Congratulations to Helmut Jahn's & Evan Jahn's Flash Gordon on winning the 2009 Farr 40 North American's sponsored by Rolex. Bob Hughes' Heartbreaker was second overall and in third was Don Wilson's Convexity. Defiant, owned and skippered by Grant Hood had two bullets in the first two races of the day, but unfortunately had to retire in the third race. Defiant finished fourth overall and Phil Dowd's Inferno was fifth. Photos from the event can be seen here in the Sail22 would like to especially thank Michael Kennedy, Flash Gordon and Ed Adams, Spaceman Spiff and Convexity for allowing me to be on the race course daily to update and take photos.
Helmut Jahn's Flash Gordon continues to lead the Farr 40 North American's with another two wins during today's three races. Photos from today can be seen here. Grant Hood's Defiant won the first race of the day and their first for the North American's. Second place overall is now Heartbreaker helmed by Bob Hughes with a one point lead over Don Wilson's Convexity who is now in third overall. Fourth and fifth place overall are unchanged with Defiant and Phil Dowd's Inferno.
Day 1 of the Farr 40 North American's in Chicago was very light. Some pictures are posted with more to follow now. Click here for pics . Convexity won the first and only race. Second was Flash Gordon, 3rd Heartbreaker, 4th Defiant, 5th Virago, 6th Spaceman Spiff, 7th Hot Lips, 8th Inferno, 9th Pendragon.
Sail22 was the official photographer for the 2009 Etchells North Americans in Toronto, Canada from October 16-18th hosted by the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Check out the photos in our gallery and let us know if you are looking for anything in particular, as we have over 1,000 from the event. We'll be working to get them sorted for searching by sail number (ie. search: USA 123) this week. Congratulations to Marvin Beckman and his team on their victory. We think our Sail22 team lunches had something to do with their win! RCYC did a great job hosting the event and we sincerely hope they host the 2014 Etchells Worlds, as we look forward to many return visits to Toronto.
Congratulations to Brad Boston, Lee Shuckerow and Eric Vigass on "Jackpot" sponsored by Sail22gear.com and Henri Lloyd on winning the Viper 640 North American's this weekend! We'll have a regatta report from them later this week.
Light air and big swells was what teams were met with on the first day of the 2009 Etchells North Americans in Toronto, Canada hosted by Royal Canadian Yacht Club. First overall after two races is Bruce Burton on USA 1350, in second is Marvin Beckman on USA 1378, third is Hank Lammens on CAN 1381, fourth is Michael Gavin on USA 1167 with Ed Furry and Mike Wolfs sailing on the boat and fifth is Allan Leibel on CAN 1247. Check out the gallery of our favorites from today. All of Day 1 will be posted later.
We're up in Toronto at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club for the 2009 Etchells North American's which start on Thursday. There are over 30 boats registered and it looks like great competition. Ed is sailing this week with Michael Gavin and Mike Wolfs and Becky will be on the water daily taking pictures. Check back for links to the galleries starting tomorrow after the practice race.