Yesterday, we learned of and corrected a scoring error in the application of a 30-minute penalty to boats starting OCS. While several boats were over the starting line early in Newport, only one position change is noted, in Class 18: Desperado moves to first place and Alchemist, to second. Our apologies to the crews of the affected boats.
So a big congratulations is in order to @NEKA_Sailing ’s custom J/120 Desperado, captained by Leonid Vasiliev. This group of @WebbSailing Team college students sailed themselves into 2nd place in the Gibbs Hill Division behind @WarriorWonPac52 with a corrected time of 046:04:34.
Please give a big 👏 to Destiny! Thomas Stokes and crew were the final boat to cross the finish line last night. Whoever was responsible onboard for meals receives the “Cooks Award” tomorrow at prize giving.
We have wrapped our Yacht Club Chat (or Dark'n Story Time for some!) with 33 interviews with winners, family crews, organizers, and more. Totaling over 8 hours of content, so skip Netflix this weekend and relive the 52nd Newport Bermuda Race with the sailors who took on the Thrash to the Onion Patch.
Our latest batch features:
– The Father/ Daughter duos on the @lyman_morse design, Arcadia
– Megan Gimple educating us about the new eco steward program
– Dan Litchfield on the obstacles his crew had to overcome on Hound to win their Class
– Vice Race Chairman, Mark Lenci, on the unique downwind sailing experience
– 20-year-old College sailor Zachary Doerr on winning the doublehanded division in his first Bermuda Race
– Sara Stone on coaching the @ratzracing down and now taking on the doublehanded race back to Newport with @bluenoseyachts
– Jim Hammit on what it takes to put a successful doublehanded program together
– CCA Commodore Chris Otorowski remarks on the Race
John Browning is the current living record holder for the most Bermuda Races with 27. Second to Jim Mertz with 30 but he has “sailed his last Bermuda Race” as they say. He has never sailed it on his own boat and the boat he crewed in this year, JCurve, almost never made it to the starting line.
Listen to this great interview over some @goslingsrum for some great stories. Link in bio to our YouTube page.
Here's an ode to the crew trimming the sails. We hope your necks have gotten some relief from looking up for 600 miles!
Photos shared by Glory (@cgaoffshoresailing), Sunflower, and J-Curve.
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