J/105 SEALARK WINS OVERALL VERVE CUP WITH 2010 DOYLE SAILS
Clark Pellett, owner of Sealark, not only won 1st place in the J/105 fleet at the Verve Cup Offshore Regatta, but he also won the prestigious Overall Verve Cup Trophy. The Overall Verve Cup trophy is awarded to the winner of the most competitive fleet in the Verve Cup Offshore Regatta, which was held at Chicago Yacht Club August 20-22, 2010. The Sealark team, including bowman Shane Montgomery, tactician Russ Radke, mid bowman John Schussler and headsail trimmer Ned Sher, was powered by 2010 Doyle sails and won the J/105 class with 33 points.
Pellett recognized the strong competition in the fleet, commenting “As we say in the J/105 fleet, there’s always someone waiting to steal your lunch. And they will.” Pellett from Chicago, commended the organizers of the regatta, saying “This is a great regatta, the Chicago Yacht Club and Race committee does such an outstanding job. We couldn’t be happier.”
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PROVIDENCE WINS 8-MILE BOUY TROPHY
The 8-Mile Buoy Trophy is the overall 2010 Verve Cup Offshore, which was awarded to Greg Miarecki’s Providence for winning Saturday’s Distance Race.
Providence carries a full inventory of Doyle Stratis upwind sails and Full Radial downwind sails.
In addition to winning both of the Overall Awards for Verve Cup, Doyle sails were also at the front of the other classes. In the Farr-40 Class, Helmut Jahn’s Flash Gordon 4 took home 1st place. Flash had a new Doyle 1.5S for the regatta that they are extremely happy with, but they only used it sparingly as they are saving it for the upcoming Farr-40 North American Championships. Flash was followed by Phil Dowd’s Inferno in 2nd and Brian and Scott Jackman’s Pendragon in 3rd. Both Inferno and Pendragon used complete Doyle inventories.
In the J/109 Class, Peter Priede’s Full Tilt placed 3rd.
In the T-10 Class, Simon Beemstabor’s Silver Surfer tied for 4th only 3 points out of 2nd.
In the GL-70 Class Lance Smothermans Details finished 2nd.
The Beneteau 36.7 class was again dominated by Doyle sails, with Doyle sails used by 7 of the top 10 boats. Peter Wrights Maggie Mae took home 1st making it a clean sweep winning every one of the Buoy regattas in the 2010 Lake Michigan Championships. Charlie Wurtzbach and Mike Bird’s FOG placed 3rd, Sue Hogan and John Heaton’s As You Wish finished 4th, Steve Pelke’s Stingray came in 5th, and Mark Norris’s Split Decision was 6th.
Utilizing innovative 3D modeling and rigorous testing, the Doyle Design Team is actively developing fast, smooth and durable One Design sails for all conditions. To learn more about Doyle’s One Design sails call 800-94-DOYLE or visit doylesails.com/onedesign.
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