THE STORM TRYSAIL CLUB
Block Island Race Week Presented by Rolex
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INSIDE: Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Scratch Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Events Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Amendments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Several teams took advantage of yesterday’s blustery conditions to work out the kinks.
Welcome to Block Island Race Week XXIII Attention all Block Island Race week competitors and guests. Today we begin the twenty-third Block Island Race Week. On behalf of our presenting sponsor, ROLEX USA, Storm Trysail Club’s officers and members, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to New England’s finest sailing venue, Block Island. The local community and Storm Trysail Committees have been working overtime preparing for what is sure to be another memorable week of great racing and socializing. It is our sincere wish that you all enjoy the next five days. Once again, we will host one-design and handicap racing sailors from around the country on three different Race Circles. Our Race Committees
will again be staffed with the finest and most experienced Race Officers and committees found anywhere in the country, all of whom will again work under the watchful eyes of our on-the water Chairs Dick Neville and David Brennan. The Duty Office and The Tent remain at The Oar Restaurant as they have since 1997. We are so grateful for our continuing relationship with Steve and Rita Draper, the owner’s of The Oar. Running an event of this size on an island away from home requires local partners. Over the years, the Drapers have been great partners and instrumental to the success of this event. Additionally, the relationships with Rally and Fran Migliaccio of the Continued on page 2
Block Island Boat Basin and Cliff and Sands Payne of Payne’s New Harbor Dock have been critical to our success as they have all simplified the task of organizing our Fleet of Race Committee assets. Our sponsors have yet again provided us with the support necessary to orchestrate another first class event. Events such as this one simply cannot happen without a loyal group of sponsors. Considering that Block Island Race Week is run exclusively by Storm Trysail Club member volunteers, and that entry fees would only pay for a small percentage of our total costs, I hope that everyone understands and appreciates the contribution and the value that these companies bring to this event. Please thank and support them. For the first time in the regattas history, one of your skippers will win an invitation to compete in the Bitter End Yacht Club’s Pro Am Regatta, scheduled for October 31 - November 7, 2009, in Virgin Gorda, BVI. The top Corinthian owner/driver in each class will be entered into a drawing at the Awards Ceremony on Friday, June 26. The lucky winner will recieve an invitations to race, eight days and seven nights’ accomodation, and all meals. Good Luck! Lastly we thank you, the competitors, for your continued support of this and all Storm Trysail events. Sincerely, Eric Kreuter, Chairman
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Presented By Rolex
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Today’s Weather... Monday, June 22 Low pressure remains meandering around offshore to the E-SE and SE. To the NE side of this low, there will continue to be a brisk/strong NE to N gradient over the region with wind into the 20s. With this strong N-NE flow there will be lots of lower clouds with drizzle and rain at times. Temperatures will be quite chilly and remain steady in the lower 60s Prepared 0630edt Sunday, June 21, 2009
Enter the Block Island Race Week Raffle! Raffle benefits The Block Island Rescue Squad, The North Light and the Early Learning Center. Enter to Win: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Timepiece A sailing vacation at the Bitter End Yacht Club And additional prizes from Mount Gay, Gill, vineyard vines, Heineken, Lewmar, Soundview Millworks, True Wind and other Storm Trysail Race Week sponsors. Winners drawn at Thursday night’s Mount Gay Party under the tent. Stop by the Duty Office outside the party tent to enter! $10 each or a book of 10 tickets for $90
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Scratch Sheet Area: Blue Division: One Design Beneteau 36.7 Sail Number 1. USA 69 2. USA 142 3. USA 52121 4. USA 230 5. USA 258 6. USA 52134
Yacht Name Breakaway Crossbow Quokka Resolute Tango Whirlwind
Owner's Name Richie Palmer Roy Halvorsen Tom Peelen Junius Brown Chuck Norris William Purdy
Yacht Club NYAC YC New York Yacht Club New Bedford Yacht Club Saugatuck Harbor YC Morris Yacht Club City Island Yacht Club
Home Port Pelham, NY, USA Tenafly, NY, USA So. Dartmouth, MA, USA Ridgefield, CT, USA City Island, NY, USA New York, NY, USA
Yacht Type Beneteau First 36.7 Beneteau First 36.7 Beneteau First 36.7 Beneteau First 36.7 Beneteau First 36.7 Beneteau First 36.7
Length 36 36 35 36 36 36
Division: PHRF PHRF 1 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
USA 47 USA 40244 USA 41810 USA 40926 USA 51799 USA 73456 USA 3333 USA 42236 NA 11 USA 33940
Brimapax Dead Reckoning Deviation Freightrain Jabberwocky L'outrage Straight Jacket Sweet Rocket Swift XLR8
Peter Boyce Hilgendorff Ray Way Iris Vogel Dick Hyde Jonathan Bier Bruce Gardner Sanford Tyler Joseph Ney Kenneth Endicott Brad Porter
Nyack Boat Club Apponaug Harbor Yacht Club Huguenot Yacht Club IYAC New Bedford Yacht Club AYC Hyannis NASS Duck Island
Basking Ridge, NJ, USA Cumberland, RI, USA New Rochelle, NY, USA Belmont, MA, USA Dartmouth, MA, USA Annapolis, MD, USA W. Hyannisport, MA, USA Portsmouth , RI, USA Annapolis, MD, USA Westbrook, CT, USA
Melges 24 Dehler DB2 Soverel/Tartan Frers 36 C&C 99 Beneteau 34 Quest Frers 36 Navy 44 MkI Evelyn 32
24 34.5 33 36 32 34' 30 36 44 32
99 111 90 90 99 99 99 93 93 99
PHRF 2 - J-29 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
USA 283 USA 269 USA 32347 USA 257 USA 53303 USA 31628
Hustler Mighty Puffin Renegade Rift Seefest Showdown
John & Tony Esposito Steve Thurston Midn. Logan Koltermann Bill Maher / Reuven Latovitzki Ira Perry Bijan Rasadi
City Is YC Barrington, RI USMMA Lloyd Harbor YC New Bedford Yacht Club Shennecossett Yacht Club
Mohegan Lake, NY, USA Bristol, RI, USA Kings Point, NY, USA Huntington, NY, USA Dartmouth, MA, USA Groton, CT, USA
J 29 MHOB J 29 MHOB J 29 Frac J 29 MHOB J 29 MH J 29 MH
29 29 29 29 29 29
114 114 123 111 111 111
PHRF 3 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
USA 42482 USA 51362 USA 730 USA 83350 USA 401 USA 40766 USA 52358 USA 50324 USA 19
2nd Chance Cymothoe Hokus Pokus Incommunicado Lunatic Fringe Madcap x Pearl Pirate Rumor
Jon Bawabe David Alldian Donald Suter Ed Tracey / Tim Polk Robert & Bill Lehnert Dan Bullard Robert Lee William Baxter John Storck, Jr
MRMSA Metedeconk River Yacht Club Old Cove Yacht Club Magothy River Sailing Assoc. Old Cove Yacht Club Pine Orchard Yacht Club Duck Island YC Old Cove Y.C. Storm Trysail Club
Columbia, CT, USA Brick, NJ, USA Cutchogue, NY, USA Severna Park, MD, USA Cutchogue, NY, USA Branford, CT, USA Old Saybrook, CT, USA Cutchogue, NY, USA Huntington, NY, USA
C&C35 Mk III Sabre 36 J 80 Omega 36 LS-10 / SOCA J 27 Morris M36 DS Abbott 33 J 80
34.65 36 26 36 33 27.5 36.25 33.30 26
120 132 129 117 129 123 120 129 129
PHRF 4 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
USA 15379 USA 2148 USA 011 USA 73042 USA 43443 USA 519 USA 165 USA 4198
Air Express Alohomora Boondoggle Loki III Mistress Pale Rider Speedway Boogie Wunder Dog
Chris Fesenmeyer Kyle Fast Scott Kirkpatrick Richard Correll Bryan Coon Stefan Jans Chris Brady Bill Mortensen
Shore & Country Club Mudheads/Stonington Hbr YC Beverly Yacht Club Masthead Cove Ketewomoke
Norwalk, CT, USA Noank, CT, USA Wellesley, MA, USA Huntington, NY, USA Hicksville, NY, USA Milford, CT, USA Manhasset, NY, USA Pawcatuck, CT, USA
San Juan 30 J 24 Frers 30 S2-9.1 S2 7.9 J 30 Colgate 26 J 24
29.86 24' 29.7 29.83 26 30 26 24
171 174 132 135 174 135 159 174
Racing Area: Navigator Division: PHRF Navigator Class 1. USA 0394 2. USA 47 3. USA 25742 4. USA 27927 5. USA 50670 6. USA 99 7. USA 52853
Carrera Club Car Manitou Rascal Starlight Winedrop Xenophon
Steve Zwiren Barry bessette Greg Slamowitz Kel Weber John de Regt Donald Franchilli Paul Pakos
Liberty Yacht Club Chatham Yacht Club Block Island Club Cedar Point Yacht Club Storm Trysail Club Southold Yacht Club
Denville, NJ, USA South Chatham, MA, USA New York, NY, USA Wilton, CT, USA Rowayton, CT, USA New York, NY, USA Sudbury, MA, USA
C&C 37/40+ S2 7.9 C & C 110 J 34C Cambria 46 sloop Frers/Nautor Swan
40 26 36.4 34 46' 2 37.5 44
81 175 99 129 87 150 75
Racing Area: Red Division: IRC IRC ZERO 1. USA 60065 2. USA 65002
Rosebud/Team DYT Roger Sturgeon Vanquish Ralf Steitz
STP65 Storm Trysail 65
Hempstead Harbour Club Mudhead Sailing Assoc.
Storm Trysail Club Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA Kings Point Sailing Squadron Kings Point, NY, USA
Scratch Sheet IRC 40A 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
USA 52915 USA 184 USA 52496 USA 60432 USA 1200 GBR 8858 USA 200 BER 1000 USA 70 USA 4212 USA 52992
Act One Bill Titus Stern, Milligan, RocheNYYC, Royal Irish Bronco Michael Dominguez Convictus Maximus Donald Nicholson SanDiegoYC/RaritanYC Cool Breeze John Cooper Lake Stockton Yacht Club High Noon Steve & Heidi Benjamin Seawanhaka Corinthian YC Jackknife Andrew Hall Jammy Beggar Tom Lee Duck Island Yacht Club Nasty Medicine Stephen Sherwin Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Pendragon Quentin Thomas Douglaston Yacht Squadron The Cat Came Back Lincoln Mossop New York Yacht CLub Tomcat Josh Hinshaw NASS
Division: One Design NYYC Swan 42 1. USA 4235 2. USA 4216 3. USA 4208 4. USA 4224 5. USA 18 6. USA 4243 7. USA 4221 8. USA 4214 9. USA 4206 10. USA 4225 11. USA 4219 12. USA 4204 13. USA 4210 14. USA 4215
Apparition Arethusa Bandit Barleycorn Better Than.. Blazer Celeritas Daring Impetuous Interlodge Mustang Mutiny Quintessence Tsunami
Ken Colburn Philip Lotz Andrew Fisher Brendan Brownyard Gosia Rojek Charles Townsend Malcolm Gefter John Hele Paul Zabetakis Austin and Gwen Fragomen Gary Jobson Gibb Kane Roger Widmann Preben Ostberg/Bud Dailey Jr.
New York Yacht Club New York Yacht Club NYYC Shelter Island YC/NYYC Shelter Island Yacht Club New York Yacht Club New York Yacht Club New York Yacht Club New York Yacht Club NYYC
Newport, RI, USA Barrington, RI, USA Scotch Plains, NJ, USA Springfield, MO, USA Norwalk , CT, USA Southport, Lancs, UK Essex, CT, USA Hamilton, Bermuda, BER Portsmouth, RI, USA Jamestown , RI , USA Annapolis, MD, USA
King 40 Melges 32 Farr 42 IRC Mills 43 Custom Tripp 41C J 133 Melges 32 Corby 41 X-41 NYYC Swan 42 Farr 53
12.15 32 42 43 41 43 32 41.5 41 42 53
1.125 1.175 1.160 1.185 1.201 1.120 1.175 1.158 1.133 1.180 1.319
NYYC Swan 42 NYYC Swan 42 NYYC Swan 42 NYYC Swan 42 NYYC Swan 42 NYYC Swan 42 NYYC Swan 42 NYYC Swan 42 NYYC Swan 42 NYYC Swan 42 NYYC Swan 42 NYYC Swan 42 NYYC Swan 42 NYYC Swan 42
42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42
Dover, MA, USA New Canaan, CT, USA Greenwich, CT, USA Bay Shore, NY, USA Brooklyn, NY, USA Newport, RI, USA Newport, RI, USA Newport, RI, USA Jamestown, RI, USA Portsmouth, RI, USA Annapolis, MD, USA NYYC/American Rye, NY, USA New York YC / Larchmont YC Larchmont, NY, USA New York Yacht Club/Annapolis YC Rockville, MD, USA
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Scratch Sheet Sail Number
Farr 40 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
USA 40076 USA 51965 USA 46999 USA 888 USA 51313 USA 92
Nightshift Nimbus Ramrod Seawolf Sundance Yellow Jacket
Kevin McNeil Midn. C Branning/M Wagoner Rodrick Jabin Austin Van Olst Gary Beer Larry Bulman / Jeff Scholz
STC USMMA/Oak Cliff YC STC NASS
Annapolis, MD, USA Kings Point, NY, USA Annapolis, MD, USA Annapolis, MD, USA Washington, DC, USA Bethesda, MD, USA
Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40 Farr 40
40 40 40 40 40 40
Division: IRC IRC 40B 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
USA 39516 USA 60077 USA 9393 USA 51405 USA 50316 USA 39512 USA 31200 USA 25279 USA 28990 USA 51790
Avalanche Craig Albrecht Jubilee Cal Huge Katabatic Gordon Hall Mullet Kris & Kiki Werner Ricochet Kirstin Haas Scherherazade Hugh Chandler Settler Jim & Tom Rich Shamrock Sensation Ralph Dimattia Spectre Brian Prinz The Cat Came Back R Levine/V Winogradow
Sea Cliff, NY, USA Summerville, SC, USA Marblehead, MA, USA Rochester, NY, USA New London, CT, USA Boston, MA, USA Middletown, RI, USA Quincy, MA, USA Guilford, CT, USA Waterford, CT, USA
Farr 395 Archambault A40rc IMX 40 Beneteau First 40.7 J 120 Farr 395 Peterson / Minneford 42 Nelson/Marek 40 Tripp 40 J 120
39 39 39.7 39.3' 40 39.4 42 40 39.95' 40
1.114 1.091 1.103 1.071 1.091 1.123 1.077 1.072 1.093 1.093
IRC 35 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
USA 41841 USA 53194 USA 73179 ISV 68 USA 52735 USA 40789 USA 156 USA 51676 USA 73407 USA 51072
Apparition Bluto Die Fledermaus Good Girl Havoc Lora Ann Out of Reach III Promise Kept Snow Bird Troubador
Clifton, VA, USA Tiverton, RI, USA Marblehead, MA, USA St. Croix, VI, USA Duxbury, MA, USA Larchmont, NY, USA Port Washington, NY, USA St. Petersburg, FL, USA Guilford, CT, USA Larchmont, NY, USA
Frers 41 Evelyn 32-2 J 35 J 100 X-35 Express 37 X-35 Beneteau First 36.7 W. D. Schock 35 Express 37
41 32' 1 35 33 35 37 35 36 35 37'
1.040 1.010 1.028 1.041 1.045 1.031 1.050 1.030 1.028 1.034
Stephen Bowes Ben Hall / Bill Berges Ty Janney / Greg Janney Robert W. Armstrong Adrian Ravenscroft Richard du Moulin Louis Nees Ed Bahen Paul Vonmaffei Mort Weintraub
Port Washington Yacht Club Eastern Yacht Club Rochester Yacht Club USCGA Eastern Yacht Club Off Soundings South Boston Yacht Club Brandford Y.C. Essex Yacht Club
Florida YC NYYC Boston Yacht Club St. Croix Yacht Club Beverly Yacht Club Storm Trysail / Larchmont NYYC Duck Island Yacht Club New York Yacht Club
Scratch Sheet Bow Number Racing Area: White Division: One Design J-122 1. 4 2. 7 3. 3 4. 6 5. 2 6. 1 7. 8 8. 15 9. 16 10. 5
USA 12204 USA 52902 USA 56 USA 52835 USA 47 USA 12 USA 53581 USA 60003 USA 61116 USA 12241
Christopher Dragon Flying Jenny VI Gambler Georgetown lll Otra Vez Partnership Plum Crazy II Pugwash Spitfire Wings
Andrew Weiss STC/IHYC Mamaroneck, NY, USA David Askew Annapolis Yacht Club Annapolis, MD, USA Doug Shaffer Lakewood Bayview, TX, USA George Marks North Shore YC, Port Wash. Roslyn, NY, USA William Coates gbca Bellaire, TX, USA David & MaryEllen Tortorello Cedar Point Yacht Club Fairfield, CT, USA Andrew D. Skibo Rode River Boat Club Ocean City, NJ, USA David Murphy Indian Harbor Yacht Club Westport, CT, USA Pete du Pont New York Yacht Club Rockland, DE, USA Mike Bruno / Tom Boyle / Jim Callahan American Yacht Club Irvington, NY, USA
J 122 J 122 J 122 J 122 J 122 J 122 J 122 J 122 J 122 J 122
40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
J-44 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
USA 42880 USA 42844 USA 25244 USA 42324 USA 49 USA 43787
Challenge IV Charlie V Diogenes2 Glory Gold Digger Resolute
Jeffery Willis Norman H. Schulman. M.D. Malcolm Clarke Kevin Tongue James D. Bishop Don and Rick Rave
STC/Lloyd Harbor Sea Cliiff; New York Y.C. Conanicut YC USCGA Storm Trysail Club Lloyd Harbor
Huntington, NY, USA New York City, NY, USA Jamestown, RI, USA New London, CT, USA New York, NY, USA Huntington Bay, NY, USA
J 44 J 44 J 44 J 44 J 44 J 44
44 44 44 44 44 44
Farr 30 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
USA 21 USA 27 USA 704 USA 28 USA 31
Just Plain Nutz Kaizen Mummbles One More Time Raven
Norm and Cameron Dean Scott Baker / Moise Soloman Team Mummbles Bruce Lockwood Gino Bottino
Chelsea Yacht Club Mudhead AYC Ram Island Stamford Yacht Club
Pleasant Valley, NY, USA Chester, CT, USA Annapolis, MD, USA Groton Long Point, CT, USA Stamford, CT, USA
Farr 30 Farr 30 Farr 30 Farr 30 Farr 30
30 30 30 30 30
USA 52202 USA 274 USA 72
Caminos Gossip Gut Feeling
Donald Filippelli Group W Ted Herlihy
Devon Yacht Club BYC New Bedford Yacht Club
Amagansett, NY, USA Wainscott, NY, USA South Dartmouth, MA, USA
J 109 J 109 J 109
35 35 35
J-109 1. 2. 3.
29 28 19
Yacht Type Length
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Scratch Sheet Bow Number
4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
24 27 23 26 20 22 17 25 18 21
USA 243 USA 272 USA 200 USA 267 USA 126 USA 162 USA 51 USA 256 USA 55 USA 146
Instant Karma Jibber Jabber Mischief Nordlys Picante Relentless Rush Shearwater Skoot Storm
David Betts David Jannetti Mike Brown Bob Schwartz Robert Salk Al Minella Bill Sweetser Hugh McLean Jim Vos Rick Lyall
Sag Harbor Southampton, NY, USA Breakwater Yacht Club Southampton, NY, USA Raritan Yacht Club Yardley, PA, USA Manhasset Bay Yacht Club Port Washington, NY, USA New York Yacht Club Jamestown, RI, USA Huguenot and Cedar Point Greenwich, CT, USA Annapolis Yacht Club Annapolis, MD, USA Mystic River Mudhead Sailing Assoc. So. Windsor, CT, USA Breakwater Yacht Club New Canaan, CT, USA Cedar Point Yacht Club Wilton, CT, USA
Yacht Type Length
J-105 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
49 32 31 33 35 37 38 42 46 30 36 44 48 43 39 34 45 40 47 41
USA 50988 USA 77 USA 50 USA 97 USA 300 USA 324 USA 326 USA 389 USA 630 USA 37 USA 310 USA 523 USA 43772 USA 488 343 USA 106 USA 627 USA 344 USA 657 USA 353
Andiamo Dark 'n Stormy Eclipse Hiawatha Kima Kincsem Mopelia Morning Glory Planet Claire Power Play Red Sky Savasana Sea Shadow Shakedown She's the Boss Team Storm Trysail Tolo Two Feathers Vixen Woody
Paul Strauch Manhasset Bay YC Douglaston, NY, USA Michael Lachance Mystic River Mudheads Wolcott, CT, USA Damian Emery Shoreham, NY, USA Jay Corcoran / Matthew Marcy SSA Annapolis, MD, USA Nelson Weiderman Wickford Yacht Club Wakefield, RI, USA Joerg Esdorn Duncan Hennes American YC/New York YC Katonah, NY, USA Denis Seynhaeve Eastport Yacht Club Annapolis, MD, USA Carl Olsson STC-LYC Larchmont, NY, USA John Koten Manhattan Sailing Club New York, NY, USA Bruce J. Stone / Scott DeWeese St. Francis Yacht Club San Francisco, CA, USA John Pearson Atlantic Highlands yacht Club Red Bank, NJ, USA Brian Keane Beverley Yacht Club Weston, MA, USA Charles L. Shumway New York Yacht Club Newport, RI, USA Jordan Mindich Lloyd Harbor Yacht Club / HYC Huntington Bay, NY, USA John Sutherland Mystic River Mudheads Sailing Assoc. Groton, CT, USA Chessie Jr Racing Storm Trysail Chesapeake Annapolis, MD, USA Norman Kilarjian MYBC New Fairfield, CT, USA Mark Masur Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club Dallas, TX, USA Christopher Beane NYYC Boston, MA, USA Larry Hennessy Duck Island Middlefield, CT, USA
J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109
35 35 35 35 36 35 35 35 35 35
J 105 J 105 J 105 J 105 J 105 J 105 J 105 J 105 J 105 J 105 J 105 J 105 J 105 J 105 J 105 J 105 J 105 J 105 J 105 J 105
34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5
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Schedule of Events Monday, June 22 0730-0830 Substitute Crew Weigh In - Race Week Headquarters 0900 Harbor Signals 1030 Racing 1800-2000 Awards Presentation & Evening Party Caithness Energy Race Day Summit Yachts & Sailing World Official Party Sponsors Tuesday, June 23 0730-0830 Substitute Crew Weigh In - Race Week Headquarters 0900 Harbor Signals 1030 Racing 1800-2000 Awards Presentation & Evening Party vineyard vines Race Day Gill & UK-Halsey and yellow tail Official Party Sponsors Wednesday, June 24 0730-0830 Substitute Crew Weigh In - Race Week Headquarters 0900 Harbor Signals 1030 Racing 1800-2000 Awards Presentation & Evening Party Rolex Race Day Gowrie Group and WindCheck Official Party Sponsors Thursday, June 25 0730-0830 Substitute Crew Weigh In - Race Week Headquarters 0900 Harbor Signals
1030 Racing 1800-2000 Awards Presentation & Evening Party 1930 Storm Trysail Raffle Drawing Mount Gay Race Day & Official Party Sponsor Friday, June 26 0730-0830 Substitute Crew Weigh In - Race Week Headquarters 0900 Harbor Signals 1030 Racing 1700-2000 Final Awards Presentation & Evening Party Lewmar Race Day Hall Spars and Bitter End Official Party Sponsors
Round the Island Race Starting Sequence CLASSES
IRC ZERO & IRC 40A NYYC Swan 42 & Farr 40 IRC 40B & IRC 35 J/122 & J/44 Farr 30 & J/109 J/105 Beneteau 36.7 & PHRF 1 PHRF 2, J/29 & PHRF 3 PHRF 4 & Navigator Class
Numeral Pennant 1 Numeral Pennant 2 Numeral Pennant 3 Numeral Pennant 4 Numeral Pennant 5 Numeral Pennant 6 Numeral Pennant 7 Numeral Pennant 8 Numeral Pennant 9
Note: Backstay Class pennants, per Sailing Instruction 6.2 do not change for the Round The Island Race.
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NOTICE: The Block Island Race Week Regatta Committee intends to run the “ROUND THE ISLAND RACE” Monday, June 22, 2009. David Brennan On-the-Water Co-Chair
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NOTICE OF RACE AMENDMENT #1 2. RULES 2.1: The Regatta Regulations are amended as follows: Regatta Regulation 7.4 is amended with the following clarifications: PHRF Crew Weight Limitations: Block Island Race Week 2009 allows a higher weight limitation than Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound (YRA LIS) PHRF allows. The intention is to allow one more crew member in each size range. The crew weight limit for an entrant shall be as stated on the PHRF handicap certificate issued by the Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound (YRA LIS). If an entrant wishes to change their weight limit to the limits allowed for this event, the entrant shall obtain a new certificate using the maximum limit stated in the table. As stated in Section 7.4, all PHRF boats may carry a crew member less than 14 years of age in addition to the crew weight limit specified on the PHRF handicap certificate. No PHRF handicap appeals for adjustment for additions or deletions of crew limits will be heard. 5. ADVERTISING 5.1 Is amended to read: Advertising is permitted, unless class rules do not permit, in accordance with ISAF Regulation 20. Clarification: ISAF Regulation 20 no longer refers to category A or C events. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS AMENDMENT # 1 5. SCHEDULE OF RACES Revise the last sentence to state: The Navigator Class will race one race per day with a scheduled warning signal of 1030. 7. RACING AREAS 7.1 Revise to state: There will be four racing circles in Block Island Sound, designated Red, White, Blue and Navigator. 7.3: Add: Navigator: Red Bell R “6” approx. 0.3 miles W of Southwest Point (Mark “G”)
9. MARKS Section 9.1: Add: Navigator Class: Marks as described in Appendix 2 20. RADIO COMMUNICATIONS 20.1: Add: Navigator Class VHF Channel 73 APPENDIX 2 A2.1: Revise to state: Navigator Classes Courses will be designated by letters corresponding with the list below and will be posted on a course board displayed on the Navigator Class Race Committee Signal Boat. For all Navigator classes the start will be between the Signal Boat and Red Bell R “6” approx. 0.3 miles W of Southwest Point (Mark “G”) SAILING INSTRUCTIONS AMENDMENT # 2 APPENDIX 2 A2.2: Revise last line to: “U” G “1” Fl G Gong at Eastern End of Endeavor Shoals Clarification: Mark “M” becomes Mark “U” Posted: June 20, 2009
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS AMENDMENT # 4 Appendix A1.5 is changed: If there are two windward marks set and there is a windward finish, the finish line for all classes on that racecourse will be to windward of the furthest windward mark. Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2009 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS AMENDMENT # 5 and #6 Amend Notice of Race 10 and sailing instruction 16.5 by adding: Decisions of a national jury are subject to appeal. Amend Notice of Race 2.2 and sailing instruction 1.2 as follows: The US SAILING prescriptions to the RRS do not apply except the prescriptions to RRS 68 (Damages), 76.1, 76.3 and Appendix F. Those prescriptions will be available on the Block Island Race Week website as an attachment to the sailing instructions. The official flagpole and notice board is located at B.I. Boat Basin
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SAILING INSTRUCTIONS AMENDMENT # 3 Regatta Regulation 6.1 is changed as follows: Maximum total crew shall be the crew number printed on the boats IRC certificate, plus one. The maximum total crew weight shall not exceed the product of the crew number printed on the boats IRC certificate, plus one, multiplied by 180 pounds. Boats may carry one additional crewmember less than 14 years of age. This additional crew will not be part of the maximum crew number or weight calculation. Entrants intending on carrying additional crewmembers less than 14 years of age shall so indicate on their entry form. Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2009
Provisioning & Transportation on the Block Block Island is a special place with its own unique quirks. For example, because the U.S. Postal Service only delivers mail to the island’s post office there are no street addresses here. Every building has a fire number, but they are non-sequential so don’t use them locate a place. All of the phone numbers listed here have a 401 area code except where noted.
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A well-fed crew is a fast one. The Block Island Grocery Store (466-2949), located just outside of town, has a deli department that caters to race teams with box lunches for the water and cold cut platters for post-race meals. If you pre-order your crew’s on-board eats for the entire week, they’ll have it ready for pickup each morning. You can also order box lunches on a daily basis by calling before 6pm prior to each sailing day. The store also has a good selection of beer and wine and they’re open from 8am to 8pm. You can also pre-order box lunches at Sharkys (466-9900), located on Corn Neck Road (across from the Yellow Kittens Tavern), as well as Three Sisters (466-9661) on Old Town Road. You can’t go wrong with their Twisted Sister (turkey, bacon, cheddar cheese, avocado, romaine lettuce and tomato on a roll) …although your vegan crew might prefer to tuck into a Hippie Sister (roasted veggies and hummus in a wrap). Our pick for a hearty breakfast is Aldo’s on Weldon’s Way (4662198). Bring your hungry crew in for omelets, French toast or the daily special, and pick up some pies, pastries bread and cakes for later. For your morning coffee (and great egg sammies), see the friendly folks set up next to the store at the Boat Basin, or stop into Juice n’ Java (466-5220) on Dodge Street. If you’re looking for homemade pies, pastries and sandwiches, visit The Block Island Depot (466-2072) on Ocean Avenue, where you’ll also find groceries. They’re open from 6:30 am to 6:30pm. Bethany’s Airport Diner (466-3100), located at the Block Island Airport. They sell chowder, chili and stew by the pot for postrace meals, and they’ll prepare box lunches for the boat. The Redbird Liquor Store (466-2441) on Dodge Street is open from 9am to 9pm Monday through Thursday, 9am to 10pm Friday and Saturday and noon to 6pm Sunday during Race Week. They will deliver your liquid provisions if you place a sufficiently large order…and if your crew is anything like the ones we know that won’t be a problem! Did you forget to pack your deck shoes or shades? The Block Island Sport Shop (466-5001), located in the Seaside Marketplace on Weldon’s Way, has sandals and sailing shoes by Teva and Keen, Maui Jim sunglasses, Marmot clothing and Suunto watches. They’re open from 9am to 9pm. Although it’s primarily a SCUBA shop, Island Outfitters and Dive Shop (466-5502), located on Ocean Avenue, carries sunglasses, foul weather gear and Merrell sandals and shoes. They’re open weekdays from 9am to 5pm. Block Island has 17 miles of sandy beaches, and there’s good surfing when conditions are favorable (although we’re not divulging the location of the tastiest spots!). If you want to rent a board, visit Blockhead Surf Shop (466-9876) on Chapel Street. Owner Sally Sorensen stocks Hobie and Lost boards, surf gear, skateboards and cool, unique gifts for your favorite waverider. In the event of a medical emergency, call the Block Island Medical Center at 466-2974. The Block Island Health & General Store (known as “The Pharmacy”) on High Street is open from 8am to 10pm and has
everything you’d expect to find in a drug store (except prescription meds) and an ATM. Call 4665825 or 466-5028. The island has no full service pharmacy, although McQuade’s Pharmacy in Westerly, RI (5960277) will fill your prescription and send it over to the island by air (for a nominal delivery fee), usually by 6pm.
Need a shackle? If you have an equipment breakdown this week, check the rigger and sailmaker vans parked at Payne’s Dock, or the Hall Spars & Rigging trailer next to the Big Top. If they don’t have what you need, Island Hardware carries marine supplies. They’re located on just outside of town on Ocean Avenue, and are open from 8am to 5pm during Race Week. Call Petie at 466-5831. The store at Block Island Boat Basin (next to The Oar) carries a basic selection of hardware, line, fenders and tide books. They’re open from 7:30am to 7:30pm during Race Week. Call 466-2631. A.H. Edwards Marine Repair (466-2655) and Block Island Marine on High Street (466-2028) stock engine parts and can also perform repairs.
Here to there Block Island is a place of exceptional beauty. Encompassing a little more than 7,000 acres, it boasts 28 miles of walking trails that lead throughout the island. The best way to travel the island’s paved roads, however, is by bicycle or moped. Aldo’s Moped, Bike & Car Rental (4665018) on Weldon’s Way offers bike and moped rentals at reduced rates for Race Week participants. Aldo’s has a second location next to The Oar at the Block Island Boat Basin where you can rent a bike, or moped or a Jeep Wrangler, Mustang convertible, PT Cruiser, van or (new for ’09) a smart car. (If you choose the latter, remember that you’re not allowed to use it as shopping cart at the Block Island Grocery store!) Call Jason at 466-5811 and ask for the Race Week discount. You can rent basic transportation, including mountain bikes and “experienced” cars and vans at Block Island Bike and Car Rental, located on Ocean Avenue (466-2297). Bikes, scooters and mopeds can also be rented at Island Moped & Bikes on Chapel Street (466-2700), Beach Rose Bicycles on High Street (466-2034), The Moped Man on Water Street (466-5444), Old Harbor Bike Shop on Water Street (945-270-4731) and Seacrest Inn Bicycle Rentals at 207 High Street (466-2882).
There are only 21 miles of paved roads on Block Island, as well as many more unpaved miles that range from smooth, hard-packed paths to sandy Jeep trails. These roads are narrow, with few turnarounds, so be ready to back up so oncoming traffic can get by. Beware of the numerous car-busting rocks strewn along the unpaved roads. Riding a moped or scooter on Block Island’s unpaved roads is against the law. Nevertheless, you might encounter an errant motorbiker, so maintain a vigilant watch. There are several moped and bicycle accidents on Block Island each season, and statistics don’t make good crew. The island’s physicians, Janice Miller, MD and Paul Mann, MD, urge visitors to follow the rules of the road: don’t speed, ride single file, obey traffic signals, and (above all) wear a helmet. To that, we add this mantra: Slow on the bike – Fast on the boat, Slow on the bike – Fast on the boat…
Taxis If you need to get around the Block quickly and inexpensively, call a cab – you’ll never have a long wait for one. The drivers maintain constant communication with one another, and if the cab you’ve hailed is already full the driver will contact another to pick you up soon. Many of Block Island’s taxi drivers are year-round residents, and they’re an unparalleled source of information on the best places to dine, drink and shop, along with island history and local scuttlebutt. Most of the island’s cabs can accommodate parties of five or more, and many of the companies listed below offer island tours.
Block Island Taxi and Tours Clark’s Cab Digger’s Cab Green Diamond Hall’s Holiday Hack Harbor Cab Howard’s Oceanside Taxi Kirb’s Taxi Kody’s Taxi & Tours Mary D’s Nightingale Taxi McAloon’s Cab McGovern’s Cab Mig’s Rig Taxi Monica’s Taxi Mr. Gull Taxi Offshore Taxi OJ’s Taxi Payne’s Taxi Red Devil Rides by Rich Roadrunner Rob’s Taxi Rondo’s Taxi Sam’s Van Sue’s Taxi W.E.M. Cab
466-2562 741-0038 792-1700 742-7472 465-1504 466-9696 241-7433 466-2928 595-9004 474-6377 741-1410 862-6087 480-0493 742-0000 575-1775 241-4144 741-0500 466-5572 636-1666 466-2399 529-4994 741-4331 466-5550 466-2585 742-0436 487-2821
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Race Week One-Design Classes
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There’s always a strong One-Design contingent at Block Island Race Week, and many of the regatta’s closest points battles are waged in these classes. This year’s Race Week serves as the Farr 30 East Coast Championship, the J/109 East Coast Championship, and the first-ever J/122 North American Championship. There will also be class starts for the 19boat J/105 fleet, the NYYC Swan 42s (14 boats), the Farr 40s (7), the Beneteau 36.7s (6) and the venerable J/44s (6). The scorelines for the NYYC Swan 42 fleet from the last Block Island Race Week show how close the racing is in this fleet, which has nearly doubled in size since 2007 - eight boats sailed in 2007 and there are 14 this year. In ’07, Preben Ostberg & Bud Dailey, Jr.’s Tsunami (Rockville, MD) scored a one-point victory over Phil Lotz’s Arethusa, with Andrew Fisher’s Bandit (Greenwich, CT) taking third, one point astern of Arethusa. All of those boats are back this year, along with several other strong contenders, including an Annapolis, MD-based boat named Mustang skippered by Gary Jobson. The J/122 class is enjoying excellent growth. In 2007, three 122s were entered in the IRC 4 class…and they were dominant. Jim Johnstone’s Tumbleweed III (Newport, RI) notched four bullets on the way to victory, with Andrew Weiss’ Christopher Dragon (Mamaroneck, NY) one point behind in second place and Dave & MaryEllen Tortorello’s Partnership (Fairfield, CT) in third. This year, 11 boats comprise the J/122 One-Design class. With Tumbleweed absent, Christopher Dragon and Partnership must be considered the favorites, although many boats constitute a serious threat, including Mike Bruno, Tom Boyle & Jim Callahan’s Wings (Irvington, NY). Thirteen boats are entered for the 2009 J/109 East Coast Championship. The 2007 Race Week class winner, Stephen Tedeschi’s Tastes Like Chicken, did not make the trip north from St. Petersburg, FL this year, so
look for a tough scrap between Rick Lyall’s Storm (Wilton, CT; second in ‘07), David Jannetti’s Jibber Jabber (Southampton, NY; third in ‘07) and Gossip (Wainscott, NY; fourth in ’07). We understand that the crew of the latter boat, entered by “Group W,” is off the bench and they “Wanna Kill, Kill!” Most of the six boats in the Beneteau 36.7 class did not compete at Race Week in 2007, although the winner of that regatta, Tom Peelen’s Quokka (South Dartmouth, MA) is here to defend their title and should be considered the boat to beat. Five of the seven boats in the Farr 40 class hail from the Chesapeake, with the others from Bermuda and New York. Larry Bulman & Larry Scholz’s Yellow Jacket (Bethesda, MD) took third in class in ’07 when the F40s sailed in IRC 2, and they’re among the favorites this year. The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s Nimbus (Kings Point, NY; formerly owned by Al Minella, the boat was fourth in IRC 2 in ’07) will be co-skippered this week by Midshipmen Chris Branning (who had a starring role in Disney’s Morning Light) and Mike Wagoner, and we expect to see them at the pointy end of the fleet. There are six boats in the Farr 30 fleet, a significant increase from 2007 when two boats (then known as Mumm 30s) sailed in IRC 4. This class appears too closely matched to pick a favorite, but no team will be fighting harder than the Cadets aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Ebur (New London, CT). Another F30 to watch is Norm & Cam Dean’s Just Plain Nutz (Pleasant Valley, NY). With one exception, the boats in the J/44 class are the same six that competed at the last Block Island Race Week. Each of the 44s will be using their class association-owned One-Design sails at Race Week, and the finishes will likely be among the closest on any of the circles. Jeff Willis’ Challenge IV (Huntington, NY) posted a scoreline of four bullets and three seconds to win this class in ’07, and they’ll be pushed hard (as always) by Jim Bishop’s Gold Digger (New York, NY; second in ’07) and Don & Rick Rave’s Resolute (Huntington Bay, NY; third in ’07). The six J/29s that comprise the PHRF 2 division are not sailing One-Design due to variations in their rig configurations and auxiliary powerplants (masthead & fractional; inboard & outboard). The boat to beat is John & Tony Esposito’s Hustler (Mohegan Lake, NY), who posted a near-perfect scoreline for their win two years ago. Other teams that look strong are Ira Perry’s Seefest (Dartmouth, MA) and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s Renegade (Kings Point, NY), skippered by Midshipman Logan Keltermann.
The “buzz” on AED Training
Making Storm Trysail Commodores look good for 20 years The phrase goes that “behind every successful Block Island Race Week there is a woman.” That woman is our very own Marcy Trenholm, STC’s Executive Director and the Club’s only full-time employee. This year Marcy is enjoying her 11th BIRW and has become the catalyst that holds it all together. What other event do you know of, that organizes, sets up, functions, and breaks down inside of two weeks?...All on a remote island, no less! Marcy’s job description might look something like this: Executive Director, responsible for Sponsor Relations, Clothing, Transportation, Scheduling, Bookkeeping, Communications, and, above all, Morale. Marcy does it all and does it with good doses of humor and cheer. Marcy’s tenure with Storm Trysail began in 1989. Like most "Employees of Yacht Clubs," her Boss (the Commodore) changes every two years and in addition, has a new Race Week Chairman to deal with for each event. Needless to say, she has had to be flexible over the years. She has reported to 11 different administrations and has evolved into the "Corporate Memory" for the Club. Chances are that as competitors, you have all had an opportunity to confer with Marcy. She is our number one problem solver and the only one with all of the answers. It is safe to say that the only thing she does not have a hand in at Block Island is the weather.
The Storm Trysail Club goes the extra mile to keep everyone safe at Race Week, and once again thanks to Captain David R. Blaney of Blaney Marine Safety, an AED (automatic emergency defibrillator) is on the water at all times during racing. On Sunday morning, Captain Blaney presented a seminar on the use of AED at Smuggler’s Cove. “AEDs have been very effective in saving people who have had sudden cardiac arrest,” said Blaney, who has trained and certified hundreds of professional mariners and recreational boaters in First Aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary recuscitation), and the proper use of an AED. Blaney Marine Safety has provided safety training and loaner AEDs for the staff of Block Island Race Week since 2007. For many years, they have been associated with Emergency Medical Group of Norwalk, CT, distributor of the Phillips AED.
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The 2009 Storm Trysail Club Race Week raffle will benefit the Block Island Rescue Squad and The North Light. “For more than 40 years, Storm Trysail members, guest skippers, crews, and families have descended upon Block Island and, essentially, taken it over for an entire week,” said Regatta Chairman and Storm Trysail Club Vice Commodore Eric Kreuter. “Block Island recognizes the importance of tourism to its local economy and embraces the economic contributions of Block Island Race Week. Conversely, we recognize the importance of Block Island to our club’s heritage and want to give something back.” The Rescue Squad is the EMT service for the island. It is equipped with two ambulances and staffed by volunteers. “Donations will help provide training programs to keep Emergency Medical Technicians up-to-date with thier certifications,” said Rescue Squad Captain Kate McConville. The North Light, the lighthouse on the northern tip of the island, serves as a maritime museum. The North Light Commission continues to maintain the 1867 building and has been renovating the light for seven years. Just last week, the refurbished lantern was returned from the mainland and installed. The association is looking to raise an additional $10,000 to put the lens, removed during the 1970s, back in the lantern. Tickets are $10 each, or a book of 10 tickets for $90, and can be purchased at the Duty Office (Tent behind the Oar) or all day and under the tent every night between 6 and 8pm. The grand prize again will be a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner timepiece with additional prizes supplied by Mount Gay, Gill, vineyard vines, Heineken, Bitter End Yacht Club, Soundview Millworks, Lewmar and True Wind. The Storm Trysail Club expresses its appreciation to all the sponsors who donated prizes for the raffle. Thanks to the raffle and contributions at Race Week XXII in 2007, the Storm Trysail Club was able to donate $20,000 to North Light Restoration, Block Island Early Learning Center, Block Island Rescue Squad and the Block Island Historical Society. Winners will be drawn on Thursday at 7:30pm under the tent.
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The Round the Island Race is planned for today and one thing is certain: we’ll all be treated to the sight of the superfast “Zeroes” powering through the fleet.
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