Verve Cup Inshore Regatta - Great day of sailing on day 1

2013 Verve Cup Inshore Regatta
Marc Anderson
At the Verve Cup Inshore Regatta, after several days of light winds in the Chicago area a solid southeast breeze of 8 - 12 knots got the first day of racing off to a great start.

'This was a great day to go sailing - a ‘Chamber of Commerce’ day for the racers,' said Circle A Race Officer Janet Baxter.

The annual regatta features two days of the best one-design sailing in the Midwest and brings over 300 racers and guests to the Chicago Yacht Club’s Belmont Station.

Identical classes will compete to determine which boat has the best skipper and crew. Laser, Vanguard 15, Melges 24, Etchells, Shields, Luders 16, Colgate 26, Rhodes 19, Solings, J/70s and J/24 keelboat classes will take part this year.

This year 86 boats registered, including an impressive 20 boats from the United States and Europe in the J/70 fleet in its first year at Verve Inshore.

After three races Joel Ronning’s Catapult led the J/70s by four points. Ronning is a member of the Wayzata Yacht Club in Minneapolis, MN.

2013 Verve Cup Inshore Regatta
Marc Anderson

Chicago Yacht Club member John Heaton, owner/skipper of the J/70 Empeiria, said he was excited to race in the first major event in Chicago for the less than two-year-old J/70 class. 'This is a nice, fast, small keelboat,' said Heaton, of Wilmette, IL. 'Anyone can sail it. It’s a lot of fun. We had good winds today and we are hoping we will get going fast downwind tomorrow.'

This year also marked the debut of the Colgate 26 fleet to the course. After 3 races Chicagoan Nicholas Petrovits’ Recess was leading its four-boat section by four points.

2013 Verve Cup Inshore Regatta
Marc Anderson

Circle B had solid racing finishing seven races for the V15 class and five races each for the R19s and Lasers, according to Race Officer Lynn Lynch.

'The wind built and went left early settling in to a 120-degree heading for the second half of the day. It was a steady flow of starts and finishes as the three fleets went around the courses,' Lynch said.

Winds are expected to be even better - as high as 15 knots - for tomorrow’s final day of Verve Cup Inshore racing, which begins at 10:30 a.m. CST.

Thank you to our co-sponsors Audi and SLAM, as well as Boston Beer, Karma Yacht Sales, Mount Gay Rum, and West Marine.

Today’s results

2013 Verve Cup Inshore Regatta
Preliminary Cumulative Results

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Sail NumberYacht NameYacht DesignOwner/SkipperRace
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Verve Cup Inshore - Circle A Racing

One Design Division


International Etchells


1.USA 1355LuckyEtchellsBryon Ehrhart 311



5.0


2.USA 1220ResoluteEtchellsMark Teborek 223



7.0


3.USA 1001PyrateEtchellsDonald Maxwell 152



8.0


4.USA 1178DixieEtchellsFred Joosten 444



12.0


5.USA 1101Hokule'aEtchellsRichard Sidell 675



18.0


6.USA 1350PhantomEtchellsCynthia Best 937



19.0


7.USA 978JuliaEtchellsRick Kaiser 866



20.0


8.USA 980Brass MonkeyEtchellsMike Frerker 599



23.0


9.USA 615PatriotEtchellsWilliam Fox Jr. 788



23.0


10.USA 1045Ve-laEtchellsDonald Basler 111110



32.0


11.USA 1279LeverageEtchellsZach Egan 121011



33.0


12.USA 886CassieEtchellsRuss Burke 101212



34.0


13.USA 578Free SpiritEtchellsDouglas Anderson 14/DNC14/DNC14/DNC



42.0
 


J 70


1.USA 187CatapultJ 70Joel Ronning 122



5.0


2.USA 482ExtremeJ 70Dan Cheresh 531



9.0


3.USA 309CloudSourcedJ 70Ronald Copfer 317



11.0


4.USA 326AquaholiksJ 70Martin Johnsson 1045



19.0


5.USA 335NitemareJ 70Amy Neill 4510



19.0


6.USA 34Perseverance J 70Bennet Greenwald 694



19.0


7.USA 322RedJ 70Joe Woods 986



23.0


8.USA 66Eagles WingsJ 70John Gottwald 7711



25.0


9.USA 169EmpeiriaJ 70John Heaton 15103



28.0


10.USA 16TylishanJ 70Richard Stearns 1468



28.0


11.USA 174Magic BusJ 70Gregg Mylett 21413



29.0


12.USA 172Planet ClaireJ 70John and Marisa Koten 11139



33.0


13.USA 227GigiJ 70David Wagner 121212



36.0


14.USA 159TorqeedoJ 70Brandon Flack 81515



38.0


15.USA 100GeminiJ 70Blane Shea 131114



38.0


16.USA 325Lost boysJ 70Gary Scott 161616



48.0


17.USA 359359J 70Jeff Veenstra 171817



52.0


18.USA 36Taipan SBJ 70Lloyd Karzen 181718



53.0


19.USA 358BucephalusJ 70Andrea Krasinski 191919



57.0


20.USA 211JuicyJ 70Alwin Brunner 21/DNC21/DNC21/DNC



63.0
 


Luders 16


1.USA 22ClipperLüders 16William Simpson 111



3.0


2.USA 204Wild IrishLüders 16Lawrence Weeks 24/DNS2



8.0


3.USA 128AmigaLüders 16Harold Hering 323



8.0
 


Shields


1.USA 88PeanutShieldsKristian Martincic 111



3.0


2.USA 130SundanceShieldsMike Schwartz 242



8.0


3.USA 196InsidiousShieldsGary Ropski 333



9.0


4.USA 45HellcatShieldsSam Veilleux 424



10.0
 


Soling


1.USA 846KatherineSolingSteve Dolan 212



5.0


2.USA 843FreiaSolingStephen Bobo 124



7.0


3.USA 818Touch of GraySolingJohn Kennedy 331



7.0


4.USA 768More CowbellSolingTom Elliott 443



11.0


5.USA 639HowlerSolingCooper Anderson 655



16.0


6.USA 808Cabal linkSolingBob Nickel 57/DNS7/DNS



19.0
 


J 24


1.USA 39622XSJ 24Mark Soya 111



3.0


2.USA 2607Don't PanicJ 24Richard Graef 222



6.0


3.USA 2246GoldrushJ 24Daniel Walsh 334



10.0


4.USA 4305GeorgeannaJ 24Jan Wishart 445



13.0


5.USA 4588WalnutJ 24Brent Breithaupt 56/OCS3



14.0
 


Colgate 26


1.USA SC19RecessColgate 26Nicholas Petrovits 111



3.0


2.USA SC20EclipseColgate 26Adam Collins 223



7.0


3.USA SC17MeridianColgate 26Robert Cohen 332



8.0


4.USA SC18AlbatrossColgate 26Michael Swisher 5/DNC5/DNC5/DNC



15.0
 
 
Verve Cup Inshore - Circle B Racing

One Design Division


Laser


1.USA 196151196157LaserRoman Plutenko 11111

5.0


2.USA 175529Hand Offlaserpaul wurtzebach 24443

17.0


3.USA 176078Water BoardLaserRick Strilky 12/DNF2222

20.0


4.USA 177153177153LaserPatrick McBriarty 35555

23.0


5.USA 176204176204LaserRobert Christie 12/DNF3334

25.0


6.USA 11DamnYouKofskiLaserNick Kofski 46666

28.0


7.USA 175529greenTBALaserFrancois Gourio 12/DNC7712/DNF12/DNC

50.0


8.USA 170398170398LaserGarrett Gast 12/DNC12/DNC12/DNC12/DNC12/DNC

60.0


9.USA 196157196157LaserJuan Segura 12/DNC12/DNC12/DNC12/DNC12/DNC

60.0


10.USA 181248AnonymousLaserRussell Schulz 12/DNC12/DNC12/DNC12/DNC12/DNC

60.0


11.USA 198420Rocky IVLaserJ. P. Mull 12/DNC12/DNC12/DNC12/DNC12/DNC

60.0
 


Vanguard 15


1.USA 672Dixie WreckedVanguard 15Christopher LaBorde 153336122.0


2.USA 1736CondorVanguard 15Jacob Karlin 14/OCS22112325.0


3.USA 1069USA 1069Vanguard 15Val Smith 14/OCS45221230.0


4.USA 1604LuTopiavanguard 15Lu Han 274545734.0


5.USA 414I.N.G.H.A.Vanguard 15Andy Camarda 437483534.0


6.USA 1620RocketfizzVanguard 15Ben Marden 14/OCS11657438.0


7.USA 8Stormin' Normin'Vanguard 15Michael Schmitt 5611874950.0


8.USA 452skeifVanguard 15Steven Anderson 699768853.0


9.USA 1764Slow and SteadyVanguard 15Mike Mooney 910691011661.0


10.USA 607LeeVanguard 15Duane Hatch 3118129121267.0


11.USA 5Cleveland StatusVanguard 15Joseph Groszek 71210101191170.0


12.USA 17471747Vanguard 15Otto Hansen 88121112101071.0


13.USA TBDPierlessVanguard 15Kenneth Hopson 14/DNC14/DNC14/DNC14/DNC14/DNC14/DNC14/DNC98.0
 


Rhodes 19


1.USA 1224YAHOORhodes 19Vince & Carrie Camarda 11111

5.0


2.USA 2375BozoRhodes 19Chris Metcalf 22323

12.0


3.USA 1216RhubarbRhodes 19Stanley Knapczyk 43275

21.0


4.USA 2377EspritRhodes 19Guy Whitney 35752

22.0


5.USA 1810WindigoRhodes 19Pat Crosby 77634

27.0


6.USA 804EightOFourRhodes 19Philippe Geyskens 645410/DNC

29.0


7.USA 1784RosebudRhodes 19Richard Dunne 564610/DNF

31.0


8.USA 1891PetulanceRhodes 19Jennifer Wohlberg 888810/DNC

42.0


9.USA 24182418Rhodes 19Chris and Monica Morgan 10/DNC10/DNC10/DNC10/DNC10/DNC

50.0

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