Match Racing

Newport Shipyard RC 44

I have to say, one of my favorite places to visit in Newport, RI is the Newport Shipyard. You never know what you're going to find there and there are always beautiful boats to look at.

We've heard a lot about the Russell Coutts 44's for awhile, but never had the chance to see the boat in person. The cool thing about this boat is the way it's designed for shipping. Not to mention, it's a sweet all carbon match racing boat!


Santa Maria Cup Pro-Am

We headed to Annapolis to support the Santa Maria Cup with their Pro-Am regatta that was supposed to take place on Tuesday in J22's. The event was to allow the girls to practice prior to the match racing began by racing against supporting businesses. Unfortunately, due to too much breeze, the race committee called off the event. We had a good time catching up with the teams we knew and meeting some other teams. Click here for details on the Santa Maria Cup racing this week.

Mt. Gay Regatta & Area K Match Racing Quarterfinals

Mt. Gay Rum Bar in Barbados Ed is on a plane off to Barbados for the annual Mt. Gay Rum Boatyard Regatta. He'll be sailing with Robert Povey on his J24 Hawkeye. Hopefully the team will have a better outcome in their home waters than they did at the J24 Worlds in Annapolis! Barbados is a gorgeous place to visit and I can honestly say I'm a bit jealous since I couldn't go.

Instead, I'll be heading to Sheboygan, Wisconsin tomorrow evening for the Area K US Match Racing Quarterfinal event to sail with Jennifer Wilson, Krista Paxon & Laura Hagan. Good thing we still have the new Sail22 Winter Hats in stock, as I think we'll be needing them! We'll have updates from both events and also try to keep everyone posted using our Sail22 Twitter.