Charleston Race Week 2013 | Regatta Support

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It's that time of year again when we head to Charleston for the ever growing Charleston Race Week. Last year, we were demo sailing the J/70 out and about on the race course and this year there are 56 registered to be on the starting line!!! How awesome is that? And on top of an extremely strong J/70 fleet, are the Melges 24, Melges 20 and Viper 640 fleets with 37, 34 and 37 teams as well. No question about it, that this will be another excellent event with everyone coming together for lots of racing in beautiful Charleston.

We're here again working with our regular teams and some new ones from the J/70 fleet. We have some great new products and covers for J/70 teams and the Sail22 Support Trailer is fully stocked to service any of your needs. We have pre-orders ready for pick-up and will be based at Patriot's Point starting on Wednesday. As always, Harry, our director of marketing will be on site for greeting clients. On behalf of the whole Sail22 team, we're looking forward to seeing you soon!

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Here are a few images from Bacardi Miami Race Week to get you excited about the upcoming racing this week. I've been a bit swamped and haven't had a chance to get the images from Miami uploaded yet, but there are some great ones. Enjoy!

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Need help with logistics for your next regatta? Parts for your boat? Crew Gear? We want to make sure our clients have exactly what they need and have their questions answered. We are specialists in the J/70, J/80, Melges 24, Melges 20, Etchells, C-Scow and MC Scows along with many larger race boats. We’re quick to respond by email and also available by phone. Please feel free to contact Ed & Becky Furry directly at 574-889-0022 or by email at info@sail22.com.

J/70 Options & Upgrades Price List & Regatta Support | Sail22 J/Boats Support

Our list of Sail22 parts and upgrades for the J/70 continues to grow! Here's a list only of options that are available for the boat. Can you tell that we really don't sleep much? Our minds are always churning up ideas of ways to make sailing easier and more enjoyable for our clients. Please feel free to ask us any questions. We love to help!

Sail22 J70 Options Price List

Please see many of these updates with images & descriptions: http://www.Sail22.com/J70

We will be at all of the J/70 Winter Circuit Events to provide support for the fleet as the J/Boats Mobile Resource Team.We hope to see you there!

Quantum Key West Race Week- Key West, FL | January 20-25, 2013 Sperry Topsider St Petersburg NOOD Regatta- St Petersburg, FL | February 17-19, 2013 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week- Coconut Grove, FL | March 7-9, 2013 Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week- Charleston, SC | April 18-21, 2013 Sperry Topsider Annapolis NOOD Regatta- Annapolis, MD | May 3-5, 2013

Sail22 is pleased to offer logistics services to J/70 teams. We offer full service packages which include boat transport, set-up, launch, haul and break down to travel to the next event or we can customize logistics to meet your individual team's needs (ie. only rig & launch or break down of boat). Our company has worked with many teams from all over the World in various one-design classes to make regattas easier and more enjoyable for teams. Rigging and boat prep of the J/70 starts at $300 and everything else is customized. We will be supporting the J/70 in conjunction with J/Boats in Key West, St. Pete, Miami, Charleston & Annapolis for the class events. Please feel free to email us at info@Sail22.com or call 574-889-0022 to discuss your upcoming regatta needs or questions on upgrades.

Sail22 J/70 Regatta Services Rig, wash boat & Launch - $300 Apply Hullkote with Hullkote included - $100 Haul, Clean, De-rig and prep for trucking - $300 Transport of J/70 between events- Ask for quote Storage in Florida between events - options starting at $140/month Ask for Everything on the list and get it all at a 10% discount!

And the Winners Are.... | Sail22 Grab Bag Giveaway

Lots of entries for the Sail22 Grab Bag Giveaway!!! We'll have to do this again soon! Thank you everyone for spreading the word and participating in the giveaway. We made up a few extra grab bags, so if you're at Bacardi Miami Sailing Week or know someone who is, tell them to stop by the Sail22 Support Trailer and pick one up. We'll give them out until they are gone!

If you're a winner, please contact us in the next 48 hours (ie. by Saturday at noon) at info@sail22.com. Please send us your full name, address and phone # for shipping within the United States. If we'll be seeing you here at Bacardi, Etchells Nationals or Charleston Race Week, please just let us know and we'll hold it for you to pick-up. If you do not contact us within 48 hours, we'll be drawing a new winner. Remember, we're trying to clean out the Sail22 Support Trailer, so we want to ship out everything as soon as possible!

Now...on to the winners! Congratulations to the following Sail22 Grab Bag Winners:

Rosemary Metzger

Broony Daniels

Sam Richmond

Kelly Monahan

Jeff Carpenter

Matthew Princing

Lynz Boston

Frank McCarthy

KLM (Not sure of your name...)

Jorgen Wathne


Sail22 named J/Boats Mobile Resource Team

Sail22 is excited to announce a new affiliation with J/Boats to further support all of our clients who own J/Boats. Sail22 has been supporting racing teams since 2007 with the Sail22 Support Trailer. The trailer is fully stocked with rigging, cordage from New England Ropes, Ronstan and Harken parts, custom designed parts, gear and accessories from Gill, as well as, tools for teams to use at regattas. Sail22 is also working with J/Boats Dealer, Stearns Boating, to support J/Boats owners and teams in the Midwest region for service needs, rigging and gear. As the J/Boats Mobile Resource Team, Ed and Becky Furry have over 25 years of combined racing on J Boats and will work with teams on a one-on-one basis for their needs.

Look for the Sail22 Support Trailer this winter season in Key West, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The trailer will be stocked with all of your J/Boats needs to make your boat faster and provide service for any repairs or rigging. A video tour of the Sail22 Support Trailer will give you a even better idea of what you can expect to see at upcoming regattas. For the J/Fest Winter Series, the Sail22 J/Boats Mobile Resource Team will be located in Truman Annex and will be available starting the week before Quantum Key West Race Week 2012. Until Key West and after, the the trailer will be based at Shake-a-Leg Miami and will head to Fort Lauderdale for both of the Winter Series events, J/Fest Dead President's Regatta and the J/Fest Super Lucky Regatta at the Bahia Mar. To cap off the end of the winter season, the J/Boats Mobile Resource Team will be in Charleston for Charleston Race Week 2012.

Feel free to contact Sail22 with any of your J/Boats Resource Team questions or needs at info@sail22.com or 574-889-0022. Sail22 is proud to be part of the J/Boats family and looks forward to meeting and working with more J/Boat sailors.


New Sail22 Support Trailer Wrap | Sail22 Photography - GT3 Creative

The Sail22 Support Trailer was in need of a little bit of a face lift recently, so we decided it was time to go for a full trailer wrap. We sorted through the Sail22 Photography photo galleries and came up with one photo of each of the different classes we work with on a regular basis to grace the sides of the trailer. Our friends, Cary and Beth at GT3 Creative recently purchased a large format printer capable of printing on wrap material, so it seemed like a no brainer for us. They do awesome design work and we use them for our web designs, logos, etc and highly recommend them. Tell them you heard it from Sail22! ;) We sent them our design and they printed and flew the wrap out with them to Culver, Indiana.

They arrived at Sail22 Headquarters late Thursday evening and started on the wrap early Friday morning. We had pulled the Sail22 Support Trailer into the Speed Barn, so they had a climate controlled area to work in. The wrap looked great from the start. We posted several of the "in process" photos on our Sail22 Facebook page if you didn't see them. Make sure you "like" our page while you're there to see our regular updates that do not make it onto the blog. We update it frequently!

Here's the official reveal! We couldn't be more excited about how it turned out and can't wait to show it off when we head south for the winter regatta circuit. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!

Passenger Side with the Etchells and front view with a Melges 32

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J80's Going Downwind on the rear of the trailer

Melges 32 Spinnaker Take Down

Melges 24 Start and J80's