C Scow Nationals 2013 | Regatta Images

This past weekend we headed up to C Scow Nationals 2013 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin hosted by the Pewaukee Yacht Club. Friday and Saturday were two days of light air racing with three races completed and today saw much nicer breeze and three more races. Congratulations to Leif & Erik Evensen & Jackie Eisenhauer, 2013 C Scow National Champions!!!

Becky was out on the water with her camera and captured images of today's racing. Check out the 2013 C Scow Nationals Gallery here with more images to be added.

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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.

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The New C Scow for 2013

As the C Scow Class President, Ed was invited up to Melges in Lake Geneva, WI for the first sail of the new 2013 C Scow. We have a 1998 C currently and it's a great boat...but we'll be looking to upgrade soon! We had a beautiful late Fall afternoon...crisp, medium breeze and a little bit of sun here and there. Ed sailed with Jim Gluek on the 2013 C Scow and Andy Burdick & Matt Pistay sailed the 1999 C Scow (B-16), which was known to be a fast boat. The rig for the new C was borrowed from Paul Reilly, as it was felt to be a good rig and the new C Scow mast die isn't finished (new masts in January 2013), so we weren't able to test a new rig quite yet.

The new C is about 20 pounds lighter in the bow, due to the adjustable forestay being replaced with a fixed forestay. Why you ask? Well, one big reason is to keep water out of the bow of the boat and the adjustable forestay was a big entry point. Take all of that hardware out and replace with a simple, lightweight turnbuckle and it's a big difference. The reason for the effort to lighten up the bow of the C Scow dates back to Melges switching over to their M-Preg process which infuses the fiberglass with resin leading to a more even distribution, however this results in less control to keep the ends lighter.  C Scow sailors felt that the 1998-2000 boats were better due to this.  Sailing the C in big waves can be a challenge as the flat bow likes to dive into the waves.  Keeping the weight out of the bow if very important in these conditions. The sailors asked for this and Melges listened.  The bow of the 2013 C Scow we tested also had no rub rail, again to keep water and weight out of the bow. And besides, the boats really shouldn't be hitting other boats or the dock, right? It's rare to find another sailboat with a rub rail these days...but if you really want one, you can have it added as an option. Another big update is the use of cubetainers in the bow of the boat for buoyancy to replace the styrofoam that was previously used. This will help with weight, especially as the boat ages, as there isn't any foam to absorb water. Now that the class has approved Carbon tillers and tiller extensions, they will also be options for the 2013 C Scow. Other options for the 2013 C Scow include a gray deck and also a Soft Deck (they are great, we make them for other Melges boats and the new J/70) which means it's now super comfortable to sail barefoot on those hot summer days.  The only other change was with the outhaul.  It is back on the boom right above the crew and easy to use without extra rigging to get it back to the skipper.  I'm sure if you like the old style, it is still an option.

Becky was on the water with Harry Melges during the test sail and her camera. Check out her gallery of the New 2013 C Scow for more pictures from the test sail.

So now the sailing side of things.  The new 2013 boat felt great.  Having Jim Gluek driving didn't hurt things! As every new boat should feel great and work very well, it did.  But aside form just having that "new boat feel", everything just worked very smooth.  We had pretty consistent breeze and small waves since we had the lake to ourselves.  It truly was a perfect day for the initial sail.  The bow on the new boat was noticeably lighter in the bow.  Some of the photos may not give it justice.  If you look at crew weight I was in the front with Jimmy driving so much more weight forward than Andy and Matt who had their weight reversed from us. The leeward bow rail was skipping off the waves more with the waves breaking back about a foot.  When we switched boats there was some splash forward even when I was driving with Jimmy crewing.  Both boats were definitely fast and there really wasn't a huge speed advantage for either boat.  This is a good thing, as the goal is to make the new boat perform like the 1999 and not exceed it.  With a new mast that might change the game a little. Downwind the boats were very similar in speed.  After over a mile the boats were right with each other.  This is a great thing as a slower boat would definitely be pushed back after that kind of time.  I think the big test will come in wavy conditions.  Even if these two boats are the same speed in medium breeze and small waves, that will change when the waves pick up.  This is the selling factor for a new boat.  The stiffness of a new boat will come into play as the waves get bigger and the breeze builds.  This is just a fact and a good thing to get new boats on the line.  My end reaction is my boat is a great boat.  But it is a 1998 that is fairly lightly used.  If I had the time to sail C's more and the money I would buy a new boat for sure.  Melges does a great job building solid boats and my 15 year old boat is definitely not going to be as fast as a new boat.  Yet, the simplicity of the new forestay that is still easy to change between races sells me.  I also like the fact that there no place for water to enter the boat from the bow now.  I am actually thinking about removing my bow rail to keep water out of my boat. Regardless, I'll be adding a carbon tiller and tiller extension since they are cool and will be less maintenance than the current wood ones.

The new C stays true to the previous C Scows without changes that will make older boats outdated and definitely keeps the boat fast and fun. Melges is taking orders for the 2013 C Scow...give Andy or Harry a call and tell them how excited you are for the new updates...and go sail a C...new or old, you'll have a blast!

J/70 Demo Sailing in Bristol, RI | Sail22 J/Boats Resource Center

Since we are working with J/Boats on the brand new J/70, we headed up to Bristol, RI to test sail hull #1 (USA 1) and #2 (USA 2) with the sailmakers and the team from J/Boats. Our verdict....we think you're going to love the J/70!!! It's everything and more with J/Boats true attention to details in all aspects of the boat. CCF has built another solid member to the J/Boat family. A boat will be headed to Charleston Race Week for demo sails, so let us know if you're interested. We'll be happy to help arrange a chance to try it out if it is possible. We have USA 14 on order as part of our work with Stearns Boating from Chicago to bring the J/70 to the Midwest. We'll be arranging demo sails at various locations throughout the summer and the boat will be based at Sail22 Headquarters in Culver, Indiana. If you'd like to take USA 14 out for a test sail this summer, please send us an email to info@sail22.com or feel free to give us a call. We'd love to hear from you! For more information on the latest J/70 news, make sure to visit the J/70 website.

We are already working to put together upgrades for the J/70, including our Sail22 J/70 Soft Deck Kit and upgraded Sail22 Race Rigging options!

Sailing World's video features a Sail22 cameo, as we sailed USA 2 with Jeff Johnstone, while Sailing World's Dave Reed and Meredith Powlison were on USA 1 with Kerry Klingler of Quantum Sails. Dave's Sailing World review of the J/70 can be found here. Sail Magazine's team also did a demo sail while we were there. They had big smiles in the big breeze. Read Adam Cort's J/70 article here. The reviews speak well of this spirited family boat!

Stu Johnstone put together another video showing off a little more fun with the J/70's. Definitely shows off how balanced and responsive these little boats are in some breeze!

Becky spent some time photographing the J/70's in and out of the water. Enjoy!


Key West Race Week 2012 Galleries Are Posted | Sail22 Photography

All photo galleries are finally posted from Quantum Sails Key West Race Week 2012! I was out on the water for each day of racing and have tagged every image with a team name and sail number if possible. Click the link (in red) below a photo to be taken directly to the gallery with that tag. The Division 1 Gallery included the TP52, Farr 40, Mini Maxi, Farr 400, and IRC classes. Definitely an exciting course to be out on and the conditions were great during the week.

A TP52 Start

The brand new McConaghy 38 owned by Rob & Sandy Butler with Marty Kullman driving.

Ran going downwind. A favorite of mine!

The Division 2 Gallery showcases the Melges 24 and Melges 32 classes. Always great one design racing with those fleets and fun to watch as well. Congratulations to Bora Gulari & his team on the Melges 24, West Marine Rigging New England Ropes and to John Kilroy and his team on Samba Pa Ti.

Melges 24 Start at Key West Race Week.

Congrats to Samba Pa Ti, winner's of the Melges 32 class and Boat of the Week!

Bora Gulari and team headed to yet another win. They were tough to beat!
The Division 3 Gallery includes the J/80's, Farr 30's, PHRF and J/Boats (J/109, J/122, J/111, J/120) classes. A big variety on this course for sure and great to see more one design classes on the water at the event! As always, Key West was great to see everyone, as it's always a bit of a reunion. We're already looking forward to next year!

Looks like the Farr 30 Groovederci was having fun out there!

Mental and Wicked, both J/111 boats were very competitive with each other.

J/80 Start

J/Boats headed downwind

J/122 Teamwork headed to a class win!


Melges 32 Gold Cup 2011 Team Galleries | Sail22 Photography

To make finding Melges 32 Gold Cup 2011 Team Galleries easier, here are the links to each of the different teams. Great conditions as always in Fort Lauderdale and huge thanks to Vicki and Steve Rhyne and the Mojo team for allowing us to get out on the water! Congratulations to Steve Howe and the Warpath team on their win and a very impressive regatta. Check out the Sick Trix gallery for one of the best Melges 32 wipeouts we've seen in a very long time. For more coverage from the event, go to Sailing Updates to see our on the water mark rounding details and blog coverage. Enjoy!

Arethusa

Argo

Catapult

Celeritas

Delta

Fantastica

Heartbreaker

Intac

Leenabarca

Mojo

Ninkasi

Pisces

Ramrod

Red

Samba Pa Ti

Sick Trix

Volpe

Warpath

Fleet Photos & Starts


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.


J80 East Coast Championship Report | Annapolis Sailing

Chris Chadwick owner of the J80 Church Key sent us a guest post about last weekend's J80 East Coast Championship in Annapolis, Maryland. Ed and I had so much fun sailing on Church Key and it's always sweeter to win when you sail with friends. It was also a nice change to not be photographing the regatta and sailing instead! Check out Sara Proctor's SailFastPhoto images for some great shots from the weekend.

Without further adieu, here's Chris's report:

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J80 ECC’s
If anyone has seen Church Key, you'll know what I mean when I say she doesn't look all that special. She's hull number 59. She's a little beat up, with outdated blocks and parts, many of which we have scavenged from discards of other boats (we actually took smaller parts off of bigger broken things, like masts, to stay sailing at the worlds!). As a military family with 3 children (all of which sail, too), resources are tight. As a result, the old girl doesn’t get much love, but we do the best we can. Kerry Klingler, a longtime friend and the Quantum Sails J Boat guru helps us out as best he can, often selling "lightly" used sails to keep us on the water (our race mainis the sail Terry Flynn used in last year's World's). This year we were fortunate to hook up with Sail22 for rigging sponsorship, providing much needed new halyards and sheets! (Becky and Ed are the best!!)

Well, back to Church Key…As I said, she’s not the prettiest girl at the dance, but she gets the jobdone (sort of like a German Sausage maker…) and she is very loved by her family.

So after a whirlwind summer experiencing moderate success traveling around the Northeast, the old girl made it home in time for the 2011 J80 East Coast Championships at Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis on October 28-30th. We finalized the crew for the event only 2 weeks prior at the Annapolis
Boat Show. Tom Murray, my constant on the boat was set to trim jib. Ed and Becky Furry, owners of Sail22, were going to be in town, and they hardly are able to sail together, so the offer of teaming up on the boat was too good to pass up. Ed trimmed Spinnaker and called the upwind shots, and Becky
called wind, boats and generally attempted to keep me at least moderately in check during an incredibly shifty regatta.

The forecast for the weekend was sketchy. Friday would be chilly, with a nice breeze from the Northeast that would slowly diminish. Saturday we were to be besieged by an early winter Nor’easter…and then Sunday was just cold, with even shiftier conditions from the Northwest. The first day of sailing was intense. Church Key scrambled to make the first race after a last minute outhaul fix on the way out. Firebolt, owned by Bill Hunt, sailed a great first day. Through four races they ended the day in first with 11 points. Will Crump, sailing on Jeff’s Boat and our crew on Church Key were right on Firebolt’s heels in a tie for second (Will was winning the tie breaker with two bullets) at 13 points. John White was 5 points back sitting in 4th. At the end of the day, we took a good look at the impending storm and made the smart decision to postpone sailing forSaturday. Seeing the weather that hit, this was an incredibly smart call!!

The last day of sailing started with freezing temperatures and shifty winds. We got out to the race course and commenced race one of the day. Our team talked prior to the start and decided we were going to sail our own race and stay clear of everyone at the start. We went for the boat end at the start and were given the opportunity to push Will Crump over the line. This wasn't the plan, but it didn't hurt us either. Though not our greatest race, we scored a 5, better than the 2 boats in front of us going into the day. Suddenly we were sitting with two points in first and John White had moved into the second position. The second race we were launched. Ed and Becky kept us in the wind and Tom did a great job on the jib to keep us driving through increasingly shifty conditions. By the end of the second leg, we had a nice lead and played cover for the remainder of the race. The 3rd race continued with our goal of consistency. The wheels stayed on and we were able to work the shifts nicely. We finished with a 2nd. At this point the wind had shifted drastically and the current was strong. The Race Committee attempted to shift the course and get one last race off. They finally were able to start a fourth race, but the shifts were so drastic that the committee decided to abandon the race and call it a day. We had won the regatta with a solid 10 point lead!!!

As we all know, the driver is just the idiot in the back of the boat trying not to screw it up! All credit for the win goes to Tom Murray, who is always there for me on Church Key, and to Ed and Becky Furry, whose support for our family program on and off the water has been truly a blessing. And without the joy of sailing against such a tight group of friends that is the J80 class, what would be the point?And, as always, my love and thanks to Liz, Riley, Madeline and Hadley, the 4 other women in my life…

See you on the water soon!!!

Chris Chadwick
USA 59
Church Key


Canadians Lead USA by One Race in the 2011 Canada's Cup ~ Sailing Updates Regatta Coverage

The Canadian Team Vincere, of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, skippered by Oskar Johaneson leads the United States team from Macatawa Bay Yacht Club's Team Heritage, skippered by Bob Hughes in the second day of racing at the 2011 Canada's Cup being sailed in Holland, Michigan by three races to two races. Sail22's Sailing Updates is providing live blog coverage of the 2011 Canada's Cup with short video clips of the racing uploaded from the water. After waiting for weather to pass in the morning, the teams raced two races in the afternoon, with both teams earning a victory. Photo gallery by Becky Furry with racing from today is now available on Sail22 Photography and will continue to be added to throughout the event. Racing will continue tomorrow with the winner of the Canada's Cup 2011 being determined by 7pm on Sunday evening.


Team Heritage is US Defender of 2011 Canada's Cup ~ Sailing Updates Regatta Coverage

Team Heritage, of Macatawa Bay Yacht Club and skippered by Bob Hughes, prevailed today to earn the right to be the US defender in next week's Canada's Cup versus Team Vincere over the Chicago Match Race Center's Team Convexity. Sail22's Sailing Updates is providing coverage of the Canada's Cup 2011 Defender Trials racing action with blogging, video and photography. One race today rwas all Team Heritage needed to become the defender and they came from behind to win the one and only race of the day. Heritage won the first cross about ten boat lengths off of the line. When Convexity and Heritage met again half way up the beat, Convexity had a gained a solid three boat length lead. Convexity tacked for the windward mark early, which allowed Heritage to take advantage of a shift on the right. Convexity gybe set at the top mark and Heritage split and headed toward shore. Heritage's tactician, Morgan Larson, made the correct call, as when they came back to meet Convexity, they were able to gybe in front of them with a three boat length lead. Heritage continued to gain separation throughout the rest of the race, protecting the left side of the course in a tacking duel and went on to win the race with over a minute at the finish. Photos from today's racing action can be viewed in the Sail22 Photography Gallery by Becky Furry. We are looking forward to covering next week's Canada's Cup racing action on Sailing Updates with Team Heritage and Team Vincere of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club vying for the cup.


Canada's Cup Defender Trials Day 2 Report ~ Sailing Updates

A great day in Macatawa Bay today for match racing! Sail22's Sailing Updates is providing coverage of the Canada's Cup 2011 Defender Trials racing action with blogging, video and photography. Three races in variable conditions were completed with Team Heritage, skippered by Bob Hughes with tactician, Morgan Larson, winning all of the races. Racing was tight in race one with Convexity, helmed by Don Wilson with Steve Hunt calling tactics, leading until the last windward mark. Team Heritage luffed Convexity prior to the mark rounding and gained the lead. The second race started with Team Convexity gaining a penalty on Team Heritage in the initial dial-up. Team Heritage cleared themselves at the finish with less than ten seconds to spare to win the race. The final race of the day, both teams split shortly after the start, with Team Heritage taking the right side of the course and Team Convexity the left. It was clear when the boats tacked back to meet that Team Heritage had chosen the correct side and they went on to win decisively. More racing is scheduled again tomorrow. The winner of the Defender's Trials will take on Team Vincere next week in the Canada's Cup. Photos of today's racing action by Becky Furry can be found in the Sail22 Photo Gallery. Check the video below for the luffing action at the to mark. Excellent match racing maneuver!


Canada's Cup Defender Trials Day 1 Report ~ Regatta Coverage

Day one of the Canada's Cup 2011 Defender's Trials finished with a tie after two races. Team Convexity won the first race with less than a 20 second lead and Team Heritage won the second race with a decisive 1:42 minute victory. For the play-by-play of the racing, make sure to check out our Sailing Updates Check out the Canada's Cup 2011 Website for even more racing coverage from today with video summaries and tracking of the boats. Sail22's photography gallery from the Canada's Cup Defender's Trial is now posted and will be added to throughout the event.


C Scow Nationals 2011 Photo Gallery

S22_6515The C Scow Nationals 2011 hosted by the Maxinkuckee Yacht Club in Culver, Indiana started yesterday. It was a beautiful day on Lake Maxinkuckee, however the breeze waited until the late afternoon to fill. The Race Committee patiently waited and one race was completed in light air.

S22_6490Photos from yesterday are now posted in the Sail22 photo galleries and can be found here. More will be added throughout the weekend.