News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery : CMRC Grade 2 Invitational – Perfect sunny day 2 + Video
CMRC Grade 2 Invitational – Perfect sunny day 2 + Video

'CMRC August 2012 Grade 2 Invitational'    CMRC - Chicago Match Race Center - ©

On the CMRC August Grade 2 Invitational second day another perfect sunny day in Chicago greeted racers and spectators alike. The unexpected 10-14 knot seabreeze conditions were a bonus to the day, allowing for all but two flights of the second Round Robin to be completed, and setting the stage for a showdown tomorrow to determine the Final Four among the 11 teams assembled here for this first event of the US Grand Slam series.

With the Chicago Air and Water Show under way two million+ Chicagoans on Lake Michigan, series leader Taylor Canfield from the US Virgin Islands and his team continued their winning ways, but on 16 points they have only a one point lead over the Danish team led by Nicolai Sehested. And even with some matches lost due to unforced errors, Jordan Reece and his team from Sydney, Australia still sit in third place on 13 points.

But the real showdown lurking in tomorrow's two remaining flights lies between David Gilmour from Perth, Australia, Don Wilson from Chicago, and Josh Junior from New Zealand, who are all vying for the fourth remaining slot to complete the Final Four. Some of this drama will come in the third match of the first flight in the morning when Wilson meets Gilmour. Gilmour has 10.5 points, and Wilson has 11, so the winner will break any ties between them.

And sitting at 12 points, Junior will meet Reece in the second match: if he loses, this may set up more tie break scenarios to capture that fourth place slot. Furthermore, Gilmour also races in the last flight against Sehested, which if he loses may bring in yet another possible scenario to determine the fourth slot.

So, it's all to play for tomorrow, and even among those who do not make it to the Final Four there will be first-to-two point knock out series to determine the fifth, seventh, and ninth place positions.

Round Robin racing will resume at 09:00 tomorrow, with the intent to finish these first before starting the consolation series and Semi-Final and Final rounds.

Chicago Match Race Centre website



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

9:14 AM Sun 19 Aug 2012GMT

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

News - USA and the World

2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island

America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match by Richard Gladwell/,

Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,

AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos by American Windsurfing Tour,

America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature by Richard Gladwell/,

Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia by International Maxi Association,

Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2   
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images   
Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery   
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships   
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people   
IFDS World Championships - US Paralympic hopefuls ready for racing   
Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph   
Vineyard Race celebrates 80th running of the East Coast classic   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu   
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance   
Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here   
Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships   
RC44 World Championship title to Bronenosec + Video   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer   
IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies   
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Dalton DeVos crowned champion   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Canfield wins   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead   

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  

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media





New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World






Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text


Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery


Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery





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.
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT