Sailing Photography

Charleston Race Week Day 2 Melges 24 Practice Photos

DSC_2217Since racing was abandoned for Day 2 of Charleston Race Week 2011 for all fleets, several teams gearing up for the Melges 24 Worlds in a few weeks in Corpus Christi, TX decided to head out for practice. After all, a big breeze day in Charleston doesn't even come close to a light air day in Corpus! Sail22 headed out with Ed driving while Becky took photos for the day thanks to Andrew from Protector and our sweet ride on the new Protector 25. The Full Photo Gallery from Day 2 of Charleston Race Week is now posted. Alec Cutler's Hedgehog (BER 1), Brian Porter's Full Throttle (USA 749), Alan Field's WTF (USA 811), Kristen Lane's Brick House (USA 812) and Bora Gulari's Air Force One / New England Ropes ~ West Marine (USA 820) were all out having a blast. Definitely a great day on the water!

Team Galleries:

BER 1 Hedgehog

USA 749 Full Throttle

USA 811 WTF

USA 812 Brick House

USA 820 Air Force One ~ New England Ropes ~ West Marine


Charleston Race Week 2011 Favorites Photo Gallery

DSC_1819Charleston Race Week 2011 officially started today with great conditions and lots of racing. I made it out to cover all of the inshore courses and had a great ride with Andrew on Protector's new 25 foot boat. It's always wonderful to shoot from a Protector! Thanks again to Moose McClintock from Dimension Polyant for helping out with the blogging for Sailing Updates as well. He'll be joining me on the water all weekend! Check out the Favorites Gallery I've started and will be adding to until the individual class and team galleries are ready for viewing.

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Key West Race Week 2011 Photo Gallery Links

S22_7636Sail22 is on the Division 2 Race Course and updating on Sailing Updates all week and taking photos. Here are links to the Photo Galleries for the Melges 24, Melges 32 & J105 class galleries. I'll be adding more throughout the event.

All images are © Becky DaMore ~ Sail22.com and may not be used without permission.


Melges 32 Gold Cup 2010 Team Galleries

Sailing Updates for the Melges 32 Gold Cup

We are very excited for the upcoming Melges 32 Gold Cup this week and will be doing our live coverage on Sailing Updates and of course our Sail22 photography of these fast & fun boats. Please check out all of our great sponsors who are helping to make this coverage possible and let them know how much you appreciate their sponsorship of Sailing Updates for the Melges 32 Gold Cup. We wouldn't be there without the generous support of Point Loma Outfitting, Hillman Capital Management, New England Ropes, Gorilla Rigging, Atlantic Yacht Rigging and McConaghy Boats McConaghy 38. We also thank the Melges 32 Class for working with us to make it possible as well.

To get you in the Melges mood, check out some photos from last year's Melges 32 Gold Cup here!


J80 Worlds and SailingUpdates.com by Sail22

We had a blast yesterday on the water updating live from the J80 Worlds with our new version of Sailing Updates. We are very grateful to our wonderful sponsors for the J80 Worlds Sailing Updates: North Sails One Design, New England Ropes, Atlantic Yacht Rigging Services, Gorilla Rigging, Swift Morris and the great support of J-Boats and the J80 Worlds 2010.

Some of my favorite photos from the day are mixed in with some of Paul Todd's from Outside Images. If you like what you see, make sure you check out the J80 Worlds 2010 Book. The full Sail22 J80 Worlds photo gallery can be found here.


Sail22 Melges 24 Chicago Tuning Regatta

Sail22 is excited to officially announce registration is now open for the Sail22 Melges 24 Chicago Tuning Regatta to be held August 6-8, 2010 and hosted by Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club in Montrose Harbor. We were asked by several Mid-West teams if we could put on a similar event to the Sail22 Melges 24 Worlds Tuning Regatta we held last October in Annapolis, Maryland and jumped at the chance. We had a blast putting on the regatta for the teams and had a lot of great feedback from the event. We plan to make the August event even better and are looking forward to having some great teams in attendance!

Check out the NOR and more detailed information for the event here or by clicking on the Chicago Tuning Regatta tab at the top of this page.

We are fortunate to have many returning sponsors of our event including West System, McLube, Quantum Sails, Weather Routing Inc. and Melges Performance Boats. We also are excited to have Zhik, Sailing World, Yacht Scoring, Cre843, Line Honors and Sailrite join our sponsor list to make the Sail22 Melges 24 Chicago Tuning Regatta an awesome event. Each week we'll be giving you an update on what our great sponsors will be doing for the regatta and we can't wait to share this with you since they have been incredibly generous and supportive.

Check out the photos from the event last October and read more about it here, here, here and here. We hope to see you in Chicago! Please feel free to email us at info@sail22.com, call us at 574-889-0022 or leave us a comment with any questions you may have. We'll answer you right away!

If you need a place to keep your boat before or after the event, we have plenty of storage at Sail22 Headquarters and have a brand new Sail22 Speed Barn for all of your boat work needs to boot!


Etchells Jaguar Mid-Winters 2010

Congrats to Jeff Seigal and the team aboard USA 1269 who placed first overall for the Etchells Jaguar Mid-Winters 2010 and the overall Jaguar Series! In second place for the Mid-Winters was Marvin Beckman and third was Phil Wehrheim. Full results can be found here.

The weekend was a great one for photos and Sail22 has a full gallery that can be searched by boat number (ie. USA XXXX) as they are all tagged. Check them out and enjoy!


Sail22 Photos for the Holidays!

Regatta photos make great gifts for skippers and crew! Here's a little gift from Sail22! $5 off of a $25 or more purchase from our photo gallery. Coupon code: Sail22Holiday09 (Valid December 9th-31st)

We have lots of great shots from this year's events including the Melges 24 Gold Cup, Melges 24 Worlds, Etchells North Americans, Farr 40 North Americans, Melges 32 Gold Cup and more! If you have any questions or special requests, please let us know and we can work with you to customize your gift.


Junior Sailors at the Melges 32 Gold Cup

At Sail22 we strongly support Junior sailors and keeping them excited about sailing. What a better way to do just that then to take them out on a Melges 32 with some of the best sailors in the world? We think it's great that the Melges 32 Gold Cup has integrated a "take a Junior racing day" from its inception. Each year a Junior sailor from the Lauderdale Yacht Club sails with each team on the Saturday of the event. We're not sure who actually has more fun...the teams or the kids based on the comments we heard from both groups! The day started off with light air and ended with some great breeze to give the kids a taste of everything the Melges 32 can do. Here are some shots from the Junior Day from this year's event. Our full gallery of the Juniors hiking hard and learning from the best can be found here.


Ramrod Wins the 2009 Melges 32 Gold Cup

Rod Jabin's Ramrod with Gavin Brady as tactician and crew of Mike Beasley, Joe Gibson, Ray Wulff, Ted Kaczmarski, Kate Torgerson won the Melges 32 Gold Cup 2009. This is the team's first one-design regatta after Rod took delivery of his new boat in June. The team is all made up of local sailors from Annapolis, Maryland. Much of the team comes from Rod's Farr 40 Ramrod team and they are all having a blast figuring out the Melges 32.

Joe Wood's Red from Torquay, UK was a very close second overall and Andy Lovell's New Orleans based Rougarou was third. John Taylor's Ninkasi was one point behind Rougarou and Kip Meadow's RoXanne finished fifth overall.

The final day of racing started with a light first race, which quickly shifted at the first leeward mark rounding and the breeze built to 15-20 knots. The breeze stayed up through the next two races of the day. Dalton DeVoss's Delta won the first race of the day, RoXanne won the second race and Jeff Ecklund's Star scored the third race of the day.

Our entire photo gallery can be seen on Sail22Photography.com. Full results are posted on YachtScoring.com and full press releases from the class can be viewed on the Melges 32 Class website.


Melges 32 Gold Cup Day 2 Report

Kip Meadow's RoXanne is the new leader after two more races on Day 2 of the Melges 32 Gold Cup. Ramrod was granted redress for race 1 of the day after a collision with Dark 'N Stormy. Johnny Lovell's Rougarou slid to third place overall and John Taylor's Ninkasi is in fourth. Jason's Carroll and his team on Argo moved into fifth. Racing was called for the day after two races as the breeze was shifty and a tornado warning was in effect.

Photos from Day 2 are posted here and full updates from the race course can be found at www.sailingupdates.com. Full results are available here. We are at the Bahia Mar with the Sail22Gear.com Henri Lloyd Mobile Store open before and after racing. Swing by for special regatta discounts!


Melges 32 Gold Cup: Rougarou Leads Day 1

Andy Lovell's Rougarou leads after 3 races on Day 1 of the 2009 Melges 32 Gold Cup hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club. The day started off slowly with the fleet being under postponement until a nice breeze of 6-10 knots filled in later in the afternoon. Rod Jabin's Ramrod lead the first race of the day and finished third overall, while John Taylor's Ninkasi was second overall for the day with consistent sailing in all of the races.

We are out on the water giving real time updates at www.sailingupdates.com and photos from Day 1 of the Melges 32 Gold Cup can be found at here. Full results can be seen here.


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


Sail22 M24 Tuning Regatta Day 1 Report

It was a beautiful day for day one of the Sail22 Melges 24 Worlds Tuning Regatta in Annapolis. Teams were able to get in four races with thirteen starts in total in a nice southerly sea breeze of 12-15 knots with puffs up to 20 knots. Throughout the day 18 teams participated and were coached by Dave Ullman throughout the racing. Check out today's photo gallery here. This evening was a great local weather talk from North Sail's Allan Terhune which was well received by the teams.

The Sail22 Melges 24 Worlds Tuning Regatta is very grateful to our wonderful sponsors: Henri Lloyd, Annapolis Sailing School, Velocitek, West System Epoxy, Kaenon Polarized, Rite in the Rain, Heineken,Atlantic Rigging, Sebago, North Sails, Quantum Sails, Ullman Sails, Astral Buoyancy, McLube, WRI Weatherand Sail22gear.com.