sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Melges 20 U.S. National Championship all set
Melges 20 U.S. National Championship all set

'2012 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship'    2012 JOY | International Audi Melges 20 Class Association - copyright
The fourth edition of the Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship is only one day away from commencement in scenic San Francisco, California, hosted by the Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon. An amazing 24 teams have assembled from all across America representing ten states, including five entries from Canada.

Among the top contenders are reigning National Champion Michael Kiss on Bacio, Charleston Race Week Champ Russ Lucas on Shimmer, Paul Reilly on Red Sky and the forever aggressive Tony Tabb with Steve Sisson at the helm on Elevation Racing. Recently crowned Pacific Coast Champion Brian Hill on Atlas is also poised and ready to go after another trophy.

Daniel Theilman on Kuai, Sid Gorham on Funner, Elliot James' Problem Child, Skip Shapiro on Makaira and Roland Vandermeer on BLAST! are among the teams boasting local knowledge and talent. They plan to squared off, and hopefully put home court advantage to best use on the leaderboard. Last but not least, in attendance for the first time ever in the Audi Melges 20, yet well accustomed to the intensity of Melges performance racing, is newly crowned Melges 32 World Champion John Kilroy Jr. on Samba Pa Ti.

Far beneath the roar of the spectacular Blue Angels and the excitement of cityfront America's Cup Racing, Thursday provided the perfect opportunity for the National Championship fleet to practice on San Francisco Bay and conclude registration. Three days of racing are scheduled, commanded by none other than PRO Bruce Golison and team, Friday-Sunday, October 5-7.

Full Entry List:

1.) Brian Hill, Atlas
2.) Michael Kiss, Bacio
3.) Rhonda Joyce, Batteries Not Required
4.) Roland Vandermeer, BLAST!
5.) John Arendshorst, Blink 20/20
6.) Erwyn Naidoo, Bohica
7.) Danny Shea, Diamante
8.) David Pollock, dp
9.) Tony Tabb, Elevation Racing
10.) Tom Kasberg, Flygfisk
11.) Sid Gorham, Funner
12.) Bob Hayward, Gypsea
13.) Daniel Theilman, Kuai
14.) Kent Haegar, Mach Schnell
15.) Skip Shapiro, Makaira
16.) Elliott James, Problem Child
17.) Paul Reilly, Red Sky
18.) John Kilroy Jr., Samba Pa Ti
19.) Richard Davies, Section 16
20.) Russell Lucas, Shimmer
21.) Wes Whitmeyer, Slingshot
22.) Tom Ritter, Tramp
23.) Clay Broussard, Velocity
24.) Paul Currie, Wild Deuces

Melges 20 website


by Joy Dunigan

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=102647

2:50 PM Fri 5 Oct 2012GMT


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







News - USA and the World





















Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






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/Sail-World.com/nz,


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,


SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 2
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
MS Cup - Three days until the start
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record
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   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT