Verve Cup Offshore Regatta - Slow start on Day one

2013 Verve Cup Offshore Regatta
Michele and Steve Almeida, MISTE Photography
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 NumberYacht NameYacht DesignOwner/SkipperRace
1
Race
2
Race
3
Race
4
Race
5
Total
Verve Offshore_Circle A Racing

One Design Division


J 109


1.
USA 146StormJ 109Rick Lyall 122218.0


2.
USA 181HamburgJ 109Albrecht Goethe 3411312.0


3.
USA 246NorthstarJ 109David Gustman 2133716.0


4.
USA 245KIIIJ 109Irv Kerbel 6544423.0


5.
USA 361MomentusJ 109Kevin Saedi 5376526.0


6.
USA 249Full TiltJ 109Peter Priede 7665630.0


7.
USA 336CertainlyJ 109Donald Meyer 4789836.0


8.
USA 270Vanda IIIJ 109Jack Toliver 98571039.0


9.
USA 368CallistoJ 109James Murray 11/DNC11/DNC910243.0


10.
USA 333Time OutJ 109Doug Evans 89108944.0
 


J 111


1.
USA 37FleetwingJ 111Henry Brauer 122

5.0


2.
USA 022MentalJ 111Paul Stahlberg 234

9.0


3.
USA USA72Lucky DubieJ 111Len Siegal 561

12.0


4.
USA 12KashmirJ 111Karl Brummel, Steve Henderson, Mike Mayer 715

13.0


5.
USA 008VelocityJ 111Martin Roesch 383

14.0


6.
USA 47RowdyJ 111Richard Witzel 476

17.0


7.
USA 24Night HawkJ 111Team Nighthawk Dabrowski/Edman 648

18.0


8.
USA 89WootonJ 111William Smith 857

20.0


9.
USA 60111ImpulseJ 111G Miz/Dreher/Hatfield 999

27.0
 


GL36/FT 10


1.
USA 006SolitaryFT 10Jeremy Alexis 141

6.0


2.
USA 80China BuffetFT 10Team All U Can Eat 232

7.0


3.
USA 50631RogueNelson Marek 36Peter Engel 323

8.0


4.
USA 93036PainKillerMumm 36Joel Carroll 516

12.0


5.
USA 34KOKO LOKOFT 10Tomek Kokocinski 455

14.0


6.
USA 64986Surface TensionNelson Marek 36Jeffrey Schaefer 664

16.0
 


Farr 40


1.
USA 40036NorboyFarr 40Leif Sigmond / Marcus Thymian 121

4.0


2.
USA 40048InfernoFarr 40Philip Dowd 412

7.0


3.11USA 40027Hot LipsFarr 40Christopher Whitford 233

8.0


4.
USA 40037PendragonFarr 40Brian Jackman 344

11.0


5.
USA 40016BanditFarr 40Arvid Eiesland 555

15.0
 


Beneteau First 40.7


1.
USA 51377VayuBeneteau First 40.7Ron Buzil 115

7.0


2.
GER 1979Turning PointBeneteau First 40.7David Hardy 242

8.0


3.
USA 51196SpankerBeneteau First 40.7D & J McDonnell 621

9.0


4.
USA 51146La TempeteBeneteau First 40.7Thomas Weber 333

9.0


5.
USA 60102SociableBeneteau First 40.7Robert Arzbaecher 554

14.0


6.
USA 51457Das BootBeneteau First 40.7Jay Muller 477

18.0


7.
USA 404MojoBeneteau First 40.7Gary Powell / Jeff Comeaux 766

19.0


8.
USA 51219Rhumb RunnerBeneteau First 40.7Katie Goldman Finnegan Brian Goldman 888

24.0


9.
USA 40742WiredBeneteau First 40.7Brian/Konstantin Angioletti/Selikhov 999

27.0
 
 

ORR Division


ORR 1


1.
USA 28252Sin Duda!Santa Cruz 52Lindsey Duda 311

5.0


2.
USA 52725ImediTranspac 52Mark Hauf 222

6.0


3.
USA 1717BlueRiptide 41Michael Schoendorf 133

7.0
 


ORR 2


1.
USA 38006EagleSydney 38Shawn/Jerry O'Neill 122

5.0


2.
USA 2615ScoutSydney 41Dorsey Ruley 241

7.0


3.
USA 52144Eagles WingsGS44John Gottwald 314

8.0


4.
USA 28380Spirit WalkerSydney 41Vern McCain 435

12.0


5.
USA SM2MajicSydney 41Bill Hoyer 553

13.0


6.
USA 50593TANGO in BLUECM 1200Roy Reger / Heather Robertson / Rick Trisco 866

20.0


7.
USA 39531UpgradeFarr 395William Newman 687

21.0


8.
USA 38005Painkiller4Sydney 38Alice Martin 778

22.0
 
 
Verve Offshore_Circle B Racing

One Design Division


J 105


1.
USA 104VytisJ 105Tom and Gyt Petkus 125

8.0


2.
USA 349SealarkJ 105Clark Pellett 342

9.0


3.
USA 384ValhallaJ 105Mike & Kathie Newman 263

11.0


4.
USA 673The AsylumJ 105Jon Weglarz 671

14.0


5.
USA 505Here's JohnnyJ 105John Moore 916

16.0


6.
USA 60StrikingJ 105Michael Tuman 439

16.0


7.
USA 424Flying PigJ 105Mike Sheppard 584

17.0


8.
USA 480GangbustersJ 105Mark Gannon 858

21.0


9.
USA 444Rocking HorseJ 105Sandy Curtiss 797

23.0
 


T-10


1.
USA 124LibertyT-10Ray Douglas 263

11.0


2.
USA 33882Honey BadgerT-10Thomas Kane 525

12.0


3.
USA 403Tango IILS 10Martin Plonus 491

14.0


4.
USA 410RetentionLS 10Mark Croll 842

14.0


5.
USA 348MikazeT-10Steve Knoop 1114

16.0


6.
USA 26300WinnebagoT-10Tim Rathbun 637

16.0


7.
USA 40900SkidmarksT-10Lou Jacob 1356

24.0


8.
USA 32319Cheap ThrillT-10Nancy & Tim Snyder 31210

25.0


9.
USA 30475EricaT-10Brian and Mike Kaczor 7811

26.0


10.
USA 402LightningT-10Steve Karstrand / Bob Warnecke 14112

27.0


11.
USA 30246WombatT-10Arthur Strilky 1179

27.0


12.
USA 311MutinyT-10John Schellenbach 9108

27.0


13.
USA 31541GliderT-10John Font 101413

37.0


14.
USA 356Strait JacketT-10Randy Conner 121614

42.0


15.
USA 345Out of the BlueT-10Jeffery Cross 151316

44.0


16.
 004Silver SurferT-10Andrew Nicoletti 171519

51.0


17.
USA 411Jing BangLS 10David Finlay 191717

53.0


18.
USA 25123JUMPT-10Hank Graziano 1626/SCP15

57.0


19.
USA 412M*A*S*HT-10Ron Kallen 182020

58.0


20.
USA 406AtraT-10Mike and Karen Woollen 222118

61.0


21.
USA 26318MischiefT-10David Travis 201922

61.0


22.
USA 26340Rainbows EndT-10Steven Fink 212321

65.0


23.
USA 32527SassafrasT-10David Barch 232223

68.0
 


Beneteau First 36.7


1.
USA 52754ShamrockBeneteau First 36.7J Mark Davis 141

6.0


2.
USA 262Maggie MaeBeneteau First 36.7Peter/Dan Wright 313

7.0


3.
USA 60367As You WishBeneteau First 36.7John Heaton 522

9.0


4.
USA 60310SoulshineBeneteau First 36.7Jarrett Altmin 634

13.0


5.
USA 52500Tried & TrueBeneteau First 36.7Robert K. Foley 457

16.0


6.
USA 101Erizo de MarBeneteau First 36.7Antoni Czupryna 2115

18.0


7.
USA 235Tequila MockingbirdBeneteau First 36.7Chris Duhon 966

21.0


8.
USA 82Split DecisionBeneteau First 36.7Mark D. Norris 8711

26.0


9.
USA 52772CarreraBeneteau First 36.7Rod Spearin 10109

29.0


10.
USA 52293SorcererBeneteau First 36.7Don Draper 1398

30.0


11.
USA 51787RaptorBeneteau First 36.7Jim Anderson 11812

31.0


12.
USA 26219FOGBeneteau First 36.7Charlie Wurtzebach/Mike Bird 715/SCP13

35.0


13.
USA 119Joie De VieBeneteau First 36.7Donna Hastings 141410

38.0


14.
USA 55367KARMABeneteau First 36.7Lou Sandoval , Jack Buoscio , Martin Sandoval 121314

39.0
 
 

ORR Division


ORR 3


1.
USA 32851Bozos circusJ 35Bruce Metcalf 313

7.0


2.
USA 50498Big MeanieBeneteau 42s7James Prendergast 531

9.0


3.
USA 97350Free AgentW.D. Schock 35Miles DePaepe 452

11.0


4.
USA 15171KahunaS2 9.1Loren Thompson 165

12.0


5.
USA 32776Touch of GreyJ 35Larry Schell 624

12.0


6.
USA 23994PlanxtyJ 30Kate/Dennis Bartley 246

12.0
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