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

 

Sail-World.com : GoPro Match Cup B 2011 - Racers raise the bar

GoPro Match Cup B 2011 - Racers raise the bar

'GoPro Match Cup B 2011'    Chicago Match Race Center

GoPro Match Cup B is being held on 26th and 27th June on the shores of Lake Michigan.

'We have Boat 6 going upwind with a spinnaker,' voiced Principal Race Officer Darcy Cooke over the radio after an unpredicted twist of the wind after the start of flight 9. The race committee was disappointed they didn't fit in a full round robin, but 8 ½ flights were completed on the first day of the GoPro Match Cup B Event.

Several boats from Friday/Saturday's 'A' event were joined by skippers Taylor Canfield, Nick Dugdale and Lars Hansen for the B event. Although the wind was on and off for the better part of the day, at least the skies were clear and the temperatures were in the mid-60's offshore.

The most anticipated match of the day was between ISAF ranked 29th Taylor Canfield and GoPro Match Cup 'A' Event victor Nevin Snow. The breeze was very light when the two teams entered the box providing a difficult situation for the dial-up. Snow provided the play-by-play. 'When we dialed Taylor up, we were on port. When we were both head to wind, we got a big shift from the left filling our sails to port as Taylor anticipated the wind and came at us calling starboard.' A penalty was given to Snow. Snow also crossed the line on the pin end 3 seconds early, and a large gap developed between the 2 boats. It wasn't until the second downwind leg that Snow was able to catch up to Taylor and get his bow across the finish line first. Unfortunately, Snow also had to address his penalty before he actually completed the race. 'We felt really good about the race other than a few simple mistakes at the start. We'll be getting our heads on straight and doing a little more pre-start research if we have to face Taylor again,' Snow confidently stated.

In Flight 6, Guy Mossman proved to start with a clean slate from the A event as he went up against Taylor Canfield. 'Friday and yesterday, I felt like I had too many things in my head from work and such. I feel much better now,' Guy explained. The teams were well matched in the pre-start taking turns at controlling each other. 'As we were in the heat of it, he got close enough to push up from leeward and when we tacked, our transom hit him,' gaining a penalty. Even with the penalty, Mossman was in a better position for the start and was able to take off at the line. The team continued to extend on the first upwind after covering for a few tacks. At the second encounter with the windward mark, Guy's team briefly considered scraping off the penalty, but the wind conditions weren't ideal. So it was downwind at the finish line when they tried to burn the penalty off as they crossed the line. 'We tried to make sure the spinnaker was below the gooseneck before we went head to wind, but it just didn't quite make it.' This technicality cost Mossman the match against the highest ranked racer in the event. 'It felt good to be that close racing against someone like Taylor Canfield.'

The end of the day unknowingly occurred during Flight 9 Match 1 'We coasted across the finish line right before the wind shut off,' described Don Wilson's bowman, Erik Shampain. By the time Match 10 was in sequence, boats were attempting to sail both upwind and downwind with spinnakers. Shampain stated at the end they were just barely going to make the pin layline when a 60degree wind shift came around and they managed to finish at the boat.

The CMRC media decided to try a few new positions for GoPro's today, putting their stabilization to the test. During the match of Canfield versus Snow, Canfield was wearing a headcam as well as Snow's jib trimmer. Mounting the cameras to the masts to look back at the crews was another new addition. The waterproof casings provided a new underwater angle of the foils as the boats passed as well.

The weather for tomorrow is forecasted to have a 70% chance of precipitation and winds of up to 25 knots. Hopefully the winds will come through without storms for some exciting, fast-paced racing. With 2 1/2 flights left to finish the round-robin, the race committee is waiting on the weather to determine the format. If the storms are bearing down, the RC might push straight into the semi-finals.

Weather pending, the completion of the round robin will commence at 9AM tomorrow.

GoPro Match Cup B Day 1 Results:
1) Taylor Canfield 6-2
2) Nevin Snow 5-2
3) Colin Rathbun 4-2
4) Don Wilson 4-3
5) Guy Mossman 4-2
6) Nick Dugdale 4-3
7) Lars Hansen 3-4
8) Stratis Andreadis 2-4
9) Lance Fraser 2-4
10) Leo Vasiliev 0-7

Official Partners of the CMRC include Eurex, CME Group, Newedge, City Inns family of hotels and Line Honors is the Official Clothing Supplier to CMRC.

GoPro Match Cup B 2011 -  Chicago Match Race Center  

CMRC website




by Chicago Match Race Center

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=85184

8:33 AM Mon 27 Jun 2011 GMT






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


News - USA and the World





A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,












ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video by Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association,
























2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4 by William Wagner, San Francisco


























GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds
Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again
ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans rise in Laser and Radial
Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video
Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Good day for Double Trouble   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 images by Erik Simonson   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 fleet ready for tricky race tracks   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead   
2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins   
Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect   
2014 J/70 World Championship - Contrasting conditions on Day 4   
Rolex Big Boat Series - 50 years of big boat racing: a retrospective   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2   
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champ: Rios takes the Championship   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg Zero signals start of the significant racing   
Extreme Sailing Series: Physically demanding racing for BAR on Day 2   
Emirates Team NZ: Holding second overall after Day 2 in Istanbul   
Extreme Sailing Series: A force to be reckoned with in Istanbul +Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Day 1 images by Jesus Renedo and Pedro Martinez   
Marseille One Design: GC32's Armin Strom storms ahead on day 2 + Video   


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