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Charleston Race Week 2011

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We made it. Been up since 4. Beer here is cold

 

We made it. Been up since 4. Beer here is cold

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Go and say hello to the boys, they're good dudes and will often make special trips for you if you need.

 

http://www.charlestonwatertaxi.com/

 

We'll be useing it all weekend. Boat at City Marina, rental house in the middle of town. We are parking the cars tonight and riding bikes and the water taxi all weekend...

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Have fun, jackass. who you sailing with?

I am home this week with no work, so I will be watching OTWA on friday.

 

jc

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Go and say hello to the boys, they're good dudes and will often make special trips for you if you need.

 

http://www.charlestonwatertaxi.com/

 

We'll be useing it all weekend. Boat at City Marina, rental house in the middle of town. We are parking the cars tonight and riding bikes and the water taxi all weekend...

 

 

Put lights on your bikes. The downtown cops have found a new source of revenue.

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Have fun, jackass. who you sailing with?

I am home this week with no work, so I will be watching OTWA on friday.

 

jc

 

Sailing? I'm not sailing. I'm home with the boys and possibly attending the Fill the Lake party.

 

The Avatar is racing with Augie and her other boyfriends on High Voltage.

 

Chaos

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Okay its that time....Now that we are 1 day (less than 24hrs really) away from racing....who ya got? Who wins? Who breaks their stick? Most importantly whats the over under on clean getting arrested? Put me down for friday night approx 2:15 am

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PHRF A looks like Gallilee

 

Not going to comment on the OD classes but I will wager that a J29 does not win PHRF D.

 

Going with one of the Tripp 26's, most likely, "A Parent Tripp"

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I'll take a stab at a few classes:

 

J24: Murder Inc. to top, Sea Plane to place. Dr. Feelgood to hit someone.

 

Viper640: Jackpot (1), Bliksem (2), Black Mamba (3) Mamba has Guggenheim/Bixby again,and got rid of my fat @ss for better talent.

 

M24: Lots of talent in Charleston this year. Audi, Air Force 1, Full Throttle should be in top 5.

 

PHRF A: Big Booty to win the line every race, Galilee to win the class.

 

PHRF B: Teamwork

 

PHRF C: Apparition or Molto Bene. I like Big Booty, but I don't think a 105 can win PHRF.

 

Other predictions:

 

Clean won't be arrested. He'll be working his ass off so much this weekend, I'll be surprised if he finds time to get drunk. I do know of a certain Big Blue sail designer that got arrested last year though. If you operate a support boat, make sure you register with the CRW officials.

 

There will be LOOOOONG lines at the tiki bar.

 

The food will be average. I really miss the Sticky Fingers catering.

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I'll take a stab at a few classes:

 

J24: Murder Inc. to top, Sea Plane to place. Dr. Feelgood to hit someone.

 

Viper640: Jackpot (1), Bliksem (2), Black Mamba (3) Mamba has Guggenheim/Bixby again,and got rid of my fat @ss for better talent.

 

M24: Lots of talent in Charleston this year. Audi, Air Force 1, Full Throttle should be in top 5.

 

PHRF A: Big Booty to win the line every race, Galilee to win the class.

 

PHRF B: Teamwork

 

PHRF C: Apparition or Molto Bene. I like Big Booty, but I don't think a 105 can win PHRF.

 

Other predictions:

 

Clean won't be arrested. He'll be working his ass off so much this weekend, I'll be surprised if he finds time to get drunk. I do know of a certain Big Blue sail designer that got arrested last year though. If you operate a support boat, make sure you register with the CRW officials.

 

There will be LOOOOONG lines at the tiki bar.

 

The food will be average. I really miss the Sticky Fingers catering.

With the rating the PHRF comm has given the 105 on Western LIS, you would have to build a trophy room on your house, the boat cleans up at 96 which is down from a rating of 105.

I predict a blowout on Sat

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I'll take a stab at a few classes:

 

J24: Murder Inc. to top, Sea Plane to place. Dr. Feelgood to hit someone.

 

Viper640: Jackpot (1), Bliksem (2), Black Mamba (3) Mamba has Guggenheim/Bixby again,and got rid of my fat @ss for better talent.

 

M24: Lots of talent in Charleston this year. Audi, Air Force 1, Full Throttle should be in top 5.

 

PHRF A: Big Booty to win the line every race, Galilee to win the class.

 

PHRF B: Teamwork

 

PHRF C: Apparition or Molto Bene. I like Big Booty, but I don't think a 105 can win PHRF.

 

Other predictions:

 

Clean won't be arrested. He'll be working his ass off so much this weekend, I'll be surprised if he finds time to get drunk. I do know of a certain Big Blue sail designer that got arrested last year though. If you operate a support boat, make sure you register with the CRW officials.

 

There will be LOOOOONG lines at the tiki bar.

 

The food will be average. I really miss the Sticky Fingers catering.

With the rating the PHRF comm has given the 105 on Western LIS, you would have to build a trophy room on your house, the boat cleans up at 96 which is down from a rating of 105.

I predict a blowout on Sat

 

96 sounds like a gift. Is that OD or PHRF trim. At 84/87 I think it will be more tough. I looked again, and Booty must be in PHRF trim. DOA and High Viz don't have the Genny. It'll suck for Booty if it blows all weekend.

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9 hour drive from FL, room wasn't ready when we got here,so made a trip to the package store for some rum. Then saw Clean applying some nice graphics to the Dodge, shook his hand and introduced myself. walked the docks and saw the J111-sexy looking boat, maybe I will hit the lotto and get one. Free food free booze so far so good,looking forward to some good racing in the morning in the heavy boat fleet.

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I'll take a stab at a few classes:

 

J24: Murder Inc. to top, Sea Plane to place. Dr. Feelgood to hit someone.

 

Viper640: Jackpot (1), Bliksem (2), Black Mamba (3) Mamba has Guggenheim/Bixby again,and got rid of my fat @ss for better talent.

 

M24: Lots of talent in Charleston this year. Audi, Air Force 1, Full Throttle should be in top 5.

 

PHRF A: Big Booty to win the line every race, Galilee to win the class.

 

PHRF B: Teamwork

 

PHRF C: Apparition or Molto Bene. I like Big Booty, but I don't think a 105 can win PHRF.

 

Other predictions:

 

Clean won't be arrested. He'll be working his ass off so much this weekend, I'll be surprised if he finds time to get drunk. I do know of a certain Big Blue sail designer that got arrested last year though. If you operate a support boat, make sure you register with the CRW officials.

 

There will be LOOOOONG lines at the tiki bar.

 

The food will be average. I really miss the Sticky Fingers catering.

With the rating the PHRF comm has given the 105 on Western LIS, you would have to build a trophy room on your house, the boat cleans up at 96 which is down from a rating of 105.

I predict a blowout on Sat

 

96 sounds like a gift. Is that OD or PHRF trim. At 84/87 I think it will be more tough. I looked again, and Booty must be in PHRF trim. DOA and High Viz don't have the Genny. It'll suck for Booty if it blows all weekend.

96 is OD trim, up here the Mid Fleet to the back of the pack boat win at 96. The top of the fleet would win at 84

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then they leave the 1st race almost over.......... arrgghh!!!!

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Clean, you can praise Gosling's without shitting on Mt Gay (a long-time supporter of sailing and a potential future customer of OTWA).

 

I appreciate you going out this am and hope the coverage improves markedly for the balance of the regatta. It seemed you needed 4 extra arms and a few more sets of eyes (plus the better camera) to make it work the way you intended. You described it as a tease and it was all of that.

 

Good luck and we've seen enough contrails to last the regatta.

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Is the player working for anyone? I can't get it playing off the OTWA page.

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Is the player working for anyone? I can't get it playing off the OTWA page.

It's working fine.

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Also....Espo gets a DNC for race 1? Did Hustler not wind up making the trip down there?

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Also....Espo gets a DNC for race 1? Did Hustler not wind up making the trip down there?

 

Wasn't worth his time to race those boats.

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Also....Espo gets a DNC for race 1? Did Hustler not wind up making the trip down there?

 

Where are the results?

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Also....Espo gets a DNC for race 1? Did Hustler not wind up making the trip down there?

 

Wasn't worth his time to race those boats.

 

First, KWRW...now, CRW.

 

Can it be that there is so little competition worthy of JEspo's involvement?

 

Perhaps it's time to move out of the vintage boat fleet and play with the Big Boys.

 

Just sayin'

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Also....Espo gets a DNC for race 1? Did Hustler not wind up making the trip down there?

 

Wasn't worth his time to race those boats.

 

First, KWRW...now, CRW.

 

Can it be that there is so little competition worthy of JEspo's involvement?

 

Perhaps it's time to move out of the vintage boat fleet and play with the Big Boys.

 

Just sayin'

It's like the old joke, Espo has the biggest dick in the 1st grade!

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Also....Espo gets a DNC for race 1? Did Hustler not wind up making the trip down there?

 

Wasn't worth his time to race those boats.

He spends too much time runnin his mouth instead of preparing his boat. What a tool.

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What are the conditions today, inside and out?

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Idk if its my work computer or what but the feed is absolutely not working at all...I get 5 sec max and it freezes and doesn't recover...what i can see looks pretty rough though

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When the live OTWA feed moves bounces harder than Chaosmasters avatar - makes the feed tough to watch

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Congrats to Black Mamba after day 1!

 

I've got to say that I like the old way better. 1 new topic per day under otwa and videos/pics as soon as available, embedded in forum, worked much better for me. I don't know if I'm speaking for others, but it is a whole lot easier to check a post every so often and get caught up than just constantly watching streaming video.

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Congrats to Black Mamba after day 1!

 

I've got to say that I like the old way better. 1 new topic per day under otwa and videos/pics as soon as available, embedded in forum, worked much better for me. I don't know if I'm speaking for others, but it is a whole lot easier to check a post every so often and get caught up than just constantly watching occasionally streaming video.

 

Fixed it for you.

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What are the conditions today, inside and out?

I was on inside RC and we had 12-15 all day out of the East with gust to say maybe 18

with 2-3' of chop . . .

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Congrats to Black Mamba after day 1!

 

I've got to say that I like the old way better. 1 new topic per day under otwa and videos/pics as soon as available, embedded in forum, worked much better for me. I don't know if I'm speaking for others, but it is a whole lot easier to check a post every so often and get caught up than just constantly watching occasionally streaming video.

 

Fixed it for you.

I watched for about 2hrs this morning and the link was fine. The video transmitted fine but just aimed in the wrong direction 50% of the time. Clean needs a Clean clone on the camera as he speaks and the kid they went back for wasn't worth the gas, but they did pick up beer.

 

As an engineer and someone who ran large-scale tests with the military, the words, "the first day is always like this" makes me crazy. If it's always screwed up, why not fix it? What you are doing is not brain surgery. If I take a contract job for a year and fuck up for the first four months (think of it as 1 day out of a 3 day regatta), I very much doubt that the expression "it's always like that for the first third of each job even though I've done this before" would work. There's no excuse, the first waffle can be every bit as good as the last. Hope you enjoyed the beer.

 

My other question is what is wrong with the J111 mast? Have there been numerous failures. I have no knowledge but did catch Clean commenting that the 111 would have a good day offshore "if they could keep the mast in." Does anyone know of any systemic problems?

 

And despite my negativism above, I digged the mark roundings despite the issues and will be watching over the weekend. From the two hours I watched, great conditions and fun sailing.

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anyone know why there are so many boats with DNS and DNC for whole day? did these guys not show up to regatta? or not make it out today?? 6 vipers, 2 j22s.....

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Also....Espo gets a DNC for race 1? Did Hustler not wind up making the trip down there?

 

Wasn't worth his time to race those boats.

 

First, KWRW...now, CRW.

 

Can it be that there is so little competition worthy of JEspo's involvement?

 

Perhaps it's time to move out of the vintage boat fleet and play with the Big Boys.

 

Just sayin'

You foot the bill, I'll sail the boat

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Also....Espo gets a DNC for race 1? Did Hustler not wind up making the trip down there?

 

Wasn't worth his time to race those boats.

He spends too much time runnin his mouth instead of preparing his boat. What a tool.

It's just as Squalamax says.

Not dragging my boat 1000 miles to race those boats.

If Seefest would have gone I would have. At least I would have had someone to sail against

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LAME !

Also....Espo gets a DNC for race 1? Did Hustler not wind up making the trip down there?

 

Wasn't worth his time to race those boats.

He spends too much time runnin his mouth instead of preparing his boat. What a tool.

It's just as Squalamax says.

Not dragging my boat 1000 miles to race those boats.

If Seefest would have gone I would have. At least I would have had someone to sail against

LAME !!!!!

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LAME !

Also....Espo gets a DNC for race 1? Did Hustler not wind up making the trip down there?

 

Wasn't worth his time to race those boats.

He spends too much time runnin his mouth instead of preparing his boat. What a tool.

It's just as Squalamax says.

Not dragging my boat 1000 miles to race those boats.

If Seefest would have gone I would have. At least I would have had someone to sail against

LAME !!!!!

You were talking it up so much

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Also....Espo gets a DNC for race 1? Did Hustler not wind up making the trip down there?

 

Wasn't worth his time to race those boats.

 

First, KWRW...now, CRW.

 

Can it be that there is so little competition worthy of JEspo's involvement?

 

Perhaps it's time to move out of the vintage boat fleet and play with the Big Boys.

 

Just sayin'

You foot the bill, I'll sail the boat

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Go ask Pelosi for a handout loser. Her name ends in a vowel. Fucking Tool of the year award.

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bump

 

Just curious why they completely fucked up Class D with that rating spread 99-171.

It must be a mistake??

 

 

What difference does it make? Mighty Puffin will have your dick knocked into the sand after the first day.

Yeah like the last time i raced him

He has to first beat Forsail before he beats me.

Any other hopefuls there for you to bet against me

Still takin bets tough guy? It's assholes like you that are ruining our great sport. It's not about the pickle dish but sportsmanship and participation. Why don't you DNC the entire summer and do us all a favor who are grateful just to be lucky enough to race sailboats. Tool move of the year.

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Fucking awsome day on the water today,especially at the top mark. We are racing in the slow fleet, but the boat was delivered 400 miles on it's own bottom and we didn't get put in the fleet that we wanted,but we are here and having fun

 

ESPO YOU ARE A TOOL

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Sorry for not giving you more updates folks, we're just concentrating on getting lots of video and great pics and HD stuff for later. Have a few good interviews to post here shortly, and mer's coming with the pics soon. In the old days, we had time to get a lot more stuff up. Now our workload is a lot bigger and we really are enjoying getting the live stuff up.

 

Big thanks to Gill, Evolution, and J/Boats especially for the support, and to everyone who watched today. We're getting our groove on now and I can promise you that tomorrow's video will be much better - junior is learning and we've got a new camera set up for him that should let him keep a steadier hand. If not, I'll get on the cam.

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I'm going to put all the videos in the other thread on this forum just so they're easier to keep track of.

 

Official Release:

 

Racers Have Best Tax Day Ever

 

SUN AND FLAWLESS RACING CONDITIONS KICK OFF 2011 EVENT WITH A BANG

 

 

CHARLESTON, SC (April 15, 2011) - While the rest of America was fretting about filing deadlines, Charleston Harbor gave sailors at 2011 Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week a tax day gift - nearly perfect weather for sailboat racing. "I don't think I've ever had a day with such perfect sailing weather," said Minnesota racer Sean Hendrickson, who sailed offshore aboard Denny Manrique's 40-foot Island Flyer. "We had tight racing with 15-18 knots out of the East - perfect wind, perfect waves, and warm sunshine all day." From Lake Minnetonka, Manrique sits in 2nd place in the "Heavy Displacement" class, one point behind Diana Sea, an Alerion 38 owned by local Bernie Cignavitch.

 

The brand new 36-foot J/111Velocity finished the day in fourth in a very competitive PHRF B Class. "This was the boat's first day of racing ever, and we're having a good time figuring her out," explained trimmer Dave Malkin of Annapolis. "We're definitely looking forward to even more breeze tomorrow." Kemah, TX J/122 owner Doug Shaffer leads the class with just four points in five races aboard Gambler.

 

In the Melges 24 Class - the largest group at this event with 47 boats - 2009 International Moth World Champion Bora Gulari started the day off with a strong lead, reminiscent of his performance as last year's event in Charleston where he won in this always large and hyper-competitive class. But something went wrong after scoring a 1,2 in the first two races. "The current had really started moving in the third race," explained Gulari, "and we got shut out trying to get to the top mark, losing a big part of the fleet." According to the Detroit native, "That's just Charleston, and we love these exciting short-course, big-fleet races." Gulari ended that race in 10th and came back to win the 4th race, though Tiburon-California-based Kristin Lane's consistency was too much for Gulari, and she leads both Gulari and Chicago skipper Brian Porter by five points.

 

Lane's racing team is a family affair, as her Brick House team also includes husband Peter at the helm of an identical Melges 24. "Kristin really enjoys these conditions, but it's probably my favorite regatta, too," said Peter enthusiastically after returning to the dock today. "These shorter courses with tides and sandbars and land features are just so much more interesting than 'classic' longer courses - we should race this length course for Worlds."

 

Forecasts call for even more wind tomorrow - up to 25 knots of colder Northwesterly breeze, with showers and possible thunderstorms later in the day. If Friday's conditions provided a chance for racers to knock the rust off, Saturday will undoubtedly separate the top teams from those who could use a bit more practice.

 

Racers will battle for up to four more races tomorrow on three inshore and two offshore courses, and racing concludes Sunday, when trophies for the overall champion of Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - the historic Palmetto Cup and Charleston Cup - will be presented. Full results can be found here, the full scratch sheets are here, and you can check out photos, videos and more at www.charlestonraceweek.com.

 

J/24 (One Design - 25 Boats)

1. USA 5448, J 24 24, Mike Ingham , Rochester, NY, USA - 1, 3, 1, 2, ; 7

2. Street Legal, J 24 24, Chris Jankowski , Richmond, VA, USA - 3, 2, 2, 3, ; 10

3. Murder Incorporated/Team Layline, J/24 24, Chip Till, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA - 2, 1, 4, 4, ; 11

 

J/22 (One Design - 16 Boats)

1. Solid Layer, J 22 22 , Chris Doyle , Kenmore, NY, USA - 1, 2, 1, 1, ; 5

2. USA 1586, J 22 22, Greg Fisher , Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA - 2, 1, 3, 3, ; 9

3. Leading Edge, J 22 22, Todd Hiller , Annapolis, MD, USA - 3, 3, 2, 6, ; 14

 

Vipers 640 (One Design - 25 Boats)

1. 3 Grins, Viper 640 21, Dave Nickerson / MoiseSolomon ,Noank, CT, USA - 2, 2, 6, 1, ; 11

2. Jackpot, Viper 640 21, Brad Boston / Lee Shuckerow , Point Edward, Ont, CAN - 4, 3, 2, 3, ; 12

3. Black Mamba, Viper 640 21, David Guggenheim , Savannah, GA, USA - 1, 4, 4, 9, ; 18

 

J/80 (One Design - 26 Boats)

1. Rascal, J 80 26, Henry Brauer / Will Welles , Marblehead, MA, USA - 3, 3, 1, 2, ; 9

2. Tiamo, J 80 26, Bruno Pasquinelli, Dallas, TX, USA - 1, 1, 4, 6, ; 12

3. USA 352, J 80 26, Kerry Klingler, Larchmont, NY, USA - 5, 2, 2, 3, ; 12

 

Ultimate 20 (One Design - 12 Boats)

1. Slippery, Ultimate 20 20, Jim Pearson , Wheatley, Ont, CAN - 1, 1, 2, 1, ; 5

2. Zulu, Ultimate 20 20, Peter Marriott / Bob McGrath , Charlotte, NC, USA - 2, 7, 3, 2, ; 14

3. Rumbullion, Ultimate 20 20, BJ Jones , Cornelius, NC, USA - 3, 2, 9, 4, ; 18

 

Melges 24 (One Design - 47 Boats)

1. Brick House 812, Melges 24 24, Kristen Lane , Tiburon, CA, USA - 2, 4, 3, 1, ; 10

2. New England Ropes / West Marine Rigging, Bora Gulari , Detroit, MI, USA - 1, 2, 10, 2, ; 15

3. Full Throttle, Brian Porter , Winnetka, IL, USA - 3, 6, 2, 4, ; 15

 

Melges 20 (One Design - 23 Boats)

1.Bacio, Audi Melges 20 Michael Kiss , Holland, MI, USA - 3, 1, 3, 1, ; 8

2. Elevation Racing, Audi Melges 20, Anthony Tabb , Chicago, IL, USA - 2, 6, 2, 2, ; 12

3. Red Sky, Audi Melges 20, Paul Reilly, Chicago, IL, USA - 1, 2, 6, 4, ; 13

 

PHRF A (PHRF - 8 Boats)

1. Dauntless, Beneteau First 47.7 48, Don Terwilliger , Charleston, SC, USA - 1, 1, 1, ; 3

2. Big Booty, Lutra 42 42, Patrick Eudy, Charleston, SC, USA - 3, 4, 2, ; 9

3. Galilée, Beneteau First 44.7 48 Jean-Pierre Turgeon, St-Bernard-de-Lacolle, QUE, CA - 4, 2, 3, ; 9

 

PHRF B (PHRF - 7 Boats)

1. Gambler, J/122 40, Doug Shafffer , Kemah, TX, USA - 1, 1, 2, ; 4

2. Teamwork, J/122 40, Robin Team , Lexington, NC, USA - 4, 2, 1, ; 7

3. Jubilee, A40RC 40, Cal & Libussa Huge , Summerville, SC, USA - 2, 3, 3, ; 8

 

PHRF C (PHRF - 14 Boats)

1. L'outrage, Beneteau 34 34'5, Bruce Gardner , Annapolis, MD, USA - 2, 1, 2, ; 5

2. Rock Star, C&C 115 37, Tim Tucker, Alachua, FL, USA - 3, 2, 1, ; 6

3. Tangent, Cape Fear 38 38, Gerald Taylor, Annapolis, MD, USA - 1, 3, 3, ; 7

 

PHRF E HDC1 (PHRF - 8 Boats)

1. Diana Sea, Alerion 38-2 38, Bernie Cignavitch , Charleston, SC, USA - 1, 1, 2, ; 4

2. Island Flyer, Wauquiez Centurion 40s 40, Denny Manrique , Tonka Bay, MN, USA - 2, 2, 1, ; 5

3. Old School, S2 9.1 30, Paul Jacques ,Charelston, SC, USA - 3, 3, 3, ; 9

 

Tartan 10 (One Design - 6 Boats)

1. Demon Rum, T-10 33, Mike / Beth Eckstein, Royal Oak, MI, USA - 2, 1, 2, ; 5

2. Wild Norwegian, T-10 33, ArvidEiesland, Glenview, IL, USA - 1, 2, 3, ; 6

3. Silver Surfer, T-10 33, Simon Beemsterboer, Mokena, IL, USA - 3, 5, 1, ; 9

 

PHRF S Sport Boat (PHRF - 6 Boats)

1. Rhumb Punch, Farr 30 30, John and Linda Edwards, California, MD, USA - 1, 3, 1, ; 5

2. Rented Mule, Viper 830 28', Bryan Taylor , Allen, TX, USA - 7/DNF, 1, 2, ; 10

3. Different Drummer, Azzurs 310 31, John Gaag, N. Charleston, SC, USA - 5, 2, 4, ; 11

 

PHRF D (PHRF - 10 Boats)

1. For Sail, J/29 MH OB 29, Jim Mackevich , Edison, NJ, USA - 4, 2, 1, ; 7

2. Mighty Puffin, J/29 MH OB 29, Steve Thurston , Bristol, RI, USA - 2, 1, 5, ; 8

3. A Parent Tripp, Tripp 26 26, Brett Harrison / John Yeigh , Annapolis, MD, USA - 1, 3, 4, ; 8

 

PHRF F HDC2 (PHRF - 8 Boats)

1. Susimi, Sweeden 370 36.5, Michael Carrington , Lighthouse Point, FL, USA - 1, 1, 1, ; 3

2. Passion, Catalina 34 34, Brett Grover ,Jesup, GA, USA - 2, 2, 3, ; 7

3.Tohidu, Benneteau 423 42'3, Dale Cook ,Hanahan, SC, USA - 3, 4, 2, ; 9

 

PHRF G Non-Spinnaker (PHRF - 9 Boats)

1. Bliss, Alerion 38-2 38, Randolph Brooks, Cincinnati, OH, USA - 1, 1, 1, ; 3

2. Makani, Catalina 34 WK 34, Keith Gannett, Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA - 2, 2, 3, ; 7

3. Cheerio, Morgan 38-2 38.2, Charles Dickinson, Mount Pleasant, SC, USA - 3, 3, 4, ; 10

 

ABOUT CHARLESTON RACE WEEK

2011 Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week is an event of South Carolina Maritime Foundation and Charleston Ocean Racing Association. All profits from the event support educational programs aboard the Spirit of South Carolina, a traditional tall ship serving South Carolina's youth. 2011 Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week is sponsored by Sperry Top-Sider, Gosling's Rum, Vineyard Vines, Gill, North Sails, Newport Shipyard, Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, Daniel Island Real Estate, Town of Mt. Pleasant, Rebootizer, West Marine, OnDeck, Azalea Moving & Storage, Charleston Yachting, Pierside Boatworks, RS-100, Marlow, Lewmar, Selden, Photoboat.com and Rising High Café.

 

 

Check out the event site at http://www.charlestonraceweek.com for more information, including Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, Entry List, Media Information, Logistical Support, Available Charters, News, Video and Photos, and become a fan of the Charleston Race Week Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/CharlestonRaceWeek

 

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If you'd like more information about 2011 Charleston Race Week, or to schedule an interview with one of the event staff, please call the South Carolina Maritime Foundation at 843/722.1030, or send an e-mail to dhavens@scmaritime.org.

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Holy crap - Forecast is for possibly 40+ knots tomorrow. They are making the decision at 7 AM, most models say they can get a race in before noon in 22-25 knots.

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Hopefully we can get in a couple races today. Hopefully, also, they'll move the start time up to 10 on Sunday to play catchup.

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6-9 foot waves offshore plus a likely ETA for the big shit around 1 PM means no offshore racing. It wasn't that they couldn't get a sweet race in for the morning, but then they'd be coming in against 3-4 knots of current on the full ebb to beat the storms, and most of the boats would be stuck in the channel when the big shit hit. Bummer but no doubt the right decision.

 

No such concerns on the inshore course. M20s have a wind limit that will keep them in but I'm guessing we'll have some sick ass racing on the little boats.

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Are the full results not posted yet,or am I looking in the wrong place. The results page still has the "results will be..." tag up.

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Fucking awsome day on the water today,especially at the top mark. We are racing in the slow fleet, but the boat was delivered 400 miles on it's own bottom and we didn't get put in the fleet that we wanted,but we are here and having fun

 

delivered from fla by any chance?

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Little boats blown off too, but a few of us screamed and yelled and they are setting up a practice course for the roughly 10 M24s that want to go and beat on themselves. WE'll be filming live!

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Fucking awsome day on the water today,especially at the top mark. We are racing in the slow fleet, but the boat was delivered 400 miles on it's own bottom and we didn't get put in the fleet that we wanted,but we are here and having fun

 

delivered from fla by any chance?

 

 

Yes, from Hilsboro Inlet

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Wasn't worth his time to race those boats.

He spends too much time runnin his mouth instead of preparing his boat. What a tool.

It's just as Squalamax says.

Not dragging my boat 1000 miles to race those boats.

If Seefest would have gone I would have. At least I would have had someone to sail against

LAME !!!!!

You were talking it up so much

 

Would you rather me not talk it up and bash it?????

Besides going all that distance for 2 days is not worth 4 days off of work and $4500

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The issue of having a race "week" that only last three days.....

Now they are down to two days of racing, which is really one and a half...(got to get in early tomorrow to facilitate the party and awards)...

As an out of towner, I'd be more likely to make the treck down again for a full week or at least a longer weekend.

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Go ask Pelosi for a handout loser. Her name ends in a vowel. Fucking Tool of the year award.

Next time you see at a event come call me a tool you fucking CUNT. go get yourself a boat then come talk to me.

Stop hiding behind a alias you fucking pussy so I know who the fuck you are with your big mouth.

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Offshore canceled

How's your day on the water today DOUCHE BAG ???

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The issue of having a race "week" that only last three days.....

Now they are down to two days of racing, which is really one and a half...(got to get in early tomorrow to facilitate the party and awards)...

As an out of towner, I'd be more likely to make the treck down again for a full week or at least a longer weekend.

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Out of respect for Clean and the rest of the CRW organizers, I am not going to turn this thread into a shit show responding to you spineless assholes.

 

When you assholes grow a set of balls and can come out from behind your alias, come talk to me in person at the next event!

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Out of respect for Clean and the rest of the CRW organizers, I am not going to turn this thread into a shit show responding to you spineless assholes.

 

When you assholes grow a set of balls and can come out from behind your alias, come talk to me in person at the next event!

 

Espo,

I wouldn't hold your breath. These fucking posters are big men behind the keyboard, and fucking cowering pussies in person.

 

Too bad about the racing being cancelled, I guess we made the right decision not to bring our boats down. Great event, but a long way to go(for us at least) for 2 days of racing.

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Out of respect for Clean and the rest of the CRW organizers, I am not going to turn this thread into a shit show responding to you spineless assholes.

 

When you assholes grow a set of balls and can come out from behind your alias, come talk to me in person at the next event!

 

Nice effort but too late.

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Espitaco - you are quite funny, you talk the talk, but again can't walk the walk

Peeps can't come up to you at the next regatta, because you won't show up to that one either

Keep watching jersey shore reruns to come up with more cheap banter to try to put down the real sailors, the ones who exactly participate when they sign up.

Once again you have shown your true colors for all of SA and now more will know that everything that comes from your keyboard is just BS.

Keep up the good work.

Good luck to all who made the effort to attend CWR (win or lose).

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Espitaco - you are quite funny, you talk the talk, but again can't walk the walk

Peeps can't come up to you at the next regatta, because you won't show up to that one either

Keep watching jersey shore reruns to come up with more cheap banter to try to put down the real sailors, the ones who exactly participate when they sign up.

Once again you have shown your true colors for all of SA and now more will know that everything that comes from your keyboard is just BS.

Keep up the good work.

Good luck to all who made the effort to attend CWR (win or lose).

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Also....Espo gets a DNC for race 1? Did Hustler not wind up making the trip down there?

 

Wasn't worth his time to race those boats.

He spends too much time runnin his mouth instead of preparing his boat. What a tool.

It's just as Squalamax says.

Not dragging my boat 1000 miles to race those boats.

If Seefest would have gone I would have. At least I would have had someone to sail against

 

 

Yea!! SA has another self absorbed idiot.

 

mew

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Looks like they got one race off on the inside course before the wind died. Bunch of boats scored as TLE.

 

I'm sure frustration abounds...

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Breeze died inside in the morning, one race abandoned

 

then a wait until 130 when the seabreeze came in. Outside they had two races in 5-7. Wish we could be racing now in 15 of perfect CHS southeasterly!

 

We'll stream the awards in a bit

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Tomorrow; after the hangover, the spin begins.

 

Clean in maximum overdrive.

 

Can't wait for the show.

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you would think after what, 5 years, they would improve the OTWA stuff. Each event it is always "sorry" for something.... I saw more video today of waves and not boats. I am also tired of M24's, boring.

 

I applaud the effort, but jesus christ, when will it get better?!

 

Sorry to piss off you Homers but come on.

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Being here was a great time, was it perfect? probably not, but it was fun. The number of volunteers to put on a show like this is staggering and I wish I could thank each one of them personally. I did not hear anyone here complain about any aspect of the event. Come on out and sail and have some fun like we did.

 

Hey Espo, my name is Carl, my boat name is Glory Daze, I live in Margate Fl, I love sailing, I hope you can someday enjoy just sailing like I do.

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Hey Espo, a J/29 won the overall handicap trophy. Nice going, Puffin. I'd suggest that competitors pay attention to the survey you'll get over the next week or two. They spend a lot of time making a good survey, and that's because they really pay attention to the answers. I know I have a couple of suggestions on how to improve the event, and I imagine many of you do too.

 

 

Still, a very fun week with great racing on Friday and, for us, great fun watching boats sailing fast on Saturday. Today was awesome...after the racing was over! 15 knots all afternoon...

 

 

 

 

Light Air And Sunshine Put Finishing Touch On Race Week

OFFSHORE SEES BEST CONDITIONS, LATE-ARRIVING SEA BREEZE ALLOWS FINAL RACE INSHORE

 

 

CHARLESTON, SC (April 17, 2011) - An earlier start time for the final day of 2011 Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week saw frantic preparations across the Charleston Harbor Marina this morning. Many of the nearly 250 teams removed non-essential equipment, heaving away as they pulled piles of extra sails and gear off their boats to lighten their loads for the expected forecast of just 5-10 knots of wind. The offshore courses saw sufficient sailing breeze through most of the day, with the first race run under very light northerly conditions and the final race in a moderate Charleston sea breeze of 10 knots.

 

"We had the heavy stuff on Friday, and the light and shifty stuff today, and we loved the challenge of figuring out all the conditions, said Mark Thomas, a North Carolina native sailing on Diana Sea, Bernie Cignavitch's Alerion 38 that squeaked out a one-point victory over Minnesota sailor Denny Manrique's Centurion 40 Island Flyer in the PHRF heavy displacement class. "We may have lost by a point, but we had a great time and we'll certainly be back," said Manrique.

 

The biggest boats at the event had an exciting, three-way battle for their class championship, with Don Terwilliger's Beneteau 47.7 Dauntless starting the day with a commanding lead due to three first-place finishes on Friday. "We needed to finish fifth in the last race today to secure first in class, but it turned out to be a tough nut to crack," said tactician Brad Taylor. Terwilliger and his crew won Class A at this event last year, but Dauntless enjoys the stronger wind, and Taylor watched their lead disappear on the final race. "About 100 yards from the finish, the two J/130s were behind us, and when they jibed for the line, their hotter angle pushed them over the line ahead of us." That final move cost Dauntless the win in this class to Patrick Eudy's Lutra 42 Big Booty. "If we have to lose to a boat, we don't mind losing to those guys - they're good guys, great sailors, and we're all friends," Taylor said.

 

Inshore, conditions were more fickle and no races were completed on the J/24 and J/22 race course, with only one completed on the Viper 640, J/80, and Ultimate 20 course. The big fleet of Melges sailboats on Course 2 saw their first race abandoned, and though it looked like there'd be no racing for these sporty boats as they lolled on the calm waters for two hours, Charleston's sea breeze saved the day, appearing out of nowhere just minutes before the race deadline of 2:00 p.m.

 

Among the 47-strong Melges 24 Class, Tiburon, CA skipper Kristen Lane set something of a milestone in the biggest fleet of the regatta. Lane is the first female skipper to win a major, big fleet event in this class for as long as anyone can remember. "I've gained a lot of confidence over the past couple of years in this fleet," said Lane. "My crew is always amazing, and together we really work hard to race fast while having a good time. I think that's the key to our success." Lane professed that Charleston is her "favorite regatta," adding "you just can't beat this venue."

 

Former North American and National J/24 Champion Mike Ingham was disappointed that his class didn't see enough wind for a final race today, though he was happy to take the victory in the most competitive J/24 fleet that Charleston has seen in several years. "We last sailed here for our National Championship about six years ago, and it's just as great as I remembered," said Mike. "On Friday, we got four solid races in, and just kept our noses clean and tried to sail smart. It worked."

 

In the Melges 20 Class, Roland Van Der Meer of Menlo Park, CA, took a different tack than most to get to Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week. "These guys are good friends," he said indicating his crew - Phillip Barow and Peter Koar of Barnegat Bay, NJ., and I really enjoy sailing with them. We talked this winter and decided to do something awesome this spring on the water," he said. "We saw all the videos and asked around, and decided to charter a Melges 20 for Charleston." Van Der Meer is normally a J/105 and Shields sailor back home, while Barow and Koar sail E-Scows. "I'd come back to this event in a heart beat, said Van Der Meer. "There's really no other place in the U.S. quite like Charleston and few events like this."

 

For video highlights from practice and the first day of racing in HD, please go to Charleston Race Week's YouTube Channel. Final results are available here.

 

SAVE THE DATE - 2012 CHARLESTON RACE WEEK DATES SET

 

Organizers didn't waste any time setting the dates for 2012 Charleston Race Week, and the ideal tidal conditions - those that give a push to the offshore sailors as they head out and return from racing - will occur between April 19th and 22nd, 2012. As popular as Charleston Race Week has become, organizers encourage all teams to register early to avoid entry caps or late fees, and to keep an eye on the event website, Twitter feed, or Facebook page for more information.

 

STAY TUNED FOR MORE GREAT CONTENT FROM 2011 SPERRY TOP-SIDER CHARLESTON RACE WEEK

 

The South Carolina Maritime Foundation's media team will release the official HD highlight clip from the final day of racing on its YouTube channel on Monday, and staff will continue to highlight some of the great coverage of 2011 Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week as it appears in the local, national, and international media. Race Week organizers encourage all fans of sailboat racing to stay up to date via any of the event's social media channels or website.

 

CHARLESTON CUP AND PERPETUAL CUP TROPHIES

 

The Palmetto Cup, which is awarded each year to the best boat competing in the PHRF (handicap rating) classes, went to Steve Thurston and his crew from Bristol, Rhode Island. They raced aboard Mighty Puffin, a J/29. The Charleston Race Week Trophy, which is awarded annually to the skipper who wins in the most competitive one-design class was presented to Brad Boston and his Viper 640 crew from Point Edward, Ontario, Canada. Both skippers and their crew won a slew of prizes, including gift certificates for Sperry Top-Sider shoes for all of their crew.

 

TOP 3 RESULTS BY CLASS

 

J/24 (One Design - 25 Boats)

1. USA 5448, J 24 24, Mike Ingham , Rochester, NY, USA - 1, 3, 1, 2, ; 7

2. Street Legal, J 24 24, Chris Jankowski , Richmond, VA, USA - 3, 2, 2, 3, ; 10

3. Vanishing Act, J 24 24, John Surguy , Marlboro, NJ, USA - 4, 4, 3, 1, ; 12

 

 

J/22 (One Design - 16 Boats)

1. Solid Layer, J 22 22 , Chris Doyle , Kenmore, NY, USA - 1, 2, 1, 1, ; 5

2. USA 1586, J 22 22, Greg Fisher , Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA - 2, 1, 3, 3, ; 9

3. Leading Edge, J 22 22, Todd Hiller , Annapolis, MD, USA - 3, 3, 2, 6, ; 14

 

 

Vipers 640 (One Design - 25 Boats)

1. Jackpot, Viper 640 21, Brad Boston / Lee Shuckerow , Point Edward, Ont, CAN - 4, 3, 2, 3, 4, ; 16

2. 3 Grins, Viper 640 21, Dave Nickerson / MoiseSolomon ,Noank, CT, USA - 2, 2, 6, 1, 9, ; 20

3. Black Mamba, Viper 640 21, David Guggenheim , Savannah, GA, USA - 1, 4, 4, 9, 3, ; 21

 

 

J/80 (One Design - 26 Boats)

1. USA 352, J 80 26, Kerry Klingler , Larchmont, NY, USA - 5, 2, 2, 3, 3, ; 15

2. Rascal, J 80 26, Henry Brauer / Will Welles , Marblehead, MA, USA - 3, 3, 1, 2, 9/TLE, ; 18

3.Tiamo, J 80 26, Bruno Pasquinelli , Dallas, TX, USA - 1, 1, 4, 6, 9/TLE, ; 21

 

 

Ultimate 20 (One Design - 12 Boats)

1. Slippery, Ultimate 20 20, Jim Pearson , Wheatley, Ont, CAN - 1, 1, 2, 1, 4, ; 9

2.Rumbullion, Ultimate 20 20, BJ Jones , Cornelius, NC, USA - 3, 2, 9, 4, 1, ; 19

3. Zulu, Ultimate 20 20, Peter Marriott / Bob McGrath , Charlotte, NC, USA - 2, 7, 3, 2, 5, ; 19

 

 

Melges 24 (One Design - 47 Boats)

1. Brick House 812, Melges 24 24, Kristen Lane , Tiburon, CA, USA - 2, 4, 3, 2, 4, ; 15

2. New England Ropes/West Marine Rigging, Melges 24 24, Bora Gulari , Detroit, MI, USA - 1, 2, 10, 1, 13, ; 27

3. WTF, Melges 24 24, Alan Field , Los Angeles, CA, USA - 6, 1, 7, 16, 1, ; 31

 

 

Melges 20 (One Design - 23 Boats)

1.Bacio, Audi Melges 20 20, Michael Kiss , Holland, MI, USA - 3, 1, 3, 1, 3, ; 11

2. Elevation Racing, Audi Melges 20 20, Anthony Tabb , Chicago, IL, USA - 2, 6, 2, 2, 7, ; 19

3. Red Sky, Audi Melges 20 20, Paul Reilly , Chicago, IL, USA - 1, 2, 6, 4, 8, ; 21

 

 

PHRF A (PHRF - 8 Boats)

1. Big Booty, Lutra 42 42, Patrick Eudy , Charleston, SC, USA - 3, 4, 2, 1, 1, ; 11

2. Dauntless, Beneteau First 47.7 48, Don Terwilliger , Charleston, SC, USA - 1, 1, 1, 3, 6, ; 12

3. Wicked, J 124 40.7, Douglas Curtiss , Branford, CT, USA - 2, 3, 4, 2, 2, ; 13

 

 

PHRF B (PHRF - 7 Boats)

1. Gambler, J 122 40, Doug Shafffer , Kemah, TX, USA - 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, ; 6

2. Velocity, J 111 36, Wayne Jackson , Columbia, MD, USA - 3, 4, 4, 2, 2, ; 15

3. Teamwork, J 122 40, Robin Team , Lexington, NC, USA - 4, 2, 1, 7, 3, ; 17

 

 

PHRF C (PHRF - 14 Boats)

1. Rock Star, C&C 115 37, Tim Tucker , Alachua, FL, USA - 3, 2, 1, 8, 2, ; 16

2. Tangent, Cape Fear 38 38, Gerald Taylor , Annapolis, MD, USA - 1, 3, 3, 5, 4, ; 16

3.L'outrage, Beneteau 34 34'5, Bruce Gardner , Annapolis, MD, USA - 2, 1, 2, 4, 8, ; 17

 

 

PHRF E HDC1 (PHRF - 8 Boats)

1. Diana Sea, Alerion 38-2 38, Bernie Cignavitch , Charleston, SC, USA - 1, 1, 2, 1, 2, ; 7

2. Island Flyer, Wauquiez Centurion 40s 40, Denny Manrique , Tonka Bay, MN, USA - 2, 2, 1, 2, 1, ; 8

3. Old School, S2 9.1 30, Paul Jacques ,Charelston, SC, USA - 3, 3, 3, 8, 5, ; 22

 

 

Tartan 10 (One Design - 6 Boats)

1. Demon Rum, T-10 33, Mike / Beth Eckstein , Royal Oak, MI, USA - 2, 1, 2, 4, 1, ; 10

2. Wild Norwegian, T-10 33, ArvidEiesland , Glenview, IL, USA - 1, 2, 3, 3, 3, ; 12

3. Silver Surfer, T-10 33, Simon Beemsterboer , Mokena, IL, USA - 3, 5, 1, 1, 4, ; 14

 

 

PHRF S Sport Boat (PHRF - 6 Boats)

1.Rhumb Punch, Farr 30 30, John and Linda Edwards , California, MD, USA - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, ; 5

2. Wave Bye, Melges 30 31.10, Michael MaCleod , Flowery Branch, GA, USA - 3, 3, 3, 5, 2, ; 16

3.Wairere, Thompson 30 31.25', Pete Hunter , Kill Devil Hills, NC, USA - 2, 2, 7/DNS, 2, 5, ; 18

 

 

PHRF D (PHRF - 10 Boats)

1. Mighty Puffin, J 29 MH OB 29, Steve Thurston , Bristol, RI, USA - 2, 1, 5, 4, 1, ; 13

2. A Parent Tripp, Tripp 26 26, Brett Harrison / John Yeigh , Annapolis, MD, USA - 1, 3, 4, 3, 3, ; 14

3.Amigos , J 92 30 , David Pritchard , Buford, GA, USA - 7, 4, 3, 1, 2, ; 17

 

 

PHRF F HDC2 (PHRF - 8 Boats)

1.Susimi, Sweeden 370 36.5, Michael Carrington , Lighthouse Point, FL, USA - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, ; 5

2. Passion, Catalina 34 34, Brett Grover ,Jesup, GA, USA - 2, 2, 3, 2, 3, ; 12

3. Mistress, S2 7.9 IB 26, Bryan coon , Hicksville, NY, USA - 4, 3, 4, 3, 2, ; 16

 

 

PHRF G Non-Spinnaker (PHRF - 9 Boats)

1. Bliss, Alerion 38-2 38, Randolph Brooks , Cincinnati, OH, USA - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, ; 5

2.Makani, Catalina 34 WK 34, Keith Gannett , Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA - 2, 2, 3, 2, 4, ; 13

3. Suwannee, Stevens 50 50, Donald Michael , Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA - 4, 5, 2, 3, 2, ; 16

 

ABOUT CHARLESTON RACE WEEK

2011 Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week is an event of South Carolina Maritime Foundation and Charleston Ocean Racing Association. All profits from the event support educational programs aboard the Spirit of South Carolina, a traditional tall ship serving South Carolina's youth. 2011 Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week is sponsored by Sperry Top-Sider, Gosling's Rum, Vineyard Vines, Gill & Coral Reef Sailing Apparel, North Sails, Newport Shipyard, Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, Daniel Island Real Estate, Town of Mt. Pleasant, Rebootizer, West Marine, OnDeck, Azalea Moving & Storage, Charleston Yachting, Pierside Boatworks, RS-100, Marlow, Lewmar, Selden, Photoboat.com and Rising High Café.

 

ABOUT SPERRY TOP-SIDER

Since 1935, Sperry Top-Sider has been the leading brand of footwear for those with a Passion for the Sea. From its introduction of the World's first siped rubber outsole for non-marking traction to advanced technical fabrication to combat the elements, Sperry Top-Sider remains at the vanguard of high-performance amphibious footwear. Available around the globe in independent, marine, outdoor and department stores, Sperry Top-Sider is the official footwear of the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regattas, US SAILING, the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, and the National Safe Boating Council.

Based in historic Lexington, Massachusetts, Sperry Top-Sider supports a wide range of ocean-related activities through its many sponsorships, including Key West Race Week, the New York Yacht Club's Invitational Cup, the Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week and the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regattas. Sperry Top-Sider was also recently recognized for its recent brand transformation by industry trade magazine Footwear News by being named 2009 "Brand of the Year." Sperry Top-Sider is a division of the Collective Brands Performance and Lifestyle Group, a subsidiary of Collective Brands, Inc. (NYSE: PSS). For more information, please visit www.sperrytopsider.com or www.passionforthesea.com, or email beverly.antunes@sperrytopsider.com.

 

 

Check out the event site at http://www.charlestonraceweek.com for more information, including Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, Entry List, Media Information, Logistical Support, Available Charters, News, Video and Photos, and become a fan of the Charleston Race Week Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/CharlestonRaceWeek

 

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If you'd like more information about 2011 Charleston Race Week, or to schedule an interview with one of the event staff, please call the South Carolina Maritime Foundation at 843/722.1030, or send an e-mail to dhavens@scmaritime.org.

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Out of respect for Clean and the rest of the CRW organizers, I am not going to turn this thread into a shit show responding to you spineless assholes.

 

When you assholes grow a set of balls and can come out from behind your alias, come talk to me in person at the next event!

My name is Joe Wilson and I'm a local RC volunteer. We hope that you enjoyed the event and will be back next year!! We all wish that the weather had been better for racing but sometimes things just don't work out. Any and all positive or negative feedback would be greatly appreciated. We are here for you sailors and want the event be a fun and positive experience for all . . .

 

 

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Out of respect for Clean and the rest of the CRW organizers, I am not going to turn this thread into a shit show responding to you spineless assholes.

 

When you assholes grow a set of balls and can come out from behind your alias, come talk to me in person at the next event!

My name is Joe Wilson and I'm a local RC volunteer. We hope that you enjoyed the event and will be back next year!! We all wish that the weather had been better for racing but sometimes things just don't work out. Any and all positive or negative feedback would be greatly appreciated. We are here for you sailors and want the event be a fun and positive experience for all . . .

 

 

Joe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great event at a fantastic location... don't worry there are always haters when you put yourself out in the public and try to get something done.

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Out of respect for Clean and the rest of the CRW organizers, I am not going to turn this thread into a shit show responding to you spineless assholes.

 

When you assholes grow a set of balls and can come out from behind your alias, come talk to me in person at the next event!

My name is Joe Wilson and I'm a local RC volunteer. We hope that you enjoyed the event and will be back next year!! We all wish that the weather had been better for racing but sometimes things just don't work out. Any and all positive or negative feedback would be greatly appreciated. We are here for you sailors and want the event be a fun and positive experience for all . . .

 

 

Joe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great event at a fantastic location... don't worry there are always haters when you put yourself out in the public and try to get something done.

 

There hasn't been any real hate being thrown around(unless you count the hate towards Espo).

 

I'm frankly suprised actually knowing how some people on here can really crucify an event.

 

Charleston this time of year has some volatile, unsettled weather. Too much wind, or too little is the norm in my experience racing there. For me, traveling 1000 miles to race 5 races, doesn't make much sense to me anymore.

 

It's still one of my favorite events, and we might reconsider going(again) in future years.

 

The OTWA coverage I thought was horrible. Sorry Clean, but there are other classes down there than M24's. Plus, the thread was unusually silent as well?? No smack talk?

 

I prefered the old format of OTWA, in with the SA threads. IMHO.

 

Hopefully the regatta follow up will be worthy.

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Thanks for the coverage gang. Haters gonna hate. They're not out there doing anything about it though. Decent weekend, other than almost sinking the boat running aground 100 yards from the race committee. Thank God for the chase boat or we would have been walking home. Any news about South circle offshore race 5 results? Somehow Wairere had an extra hour added to our time???

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There hasn't been any real hate being thrown around(unless you count the hate towards Espo).

I'm frankly suprised actually knowing how some people on here can really crucify an event.

Charleston this time of year has some volatile, unsettled weather. Too much wind, or too little is the norm in my experience racing there. For me, traveling 1000 miles to race 5 races, doesn't make much sense to me anymore.

It's still one of my favorite events, and we might reconsider going(again) in future years.

The OTWA coverage I thought was horrible. Sorry Clean, but there are other classes down there than M24's. Plus, the thread was unusually silent as well?? No smack talk?

I prefered the old format of OTWA, in with the SA threads. IMHO.

Hopefully the regatta follow up will be worthy.

 

No worries Squalamax. Bummed that you guys and espo didn't make it down - we needed some more thick NY accents.

 

I think the last 6 years has spoiled the event organizers a bit, with just 2 days lost to too much wind (including this year), and not a single day lost to no wind (out of 18 days of racing). 2 out of 18 is pretty good for most regattas I can think of...

Still, I am pretty disappointed in the way things were handled this year, and I think Randy and the PROs will take the criticism and be more thoughtful about it next year. My own thoughts:

 

1) It takes almost no time to get the inshore boats off the water and tied up. Worrying about 'too many boats docking at one time" is silly. In fact, the lesson from this event is that there really does seem to be plenty of room for more boats (though the party sure is getting crowded).

 

2) If the forecast is for 30 knots at 1 PM, bring the damn boats out an hour earlier. No one minds a 10 AM start when they have to leave the dock at 940 to make it. It's not like those 730 harbor starts like most regattas.

 

3) Ask a local when calling off racing. Michael Miller told us on camera that the sea breeze would be in yesterday at 1:30. It came in at 1:28. The J/80s, 24s, Vipers, and 22s had already gone in and missed a nice afternoon race.

 

4) This is something I just spoke about with Stu Johnstone this morning: Set up a 'polling place' for each course to discuss racing in big breeze if there's a chance it could be too much. Most one-class events do this, but in bigger events, the PROs seem more likely to make their own decisions based on their idea of safety or perhaps insurance concerns or worse yet lawyer concerns. But if the rationale - as I truly believe it was at this regatta - is protecting the back half of the fleet from hurting themselves and destroying their boats, perhaps a majority vote should be held to see if they would rather get the experience than be protected. I know I would. If a populist approach would work at any regatta, it's this one. Hell, with the way CRW is plugged in, they could hold a vote via text message...hmmm...

 

There's always couch PRO'ing and monday morning quarterbacking, but i was out there on Saturday and it was frankly awesome, and we've got hours of video to prove it. It is a damned shame that no one - not even the M24s, J24s, and J/80s which really can handle 20-25 without a problem - got to race in it.

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Would have been fun to g out and play on Sat but offshore was just too big and too tough to get in and out. Inshore would have been fun though. looked great out there

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Any news about South circle offshore race 5 results? Somehow Wairere had an extra hour added to our time???

 

Some sort of reality distortion field... or the damn boats now capable of time travel... finishing both ahead and behind its competitors...

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