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KEY

Ideal Opening Day By Bill Wagner and Rebecca Burg

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other Nature flipped the switch just in time for Key West 2010, presented by Nautica. The unseasonably chilly temperatures gave way and competitors in the 23rd edition of North America’s most prestigious winter regatta were greeted by Chamber of Commerce conditions on Monday. “This shapes up to be the warmest race week here in Key West in recent memory,” event director Peter Craig said. Sunny skies, 75-degree temperatures and solid wind produced an ideal opening day for the week-long event, organized by Premiere Racing.

“It was a picture-perfect day for sailboat racing. The weather was wonderful, the seas were calm and the wind was more than adequate,” said Wayne Bretsch, principal race officer on Division 3. Bretsch and fellow PROs Ken Legler (Division 1) and Dave Brennan (Division 2) were all able to complete two races in oscillating winds that held steady between 7 and 10 knots. Competitors reported wind shifts ranging from five to 50 degrees, which kept tacticians on their toes. “The wind speed was up and down and it was shifting as much as 45 degrees so there were plenty

In the News:

Some the most serious competition in Key West can always be found in the Farr 40 class and this year is no different. This start shot from Monday, which shows six boats stacked up in close proximity, is an indication of how close the Farr 40 class can be. Crew members can be seen hiking hard on the rail of Barking Mad (bow No. 12, second from left), an American entry skippered by Jim Richardson (Newport, RI) that is tied for first place on points after the opening day of action.

of opportunities to gain or lose,” said North Sails professional Larry Leonard, tactician aboard the J/122 Pugwash, which is leading the IRC 2 class after posting a first and a second on Monday. “It was very tactical racing and we got fortunate a few times. We managed to hit more shifts than we missed.” No skipper sported a broader smile on the dock afterward than Wolfgang Schaefer, who won a race in Farr 40 class for only the second time in four trips to Key West. Schaefer steered Struntje Light to victory in Race 2 after finishing sixth in Race 1 and holds the Continued on page 3.

T u es d ay is S p erry T o p - S i d er Day

Official Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Winning Tactics in Key West . . . . . . . . 9

Sailing World – Boat of the Year . . . . . 2

What’s Hot in Key West . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Boat of the Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

The Paul Washburn Award . . . . . . . . 14

Preliminary Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–8

Event Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Shake-A-Leg Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Afternoon Entertainment . . . . . . . . . 17


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

KEY WEST 2010 Ken Stanek / kenstanek.com



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Sailing World Magazine recognized its Boat of the Year honorees during the Skipper’s Meeting on Sunday night under the Big Tent at Acura Key West 2010. Editor Dave Reed announced the four big boat winners individually and talked briefly about each. Rod and Jeff Johnstone were on-site to accept the presentation for the J/95 that was chosen Boat of the Year and the J/97 that was selected as Best Club Racer for 2010. Also recognized was the Summit 35, which was named Best IRC Racer. Chuck Allen of North Sails, who served as an independent judge for the 2010 Boat of the Year awards, joined Reed onstage to present Johnstone with the awards. Pictured from left to right are Dave Reed, Chuck Allen, Peter Craig of Premiere Racing, Rod Johnstone, Jeff Johnstone and Ted Ruegg of Sailing World.

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Race Week News January 19, 2010 Volume XXIII, Number 2 A Premiere Racing & Key West Citizen Publication Publisher: Paul A. Clarin Executive Editor: Sharon Benton Associate Editor: Thomas Spencer Writers: Rebecca Burg Caroline Burns Harrison Hughes Bill Wagner Art Director: Jim Herrmann graphicLanguageOnline Pagination: Kerry Karshna Alan Townsend Composing Manager: Mike Blouin Production Director: Randy G. Erickson Production and Printing: Cooke Communications Advertising: Mike Trovato Continued from page 1.

overall lead via tiebreaker over both Barking Mad (Jim Richardson, Newport, RI) and Joe Fly (Giovanni Maspero, Rome, Italy). “I am very happy because this is a new boat and a fairly new team. It is also the first time in nearly 40 years that I am steering with a tiller,” said Schaefer, whose previous Struntje Light had a wheel. Struntje Light finished 17th in Farr 40 class at Key West 2008 and it was navigator Angela Schaefer who realized a newer design was needed in order to win the prestigious regatta. “My wife asked me if I wanted to just compete or if I wanted to try to win,” Wolfgang Schaefer said. Schaefer purchased the former Mean Machine from Peter de Ridder and the crew sailed the boat for the first time in practice last week. Apparently tactician Jes Gram Hansen and the rest of the crew figured out the new boat fairly quickly. “We did very well on the first downwind run. We rounded the mark in third and went left. The left proved to be really strong and we opened up a lead of about six boat lengths,” Hansen said of how Race 2 unfolded. Flavio Favini, helmsman aboard Blu Moon, posted a fourth in Race 2 and was happy to get through the first day in good shape. “It was light and shifty, which is something we have encountered before here. It was a bit tricky for the tacticians, but all in all very nice racing conditions,” Favini said. “I thought the race committee did a great job of setting the course very quickly

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

between races. They hurried to get the fleet started again while there was still good wind.” Rod Jabin and his crew aboard Ramrod posted a pair of third place results to grab the early lead in Melges 32, which is loaded with professional talent like the Farr 40 and Melges 24 classes. Jabin is a former Farr 40 owner who moved into the Melges 32 last spring and enjoyed immediate success – winning the Gold Cup held off Fort Lauderdale in early December. America’s Cup veteran Gavin Brady is calling tactics for Jabin, who Various classes sail on the same course during Key West 2010, presented by Nautica. Here, a has picked up right where pair of multihulls – a Corsair 28R and a Corsair Sprint 750 sail past the J/125 Stark Raving Mad he left off last month here in (James madden). a PHRF 1 entry. In the foreground is Strategery V (Cliff Farrah), which is third overall in Multihull. The other trimaran pictured is Flight Simulator (Tom Reese), which is fourth. Key West. “You take an average boat and put Gavin Brady onboard it makes a big difference,” is familiar with the J/24 racing scene. Rascal is a brand Jabin said. “I did a reasonable job of getting us off the new boat and this is the crew’s first J/80 regatta. “We’re start line and Gavin did a great job of positioning the kind of figuring the boat out,” Welles said, thrilled about boat. about his team’s first shot at competing in this exciting Jabin has a crew comprised entirely of fellow Annapolis group. “This is a good fleet,” Welles concluded, encourresidents and said the ability to get out on the water aged by the day’s positive results. With their previous and practice together on a regular basis should not be small boat experience, the team managed smooth starts underestimated. “We have worked very hard with North and were able to maintain boat speed through both Sails on rig tune and that has been a big help,” said races for a 1-3 finish. Not bad for Rascal’s first day out Jabin, who practiced with John Kilroy and the Samba in Key West. These guys promise to keep past leaders Pa Ti team last week. “I don’t think we’re the fastest on their toes. boat out here, but our rig is set up well while our crew Magnus Tyreman's SWE 803 posted second with a a work and tactics are strong.” 6-1 finish. Magnus hails from Sweden while his boat and Bella Mente, a Reichel-Pugh 66-footer skippered by Hap crew are from Texas. It’s the team’s third Key West and Fauth of Newport, RI, is the opening day pacesetter in they’re already having a memorable time. “What brings IRC 1 class, which features the largest boats in the regatme here? Well, this is one of the best sailing races… it’s ta. Kelvin Harrup is calling tactics aboard Bella Mente, the people and the atmosphere,” Tyreman explains. which won both races on Monday and holds a four-point “It’s also minus 15 degrees C in Stockholm today – so lead over the TP52 Interlodge (Austin Fragomen) and the that’s also a good reason to be in Key West!” One point Wally 82 Highland Fling (Irvine Laidlaw). behind SWE 803 is the returning entry from Great Britain, “Today was an ideal Bella Mente day, absolutely ideal Neil Martin’s Jammy Dodger. This boat may be named conditions for our boat,” Fauth said. “Give me a few more after a tasty British biscuit, but don’t let the seemingly days like this and I’ll be a happy camper.” innocent moniker fool you. Martin’s fine team is a force Highland Fling is by far the biggest boat entered in to contend with and they’ve been steadily improving Key West 2010 and was expected to sail around the each year at Key West. IRC 1 course by itself. However, Fauth said Bella Mente was able to keep the 82-footer in range in Monday’s flat J/105 water and less than 10 knots of wind. Brian Keene (Marion, MA) is off to a good start in his “Off the wind in this type of breeze, we’re very combid to repeat as J/105 champion at Key West, steering petitive with Highland Fling,” said Fauth, noting that Savasana to a first and second on Monday. In a one owner Irvine Laidlaw and his 24-man crew are learning design class, careful tactics are crucial for gaining that the newly-launched maxi. “They’re still shaking her down edge and Savasana surely found theirs on Monday. Keene so we haven’t seen her top end by any means.” and his team are three points ahead of Patrick Eudy’s Big Booty. Posting third is Scooter Simmons and his San J/80 Francisco based team on Blackhawk. More familiar with In race one, nineteen J/80 teams kicked off the 2010 their homeport’s conditions, Blackhawk was thrilled by racing season with an intensity that’s characteristic for Key West’s tropical ambiance and challenging weather. this enthusiastic class. Monday's class win was earned “Sailing in these conditions is a delight,” said tactician by North Sails professional Will Welles and his team on Tim Russell. “You want to be more conservative early on Rascal, (Newport, RI). Welles owns a J/24 and his team Continued on page 12.

Tim Wilkes / timwilkes.com

KEY WEST 2010




Tuesday, January 19, 2010

KEY WEST 2010

UKAUKA Racing got off to a good start in its bid to repeat as Melges 24 champion at Key West 2010, presented by Nautica. The Italian entry, owned by Lorenzo Santini of Porto Civitanova, posted a first and a second in two races on Monday to take an early lead in the 21-boat class. That superb performance earned UKAUKA Racing the Nautica Watches Boat of the Day Award from Premiere Racing. “We are very, very happy with our start. We are sailing fast and did not make any mistakes today,” Santini said. Lorenzo Bressani is steering UKAUKA Racing, which captured the class world championship in 2008. American Jonathan McKee is calling tactics and his expertise helped UKAUKA stay on the favored side of the course during a day that saw significant wind shifts. “You needed a little luck on a day like this. You’re never really quite sure you made the right decision when you call a shift,” McKee said. UKAUKA Racing was one of the favorites coming into the five-day regatta and certainly affirmed that status on Monday. Blu Moon (Franco Rossini, Switzerland) and WTF (Alan Field, Marina del Ray, CA) are two of the other top contenders and stand second and third, respectively. “I think it will be a week-long battle with those two boats,” said McKee, who was happy to see Santini earn a Boat of the Day trophy. “It’s fantastic for Lorenzo because he is a great owner who does everything necessary to make the program as competitive as possible.”

Ken Stanek / kenstanek.com

Tim Wilkes / timwilkes.com

Boat of the Day - UKAUKA Racing


Preliminary Race Results

KEY WEST 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Division 1 Pl. Boat Name

Model

IRC1 F40 IRC2 M32

1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

R/P 69 TP52 Wally 82 TP52 S.Cross 52 JV 52 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 J/122 Summit 40 Summit 40 Mills 43 Swan 42 Swan 42 J/44 J/122 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32

1 4 2 5 3 6 6 2 4 1 5 10 3 7 13 11 8 9 12 2 1 4 6 3 5 8 7 3 1 14 2 9 12 5 7 4 17 20 16 18 6 8 11 15 19 13 19 21 22

Bella Mente Interlodge HighlandFlingXI Decision Vela Veloce Anema & Core Struntje Light Barking Mad Joe Fly Plenty Nanoq Nerone Vincere Spaceman Spiff Flash Gordon Groovederci Goombay Smash Enfant Terrible Charisma Pugwash White Heat Hot Ticket Cool Breeze Better Than Vitesse Gold Digger Teamwork Ramrod Star Samba Pa Ti New Wave Red Carlo Alberini Heartbreaker Flat Stanley Teasing Machine Ninkasi Leenabarca Shakedown Fantastika Argo Lake Effect Yasha Samurai Team Barbarians Dark N’Stormy Celeritas Arethusa Bronco Vanpire 32

10

Total

1 2 4 3 6 5 1 5 3 8 6 2 11 9 4 7 10 12 13 1 2 4 3 6 5 7 8 3 9 1 13 6 5 12 10 15 4 2 7 8 21 19 16 14 11 20 18 17 22

2 6 6 8 9 11 7 7 7 9 11 12 14 16 17 18 18 21 25 3 3 8 9 9 10 15 15 6 10 15 15 15 17 17 17 19 21 22 23 26 27 27 27 29 30 33 37 38 44

Race Data Summary Division 1 CLASS IRC 1 Farr 40 IRC 2 Melges 32 Division 2 CLASS Melges 24 J/105 J/80 Division 3 CLASS Multi PH-1 PH-2 PH-3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Pts.

#

Boat Name

Race 1 Model

1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 19 p40 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

45 888 84248 5206 61300 38008 14 12 05 06 07 04 11 02 10 09 08 03 13 52915 60003 18 52956 4240 60432 52939 49 32 23 34 31 30 22 21 26 38 36 33 39 35 42 43 28 41 37 25 27 29 24

Bella Mente HighlandFlingXI Vela Veloce Interlodge Decision Anema & Core Plenty Barking Mad Vincere Joe Fly Nanoq Struntje Light Spaceman Spiff Goombay Smash Enfant Terrible Nerone Groovederci Charisma Flash Gordon White Heat Pugwash Better Than Hot Ticket Vitesse Cool Breeze Teamwork Gold Digger Star New Wave Ramrod Teasing Machine Heartbreaker Argo Flat Stanley Lake Effect Red Arethusa Yasha Samurai Carlo Alberini Celeritas Samba Pa Ti Team Barbarians Shakedown Ninkasi Fantastika Dark N’Stormy Leenabarca Bronco Vanpire 32

R/P 69 1.538 Wally 82 1.639 S.Cross 52 1.365 TP52 1.367 TP52 1.365 JV 52 1.365 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Summit 40 1.122 J/122 1.093 Swan 42 1.180 Summit 40 1.118 Swan 42 1.175 Mills 43 1.182 J/122 1.094 J/44 1.098 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32 Melges 32

January 18, 2010

Race #1 Race #3 COURSE LENGTH START COURSE LENGTH START 4 7.67 1035 4 6.19 1040 4 6.19 1045 4 6.19 1055 Race #1 Race #3 COURSE LENGTH START COURSE LENGTH START 4 6 1035 4 6 1040 4 4.2 1045 Race #1 Race #3 COURSE LENGTH START COURSE LENGTH START 4 5.72 1035 4 5.3 1040 4 5.3 1045 4 3.76 1050

Race #2 COURSE

LENGTH

START

5 9.97 1220 5 8.14 1225 5 8.14 1230 5 8.14 1240 Race #2 COURSE

LENGTH

START

5 6.2 1155 5 6.2 1205 5 5.2 1225 Race #2 COURSE

LENGTH

START

5 5 5 5

8.54 7.7 7.7 6.1

1215 1220 1225 1230

Hdcp Finish Time Corrected 11:34:21 11:31:43 11:44:18 11:46:28 11:46:55 11:47:03 11:45:57 11:46:54 11:47:15 11:47:26 11:47:28 11:47:35 11:47:57 11:48:55 11:48:01 11:48:07 11:48:13 11:48:55 11:49:55 11:56:12 11:58:20 11:52:59 11:56:52 11:54:09 11:53:58 12:00:15 12:00:40 12:04:16 12:04:50 12:05:53 12:06:16 12:06:53 12:07:22 12:07:30 12:07:32 12:07:35 12:07:40 12:07:47 12:07:48 12:07:49 12:07:51 12:07:55 12:07:56 12:07:59 12:08:02 12:08:07 12:08:11 12:08:16 12:09:21

1:31:17 1:32:58 1:34:36 1:37:42 1:38:10 1:38:21

1:19:53 1:20:09 1:20:13 1:20:21 1:21:15 1:21:31 1:22:19 1:23:05

Pts.

Race 2 Boat Name

1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Bella Mente Interlodge Decision HighlandFlingXI Anema & Core Vela Veloce Struntje Light Nerone Joe Fly Flash Gordon Barking Mad Nanoq Groovederci Plenty Spaceman Spiff Goombay Smash Vincere Enfant Terrible Charisma Pugwash White Heat Cool Breeze Hot Ticket Vitesse Better Than Gold Digger Teamwork Samba Pa Ti Leenabarca Ramrod Ninkasi Carlo Alberini Red Shakedown Fantastika Star Flat Stanley Dark N’Stormy Heartbreaker New Wave Team Barbarians Teasing Machine Yasha Samurai Bronco Arethusa Lake Effect Celeritas Argo Vanpire 32

Corrected 2:07:25 2:09:40 2:10:05 2:10:59 2:11:20 2:13:53

1:46:45 1:46:56 1:48:20 1:49:19 1:49:48 1:50:03 1:50:14 1:51:32

Tim Wilkes / timwilkes.com

Class

Series Totals 1 2 3




Preliminary Race Results

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

KEY WEST 2010

Division 2 Series Totals 1 2 3

Pts.

#

Race 1 Boat Name

Pts.

#

3

1

64

Blu Moon

1

66

UKAUKA Racing

4

5

2

66

UKAUKA Racing

2

55

WTF

2

5

3

55

WTF

3

50

Baghdad

7

3

10

4

62

Monsoon

4

64

Blu Moon

6

8

14

5

52

Lounge Act

5

57

Kleine Rainbow

5

15

6

54

Regatta.nu

6

67

Team Windhover

7

16

7

50

Baghdad

7

61

Hoodlum Racing

4 13

17

8

59

GUL Code Zero

8

54

Regatta.nu

Loren Colahan

5 15

20

9

61

Hoodlum Racing

9

60

Tramp

Miles Quinton

8 12

20

10

57

Kleine Rainbow

10

56

Convexity

6

21

11

65

Battle Rhythm

11

58

Zig Zag 18

12 11

23

12

58

Zig Zag 18

12

59

GUL Code Zero

14 10

24

13

49

Mustgo

13

62

Monsoon

11 14

25

14

56

Convexity

14

65

Battle Rhythm

9

28

15

67

Team Windhover

15

52

Lounge Act

13 20

33

16

51

Knot 2 Scale

16

48

Vapour Trail

16 19

35

17

63

Zetiana

17

53

Entourage

Vlad. Kulinichenko

18 17

35

18

53

Entourage

18

63

Zetiana

Alexis Michas

17 18

35

19

60

Tramp

19

51

Knot 2 Scale

20 Vapour Trail

Greg McCliment

21 16

37

20

68

USA 625

20

49

Mustgo

21 USA 625

Marty Jensen

20 21

41

21

48

Vapour Trail

21

68

USA 625

Class

Pl.

Boat Name

Entrant

M24

1

UKAUKA Racing

Lorenzo Santini

2

Blu Moon

3

WTF

4

5

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Total

2

1

Franco Rossini

1

Alan Field

3

Baghdad

Kristian Nergaard

Regatta.nu

Arne Larssen

6

Kleine Rainbow

Bent Dietrich

10

7

Hoodlum Racing

Paul Hulsey

9

8

Monsoon

Bruce Ayres

9

Lounge Act

10 GUL Code Zero

11 Team Windhover

Elizabeth Harned

15

12 Zig Zag 18

Henri Samuel

13 Convexity

Donald Wilson

14 Battle Rhythm

Guy Mossman

15 Tramp

Thomas Ritter

19

16 Mustgo

David Happ

17 Knot 2 Scale

Bret Newcomb

18 Entourage

19 Zetiana

Race 2 Boat Name

J105

1

Savasana

Brian Keane

2

1

3

1

06

Lucky Dog

1

09

Savasana

2

Big Booty

Patrick Eudy

4

2

6

2

09

Savasana

2

14

Big Booty

3

Blackhawk

Scooter Simmons

3

5

8

3

01

Blackhawk

3

15

Tenacious

4

Ghost

Kenneth Colburn

6

4

10

4

14

Big Booty

4

10

Ghost

5

Lucky Dog

Travis Weisleder

1 10

11

5

03

Max Power

5

01

Blackhawk

6

Tenacious

Edward Palm

10

3

13

6

10

Ghost

6

02

Eclipse

7

Max Power

Gerrit Schulze

5

8

13

7

02

Eclipse

7

04

Solaris

8

Eclipse

Damian Emery

7

6

13

8

04

Solaris

8

03

Max Power

9

Solaris

Bill Zartler

8

7

15

9

07

Creatv Destruct

9

07

Creatv Destruct

10 Creatv Destruct

James Williams

9

9

18

10

15

Tenacious

10

06

Lucky Dog

11 Orangutan

Bernard Girod

14 11

25

11

12

Radiance

11

11

Orangutan

12 Radiance

Bill Lakenmacher

11 14

25

12

05

Absolutely

12

13

Vixen

13 Vixen

Christopher Beane

13 12

25

13

13

Vixen

13

05

Absolutely

14 Absolutely

Junius Grimes

12 13

25

14

11

Orangutan

14

12

Radiance

J80

1

Rascal

Will Welles

1

3

4

1

34

Rascal

1

28

SWE 803

2

SWE 803

Magnus Tyreman

6

1

7

2

33

Le Tigre

2

26

Relentless

3

Jammy Dodger

Neil Martin

3

5

8

3

32

Jammy Dodger

3

34

Rascal

4

Relentless

Al Minella

10

2

12

4

24

Angry Chameleon

4

19

Rumor

5

Le Tigre

G Darden/R Hillard

2 10

12

5

29

Lifted

5

32

Jammy Dodger

6

Rumor

John Storck, Jr

8

4

12

6

28

SWE 803

6

17

Kicks

7

Lifted

Kerry Klingler

5

9

14

7

35

Little Feat

7

35

Little Feat

8

Little Feat

Jeff Johnstone

7

7

14

8

19

Rumor

8

30

Juggernaut

9

Kicks

Rose/O’Sullivan

9

6

15

9

17

Kicks

9

29

Lifted

10 Juggernaut

Michael Zupon

11

11 Angry Chameleon

Kristen Robinson

12 Shananigans

Shannon Lockwood

13 Blind Faith

Aaron Galvin

14 Bob Dylan

Michael Sudofsky

15 Claire

Randy St James

16 Magic In Motion

Jeremy Reynolds

17 Stacked Deck

Ramzi Bannura

18 Willy T

Jeff Jordan

19 Emotional Resc.

Gary Panariello

8

19

10

26

Relentless

10

33

Le Tigre

4 18

22

11

30

Juggernaut

11

31

Shananigans

12 11

23

12

31

Shananigans

12

22

Bob Dylan

14 13

27

13

25

Claire

13

20

Blind Faith

16 12

28

14

20

Blind Faith

14

27

Magic In Motion

13 15

28

15

27

Magic In Motion

15

25

Claire

15 14

29

16

22

Bob Dylan

16

18

Stacked Deck

17 16

33

17

18

Stacked Deck

17

23

Willy T

19 17

36

18

21

Emotional Resc.

18

24

Angry Chameleon

37

19

23

Willy T

19

21

Emotional Resc.

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The Soldier Ride, at its core, is a rehabilitative cycling event designed to challenge our wounded warriors to get back in the saddle, both literally and figuratively. It also is a tool to help both the physical and mental wounds of war. These rides also raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project mission. Shake-A-Leg Miami is working with returning veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan by using the water to overcome war-related issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Shake-A-Leg partners with the Miami Vet Center and Veterans Ocean Adventures to use water sports and sailing to heal and empower individuals facing re‐adjustment and physical challenges. Once participants have completed the Shake-A-Leg Introduction to Water sports program and express a desire to advance to blue water sailing, the Veterans Ocean Adventures Sailing Foundation provides an introduction to cruising in the Florida Keys and the Bahamas. Water activities along with counseling create a safe, non‐clinical setting to enhance veterans’ recovery from combat experiences and injuries and their re-integration into civilian life. Shake-A-Leg has received funding through the BrAIve fund to provide services to returning vets free of charge. The BrAIve Fund was established to assist military service members, veterans and their families impacted by deployment. These grants serve the south Florida counties including Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin

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The 160-mile Soldier Ride - Sunshine State kicked off in Miami on Wednesday, January 13th. ending in Key West on Saturday afternoon. The group of Vets and supporting riders were escorted down Eaton Street by the Key West Police, while supporters provided a cheerful welcome to their arrival.

counties. Over the past 4 years, 3 unique pilot projects were initiated at Shake-A-Leg; including one exclusively geared to returning women soldiers. According to Harry Horgan, Co-Founder and CEO of Shake-A-Leg Miami, “the challenge is how to help soldiers reintegrate into jobs, school, and their families. Community Boating provides the venue, and we’ve seen some ver y positive results.” To date, up to 300 soldiers have been involved in Shake-A-Leg programs, including participation in Shake-ALeg’s Community Bay Day where 50 soldiers went sailing on Biscayne Bay with their familes on Shake-A-Leg boats. In the program designed for women soldiers, one woman arrived explaining that she was deathly afraid of the water. When asked why she chose boating at ShakeA-Leg, she said that she needed help and felt that by being near the water it would help her to get strong – she could see it was a safe environment and she could benefit from the program. The future programs to assist returning veterans at Shake-A-Leg include an inaugural Soldier Sail Day. The details of the program are being finalized. Harry’s vision is quite simple; he said, “wouldn’t it be great if each boat owner would simply take a soldier sailing on one day to introduce them to the water, and to possibly spark the passion and joy of being on the water that all of us share.” For additional information on how you can volunteer, contribute or assist with the many Shake-A-Leg programs, please contact Shake-A-Leg at www. shakealegmiami.org or visit the Shake-A-Leg booth under the Big Top.

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Model

Multi PH-1 PH-2 PH-3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5

Gulfstream35 C.Sprint 750 C.Sprint 750 Corsair 28R Corsair 28R Corsair F-27 Corsair 28R J/125 Summit 35 Farr 30 1D35 Bene 40.7 Summit 35 J/120 J/120 Henderson 30 J/109 Evelyn 32 Bene 10M Cape Fear 38 J/29 Cape Fear 38 Hobie 33 Centurion 40 C&C37/40wk Mariah 27 J/24 J/24 Kirby 25 J/24

1 3 2 4 8 8 8 1 3 2 6 4 5 7 9 8 1 2 4 3 5 6 7 8 9 1 3 2 4 5

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1 3 5 4 2 6 8 1 2 4 3 6 5 8 7 9 3 2 1 6 4 5 7 8 9 1 2 4 3 5

2 6 7 8 10 14 16 2 5 6 9 10 10 15 16 17 4 4 5 9 9 11 14 16 18 2 5 6 7 10

1 2 3 4 8 dnc 8 raf 8 raf 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5

500 18 17 64 186 118 228 52125 41 35 51377 60351 35037 28920 109 83242 51 53194 53228 73456 269 52138 16 96 64337 25144 2979 48 123 4

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Gulfstream35 C.Sprint 750 C.Sprint 750 Corsair 28R Corsair 28R Corsair 28R Corsair F-27 J/125 Farr 30 Summit 35 Bene 40.7 Summit 35 1D35 J/120 Henderson 30 J/120 J/109 Evelyn 32 Cape Fear 38 Bene 10M J/29 Cape Fear 38 Hobie 33 Centurion 40 C&C37/40wk Mariah 27 J/24 J/24 Kirby 25 J/24

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1 2 3 4 5 6 8 dnc 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5

Merlin Overdo Tobiko Flight Simulatr Strategery V Triumphant Dealer’s Choice Stark Rav. Mad Marinerscove.ie Revolution Rhumb Punch Act One Vayu Tampa Girl El Ocaso Wild Ride L’Outrage Bluto Rush Mighty Puffin Velocity Tangent Soap Opera Island Flyer Creola Bad Dog Blah Blah Blah Chick Magnet Nojoe Class Act

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1:14:59 1:19:00 1:19:17 1:20:45 1:46:53 1:18:28 1:24:07 0:55:14 0:55:32 0:55:56 0:57:41 0:59:45 0:59:54 1:01:29 1:03:42 1:05:33 0:58:58 1:00:21 1:03:22 1:03:27 1:04:13 1:05:29 1:06:27 1:06:49 1:15:43 0:43:45 0:49:32 0:50:16 0:52:15 0:57:20

Corrected 1:57:51 2:01:56 1:59:56 2:02:29 2:02:08 2:02:20 2:18:52 1:27:16 1:27:48 1:28:07 1:28:17 1:29:28 1:31:03 1:31:07 1:32:37 1:35:33 1:26:50 1:29:04 1:29:06 1:30:19 1:30:56 1:31:11 1:33:05 1:34:22 1:40:35 1:13:25 1:18:30 1:22:13 1:23:12 1:25:48

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Merlin Tobiko Strategery V Flight Simulatr Overdo Triumphant Dealer’s Choice Stark Rav. Mad Marinerscove.ie Rhumb Punch Revolution Vayu Act One El Ocaso Tampa Girl Wild Ride Rush Bluto L’Outrage Tangent Mighty Puffin Velocity Soap Opera Island Flyer Creola Bad Dog Blah Blah Blah Nojoe Chick Magnet Class Act

Series Totals 1 2 3

Pugwash, a Newport entry owned by David Murphy, walks overtop fellow J/122 Teamwork during an upwind leg on Monday. North Sails professional Larry Leonard is calling tactics on Pugwash, which won Race 2 and placed second in Race 1 to take the early lead in IRC 2 class via tiebreaker over the Summit 40 White Heat.


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The annual All-Star panel discussion kicked off on Sunday under the Big Top with 4 top-level pros who bring racing expertise and knowledge spanning Olympic classes, Americas Cup, One Design and Volvo Ocean Races. Andreas Josenhans, a Key West regular and North Sails stalwart, posed questions to the winning tactics panel that consisted of Ian Walker, Tactician onboard the Farr 40 Goombay Smash, Peter Isler, Tactician on Highland Fling XI, Dee Smith, Coach for the Melges 32 Leenabarca and Bill Hardesty, Tactician on the Farr 40 Flash Gordon. Ian Walker, who recently completed the Volvo Ocean Race onboard Green Dragon suggested “Don’t change anything on the first day of the regatta.” On Green Dragon, prior to the start of leg 2 from Capetown, South Africa to Cochin, India they tightened the lashing on the mainsail headboard car. They couldn’t test reefing the main prior to the start, as it was too windy the day before. One minor tweak caused one major headache as they found that by changing the headboard lashing it also slightly changed the orientation of the headboard car – the end result was they couldn’t reef or Ian Walker lower the main. The only way to reef the main was to gybe, and then gybe back again lowering the main in the middle of the gybe...a daunting task for 4,450 nautical miles! They didn’t reef, and got caught in a 50-knot gust that cost Green Dragon a broken boom. Dee Smith, America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race veteran is in a non-sailing role in Key West.. Asked about the difference between competing and coaching, Dee explained, “You can see the things that you always do wrong yourself. The thing I find most interesting (coaching an afterguard) is to get them to sail within themselves, keep the boat smooth, maintain their attention span to race tactically, and don’t do things that are hard and put themselves in bad corners.”

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Andreas threw the tide question as a “jump ball” to the panel. Peter Isler offered, “It pays to pay attention. The tide does not always go in the way the tide charts say because it is wind driven – the tide flows off the banks on the north side of the course. You can definitely get race-affecting and race-determining wind shifts and position changes based on the current. It’s very complicated - one thing I’ve learned is that you have to do your homework on race day and try to get a feel for the differential across the course.” Andreas asked Dee – As a coach, how do you handle the weather forecast? “I try to keep it out of my mind until the last minute – I really try not to have too strong of a pre-conceived notion of what is supposed to happen – the weatherman might not even be in Florida, and you might be able to see a lot better what’s going to happen in the first half hour of the first leg better than the weatherman – I tend to trust myself more.” Racing in Farr 40 class, Bill said, “In light air, boat speed will play more of a factor than sound tactical decisions in a smaller fleet. Focus on speed - be sure the boats are completely Peter Isler prepared with a clean bottom. We have a crew that has sailed together for a while, so we’ve delegated the detailed tasks of sails, lunches/water, etc. We meet in the morning to discuss whether we go with a heavy or light program. You have to be careful not to go too light here especially with water.” Division 1 PRO Ken Legler, offered some tips from the RC vantage point. “Certain things have changed on the race course. The boats aren’t coming down the middle anymore, except for a couple of classes. For example, if you are IRC 2 and approaching the weather mark, the Farr 40s form a starboard tack train on the upper left corner, think about how you are going to get through that line of starboard tackers. That could be the case for J/105s avoiding Melges 24s, and J/80s avoiding J/105s. The focus shifted from winning tactics on the Pros individual boats, to the race action replay provided by Kattack. Multiple TV monitors showed the last run of a J/80 race from 2009, with the breeze out of the north at 16 knots. The pros were assigned Dee Smith a boat each, and they stepped through the last leg tactics. Here’s a summary of the pro analysis – if you weren’t in the audience, you missed some of the best commentary, but here’s a few tips that may help you on the course: Walker: Don’t be a manic gyber. I always want to overtake everyone in front – nine times out of ten it doesn’t pay; it pays to be patient, and wait for your chance. Isler: Always in fleet racing, keep the big picture, there are many times when boats engage another boat by taking a boat up 15-20 degrees, and you open the door for other boats in the fleet. Don’t win the battle and lose the war. Hardesty: If you have a fast spinnaker set, and watch your boat handling at the marks, it can make a huge difference in holding out the other boats in tight fleet racing. Walker: When you go around the windward mark, there are 3 things I say to the helmsman; 1-stay high and defend the position to stay starboard and don’t get rolled, 2-sail VMG 3-If I want to gybe or am thinking about gybing, sail low which opens up the opportunity for gybing. The time when you forget after you’ve had a huge incident at the weather mark, or you’re excited because you’re in the lead, you forget your Bill Hardesty next job. Keep your crew informed. Smith: The expense of taking multiple gybes for some stupid reasons, while the other guys are going fast the whole time, can cost you so much leverage. Any time you tack or gybe, there better be a good reason to do it – if not, just don’t. You can’t rewind the race results, but using technology to analyze your maneuvers as well as what’s going on in your class can keep you from making the same mistakes again. Having the input from such seasoned pros is something you will never get from a magazine or a book. There aren’t too many sports where the pros provide pro bono tips, so if you didn’t make it to the panel discussion this year, put it on your calendar for next year! Only in Key West can you rub elbows with some of the top names in the sport to increase your racing knowledge and expertise. Photos by Ken Stanek / kenstanek.com


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and get a feel for what’s going on out there.” The well-prepared team practiced on the weekend getting prepped for Monday's start. Unfortunately, their trimmer slipped and injured his shoulder on Saturday, and a replacement crew member was immediately flown in from California to fill the spot by Sunday to keep Blackhawk competitive. Only two points behind Blackhawk, Jinny and Kenneth Colburn’s team on Ghost (Southport, ME), are enjoying their 11th year in Key West. The Colburns also race a Swan 42 and they enjoy a true love for the sport. “The race committee did a good job,” noted Jinny. Carter Williams’ J/105 Creative Destruction (St Louis, MO) is competing in their first Key West and the team is enthusiastic. “The racing was clean, and the weather was perfect” noted owner/driver Carter Williams. Adding interest to their first competitive day on the course, a few curious bottlenose dolphins lined up with the boats to compare their speed through the water.

Division 3 Located in the eastern expanse of Hawk Channel, the four classes in Division 3 competed with interesting wind shifts, tricky currents and a slight Atlantic swell. Monday's conditions kept tacticians on their toes where serious skill, and maybe a bit of luck, truly matters. Premiere Racing has introduced a handicap multihull class at Key West 2010 and all involved were eager to see how it would work out. Merlin, a Gulfstream 35 that is scratch boat in the fleet and the lone catamaran, notched two bullets to seize the early lead. “Today’s conditions favored us because we have more sail area,” said tactician Doug Fisher, a Florida-based professional with Ullman Sails. Skipper Bob Harkrider and the Merlin team are sailing out in front of the six smaller trimarans in the class and thus have to focus on sailing their own race. “It’s all about going fast and going in the right direction. In a fleet like this in which the boats are so

different, you need to make sure you take care of yourself… which is probably what you should do most of the time anyway,” Fisher said. .

PHRF 1

The two J/120s in PHRF 1 finished one point apart from each other in a mini competition within the class. Bill Terry’s Tampa Girl (Tampa, FL) found their edge in race two. “It was terrific,” Terry noted. “The racing’s extremely competitive.” At the moment, the Tampa Girl team was reviewing the boat’s handling and balance and some major rig changes are in the works. Along with the feel at the wheel, tactics and boat handling are everything. “He who makes the fewest mistakes gets to brag at the bar,” Terry said with a chuckle. The other J/120, one point above Tampa Girl, is Key West vet El Ocaso. Hailing from Miami, Rick Wesslund’s entry found the first day in the series to be most interesting. “It was a very competitive fleet,” Wesslund said. “We love this event and its great race management.” The El Ocaso team enjoys the variety of racing conditions that the Key West climate offers. “It sure keeps everybody sharp,” Wesslund noted. In PHRF 2, Bill Sweetser’s team on the J/109, Rush (Annapolis MD), saw some extremely close competition with Bluto, Berges and Hall’s Evelyn 32 from Bokeelia, FL. Both competitors ended the day with a score of four points, but a 1-3 finish pushed Rush into first place ahed of with Bluto’s two second-place finishes earning the team second place. One point behind is Key West vet L’Outrage, Bruce Gardner’s Beneteau 10M. Three J/24s, a Mariah 27 and a Kirby 25 comprised the challenging PHRF 3 class. Monday’s top finisher with two bullets is John Chick’s Mariah 27, Bad Dog (Chicago). “They were way ahead,” Mark Milnes said about Bad Dog. Milnes and his familiar Key West J/24 entry, Blah Blah Blah, posted second with a 3-2. “We’re all fighting for second,” Milnes said about the class. “We figured how to get past Nojoe in the second race. It was good, fun sailing today.” Nojoe, Naroski and LeBlanc’s J/24 from Marblehead, MA are currently just one point behind Blah Blah Blah.


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The Paul Washburn Award by Bill Wagner John Storck Jr., has said on many occasions that it is truly a blessing that his four children have taken to sailing with such enthusiasm. Storck, a resident of Huntington, NY, is a lifelong sailor so it is certainly rewarding to see his kids enjoying spending time on the water capturing the wind as well. However, it is no accident that John III, Erik, Kaity and Ian Storck have come to love sailing as much as their father. All four were introduced to the sport in a positive environment that fostered a passion. John Stork Jr., and wife Colette brought each child aboard the family cruiser-racer Jonrob when they were babies. The kids learned the basic fundamentals of sailing while cruising Long Island Sound aboard the Ericson 39 and were later introduced to the competitive side of the sport as crew for their father when he raced in local events sponsored by Centerport Yacht Club or Lloyd Harbor Yacht Club. “Our kids literally grew up on the Jonrob doing summer cruises and were able to experience sailing in its purest form,” Storck said. All four children attended sailing school to further hone their skills, learning how to steer and trim in the Optimist dinghy and Club 420 classes. During those years John Jr., and Colette were the absolute antithesis of the infamous “helicopter parents” that push their kids to compete and focus solely on results. “When my kids were junior sailors, I rarely ever went to the regatta unless I was working on the race committee,” Storck said. “If John and Erik were doing a big regatta, I would take Kaity and Ian to the zoo. My wife and I never wanted to put any pressure on the kids.” That approach paid dividends as the Storck children came to love sailboat racing on their own terms and for personal enjoyment. Perhaps not coincidentally, all four have developed into high-level performers. John Storck III captured the 2005 Co-Ed Dinghy National Championship while sailing at Hobart and is now the intercollegiate head coach at Dartmouth. Erik Storck was a two-time All-American sailor at Dartmouth

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and is currently serving as an assistant coach at Stanford while pursuing an Olympic campaign in 49er class. Kaity Storck was named the Female College Sailor of the Year while at Tufts and is now mounting an Olympic campaign in 470 class. “My children have come to love sailing more than I do. They have all been very successful at sailing and have taken an active interest in furthering the sport,” John Jr., said. “My wife and I have been blessed. Young people are the future of our sport and we managed to nurture a passion for sailing in all of our children.” That statement sums up why John Storck Jr., was an ideal recipient of the Paul Washburn Award – For The Love of the Sport, which is presented annually by Premiere Racing. Steve Washburn, a Long Beach, CA, resident and long-time race committee volunteer for Key West, created the special award to honor his youngest son, who Continued on page 18

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SPERRY TOP-SIDER DAY 9:00 10:30 – 4:30 5:00 – 6:00 5:00 – 6:00 6:00 – 8:00

Harbor Start for all Racing Boats (Designated VHF Channel) Racing (Approximate Times) AE: ISAF Group 2 Elimination — will it help? Panel Discussion (RWT) AE: Commanders’ Weather Briefing sponsored by B&G (IP) Awards Presentation and Evening Party (RWT)

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Thursday, January 21

LEWMAR DAY

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ISAF Classification — Will elimination of Group 2 help the game? Panel Discussion

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In response to a broad survey of events and classes that use the ISAF Classification system, the Classification Commission recommended last November for Group 2 to be eliminated from the Classification Code. ISAF Council passed this recommendation, which will go into effect on 1 April this year, leaving sailors to be defined only as either Group 1 or Group 3. There are currently 440 Group 2 sailors among the near 16,000 in the system who will therefore get re-classified by this date. Will this change in a system which has processed some 80,000 sailors over the past 9 years be a good thing for the sport by reducing the confusion between who are “pros” and “amateurs”? Or will the new line drawn between the two groups just create more controversy? And how will ISAF combat the problem of some Group 1’s who seem to sail for more than just “a past time activity?” Join ISAF Classification Commission member Dobbs Davis and a panel of prominent class representatives and sailors to discuss this controversial topic and how it may help — or hurt — to shape the game.

Completing the Volvo Ocean Race is a supreme human achievement — only a fraction of the sailors that started from the ramparts of Alicante’s castle sailed all of the 37,000 miles to the finish in St. Petersburg. The handful that did have been through every emotion, their human story intertwined with the raw elements of nature and the extraordinary technology on which their survival depends. Grab some popcorn and a cold beer and take in the official highlights DVD charting the highs and lows of the incredible 2008-09 edition of the VOR, where the boats were literally pushed to breaking point.

Weather — Tuesday Debrief and Wednesday Forecast (D-P) Commanders’ Weather Presented by B&G Join Commanders’ Weather and debrief on another day of racing in Key West and learn what to look for on Wednesday during an informal session that will include questions and audience interaction.

Wednesday, January 20 MOUNT GAY RUM DAY

Weather — Thursday Debrief and Friday Forecast (D-P) Commanders’ Weather Presented by B&G Here’s your last chance to get the “weather edge” as you prepare for the final day of racing. Join the Commanders’ Weather team to debrief on Thursday’s weather and learn what to look for on Friday. The informal session that will include questions and audience interaction. Weather briefs will be held at the B&G Tent in the Industry Partner Area Afternoon panel discussions will be held under the reception tent or in the Industry Partner Area at the Historic Seaport. Details, including updated panel composition, can be found at Race Headquarters, on the Notice Board, and in each issue of Race Week News. Complimentary beer will be served.

5:00 – 6:00 PM

CPR/AED & Basic First Aid Seminar Presented by Sail 22 Trainer: Becky DaMore, CNP Did you know that if you have a heart attack and an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is used within the first five minutes your chance of survival increases by 80%? Would you know what to do with one in an emergency? And have you looked in your sailing first aid kit recently? Do you even know what is in it? Check out some essentials every boat should have for racing and learn the basics about AEDs in this hands-on seminar. (There are five AEDs on site throughout race week-one on each division’s signal boat and two shoreside.)

Weather — Wednesday Debrief and Thursday Forecast (D-P) Commanders’ Weather Presented by B&G Join Commanders’ Weather and debrief on another day of racing in Key West and learn what to look for on Thursday during an informal session that will include questions and audience interaction.

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passed away suddenly three years ago. Washburn fostered a love for sailing in his three sons in much the same manner as Storck, taking them cruising aboard the family Columbia 52 and racing on a B-25. Young Paul absolutely loved the sport and was named “Outstanding Beginning Sailor” by the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club. Previous winners of the Paul Washburn Award are Farr 30 sailors John and Linda Edwards of Solomons, MD, and Melges 24 skipper Bruce Ayres of Newport Beach, CA. Both the Edwards and Ayres are competing in Key West 2010, presented by Nautica. Rather than ride around in a motorboat coaching or watching his children sail, John Storck Jr., chose to do something more constructive by serving as president of the United States Optimist Dinghy Association. In that role, Storck was able to contribute greatly to junior sailing and the development of young competitors. He has organized boat donations that enable Huntington area children learn to sail through a local YMCA program and has volunteered countless hours as a race committee worker. For the past eight years, the entire Storck family has come together to successfully campaign a J/80 named Rumor. John III, Erik and Kaity were all aboard last year as Rumor repeated as class champion at Key West 2009. Colette has been an instrumental member of the team by organizing travel plans and provisioning the boat, just as she played a major role in the children’s development by driving them to regattas. Storck said sailing has brought the family together and helped create a special bond among the siblings. “It’s because of sailing that they’re all very close and it’s because of sailing that they have the utmost respect for each other, on and off the water.” Erik Storck is here in Key West this year to serve as tactician for his father and said he relishes their time on the water together. Erik did not hesitate when asked what his parents did to encourage each of the children to excel in sailing. “First and foremost, they exposed us to the full spectrum of the sport. Growing up, we experienced big boat cruising and racing as well as dinghy racing,” he said. “When we all started doing our own racing at the junior level, there were never any goals or



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expectations in terms of results. It was all about having fun and enjoying the experience. Our parents were always there to just support us and provide opportunities, for which we are all very thankful.” Erik Storck said his father very subtly instilled a passion for sailing in the four children that will carry on forever. John Storck Jr., whose home port has always been Huntington Bay on the North Shore of Long Island, learned the joys and rewards of sailing from his own father. “My dad’s biggest goal is to create ‘Sailors for Life.’ That is the motto that he lives by,” Erik said.

 

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Key West Race Week 2010, Issue 2  

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 issue of Race Week News, the official newspaper of record for Key West Race Week 2010 presented by Nautica

Key West Race Week 2010, Issue 2  

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 issue of Race Week News, the official newspaper of record for Key West Race Week 2010 presented by Nautica

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