Posts Tagged 'sunfish regatta'

Harkers Island Sunfish Regatta

the Sunfish Class sent out an email blast for the upcoming Harkers Island Sunfish Regatta (July 15-17) in North Carolina.  I’ve seen pics and such for the event before – it looks like a neat and fun weekend!

If you’ve been thinking about making it down to North Carolina for a Harkers Island Regatta, this would be a good year to hit the road for our 15th annual running and extended party weekend July 15-17. Checkout a short aerial video clip. More details about the regatta and Harkers Island are on the MOBYC website. The three-day event kicks-off Friday noon with a practice sail around the island and dinner party with crab races, blender sports bar and a one-man Caribbean loop jam band. Saturday is the 10+ mile race around the island followed by a low-country boil dinner complete with steamed clam appetizers, video replay of race highlights, rum cake dessert contest, awards and complimentary Gosling’s Dark & Stormy bar. Sunday winds up with short course racing and Sunfish/boating gear prizes. All proceeds to benefit local NC youth sailing programs. Camping and some housing available in addition to inexpensive hotels. NOR is posted on the class website. Expecting to break the 60 boat barrier this year.

Checkout a short aerial video clip.

harkers

sunfish sailing around Shelter Island [video]

a very nice video about the world’s longest Sunfish race – sailing around New York’s Shelter Island.

for more information on the race:

Southold Yacht Club

h/t: Sunfish Class FB page

new year’s day sunfish sailing [video]

here is a pretty cool video of a Sunfish sailing regatta on New Year’s Day hosted by the Edgewood Yacht Club in Narragansett Bay, RI.

towards the very end of the video, the sailor is sailing incredibly fast on a downwind leg – the Sunfish is planing and just flying across the water.

HT: @livbarton

sunfish north americans – open champion 2011

the Sunfish North American Open Championship wrapped up for 2011 with only 2 more races on the final day (Sunday).  instead of the planned (11) races, they were only able to get in (6) races due to un-cooperative weather.  after the final (2) races on Sunday, the Open Champion was Andres Ducasse from Chile, who beat out the 2011 Youth Champion, Iván E. Aponte Taboas from Puerto Rico, by just a single point.  Iván had led all racers after the 1st two days, but Andres’ finished a little stronger to pull out the victory.  the defending Sunfish North American’s champion Bill Brangiforte finished in 3rd place.  full results of the Open can be found here (.pdf file).

photo ©2011 Robert Migliaccio

pictures can again be found on this Flickr set and also on Facebook (photos all © 2011 Robert Migliaccio).  additionally, pictures can be found at EastBayRI.com (photos by Richard Dionne, Jr.).

sunfish north americans 2011 – youth champion

the Sunfish North Americans are going on right now in Barrington, Rhode Island, and the first 2 days were the Youth Championship.  the winner, Iván E. Aponte Taboas from Puerto Rico, made a clean sweep of it, winning 1st place in the first 6 races, so he didn’t even have to race in the final race (due to a throw-out score)!

if you recall, Iván also performed well at the Sunfish Youth Worlds (4th place) and Sunfish Open Worlds (12th place) that were just held down in Curacao.   the final results from all (7) races can be found here (.pdf file).  there is a great set of photos up on Flickr (photos all © 2011 Robert Migliaccio) from the Youth racing.

photo ©2011 Robert Migliaccio

Iván is currently in the lead for the Sunfish Open North Americans after just (2) races on Friday (.pdf results here).  racing should continue today and tomorrow, so we’ll see whether the young Iván can continue to perform well over the rest of the weekend.

additional coverage of the racing can be found at the Barrington Patch.

sunfish north american championships 2011

the Sunfish North American Championship is this week.  the event is hosted this year by the Barrington Yacht Club in Barrington, Rhode Island. racing will be on either windward-leeward or triangle courses, to be held on the Upper Narragansett Bay, northeast of the Providence River Channel.  the official notice-of-race (NOR) can be found here (.pdf file).

the North American Youth Championships starting today (July 19th) with check-in, clinics,  and practice races.  seven (7) races are scheduled for the Youth Championship, with racing to be held on Wednesday and Thursday.

the North American Open Championship check-in, registration, measuring, and practice racing begins on Thursday, and up to eleven (11) races will held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

there is a Facebook page for the event, that is probably much more up-to-date with sailors attending, and I would imagine results might be posted there as well.

EastBayRI.com has a nice article previewing the event: Barrington Yacht Club hosting Sunfish championships.  the article has a nice quote from the co-chair of the event, Peter Brewster.

The Barrington Yacht Club is proud and has held this event back in 1992 and 2002 and hosted Sunfish events since the early sixties. This year, we have over 50 early registered Sunfish both in youth and adult divisions. Twenty are from other countries, including South and Central America. Puerto Rico, Dominion Republic, US and British Virgin Islands, and we expect the count to double.

 


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