Club 95
15 USA 680 Cre843 Cary Siegler Coral Reef Yacht Club 113
16 USA 450 Spray John Lucas Carolina Yacht Club 119
17 USA 622 Obsession Gary Schwarting Gulf Coast Sailing 126
18 USA 658 Mustang John Hamilton New York Yacht Club 127
19 USA 605 Carloan.com Travis Weisleder Fishing Bay Y.C. 143
20 USA 489 Blur-Pacific Energy Ventures Steven Kopf Charleston YC 149

Melges 24 National Championship 2008 -  USMCA- Joy?nid=49091 Dunigan ©  

Corinthian Series

It was another tight battle amongst the Corinthian teams at the 2008 OSA Sailing.com Melges 24 U.S. National Championship. Coming out on top is Reggie Fairchild on USA-626 Wireless who surpassed second place Paul Hulsey on USA-615 Hoodlum Racing by six points. Next in line for trophies was another Charlestonian John Lucas and Marcus Durlach on USA-450 Spray.

Melges 24 - Corinthian Series Final leading results
1. Reggie Fairchild, Wireless
2. Paul Hulsey, Hoodlum Racing
3. John Lucas/Marcus Durlach, Spray
4. Gary Schwarting, Obsession
5. John Hamilton, Mustang
6. Travis Weisleder, Carloan.com
7. Stephen 'Alex' Shaffer, Lamorak
8. Bill Carleton, Tiburon
9. Charlie Hess, Funtech Racing
10. Darren Chambers, ImageFreeway

Full Results - http://listmanager.appliedi.net/lt/t_go.php?i=6716&e=NTU5MDIwNg==&l=-http--www.yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm--Q-eID--E-197>




by Melges media

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=49091

2:53 PM Mon 22 Sep 2008 GMT






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

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

20 Aug 2012  Russian Dragon Open Championship images by Stefano Gattini
07 Jul 2012  Dragon Edinburgh Cup 2012 - Big winds, big changes
30 Jun 2012  U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship winners crowned
14 Jul 2011  Dragon Edinburgh Cup 2011 day 1 - Russia leads
11 Jul 2011  Melges 24 Volvo Cup victory for Little Wing
07 Jun 2011  Dragon East Coast Championship 2011
04 May 2011  Guyader Grand Prix day 1 lead to Wieser
12 Apr 2011  ISAF Sailing World Cup Overall Standings after three regattas
09 Mar 2011  Melges 24 Worlds momentum builds ahead of May showdown
03 Mar 2011  SB3 World Championship 2011 entries hit 120
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World

Express 27 National Championship overall + Video by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,




















America's Cup: Louis Vuitton Cup's Yves Carcelle dies at 66 *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












Audi Melges 20 World Championship - ‘Samba Pa Ti’ crowned champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,


PWA Alacati World Cup - Intense competition on day 3
America's Cup: 'The Doc' appointed as Commercial Commissioner
Wake Park Triple Crown - Registration open for final stop
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 2 images by Stefano Gattini
Volvo Ocean Race - Two more join Dongfeng Race Team
OHPRI Teen Summer Camps make a splash
East to West: A profile of Volvo Ocean Race crew Team Dongfeng
Extreme Sailing Series - First-ever Turkish team to race in Istanbul
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Race 4 images by Max Ranchi
New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record
Detroit Cup - Fifth place finish a difficult result for Neptune Racing
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads
Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini
Helping boaters understand weather basics
PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2
Match 40s find the surface again + Video
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi
Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
IFDS World Championship overall   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series   
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2   
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda   
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14   
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing   
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa   
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video   
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay   
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic   
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?   
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta   
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay   
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys   
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature   
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos   
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach   
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom   
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us   
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!   


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