sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Panerai British Classic Week - Jap victorious on penultimate day
Panerai British Classic Week - Jap victorious on penultimate day

'Panerai British Classic Week 2012: Start of Spirit of tradition yachts'    Guido Cantini    Click Here to view large photo

The penultimate day of the 2012 Panerai British Classic Regatta brought formal racing to a conclusion with an inshore race in blustery winds of up to thirty knots from the southwest. While the sky was still overcast, the rain held off - allowing the boats to enjoy a fabulous final blast back and forth across the Solent that put huge smiles on everyone’s faces.

Race results throughout the week were calculated for the six individual classes and in addition the scores of all the true classics (excluding the modern classics - recently constructed yachts built to a classic design) are combined to give an Overall Event Ranking with the winner receiving the prestigious Panerai British Classic Week Racing Trophy and a fabulous Panerai watch.

Scoring an incomparable five straight firsts, the 2012 winner of the Racing Trophy was David Sheriff’s 1897 Cork Harbour One Design Jap. At 21’4' on deck and 37’ feet overall she is amongst the smallest, not to mention oldest, boats racing this week. One of only ten Cork Harbour One Designs ever launched, she was constructed by Carrigaloe Gridiron Works, Cork to a design by William Fife III.

Her crew combined youth and experience, including British Paralympic Gold Medallist Andy Cassell, top International Dragon sailor Martin Payne, up and coming young British match racers Mark Yeabsley and Toby Mumford and, bringing some gravitas to the team, Rear Admiral Richard Philips and Captain Alex Burton, Commanding Officer of the Royal Navy’s flagship HMS Bulwark.

David gave all the credit for their success to his crew explaining that it had been a true team effort with he, Martin and Andy sharing helming duties and everyone contributing equally. Asked how he made his crew selection his response exemplified the spirit of this regatta as he explained that he simply chose 'Good mates and people I’d like to know better.'

Second place in the Overall Event Ranking went to Andrew King’s Gluckauf, a 1929 International 30 Square Metre, built by Abeking and Rasmussen and known affectionately at the flying toothpick thanks to her long narrow shape. In third was David Murrin’s Cetewayo, a past winner of the Racing Trophy, whose racing pedigree includes many decades of victories.

Class 1, for the Modern Classics, came down to a two way dog fight between Hugh Morrison’s Pedrick designed Savannah and Stephen Jones’ self-designed Meteor. Going into the day both boats had two first and two second places so everything rested on the final race. Despite Meteor’s best efforts she simply could not make her time on Savannah, who flew round the course to win by almost sixteen minutes and take the class overall by a single point. Meteor finished the race second to secure second in class with Stephen O’Flaherty’s Soufriere finishing third in the race and in class.

Cetewayo won the final race in Class 2 to claim the class overall by three points from Jamie Mattheson’s Opposition, built as Morning Cloud for Ted Heath in 1971, who had finished the race in third. Although second in race five, Brian Smullen’s McGruer ketch Cuilaun had to settle for third place in class.

In Class 3, the final race went to L’Esprit du Morbihan, Vincent de Vries’ 1969 Tina One Tonner. Yvon Nicolas’ 1963 Illingworth Bermudan cutter Mirella came second and Glucklauf was third. In the overall class standings Glucklauf took the laurels with L’esprit du Morbihan second and Mirella third.

Jap’s five-win domination of Class 4 meant that the class’s big battle was for second place. Going into the day Roddy Steel and Eric Newman’s little Spidsgatter 19.5m Stren had looked good, but rough conditions forced them to retire from racing. Robert Veale’s Cheverton sloop Danegeld carried on to second in the race and snatched second in class leaving Stren third overall.

Knowing that their World Championship starts in just a couple of days, six of the 8 Metres elected not to race in today’s strong winds and Luna retired. Of the three that finished Richard Self and Mark DeCelles’ 1937 Alfred Milne designed Raven was first across the line followed by Hanns-Georg Klein’s Anne Sophie, a 1938 Bjarne Ass, and Falcon, designed by William Fife III in 1930 and owned by Jan Willem M Ypma. In the class standings it was Raven who claimed the overall prize with Anne Sophie second and Harri Roschier’s brand new Luna third.

Panerai British Classic Week 2012: Raven -  Guido Cantini   Click Here to view large photo

The 6 Metres chose not to race in today’s strong winds and so the overall results for the class remained Tom Richardson’s Georgia first, Robin E Richardson’s St Kitts second and Peter Andreae’s Erica third.

At the prize giving dinner, Panerai presented each of the class winners with a Panerai Instrument and in addition a number of special prizes were awarded. The Lallow Cup, for the best-presented new entrant, went to Robert Fabre’s Vagabundo II, a 1945 German Frers Snr classic Bermudan ketch. The International Metre Trophy, for the highest placed Metre boat, went to Raven. Jap won the Brian Keeland Memorial Trophy, for the highest place gaffer.

Panerai British Classic Week 2012: Vagabundo ll -  Guido Cantini   Click Here to view large photo

There were also some humorous awards including the Crunchie Awards presented to those who ran aground during the week which went to Eilean, Zarik, Sceptre, Atlantis, Marcita, Cetewayo and Sea Scamp. And finally the Cetewayo Cup for the Je Ne Sais Quoi competition, which is voted for by the competitors and goes to the boat with that 'indefinable certain something', was won by Andrew Pearson’s 1937 Johanas Anker designed Classic 10 Metre flush deck cutter Bojar.

The regatta concludes tomorrow with a Parade of Sail commencing at 11.00. The yachts will assemble off Gurnard before parading past Cowes Green and the Royal Yacht Squadron in a delightful traditional finale to the regatta.

Panerai British Classic Week 2012: Eilean -  Guido Cantini   Click Here to view large photo

Panerai British Classic Week 2012: Vagabundo ll -  Guido Cantini   Click Here to view large photo

Event website


by Deniz Karatepe

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=99666

8:26 PM Fri 13 Jul 2012GMT


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







News - USA and the World





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




























470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard by 470 International Association Class,


































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   
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1   
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz   
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video   
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix   
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team   
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   


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