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Key West Race Week 2012 Galleries Are Posted | Sail22 Photography

All photo galleries are finally posted from Quantum Sails Key West Race Week 2012! I was out on the water for each day of racing and have tagged every image with a team name and sail number if possible. Click the link (in red) below a photo to be taken directly to the gallery with that tag. The Division 1 Gallery included the TP52, Farr 40, Mini Maxi, Farr 400, and IRC classes. Definitely an exciting course to be out on and the conditions were great during the week.

A TP52 Start

The brand new McConaghy 38 owned by Rob & Sandy Butler with Marty Kullman driving.

Ran going downwind. A favorite of mine!

The Division 2 Gallery showcases the Melges 24 and Melges 32 classes. Always great one design racing with those fleets and fun to watch as well. Congratulations to Bora Gulari & his team on the Melges 24, West Marine Rigging New England Ropes and to John Kilroy and his team on Samba Pa Ti.

Melges 24 Start at Key West Race Week.

Congrats to Samba Pa Ti, winner's of the Melges 32 class and Boat of the Week!

Bora Gulari and team headed to yet another win. They were tough to beat!
The Division 3 Gallery includes the J/80's, Farr 30's, PHRF and J/Boats (J/109, J/122, J/111, J/120) classes. A big variety on this course for sure and great to see more one design classes on the water at the event! As always, Key West was great to see everyone, as it's always a bit of a reunion. We're already looking forward to next year!

Looks like the Farr 30 Groovederci was having fun out there!

Mental and Wicked, both J/111 boats were very competitive with each other.

J/80 Start

J/Boats headed downwind

J/122 Teamwork headed to a class win!

Sail22 Photos for the Holidays!

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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.

Flash Gordon Wins Farr 40 North Americans!

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.

Farr 40 North American's Day 3

Rolex Farr 40 NA's 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.

Farr 40 North American's Day 2

Rolex Farr 40 North American's in ChicagoRolex Farr 40 North American's in Chicago

Day 2 photos are now posted in the gallery. Helmut Jahn on Flash Gordon is in first overall after two wins today in race 2 and 3. Don Wilson's Convexity is second, Bob Hughe's Heartbreaker is third with a win in the first race of the day today, Grant Hood's Defiant is fourth and Phil Dowd's Inferno is fifth.

Farr 40 North American's Day 1

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. Day 1 of the Farr 40 North American's

Block Island Race Week Wrap-Up

Sunset on Delivery Back from Block Island One of the Fish We Caught

I finally had a little bit time to write a Block Island Race Week wrap up!

Ramrod had a great time at Block Island Race Week 2009 and finished up first in the Farr 40 class! The weather could have been a little better there though. The locals say they always know when it is race week because the fog rolls in and the temperature drops. Block Island is definitely a great place to visit and I wish I had seen a little bit more of the island. Hopefully next time! I did enjoy several lobster dinners (3!!!) though in a just a week ! :)

We had a good delivery back to Annapolis...the sun was out, we caught a few fish, saw a sea turtle, some dolphins and a beautiful sunset. The Delaware Bay was a little rough and there was a fair amount of ship traffic. I was very happy to be get through that section, as was the rest of the delivery crew. Overall, it was much better than the delivery I had on the way up and it was great to have Ed also on board this time.  I have to say, I was very happy to be back in Annapolis.

The day after we arrived, we helped sail test the brand new Ramrod which is a Melges 32. Look out Melges 32 class...Ramrod is coming to town! Rod had a big grin on his face the entire time. We are so happy he is joining the class, since they are such fun boats. We will be cheering them on as they gear up for their upcoming season!

Block Island Race Week 2009

Block Island Race Week Dock I headed up to Block Island Wednesday on the Farr 40 Ramrod to beautiful Block Island. We had a bit of a windy and rough delivery, but all went went well and we arrived early Friday morning. The island is gorgeous and definitely worthy of exploring. Saturday and Sunday, we had very intense practice sessions which went well. Ramrod is ready to go and looking forward to a great week. Today is supposed to be the Around the Island Race, so I'll have a great view of the whole island. The forecast is for a very windy day, with a steady 20 knots and gusts to 30 knots. Hopefully we'll be able to get off the dock!