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Sail22 & Sailing Updates to Support the 2011 Melges 24 Nationals in Lake Geneva ~ Sailing Regatta Coverage

Sail22 is in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with our Sail22 Regatta Support Trailer for the 2011 Melges 24 Nationals hosted by Lake Geneva Yacht Club on September 30th through October 2nd. The Melges 24 is one of our favorite classes to work with and we look forward to seeing everyone! We are fully stocked with our New England Ropes cordage wall, some great new Sail22 gear, go fast Melges 24 parts and more! Sail22 will be providing our Sailing Updates live regatta coverage of the event to keep those who aren't able to be in Lake Geneva updated with mark roundings and live blogging from on the water. Becky will also be photographing the Nationals and posting images on Sail22 Photography.

Just under twenty boats are already here prepping for what will be the third largest Melges 24 Nationals in the history of the class. It definitely makes sense since Lake Geneva Yacht Club is the home club of Melges Boat Works. We stopped by Zenda today to say hello and pick up a few things. Always a great place to visit!

We're also bringing our newest member of the Sail22 team with us, Dana Keller, who has joined our company to provide even better customer service and support to our clients. Stop by and meet Dana at the Sail22 Support Trailer to say hello!


Uka Uka Racing Wins 2011 Melges 24 World Championship!

DSC_0029Congratulations from Sail22 to the 2011 Melges 24 World Champions, Lorenzo Santini's Uka Uka Racing skippered by Lorenzo Bressani and crew of Federico Michetti, Jonathan McKee & Favio Gridellie!!!!!! This is their third Melges 24 World Championship win in four years!!! We are so proud of you!

Check out the Sail22 Photo Gallery for additional photos of the Melges 24 Worlds 2011. Be sure to check out Sail22's Sailing Updates brought to you by New England Ropes, GT3 Creative and Sail22 to follow the last race action live from the race course!


Sail22 Day 2 Melges 24 Worlds 2011 Photo Gallery

S22_2949Another great day for our Sail22 clients during Day 2 of the 2011 Melges 24 Worlds hosted by Corpus Christi Yacht Club. Congratulations go out to Uka Uka Racing and Full Throttle today! The Sail22 Photo Gallery is now updated with additional photos from today! Be sure to check out Sail22's Sailing Updates brought to you by New England Ropes, GT3 Creative and Sail22 to follow all of the racing action live from the race course!

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Melges 24 Worlds 2011 & Sailing Updates

DSC_0002We arrived in Corpus Christi, Texas for the 2011 Melges 24 Worlds on Monday night with the Sail22 Support Trailer and a Melges 24. We hit the ground running and have the Sail22 Support Trailer set up and fully stocked to help any team. In order to support teams even more, our relationship with New England Ropes has grown with great new cordage in stock from now on and their logo on the Sail22 Support Trailer as a sponsor! We're ecstatic to have Ed's cousin, Bill Becker joining us full time at Sail22 to add even more support for teams. He's a great addition to Sail22!

In addition to being on site with the Sail22 Support Trailer, we will be providing live coverage of the mark roundings, finishes and blogging from the racing with Sailing Updates for the Melges 24 Worlds. If you haven't had a chance to it out yet, head over to Sailing Updates and see what it's all about. We're pretty proud of it and think GT3 Creative has done an awesome job making our ideas work! We've had some great feedback from the past events and know there will be many followers of the teams here in Corpus from all over the World. Look for great coverage on Sailing Updates by Sail22 (smartphone friendly even!) and Becky's photography starting soon!


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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Sailing Updates is THE Place to Follow Melges Racing at Key West!

Sail22 is in Key West gearing up for Key West Race Week 2011 and it's breeze on today. A bit chilly today, but the forecast is looking great for next week! Ed and I will be out on the Melges 24 and Melges 32 race course with LIVE racing updates on Sailing Updates. Have you had a chance to check it out yet? We've had visitors from 52 countries stop by!

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Here's some of the feedback we're heard so far:

-Thanks! Keep up the great work. I’m happily following along while trying to work from my desk here in San Diego.

-Sailing Updates Crew: Thanks for the great coverage!

-I have been really enjoying the updates throughout the day. You have done a great job describing the action as it happens. Wish I were out there and other than live video coverage, this is the next best thing! Keep up the great work.

-Thank you! From the one at home (someone’s gotta keeping those home fires burning) I love the updates and I thank you for providing them. The descriptions are great. Keep it up! Next best thing to being there (kinda).


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.


J80 Worlds 2010

We are in Newport, RI through this week for theJ80 Worlds and it's looking like an awesome event! Boats have been arriving and rigging in the parking lot at Sail Newport since last week. We've been busy learning about a new class for Sail22 and meeting great people.

We are looking forward to some great racing this week with over 60 boats registered. We'll be debuting a brand new version of Sailing Updates as well this week, since we've teamed up with our favorite design team of Cary & Beth Seigler from GT3 Creative. If you ever need a website or a redesign, they are the best! Check out Sailing Updates for live regatta coverage of the J80 Worlds in a very simple and clear new way. We can't wait to share it!

Sail22 has teamed up with Hall Spars & Rigging this week to service our clients in the best way possible. We have pre-made J80 rigging onsite and the ability to have anything you may need made during the event. We also are fully stocked with all of the J80 parts you may need to prepare or in case of breakdown. Look for the Sail22 Support Trailer at Sail Newport until Monday afternoon and then over at the Newport Yachting Center.

The J80 Class is also very lucky to have Paul Todd from Outside Images in town to shoot his exceptional photographs for a 120 page (13inx11in) book he is creating on the 2010 J80 Worlds. His 6-Metre Worlds book is beautiful and we're sure this one will be too. This post has a sneak peak at a few of his photos:


Melges 24 Worlds Day 1-Sailing Updates!

We are updating at www.sailingupdates.com for the Melges 24 Worlds. Photos are posted in the Sail22 Photo Gallery in the Melges 24 Worlds 2009 Racing and more will be added. Enjoy!

Race 1: Terry Hutchinson and Quantum Racing win! Results are posted here.

Race 2: Gullisara wins. Overall results for the series are posted here. After two races, Chris Larson is in first overall.