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

 

Sail-World.com : 12 Metres Rule the Day ay NYYC Race Week

12 Metres Rule the Day ay NYYC Race Week

'Ralph H Isham’s USA 61'    © Rolex / Dan Nerney

It was all about 12 Metres today when 13 of the boats -- known for their role in America's Cup history during the 'Twelve Era' (1958-1987) -- raced on Narragansett Bay to set in motion the New York Yacht Club's (NYYC) sixth biennial Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex.

The 12 Metres will be joined tomorrow and Sunday by another 40 classic yachts, many of which are Sparkman and Stephens designs gathered in celebration of designer Olin Stephens's 100th Birthday Celebration, being held in conjunction with this first half of Race Week. (The second half picks up next Thursday with four days of racing for 123 boats in One-Design, IRC and PHRF classes.)

In the Modern Division, two of the most famous S&S-designed 12 Metres -- Courageous, skippered by Stephen Glascock (Middletown, R.I.) and helmed by Jamie Hilton (Newport, R.I.), and Intrepid, skippered by Jack Curtin (New York, N.Y.) -- are tied on points, each holding on to a first- and second-place finish from today's two races. Looking as sleek and youthful as in the days when they each successfully defended two America's Cups (Intrepid in 1967/'70 and Courageous in 1974/'77), the two historic Twelves have had a 'great rivalry for the better part of 10 years,' according to Curtin. 'Courageous definitely is the boat to beat,' he said. 'If we didn't have the team we have, we'd be in trouble.' With four America's Cup veterans aboard, Intrepid led start to finish in the first race, but Courageous showed blazing speed downwind in the second race to overtake its rival. Finishing third in both races was Ernest Jacquet's (Boston, Mass.) Freedom, another successful defender of the Cup (1980).

In other action, USA 61, skippered by Ralph Isham (New York, N.Y.) and helmed by Andy MacGowan (Middletown, R.I.), posted two bullets in Grand Prix division. Alain Hanover's (Newport, R.I.) 1958 Cup Winner Columbia leads Traditional division, while Elizabeth Tiedemann's (Newport, R.I.) Northern Light is 1-1 in Classic division to lead.

Newport has more ties to the America's Cup than any other place on the planet. Until 1983, an American syndicate from the New York Yacht Club, the host club of Race Week, had always successfully defended the Cup in what became the longest winning streak--132 years--in the history of any sport. This September marks the 25th Anniversary of Newport, and America, losing the Cup. It also marks the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of the Twelve Era. Stephens designed six other 12 Metres in addition to the eight sailing here.

'It's the celebration for Olin that makes this regatta so special,' said Curtin. 'We feel strongly about our connection to Olin and the history that he is part of; it was our obligation to the sport to be here.'

On-demand video will be available after 9 pm each evening of Race Week at www.nyyc.org, where complete results also can be found.

Earl McMillen III’s ONAWA -  © Rolex / Dan Nerney  


Results
Place, Skipper, Hometown, Boat Name, Sail #, Finish Positions, Total Points

12 METRES - DIVISION A GRAND PRIX
1. Ralph Isham, New York, New York, N.Y., USA 61, 1-1, 2
2. Mercedes Tech, New York, N.Y., America II, USA 46, 2-2, 4

12 METRES - DIVISION B MODERN
1. Stephen Glascock, Middletown, R.I., Courageous, USA 26, 2-1, 3
2. Jack Curtin, New York, N.Y., Intrepid, USA 22, 1-2, 3
3. Ernest Jacquet, Boston, Mass., Freedom, USA 30, 3-3, 6

12 METRES - DIVISION C TRADITIONAL
1. Alain Hanover, Newport, R.I., Columbia, USA 16, 1-2, 3
2. Jon Wullschleger, Sarasota, Fla., Nefertiti, USA 19, 3-1, 4
3. Anthony Chiurco, Princeton, N.J., American Eagle, USA 21, 2-3, 5

12 METRES - DIVISION D CLASSIC
1. Elizabeth Tiedemann, Newport, R.I., Northern Light, USA 14, 1-1, 2
2. Alfred Van Liew, Middletown, R.I., Gleam, USA 11, 3-2, 5
3. Earl McMillen III, Newport, RI, Onawa, USA 6, 2-3, 5




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=46633

11:34 PM Fri 18 Jul 2008 GMT






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

Click for further information on
North American News

Related News Stories:

21 Jan 2010  Key West 2010: Kilroy standing firm to lead the Melges 32 fleet
30 Oct 2009  See the Worlds without leaving Annapolis - Melges 24 Worlds + video
03 Jul 2009  Laser builder appointed to the Order of Canada
28 Jun 2009  Day 2 Acura presents Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week
25 Jun 2009  Long Beach Race Week celebrates 25 years
25 Jun 2009  Annual Report to US Sailing Members now available
25 Jun 2009  Block Island Race Week day three breeze helps tightens results
24 Jun 2009  Storm Trysail Club’s Block Island Race Week images
23 Jun 2009  Kieler Woche comes up with another blank
23 Jun 2009  Block Island Race Week - Fleet starts in raging winds
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World















The first annual WetaFresh is a big success by Tim Wieringa, Muskegon, MI


















Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles by International Windsurfing Association,














420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front by 420 International Class Association,




















2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup final qualification system published
Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac - Karma Sailing Group wins
Red Bull 49erFX: Easing into the Olympic scene at Rio
Kempe thrilled to invite himself to Gold Cup party
2014 420 World Championships - Singapore wins Day 2 race
Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals
Etchells Invitational Cup - Girls on top in Cowes
National Sailing Hall of Fame reveals inductees
J/111 North American Championship - Wind Czar victorious
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off August 10th
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship headed for San Diego
WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered
New Clever Pig launched by US Sailing
America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Build-up reveals some remarkable enthusiasm
Marblehead NOOD Regatta - Images by Leighton O'Connor
America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup
RS Feva World Championship - Brilliant sailing on day 2
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge   
Edgartown Race Weekend - BBBR and Round-the-Island Race winners named   
Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4   
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event   
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014   
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston   
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet   
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games   
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014   
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader   
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3   
Vic-Maui Yacht Race - Polishing the silverware   
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day   
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins   
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final   


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