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

 

Sail-World.com : U.S. Disabled Sailing Championship final day

U.S. Disabled Sailing Championship final day

'U.S. Disabled Sailing Championships'    US Sailing ©

U.S. Disabled Championship competitors were not able to compete in the final round of racing on Long Island Sound due to a lack of wind. Fortunately, each fleet completed at least the three race minimum required by each division to constitute a regatta.

The Sonar and SKUD-18 fleets completed four races and the 2.4 mR and novice Ideal 18 fleets finished three races. The 2011 U.S. Disabled Championship was hosted by the Larchmont Yacht Club.

Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), a 2008 Paralympian, with crew Brad Kendall (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine) won the Sonar fleet with a 2-1-1-3 scoring line. They won by two points over skipper 2000 Paralympian Paul Callahan (Cape Coral, Fla.) and crew Tom Brown (Castine, Maine) and Bradley Johnson (Pompano Beach, Fla.).

'It was a challenge all weekend,' said Doerr. 'The breeze was up and down, and there was a ton of current. I think we did a good job keeping the competition in our sights. We wanted to make a statement that to go through the Trials you have to go through us.'

Scott Whitman (Brick, N.J.) and Julia Dorsett (Boca Raton, Fla.) took a two point lead after posting bullets in both races Saturday to win the SKUD-18 fleet. They won three of the four races total. Whitman and Dorsett edged Sarah Everhart Skeels (Tiverton, R.I.) and John Ruff (Pewaukee, Wis.). Everhart Skeels and Ruf finished second in both races on Saturday. The Whitman – Dorsett duo have a long history of success together in the SKUD-18. They won back-to-back titles at US Sailing’s Rolex Miami OCR Championships in 2009 and 2010, and the 2010 Sail for Gold, a stop on the ISAF Sailing World Cup circuit. They are also the 2009 IFDS World Champions.

'The competition was great this weekend. Sarah and John haven’t sailed together, but they are great sailors,' said Whitman. 'In the light wind, we were constantly looking for pressure. We limited our tacks and made each of them count when we did.'

Charles Rosenfield (Woodstock, Conn.) won the 2.4 mR division by three points over Daniel Evans (Miami, Fla.). Rosenfield won two of the three races. Rosenfield won this Championship in 2009.

Skipper Edward King (Brentwood, N.H.) with crew Bill Sandberg (Riverside, Conn.) and Jim Scott (Portsmouth, R.I.) were perfect this weekend after winning all three races. They won the developmental Ideal 18 fleet by three points.

Championship Notes:

• US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics members competing: Tom Brown, Paul Callahan, Rick Doerr, Julia Dorsett, Sarah Everhart Skeels, Hugh Freund, Brad Johnson, Brad Kendall, Charles Rosenfield, John Ruf and Scott Whitman

• Racing took place on Long Island Sound just outside the Larchmont breakwater.

• Each sailor in the 2.4 mR division must have a valid classification rating of 1-7 in order to compete. The Sonar teams may not exceed 14 classification points. In the SKUD-18 class, per team one sailor must be severely disabled (classification rating of a one or two) and the other sailor must have any valid classification rating (1-7). At least one of the team members must be a female.

• The novice triple-handed fleet of Ideal 18s competing were running in tandem with the Paralympic classes. The purpose of this fleet is to provide returning or new sailors an opportunity to race and work on skills.

• US Sailing medals for permanent possession are awarded to the first, second and third places in the singlehanded division and first place in the double-handed, triple-handed and novice divisions.

• The singlehanded 2.4 mR fleet sailed for the Judd Goldman Trophy. Sailors in the double-handed SKUD-18s raced for the Chandler Hovey Trophy. The triple-handed Sonars sailed for the Gene Hinkel Trophy.

US Sailing website
US Disabled Sailing Championship website




by Jake Fish

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=88902

10:20 PM Sun 25 Sep 2011 GMT






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


News - USA and the World







470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander by International 470 Class Association,










































Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,


















2014 Chicago Match Cup - Four go through to quarter finals
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard
ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 7 images by Sailing Energy
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Laser and Radial winner images by Jesus Renedo
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Medal Race images by Sail-World.com
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Dutch dominate Laser and Radial in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing more than doubles overall lead
J/24 World Championship - Excitement builds for Newport racing
Volvo Ocean Race - Seb Marsset joins Team Alvimedica
Fall Seamanship training opportunities at New York Yacht Club
Rolex Big Boat Series: More images from San Francisco - Final Day
AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here   
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier   
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race   
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target   
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded   
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage   
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years   
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified   
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt   
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander   
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow   


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