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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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MR.CLEAN

Win One For The Kipper?

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Well, with four out of the top five spots held by class vets right now, I don't know what to think! I do know that there is some major parity here - very different to Porto Cervo, actually - anyone can win almost any race. It's great racing, and Lauderdale is almost always great conditions, and we would LOVE it if our friend Kip Meadows, who we first met at Charleston Race Week back in 2007, takes this one home.

 

We're getting a move on, have some interviews to post, and then the usual action - except it will be commentated by Andy Burdick, president of Melges Sailboats. You got questions for Andy? Ask 'em.

 

You got some spare time today? Help me out. InNeedOfSomeRestraint one a 200$ pair of Kaenon sunglasses yesterday, today someone has to step up and do better. Don't give us links, give us content. Help call the races for those who can't see Kattack. Just be our remote producer...and win ONE MORE set of sunglasses courtesy of Point Loma Outfitting.

 

Also please go click on Ultimate Sailing above and buy a calendar or Ultimate Green shopping bag from Sharon. They are gorgeous and we love her support and her work.

 

Thanks all! We are headed to the boat...please click on our sponsors while we sit around...

 

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M32 Speed Tips

 

Mac Agnese and Saylor Pierce

 

Rod Jabin Ramrod

 

Sam Rogers Samba

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Official Press Release:

 

MEADOWS OVERTAKES LOVELL AT THE MELGES 32 GOLD CUP

 

5 DECEMBER 2009

 

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. - Day two of the 2009 Melges 32 Gold Cup supported by Henri Lloyd and hosted by LAUDERDALE YACHT CLUB offered somewhat of a shake-up in the results. Kip Meadows (Rocky Mount, N.C.) on roXanne now tops the crop by playing the day solid with a 6-3 score line to slide into the overall lead, a nice five points ahead of overnight leader Andy Lovell (New Orleans, La.) onRougarou. Lovell holds one point over John Taylor’s (Jupiter Island, Fla.) Ninkasi now in third.

 

Meadows explained after racing that finding a good lane was key. "We had two good starts so we went where we wanted to. RoXanne's tactician Andy Horton really put us in all the right places and made some really good calls." said Kip. "Sean Clarkson is trimming the main and made it much easier to steer through some of the really weird wave angles. Communication on the part of Dave Scott has improved our downwind speed tremendously." Meadows continued, "We've had a lot of fun over the last two days. Sailing is very much a team sport. When you look around at this fleet, at the owners, many of whom I have sailed against in other classes and having been a part of this class for 3 years, and the new boats that are known to be really good by reputation, and the ‘who’s who’ of sailing walking around on the docks, it's a really nice feeling to be doing well in such strong competition. But, there's more sailing to be done."

 

Overcast skies greeted the teams, as did an approaching front that handed down some tricky conditions for two additional races. Moderate breeze and comfortable temps with a little rain on the horizon set the stage for the first gun with a course bearing of 205. It was a clean start for the twenty-three strong Melges 32 fleet. Around first was fleet newcomer Phil Lotz (Newport, R.I.) onArethusa, followed by Joe Woods (Torquay, UK) on Red and Italy’s Lanfranco Cirillo on Fantasticaaa. Cirillo, with Daniele De Luca as tactician caught up quick downwind, as did Woods and fellow Englishman Stuart Simpson (London, UK) on Team Barbarians. Back upwind and down again for the finish, Woods managed to stay out front and win. Great strides on the final leg of the race by Marty Kullman (St. Petersburg, Fla.) on New Wave enabled them to take second, Taylor did well finishing in third. Cirillo kept in the game for fourth and Don Jesberg (Mill Valley, Calif.) on Viva rounded out the top five.

 

For what turned out to be the final race of the day, the breeze really softened, yet heated up once more for John Kilroy’s (San Francisco, Calif.) Samba Pa Ti Melges 32 as he led the fleet around the first mark. Trailing right behind was International Class President Jeff Ecklund (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) on STAR. Jason Carroll (New York, N.Y) on Argo, Lotz, Meadows and Alex Jackson (Riverside, Conn.) on Leenabarca followed respectively. Jackson made all the right moves back upwind, passing both Kilroy and Ecklund taking it to the finish line for the win. Kilroy settled for second, Meadows was third, Ecklund took fourth and Carroll, fifth.

 

Today was a very special day for the Lauderdale Yacht Club’s Junior Sailing program in which 23 of their top-notch youth sailors got the chance of a lifetime. The famous Take A Junior Sailing Daymeant that a junior sailor was placed on each boat and in the direcly line of hot competition. "I liked going fast and I had a lot of fun," said LYC's Wade Waddell who sailed with Rougarou. "I learned that if my boat has a lot of momentum, and if a boat tacks on me, I can just head up and still have a chance for a good race." Great smiles were greeted on the docks afterwards. Some of the juniors actually got to drive and went home with some great swag from the teams.

 

Tomorrow will be a pivotal day for the Melges 32 fleet with three races scheduled, a very tight points standing as we head into the final day (this isn’t over yet) and more moderate temps and breezes expected. Stay close to MELGES32.COM as there is definitely more excitement and incredible racing to come.

 

Top Ten Results

1.) Kip Meadows, roXanne - 10-6-4-6-3 = 29

2.) Andy Lovell, Rougarou - 3-1-9-7-14 = 34

3.) John Taylor, Ninkasi - 6-3-8-3-15 = 35

4.) Jason Carroll, Argo - 4-8-12-11-5 = 40

5.) Bob Hesse, Lake Effect - 2-15-5-8-11 = 41

6.) Joe Woods, Red - 9-19-3-1-16 = 48

7.) Lanfranco Cirillo, Fantasticaaa - 16-4-2-4-22 = 48

8.) Rod Jabin, Ramrod - 1-2-16-23-7 = 49

9.) Jeff Ecklund, STAR - 8-7-15-18-4 = 52

10.) Marty Kullman, New Wave- 17-5-6-2-18 = 58

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BTW we are going to do a whole series with Bear on M32 Speed Tips like the above.

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Great job with the speed tips!! Thanks!

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Hmmm.....

 

Kattack shows everybody going back in - am I missing something?

 

You're actively missing yesterday's race.

 

Start is in 10 minutes.

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on our way out once again the we were stopped by the cops

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on our way out once again the we were stopped by the cops

 

Nice freaking job, dumbasses! :lol:

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Mr. Clean,

 

Conditions?

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Is there helpful current on the right?

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Hmmm.....

 

Kattack shows everybody going back in - am I missing something?

 

You're actively missing yesterday's race.

 

Start is in 10 minutes.

 

 

got it

 

thanks

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top mark

rougarou

fantasticaa

 

ramrod

bronco

delta

viva

argo

heartbreaker hit the mark

new wave

ninkasi

shakedown

star

roxanne

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bottom mark

rougarou

delta

fantasticaa

ramrod

casi

dark n stormy

heart breaker

red

argo

 

 

opticas and crew day 3

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FINISH race 6

delta

rougarou

fantasticaa

ramrod

heartbreaker

red

argo

linabarca

ninkasi

viva

taboo

dark n stormy

star

bronco

lake affect

barbarians

samba

new wave

roxanne

sellarits

volpe

arethusa

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So what gives.. I have seen at least 2 boats hit the mark and none of them do their turns????

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waves building 15 knots of breeze next rae starts in 4 min

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Bottom mark race 6

 

Bottom mark race 6 2

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Unforecast...but damn it's good out here! Just jumped into the water and unfortunately the visibility blows, between the lack of sunlight and the sand getting chopeed up in this easterly it just ain't gonna happenl..qe

 

 

 

Ramrod with the great pin end start...

..

 

 

and we just went over a 7' wavve.

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new wave

heart breaker

ninkasi

arethusa

roxanne

rougarou

shake down

argo

delta

fantasticaa

red

volt

lake affect

viva

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hearbreaker

ninkasi

roxanne

arethusa

shake down

samba

new wave fantasticaa

rougarou

red argo

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top mark sorry videos are labeled wrong

roxanne

arethusa

heart breaker

red

leanna barca

samba

ninkassi

shake down

star

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finish race 7

roxanne

arethusa

heartbreaker

red

leanabarka

casi

samba

new wave

star

argo

shakedown

 

 

taboo

fantasticaa

rougarou

 

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Hey Alan. Tell Unit and Frodo that I said hi. Such nice boys they are even if they are nothing but trouble.

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Barbarians broke their spreader on that gate...what a wipeout that was. They are always entertaining us!

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going to gtop mark going to try underwater

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star

arethusa

shakedown

rougarou

ramrod

 

 

star

arethusa

shakedown

rougarou

ramrod

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Ramrod takes it!

 

I can't open the Kattack viewer. Are you saying they won Race 8? Does that have them winning the regatta also?

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Top 10 after 8 races and drop

1. Red 42

2. Rougarou 47

3. Ninkasi 48

4. Roxanne 49

5. Argo 50

6. Ramrod 51

7. Fantastica 54

8. Star 58

9. Lake Effect 62

10. Heartbreaker 71

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Folks, stay tuned for some more vid. We've got a boat full of seasick computer folks right now, they'll be better in a bit to get up the small amount of video we have for you. The underwater stuff didn't work, waste of time but at least I got to experiment with shooting from directly underneath them - just couldnt' see anything but a silhouette..

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Looks like Yachtscoring hasn't removed the throwout yet. Usually when they drop a score its in brackets.

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Top 10 after 8 races and drop

1. Red 42

2. Rougarou 47

3. Ninkasi 48

4. Roxanne 49

5. Argo 50

6. Ramrod 51

7. Fantastica 54

8. Star 58

9. Lake Effect 62

10. Heartbreaker 71

 

How did you get Ramrod with 51 points?

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Sorry correction on top 10 with drop

1. Ramrod 41

2. Red 42

3. Rougarou 47

4. Ninkasi 48

5. Roxanne 49

6. Argo 50

7. Fantastica 54

8. Star 58

9. Lake Effect 62

10. Heartbreaker 71

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Thanks for picking up the slack. Just got back after tending to my sick crew and doing a pile of interviews, including a long one with Alex Jackson about a bunch including future plans for Speedboat. We gambled on getting some really great footage and ended up missing a lot of the race, at the same time that Aaron could no longer look at a computer and Mer was down for the count too.

 

Big congrats to Rod and the team, pretty amazing results for them. Stick around...

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Performance Reports:

 

Race 6:

- Summary - http://americanregatta.com/regattas/2009/m.../pdf/sum_06.pdf

- Speed Summary – http://americanregatta.com/regattas/2009/m...df/speed_06.pdf

- Distance Sailed - http://americanregatta.com/regattas/2009/m...pdf/dist_06.pdf

- Race Replay http://www.kattack.com/webplayer?raceGUID=...mp;startTime=21

- Max Velocity – Roxanne 16.33 knots (sustained for 30 seconds or more)

 

 

Race 7:

- Summary - http://americanregatta.com/regattas/2009/m.../pdf/sum_07.pdf

- Speed Summary – http://americanregatta.com/regattas/2009/m...df/speed_07.pdf

- Distance Sailed - http://americanregatta.com/regattas/2009/m...pdf/dist_07.pdf

- Race Replay - http://www.kattack.com/webplayer?raceGUID=...amp;startTime=3

- Max Velocity – Samba Pa Ti knots (sustained for 30 seconds or more)

 

 

Race 8:

- Summary - http://americanregatta.com/regattas/2009/m.../pdf/sum_08.pdf

- Speed Summary – http://americanregatta.com/regattas/2009/m...df/speed_08.pdf

- Distance Sailed - http://americanregatta.com/regattas/2009/m...pdf/dist_08.pdf

- Race Replay – http://www.kattack.com/webplayer?raceGUID=...mp;startTime=27

- Max Velocity – Star 16.29 knots (sustained for 30 seconds or more)

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Here's the gate rounding when Barbarians lost the kite and wrapped it around two different boats...best footage of the weekend I think...I think Aaron's head exploded as he was entering this one into the computer.

 

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Clean this one was good. Made studying for finals enjoyable. Thanks man.

No worries, and thanks for watching - you too Catherine. next year we need you. BTW I went to the bimini bay for the first time. Oh. My. God.

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Here's the gate rounding when Barbarians lost the kite and wrapped it around two different boats...best footage of the weekend I think...I think Aaron's head exploded as he was entering this one into the computer.

 

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type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

 

 

Was on Red doing bow...that was a priceless rounding.

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Race 8 top mark

 

Race 8 final mark

 

Nigel and Stu on their wreck

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No worries, and thanks for watching - you too Catherine. next year we need you. BTW I went to the bimini bay for the first time. Oh. My. God.

Oh Alan. Shucks. I LOVED your coverage this weekend but not as much as I loved Mer's pics. It truly and really and honest made my world a bit brighter having this gift of being able to watch this Regatta as I saw snow fall for the first time since 2004, knowing my place is up North for the next 6 months, maybe longer. At first I was a bit depressed about not being there (last year was great fun and sailing IS my favorite sport) but then was glad that I had some friends who cared enough to think about me and send their good lovin' my way. Yeah, whatever.

 

 

The Bimini Bay Bar IS something. It leaves a black mark on your soul that can never be erased. Luckily, we look smashing in black. How did you enjoy that $25 'free' beer? :blink::lol:

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Johnny Lovell Rougarou

 

John and Jason Argo

 

DeDeDeluca OneSails

 

Andy Burdick Wrapup

 

Andromache Mason Barbarians

 

Alex Jackson

 

12th Floor View

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Great coverage on this one! Very good camera work and you've boiled the content down to the stuff that at least I as a spectator like to see...

 

Thanks for all the hard work!

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Clean, thanks for getting that interview with Alex Jackson. He seemed like a good sport about it all.

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Clean, Mer, everyone. Really excellent job this weekend. That kattack tracker thing kicks ass. Made watching the racing very interesting. Cant wait for the next event, this one has made not studying for finals extremely entertaining and enjoyable.

 

 

 

Oh and for Christmas i want a 32

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MER, Awsome shots!!! I especialy like the 3rd one. The one with the red boat of set to the left!

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Thanks for the great coverage Clean, and Mer, as always, wonderful pictures. What about a regatta recap? Was the regatta won/lost on boatspeed/boathandling or tactics (I know it is hard to see from a motorboat doing 20kts)? How did the different sails perform (North/Quantum/Others)? Anything surprising from the new and the veteran teams? Any major wipeouts other than the Barbarians?

 

It was awesome to be able to watch it on Kattack live. GO ROUGAROU!

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