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Bight Me Wins Rhodes 19 National Championship

R19_LogoIn a toughly contested regatta, Charlie Pendleton, sailing with  Elise Mazareas and Renee Heffernan, won the 2013 Rhodes 19 National Championships hosted at Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans. Despite a very challenging first day of racing, Charlie, Elise and Renee came back with two incredible performances defeating the defending champions.

Rhodes 19

Pendleton had previously won the regatta in 2008, while Heffernan won the regatta in 2010.

Doyle One Design has always been active in the Rhodes 19 class, and the event marked the 21st time in the past 27 years that Doyle Sails have won the event.  While the results have been consistent, the sails have been continually improved and utilize the very best in modern sailcloth.

Rhodes 19 Virtual

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Atlantic Class Nationals Win and Marblehead Race Week Wins

All 4 One Atlantic Nationals

Photo Credit: Donna Pace

Congratulations to Bill Barton and his crew Peter Smith, Peter Duncan and Thomas Blackwell who recently won the Atlantic Nationals held at the Madison Beach Club.  Sailing with all Doyle Sails, this is the first time that Bill and his team have won the event.  The team have been sailing together for years and have roots at the American YC in Rye, NY where Bill grew up, and are active in the Etchells class as well.  The team finished with an impressive scoreline of 3,3,1,5,1, besting the competition by 2 points after sealing the regatta and sitting out the last race.

Since 1981, Bill has crewed on various Atlantics in Blue Hill Bay, Maine . He bought his Atlantic shortly after the 2008 Nationals. Over the next 3 to 4 years he picked away at re-rigging and updating all the gear during his vacation time in Maine but continued to crew for others, including his current middle man in this year’s event, Peter Smith of Morris Yachts. Due to commitments and priorities racing in the Etchells Class internationally, his boat languished until finally being ready in 2012 for the KYC Atlantic Nationals where he finished 5th.

Doyle One Design has been building and refining Atlantic sail development for the last 6 years, and their sails also won Nationals in 2011.  The Jib is designed for a looser headstay to improve tacking angles, and the main is optimized for a stiffer mast.  The combination has proven very fast in recent years.

 

Marblehead Race Week Re-Cap:

Doyle Sonar Sails MRW 2013

Photo Credit: Phil Smith

Marblehead Race Week just wrapped up, and featured four days of racing that saw a variety of conditions.  Doyle Sails performed well, winning the majority of the classes, and the overall title as well.

Doyle Etchells Sails MRW 2013

Photo Credit: Phil Smith

In the Sonar Class, Doyle sails took 1-3, led by Skip Shumway, who was also named Overall Winner of Race Week for winning its most competitive class.  Following behind Shumway were Larry Ehrhardt and Eric Voss.  Many in the fleet were gearing up for the upcoming Sonar World Championships to be held in Rochester, NY in September.

In the hotly competitive Rhodes 19 class, with 32 boats entered, Doyle Sails took home 1-8, with Ben Richardson winning over last years champions, Charlie Pendleton / Jim Raisides.

Tomas Hornos won the Etchells Class sailing Destiny, with Doyle boats also taking 3rd and 4th.  This is the first time that Hornos has won the Etchells class in Race Week, having previously won the Sonar class in 2011.  Crewing for Hornos were Luke Lawrence and Andy Casey from Florida.  Hornos was using a standard  AP main new MHL2 full version jib with dual jib track trimming designed for typical confused sea state in Marblehead and offshore Newport, in anticipation of the 2014 Worlds to be held in Newport.

The IOD class was won by Norm Cressy and Bruce Dyson sailing Gypsy.  Norm Cressy, who worked for Doyle until his retirement, has raced the last 65 Race Weeks, winning a number of them over the years.

Doyle IOD Sails MRW 2013

Photo Credit: Phil Smith

The Town Class was also won by Doyle sails, with Berit Solstad taking home the win after winning 6 of the 9 races.

In the J/70 Class, Jud & Cindy Smith took home second, while Tyler Doyle finished 4th.  The regatta was a good experience, with some more information on tuning and trim sorted out in Friday’s racing.

 

 

Ben Richardson Wins 2012 Rhodes 19 Nationals

The 2012 Rhodes 19 Nationals hosted by the New Bedford Yacht Club was held August 22-24. Congratulations to Ben Richardson and crew for winning the nine race championship. The fleet was very competitive fleet including several previous National Champions. Doyle boats took the first 4 places, with newcomer Frank McNamara in 2nd and Chris Murray in 3rd. Doyle boats took 8 of the top 10 spots.

Doyle Sailmakers was a proud sponsor of the 2012 Rhodes 19 Nationals at the New Bedford Yacht Club. On practice day, Doyle’s Jud Smith took photos of the fleet tuning up and provided advise after racing. View Jud’s photos from the practice day

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Bight Me Wins 1st Place Overall at 2012 Sperry Top-Sider Marblehead NOOD Regatta

While the wind Gods were not always shining at the 123rd running of Marblehead Race Week, 129 boats in 9 classes competed in light to moderate breezes over the course of the four day regatta. Sponsored by Sperry Top-Sider, the Marblehead NOOD regatta was hosted by the Eastern Yacht Club and held July 26-29, 2012.

Congratulations to Charlie Pendleton, Jim Raisides and crew sailing aboard the Rhodes 19 Bight Me for being named the Marblehead NOOD Regatta Overall Winner. Race officials from Sailing World and the race committee determine the Regatta’s Overall Winner, based on the strongest finish in the most competitive class. The Rhodes 19 fleet was also the largest class with 28 boats registered. Team Bight Me as part of its Overall Win is invited to participate in the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Championships in the British Virgin Islands at the end of the season to compete aboard Sunsail 44i’s against the other overall winners in the 2012 series.

Doyle Sailmakers congratulates all competing sailors but in particular our customers who won their respective classes.

  • Alerion Express 28 George Spiecker
  • Etchells Jud Smith
  • IOD Bill Widnall/Matt Lindblad
  • J/105* Charlie Garrard
  • Rhodes 19 Charlie Pendleton/Jim Raisides
  • Sonar* Dave Curtis
  • Town Class Bart Snow
  • Viper 640 Kay VanValkenburgh
  • *partial inventory

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    Full Results
    Local Skippers Claim Overall Victory at the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta at Marblehead Race Week
    Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta Overcomes Slow Start to Complete Races
    A slow day in Marblehead
    Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta Overcomes Slow Start to Complete Races

    VIDEO: Ben Richardson Wins Rhodes 19 East Coasts


    Start of 3rd race

    The Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead and Rhodes 19 Fleet 5 hosted the Rhodes 19 East Coast Championship Regatta held Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24. Doyle sails swept the East Coasts, with Ben Richardson winning the 26-boat fleet.

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    Final Results

    J/105 Shooting Star Wins 1st Place Overall at 2011 Sperry Top-Sider Marblehead NOOD Regatta

    2011 Marblehead NOOD

    Congratulations to Bill Lynn and the crew of the J/105 Shooting Star for winning the J/105 class in the 2011 Sperry Top-Sider Marblehead NOOD Regatta and being named the Overall Winner of the Sperry Top-Sider Marblehead NOOD Regatta, winning the event’s top prize, a trip to the British Virgin Islands. The Overall winners from each of the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regattas will complete in the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Championship Regatta in the British Virgin Islands in November, courtesy of Sunsail.

    When Laurie Willard realized he was unable to skipper his J/105 Shooting Star for the Marblehead NOOD, he asked Bill Lynn to skipper. With Bill Lynn at the helm, the Shooting Star crew included Ben Willard (Laurie’s son), Matt Contorchick and his wife, Catherine Sullivan, Chris Hufstader, and Hannah Lynn (Bill’s daughter). After 6 races with one throw out, Shooting Star edged out Got Qi? by one
    point to win the class and go on to be named the Overall Winner of the 2011 Sperry Top-Sider Marblehead NOOD. Shooting Star was powered by all Doyle sails.

    A total of ten classes and 169 entrants competed in the Marblehead NOOD held July 28-31, 2011 by the Corinthian Yacht Club. Doyle customers dominated the regatta, winning eight classes. George Spiecker’s Airtha won the Alerion 28 class. Wade Edwards’ Riva won the Etchells class, with Ethan Doyle finishing 3rd. In the IOD fleet, Doyle customer Bruce Dyson’s Gypsy dominated the fleet to win by an 11-point margin. Ken Deyett’s Jeroboam won the J/30 class. Bill Lynn won the J/105 class. Doyle powered customers swept the Rhodes 19 fleet, with Pete Kaznoski and Evan Cooke’s Sundance, Chris Small’s Swing Room and Kim Pandapas’ Mo Hotta Mo Betta finishing 1-2-3. Doyle’s Tomas Hornos won the Sonar fleet, while Bart Snow’s NOLO won the Town Class.

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    Complete Results

    Photos

    Read the Sailing World interview with Bill Lynn, "A Star Shines in Marblehead"

    Heffernans Win 2010 Rhodes 19 National Championship

    Congratulations to Bill and Renee Heffernan and Julie Savage for winning the Rhodes 19 2010 National Championship. The National Championship, hosted by the Corinithian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA, boasted the largest turnout in its history with 46 boats competing. Sailors came from as far away as Alabama, Illinois and Louisiana, but it was the local sailors powered by Doyle sails who dominated the regatta taking the top 10 spots.

    While races were cancelled on Day 1, shifty winds kept the race committee busy on Days 2 and 3. The Heffernans, who are members of the Corinithian Yacht Club, won the event in their home waters. Kim Pandapas finished 2nd just 1 point behind the Heffernans. Chris Small and Doug Trees came in 3rd, 1 point ahead of 2008 Rhodes 19 National Champion Charlie Pendleton who came in 4th.

    Pl Crew From 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tot
    1 W+R Heffernan Marblehead, MA 5 6 (15) 4 4 10 29
    2 Kim Pandapas Marblehead, MA 9 1 (21) 5 13 2 30
    3 Chris Small – Doug Trees Ipswich, MA 2 5 3 21 (22) 3 34
    4 Pendleton – Raisides Marblehead, MA 1 4 8 16 (24) 6 35
    5 Uhl-Blouin-Uhl Marblehead, MA 8 19 2 15 1 (20) 45
    6 Cooke – Kaznoski Marblehead, MA 17 7 1 11 (19) 11 47
    7 Benjamin Richardson Gloucester, MA 23 2 19 2 (45) 5 51
    8 Michael Carpenter Reading, MA 4 14 17 3 17 (26) 55
    9 Chris Hutchinson Marblehead, MA (33) 9 5 18 8 15 55
    10 John Thompson Marblehead, MA 14 8 12 7 15 (21) 56

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    So Many Rhodes Traveled: Locals Dominate National Sailing Championship Event by Christina Pandapas