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November Already?!?!?

Can it really be November already?? What a busy year this has been and how the time has flown by! We are gearing up for the next several weeks which include heading the the Melges 24 Atlantic Coast Championships this coming weekend, Thanksgiving with our families in Culver, several meetings in Atlanta and then the Melges 32 Gold Cup or Etchells Jaguar Cup. We haven't decided which event we'll be at yet, but either way, we'll be updating from SailingUpdates.com. We'll also be in Key West again this year. Let us know if you need help with housing, team chefs, lunches, crew gear or anything else.

Check out out our photo galleries from all of the past events this year here.

Here are a few quotes from some of our teams and sponsors we've received recently about Sail22:

"Thanks for all your help u made the regatta easier and more fun for us." -Alexis Michas, Zetiana

"Thanks for all your help. We will absolutely use Sail22 again." -Kristen Lane, Team Brickhouse

"Thank you once again for always providing outstanding service to all." -Ron Rosenberg, McLube


Short & Sweet SailingUpdates.com

Sail22 and Sail22Gear.com are happy to bring you updates from the race course at the Melges 24 Worlds through SailingUpdates.com. We've used Twitter and Facebook in the past to let everyone know what is going on at the J-24 Worlds and Farr 40 North Americans. We've had lots of comments, requests and suggestions. We plan to provide short updates about mark roundings, finishes, results, links to our photo gallery and some quick videos. We hope you enjoy it!


Viper Lake Lanier Regatta Report from Team Jackpot

Here's an update from Jackpot, sponsored by Sail22Gear.com:

As we packed up and headed south from the cold that had now settled in Detroit Michigan, we thought about the warmer times that lay ahead of us in Lake Lanier, Georgia. We arrived at the Yacht club early Friday morning to rig Jackpot and head out to practice. While out on the water, we were joined by two or three other Vipers that stayed out with us while the wind built to 15-20 knots. We did some speed testing and practiced some boat handling manoeuvres, it was nice to be out in the fresh water again.

We woke up on Saturday morning, it was a tropical 42 degrees and raining. Although it was very cold, we completed a strong 5 races in the 12-18 knots of breeze mixed in with the osculating winds of inland sailing. There were many close battles with Umburger, Porter and Guggs throughout the day. We finished the first day on top, with a final point score of 8 (finishes of 4,1,1,1,1). Thoroughly chilled, we came into the club to have some rum drinks by the fire. There was some excellent regatta food that tasted some good old down home cooking.

Sunday rolled around with more of the same cold weather, but without the rain. In the two races held on Sunday, we continued to battle with Umburger and Porter for the first place spot. On the last take down of the first race, our Spinnaker became hooked on the sprit, but we managed to keep it in good enough shape to be able to finish the last race in first place. On the sail in, we watched a Viper gybe in big breeze and go over. It kept going and going until she turtled. That experience led me to believe that the new heavier keel and carbon rig are important additions to theboat.

The whole regatta had a very down home, blue collar feel. Everyone there was very hospitable and they did a great job of putting on a regatta. We hope to return again next year.