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At the 2009 85th sailing of the Port Huron to Mackinac Race, Doyle powered boats won 12 classes (Beneteau 36.7, J/120, NA 40, ORR A, IRC B, IRC C, IRC E, IRC F, Cruising A, B, C and D) and won 54% of the flags awarded. For unsurpassed shape retention and performance, contact your local Doyle loft!
|COVE ISLAND COURSE|
|Beneteau 36.7||1st||Patriot||Ken Sharpe|
|2nd||Weather Edge III||Colton Weatherston|
|J 120||1st||Carinthia||Fred Rozelle|
|2nd||Flyin’ Irish||William Bresser|
|3rd||Hot Ticket||Robert Kirkman|
|NA 40||1st||Seagoing||John Seago|
|2nd||Velero VII||John Barbour|
|3rd||On The Edge||Mark Bevins|
|ORR A||1st||Talisman||Bruce Aikens|
|2nd||Defiance||Ken Flaska/Fred Detwiler*|
|IRC B||1st||Eagle One||Tim LaRiviere|
|IRC C||1st||George||Bill Thomas|
|2nd||Knot Yours Too||Glen Drabant|
|3rd||Sleeping Tiger||Charlie Horner|
|J 35 / T 35||3rd||Major Detail||William Vogan|
|THUNDER BAY COURSE|
|IRC D||3rd||Engager||Paul Latham*|
|IRC E||1st||Eliminator||Paul Van Tol|
|3rd||Sea Fever||Dean Balcirak|
|IRC F||1st||Boomerang||Matthew Schriner*|
|J 105||2nd||Good Lookin’||Dean Walsh|
|Cruising A||1st||Comfortably Numb||Mark Miller*|
|2nd||Dog Dayz||Dan VandenBosshe|
|Cruising B||1st||Wind Toy IV||Robert Bunn|
|Cruising C||1st||Miriah||Michael Mahar|
|Cruising D||1st||Unplugged||Tim Clayson|
|3rd||Days End||Charles Blaty|
|OVERALL DIVISION IV-THUNDER BAY IRC|
|1st||Eliminator||Paul Van Tol|
|2nd||Limerick||Darrell Cope/Kevin Pearce|
|3rd||Sea Fever||Dean Balcirak|
|OVERALL DIVISION V-THUNDER BAY CRUISING PHRF|
|1st||Wind Toy IV||Robert Bunn|
|2nd||Comfortably Numb||Mark Miller*|
|3rd||Dog Dayz||Dan VandenBossche|
Congratulations to Rod Johnstone and crew of J/95 Banjo for winning the Sprit Boat Class C-3 in the Off Soundings Spring Series. The Sprit Boat Class C-3 included three J/105s, three J/109s, and a J/92. The event started in Watch Hill, RI then sailed direct to the Great Salt Pond Harbor on Block Island. The famous Around Block Island Race was held on Saturday.
As Rodney reported on the J Boat Blog, “Friday was a real drag race a 12 mile beam reach from Watch Hill, Rhode Island to Block Island to a set mark just North of the entrance to New Harbor followed by a 3 mile run to Buoy 1 BI North of the Island and a 3.5 mile beat to the finish at the Harbor entrance. Banjo nailed the jib reaching start. At 1BI we were ahead of everyone except the J/105 DRAGONFLY who rounded just ahead of us and finished first. We were second and third boat-for boat behind us was Hugh McLean’s J/109 Shearwater.
“Saturdays race was counter-clockwise around Block Island. We sailed the long course with the larger, faster classes which meant we had to go out to the Southwest Ledge Whistle buoy about three miles SW of the island, then East to Southeast Point, then NNE to the NE Whistle buoy a mile off Clay Head, then to the NW to 1BI, then finish off the harbor entrance. The wind was light NE at the start with the flood current starting. It was a set-up for us to showcase our shallow draft all the way down the island in the breeze and out of the foul current- and kick some serious butt.
“We started, then skimmed past the end of the breakwater by a boathook length in about 4-5 of water and kept going. Needless to say the J/105 and J109 right on our tail had to jibe back out into the murky calm for a few boat lengths in order to avoid running aground. We rounded SW Ledge Whistle a quarter mile ahead of the next boat. The next leg to the NE Whistle Buoy was a light, tight spinnaker reach and lost ground (again) to everyone ahead of us. The leg from the NE Whistle to 1BI was a light air run at the very end of the flood current. We gained back all of what we had lost on the boats ahead of us on the previous leg maybe three or four minutes. We could sail lower than everyone if not faster. The final beat was a port tack fetch to the finish in about 10-12 knots of wind. The J/109 Shearwater was first over the line, but we corrected out to first place on time, winning both days and won the series with 2 points.
“All in all, Banjo is fun and easy to sail. Now we know it is fast, too. Oh yes, and we could park it in among the powerboats close to shore at the Oar Restaurant.”
The New York Yacht Club held the 155th Annual Regatta June 12-14, 2009. The regatta consists of the 19 mile Around-Conanicut-Island Race on Friday, followed by two days of racing on Rhode Island Sound on three separate circles. This was the inaugural event for the J/122 class to race as a one design class.
In the tightly contested 10 boat J/122 fleet, Andrew Weiss and crew onboard Christopher Dragon took class honors with a commanding lead. Christopher Dragon showed consistent speed with her D4® Premium main and a fresh-out-of-the-bag D4® Multi Panel medium jib.
The Around Jamestown Island race is an optional, separately-scored competition held Friday June 12 during the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) 155th Annual Regatta. With fog shrouding the first part of Friday’s 19-mile Around the Island Race, crews had to navigate with their instruments and keep themselves out of trouble from the capricious currents and wind eddies that swirl around the Island. Amongst the J/122s racing this legendary race, it was Mike Bruno and team aboard Wings that won the IRC 4 Class.
Congratulations to Charles James and his crew aboard Roxanne for winning the J/105 class in the annual Vallejo race both down and back. On Saturday May 2nd, in a fleet of 11 J/105s Roxanne finished the 21.5 mile course to Vallejo in 4.5 hours.
Roxanne once again finished 1st in Sunday’s race, The Great Vallejo Race #2, completing the 14.5 mile course in 1:43:40. The drag race from Napa River to the Richmond Bridge ended with the entire fleet finishing within 5 minutes of each other!
Doyle sails dominated the new J/122 class at the American Yacht Club Fall Series, finishing 1-2-3. Barry Gold’s J/122 Sundari with a new Doyle main and VMG spinnaker squeaked out a win over Doyle powered Christopher Dragon and Patriot.
The Doyle dominance continued in the Beneteau 36.7 class with Crossbow, Resolute and Whirlwind taking all the silver.
Doyle Sails powered John Barbour‘s Velero VII to 2nd in the NA40 division of the 84th Bayview Yacht Club Port Huron to Mackinac Race and to win the Chicago-Mackinac Trophy Division in the 100th running of the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac.
Doyle customers won 11 classes in the Bayview to Mackinac Race: C&C 35 (Regardless), Cruising B (Solutions), Cruising C (Momentum), Cruising D (Days End), IRC C (Sagitta), IRC D (Blitz), IRC F (Eliminator), IRC G (Rebel), J/105 (Junto), J/120 (Flyin’ Irish), NA 40 (Montombi).
In the Chicago Mackinac Race, Doyle customers won the following classes: Beneteau 36.7 (Karma), J/109 (Zeitgeist), J/120 (Carinthia), Section 4 (Power Tripp) and Section 7 (Velero VII). This is the 4th time in 5 years that Karma has won the 36.7 class of the Chicago Mackinac Race. And, the 2nd time in as many years that Zeitgeist won the J/109 class.
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