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2011 Block Island Race Week News

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F R I D AY • J U N E 2 4 , 2 0 1 1

Summer’s Here, and the Time is Right for Racin’ ‘Round the Block There was palpable excitement on the docks yesterday morning as word spread among the 134 crews at Block island Race Week XXIV presented by Rolex: We’re going around the island! After long postponements on Monday and Tuesday and no racing at all on Wednesday, and a forecast for 8 to 12 out of the East/Northeast, this was going to be a great day. By 1025, the Race Committee had set what appeared to be a very square starting line for a clockwise circumnavigation of the Bermuda of the North, and signals commenced at 1030. The combined IRC 1 and 2 classes were off first. Jim Swartz’s TP 52 Vesper (Park City, UT), the points leader in IRC 1 going into Thursday, incurred a costly foul at the start. After completing her penalty turns, the striking neon green and black boat headed toward shore for current relief.

In the second start, for the Farr One-Design and Swan 42 classes, Preben Ostberg, Todd Olds and Bud Dailey’s class-leading Farr 40 Tsunami (Annapolis, MD), was over early, as was Paul Hewitt’s Beneteau 36.7 Panacea (Fort Lee, NJ) in IRC4. As the sequence continued, most of the fleet stayed close to shore for the beat to the first mark, “1BI.” At North Light, Vesper rock-hopped alarmingly close to the beach, perhaps for an up-close view of the seals in the surf. Gwen & Austin Fragomen’s J/V 52 Interlodge (Newport, RI) was first around 1BI, with Richard Oland’s Southern Cross 52 Vela Veloce (St. John, NB) nipping at her heels. As the only IRC 1 boat to have sailed the outside of the first beat, the U.S. Naval Academy Sailing Squadron’s J/V 52 Anema & Core’s (Annapolis) gamble paid off and they rounded 1BI in third. In IRC 2, Jack LeFort’s


Tripp 41 After Midnight (Stuart, FL) had an outstanding upwind leg, rounded first, hoisted their kite and let it all hang out for the reach past North Bluffs. Charging up the starboard layline, Cool Breeze, John Cooper’s Mills 43 (Springfield, MO) tacked right at 1BI, just inside Heidi & Steve Benjamin’s Custom 41 High Noon (Norwalk, CT). During their set, they lost the guy – and momentum – and were overtaken by High Noon and Lawrence Dickie’s Ker 43 Ptarmigan (Greenwich, CT). The seven 52s were almost evenly spread apart as they passed old Harbor, with Interlodge out front and Sandra & David Askew’s TP 52 Flying Jenny 7 (Annapolis) bringing up the rear in hot pursuit of U.S. Naval Academy Sailing Squadron’s TP 52 Invictus (Annapolis). In the ensuing jibing duel in the vicinity of Southeast Light, Interlodge stretched her lead and headed up the west side. Not far behind, Ptarmigan had assumed the IRC 2 lead and was taking flight. As the breeze freshened, there were some good-sized Atlantic rollers on the east side of the island as the PHRF 3 and 4 boats approached Southeast Light. As with the first beat, right was right for the second – it was essential to get in close to the beach. Winds had increased to 15 knots by th second upwind leg, and a few sails were damaged. Dave Guglielmo enjoyed his day on Ralph DiMattia’s N/M 40 Shamrock Sensation (Quincy, MA). “It was a perfect day. We had a great start and we did well,” said Dave, who reported seeing a competitor’s mainsail rent in two. “I didn’t see the name of the boat because I was doing my job,” he explained. “I was a grinder, and I ground and ground all day.” Never relinquishing her lead, Interlodge was first across the finish line to claim the Rolex Oyster Submariner timepiece. “Good teamwork was the key,” said crewman Hugh Piggin. “We had the right calls coming from the back of the boat and we didn’t make any mistakes. After the start, we had been swapping positions with the other 52s tacking up the shoreline and there were a few rocks and depth issues that came into play. Brad Read, our tactician, did a great job, and Austin did a great job driving the boat.” The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, NY) had a fantastic day in the Swan 42 class, finishing 3rd in the 18-boat class. “We’ve been sailing Tiburon since last fall, but have not had much opportunity to sail in one-design events,” said Midshipman Derrick Cherico. “This week has been great – we’re starting to mesh as a crew. We finally got a good start and played the current line pretty well on the beat to 1BI, rounded second, and the entire crew was monumental in keeping their cool and going fast on the reach. The top four 42s had a real battle going, and we finished just a boatlength ahead of Better Than... [Gosia Rojek; Brooklyn, NY].” With an unbroken string of bullets, Ptarmigan is looking good for the US-IRC East Coast Championship. Vesper has posted a 1-1-1-5 to lead IRC 1 by 2 points, while Craig Albrecht’s Farr 395 Avalanche (Sea Cliff, NY) has a 3-point lead in IRC 3 and Tom Rich’s Peterson 42 Settler (Middletown, RI) has won two races to lead IRC 4 by 5 points. In the standings for the J/122 National Championship, Mike Bruno, Tom Boyle and Jim Callahan’s Wings (Irvington, NY) has 13 points, 5 ahead of Andrew Skibo’s Plum Crazy II (Ocean City, NJ). With a scoreline of 2-1-1-2, Bill Sweetser’s Rush (Annapolis) has a 7-point lead in the J/109 East Coast Championship. Bruce Stone and Julian Croxall’s Jouster (San Francisco, CA) did a horizon job in the J/105 class, and they’re trailing Damian Emery’s Eclipse (Shoreham, NY) who, until yesterday, had an unbroken string of bullets. 2 Storm Trysail Club 2011 Block Island Race Week News • Friday


The final results in many classes will depend on today’s weather. “We’re going to try to get two races in on Friday, although the weather forecast doesn’t look good,” said On-theWater Co-Chairman Dick Neville. “We’ll just have to hope for the best.”

Looking ahead, 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Storm Trysail Club, as well as the 25th anniversary of Block Island Race Week. With preliminary planning for this momentous occasion already underway, the Storm Trysail Club hopes to increase participation by Non-Spinnaker class boats…and you can bet that they’ll be pulling out all the stops to make Block Island Race Week XXV presented by Rolex an event to remember. As always, the WindCheck crew has had a terrific time bringing the Race Week News to you and we hope you’ve enjoyed reading it. Best of luck to all crews today…we’ll see you in 2013.

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The unofficial WindCheck “Battle Flag of the Week” is awarded to Bill Ketcham’s J/44 Maxine (Greenwich, CT). This artfully rendered, billowing beauty drew countless admiring glances. The “Prank of the Week” trophy goes to the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s J/44 Glory. After being defeated by the U.S. Naval Academy in an Ultimate Frisbee game on the lawn at The Narragansett, the cadets retaliated by covering their rivals’ Navy 44 Swift’s boom, lifelines and winches with what appeared to be an entire industrial sized roll of Saran Wrap. (See the Reed Trophy story on page 14.)

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Race Results Compiled 6/23/11 1630 Sail Number BLUE Racing PHRF Division Cruising Non-spinnaker 1. USA 257 2. USA 25742 3. USA 73113 4. USA 10625 USA 106 5.

Yacht Name

Yacht Design

Owner/Skipper

Race 1

Race 2

Patience Manitou Crackerjack Dreamcatcher Latitude

C&C 36 C&C 110 Cambria 40 Swan 48 Mason 43

Jim Goldman Greg Slamowitz Alan Krulisch Paul Pakos Brian Gillen

3 2 1 4 6/DNS

1 2 3 4 6/DNS

PHRF 3 1. USA 50926 2. USA 283 USA 269 3. 4. USA 83350 5. USA 40561 6. USA 32347 7. USA 257 8. USA 52358 9. USA 40253 10. USA 40244

Rival Hustler Mighty Puffin Incommunicado Dirty Harry Renegade Rift Pearl Orion Dead Reckoning

Taylor 38 J 29 MHOB J 29 MH Omega 36 J 29 MHOB J 29 FRIB J 29 MHOB Morris M36 DS S2 10.3 Dehler DB2

David Curtis John & Tony Esposito Steve Thurston Tracey / Polk John Lavin M/n Timothy Weber Bill Maher/Reuven Latovitzki Robert Lee Bryan Coon Ray Way

3 1 5 2 6 4 9 7 8 10

6 2 1 5 3 4 7 9 8 10

PHRF 4 1. USA 19 2. USA 14514 3. USA 83214 4. USA 20201

Rumor En Charette Project Mayhem Brer Rabbit III

J 80 Noe 27 Santana 30/30 C&C 33

John Storck Jr Paul Jennings Doug & Amy Stryker William Loweth

1 3 7 5

2 3 1 5

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Race 3

Race 4

Total

1 2 4 3 5

5.0 6.0 8.0 11.0 17.0

1 5 4 2 3 7 6 9 8 10

1 3 2 6 4 5 8 9 10 7

11.0 11.0 12.0 15.0 16.0 20.0 30.0 34.0 34.0 37.0

6 2.5 1 2.5

1 4 9 6

10.0 12.5 18.0 18.5


Sail Number PHRF 4 (continued) 5. USA 30524 USA 51362 6. 7. 47 8. USA 50324 9. USA 15379 10. USA 165

Yacht Name

Yacht Design

Owner/Skipper

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Stealth Cymothoe Club Car Pirate Air Express Speedway Boogie

Evelyn 26 FD Sabre 36 S2 7.9 Abbott 33 San Juan 30 Colgate 26

Jay Greenfield David Alldian Barry Bessette William Baxter Chris Fesenmeyer Chris Brady

4 8 2 9 6 10

6 7 8 4 9 10

7 4 8 9 5 10

2 5 7 3 8 10

19.0 24.0 25.0 25.0 28.0 40.0

RED Racing IRC Division IRC 1 1. USA 52007 2. CAY 52 3. USA 5206 ESP 75521 4. 5. CAN 84248 6. USA 38008 7. USA 60331

Vesper PowerPlay Interlodge Flying Jenny 7 Vela Veloce Anema & Core Invictus

TP 52 TP 52 JV 52 TP 52 Southern Cross 52 JV 52 TP 52

Jim Swartz Peter Cunningham Austin and Gwen Fragomen David & Sandra Askew Richard Oland Ennio Staffini Louis Henry

1 3 5 2 6 4 7

1 3 2 4 5 6 7

1 2 5 3 4 6 7

5 2 1 6 3 4 7

8.0 10.0 13.0 15.0 18.0 20.0 28.0

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

Ptarmigan Cool Breeze Convictus Maximus AFRICA High Noon Morpheus After Midnight The Cat Came Back Bacci

Ker 43 Mills 43 Custom Farr 42 IRC Taylor 44 CTM 41 Schumacher 50 Tripp 41 Swan 42 Swan 53

Lawrence Dickie John Cooper Donald Nicholson Jud Smith Steve & Heidi Benjamin Jim Gregory Jack LeFort Lincoln Mossop Lorenzo Vascotto

1 2 3 5 4 6 7 10/DSQ 8

1 2 4 5 8 3 7 6 9

1 6 4 2 3 8 7 5 9

1 2 6 7 4 5 3 8 9

4.0 12.0 17.0 19.0 19.0 22.0 24.0 29.0 35.0

USA 79 USA 60432 USA 52496 USA 50974 USA 1200 USA 51850 USA 1201 USA 4212 USA 60053

Total

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Sail Number

Yacht Name

Yacht Design

Owner/Skipper

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

IRC 3 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

USA 39516 USA 12241 USA 53581 USA 93586 USA 52756 USA 39505 USA 9393 USA 39506 USA 39532 USA 52354 USA 60140 USA 52835 USA 28990

Avalanche Wings Plum Crazy II DownTime Sarah Talisman Katabatic Coyote Old School Indra American Girl Georgetown III Spectre

Farr 395 J 122 J 122 Summit 40 X 41 Farr 395 IMX 40 Farr 395 Farr 395 Beneteau Farr 44.7 King 40 J 122 Tripp 40 MK2

Craig Albrecht Bruno / Boyle / Callahan Andrew D. Skibo Ed Freitag / Molly Haley Gregory Manning John Bailey Gordon Hall Bill Clemens Ganson Evans Thomas Linkas Daniel Galyon George Marks Brian Prinz

2 7 1 4 5.5 3 8 5.5 9 11 10 12 13

5 1 7 4 2 6 3 13 8 11 9.5 9.5 12

1 4 6 5 2 9 10 7 8 3 11 13 12

2 1 4 6 11 3 7 5 10 13 8 9 12

10.0 13.0 18.0 19.0 20.5 21.0 28.0 30.5 35.0 38.0 38.5 43.5 49.0

IRC 4 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

USA 31200 USA 51072 USA 60351 USA 156 USA 18321 USA 25279 USA 51518 USA 52173 USA 63396 USA 50316

Settler Troubador ACT ONE Out of Reach III Soulmates Shamrock Sensation Lapin Panacea Draco Ricochet

Peterson 42 Express 37 Summit 35 X-35 Express 37 N/M 40 Beneteau First 40.7 Beneteau First 36.7 Express 37 J 120

Thomas Rich Jamie Anderson Charles Milligan Louis Nees Adam Loory Ralph DiMattia Chris Clark Paul Hewitt Robert Behringer Jason LeBlanc

1 2 3 5 4 7 6 8 9 10

2 1 6 4 3 5 7 8 9 10

1 3 4 2 5 10 7 6 8 9

3 6 1 5 7 2 4 8 10 9

7.0 12.0 14.0 16.0 19.0 24.0 24.0 30.0 36.0 38.0

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Sail Number One Design Division NYYC Swan 42 USA 4216 1. 2. USA 4235 3. USA 4214 4. USA 4243 5. USA 4240 USA 4224 6. 7. USA 4221 8. USA 4208 9. USA 4210 10. USA 18 11. USA 4204 12. USA 4223 13. USA 4206 PHRF Division Farr OD 1. USA 65 2. USA 5095 3. USA 40076 4. USA 92 5. USA 320 6. USA 21 7. USA 888 8. USA 47

Yacht Name

Yacht Design

Owner/Skipper

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Total

Arethusa Apparition Daring Blazer Vitesse Barleycorn Celeritas Bandit Quintessence Better Than... Mutiny Tiburon Impetuous

Swan 42 Swan 42 Swan 42 Swan 42 Swan 42 Swan 42 Swan 42 Swan 42 Swan 42 Swan 42 Swan 42 Swan 42 Swan 42

Philip Lotz Kenneth Colburn John Hele Chris Culver Jon Halbert Brendan Brownyard Malcolm Gefter Andrew Fisher Roger Widmann Gosia Rojek Gibb Kane / Drew Shea M/n Derrick Cherico Paul Zabetakis

2 5 4 1 9 3 7 10 6 12 8 13 11

7 1 2 3 4 9 6 11 10 8 5 12 13

2 5 3 6 1 13 7 4 8 12 10 9 11

1 2 7 8 5 6 12 9 10 4 13 3 11

12.0 13.0 16.0 18.0 19.0 31.0 32.0 34.0 34.0 36.0 36.0 37.0 46.0

Barking Mad Tsunami Nightshift Yellow Jacket Standard Deviation Just Plain Nutz Seawolf Venturesome

Farr 30 Farr 40 OD Farr 40 OD Farr 40 OD Farr 30 Farr 30 Farr 40 OD Farr 30

James Richardson Ostberg/Olds/Dailey Kevin McNeil Bulman / Scholz Syndicate William Markel Norm Dean Rowe Ben Bob Zannetti

2 1 3 6 4 5 7 8

4 1 2 3 5 7 6 8

1 3 2 4 7 5 6 8

1 4 2 3 5 8 6 7

8.0 9.0 9.0 16.0 21.0 25.0 25.0 31.0

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Yacht Name

Yacht Design

Owner/Skipper

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

WHITE Racing One Design Division J 44 1. USA 4402 2. USA 4410 USA 4411 3. 4. USA 4412 5. USA 4413

Sail Number

Challenge IV Maxine Resolute Gold Digger Glory

J 44 J 44 J 44 J 44 J 44

Jeffrey W. Willis William Ketcham Don and Rick Rave James D. Bishop Sr. Jack Neades

1 2 4 3 5

3 1 2 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 5 4

6.0 7.0 12.0 16.0 19.0

J 109 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

USA 51 USA 52202 USA 201 USA 125 USA 243 USA 146 USA 369 USA 267 USA 256 USA 286 USA 334 USA 72 USA 160 USA 140 USA 266

Rush Caminos Dragonfly Loki Instant Karma Storm Skoot Nordlys Shearwater Ceol na Mara Sanibel Gut Feeling Ariel Troublemaker Vento Solare

J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109

Bill Sweetser Donald Filippelli Skip Young David Rosow David Betts Rick Lyall Jim Vos Bob Schwartz Hugh McLean David Frizell Gerry Keeler Ted Herlihy Jeffrey Warren Eric Gordon Paul Milo

2 7 6 10 3 5 1 8 4 11 13 9 14 12 15

1 4 2 3 6 5 10 9 14 15 11 8 7 12 13

1 2 4 3 5 8 7 10 9 6 12 15 13 11 14

2 1 6 3 5 4 9 7 12 11 10 15 14 13 8

6.0 14.0 18.0 19.0 19.0 22.0 27.0 34.0 39.0 43.0 46.0 47.0 48.0 48.0 50.0

J 105 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

USA 50 USA 39 USA 488 USA 389 USA 493 USA 220 USA 627 USA 344 USA 323 USA 300 USA 448 USA 657 USA 51245

Eclipse Jouster Shakedown Morning Glory Tonto Bat IV Tolo Two Feathers Stratos Kima Cush Vixen Bottle Rocket

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

Damian Emery Bruce Stone/Julian Croxall Jordan Mindich Carl Olsson Fred Darlington Andrew Kennedy Norman Kilarjian Mark & Jolene Masur Marcus Wunderlich Nelson Weiderman Gardner Horan Christopher Beane Glenn Marck

1 2 5 6 7 4 11 8 3 9 10 12 13

1 3 2 5 7 12 8 9 6 4 10 11 13

1 3 2 5 7 6 4 8 13 11 12 9 10

3 1 2 7 4 5 9 8 12 14/DSQ 6 11 10

6.0 9.0 11.0 23.0 25.0 27.0 32.0 33.0 34.0 38.0 38.0 43.0 46.0

PHRF Division PHRF 1 1. USA 200 2. USA 16 3. USA 30 4. USA 26 5. USA 114 6. USA 60909 7. USA 1

Jammy Beggar Partnership Wicked 2.0 Andiamo Varekai Bravo Surette

Melges 32 J 111 J 111 J 111 J 120 J 111 MD35

Tom Lee David / MaryEllen Tortorello Douglas Curtiss Paul Strauch Peter Hein Sedgwick Ward Barry Carroll / George Carabetta

1 2 4 3 5 6 7

1 2 4 3 5 6 7

3 2 1 4 5 6 7

1 3 2 5 4 6 8/DNS

6.0 9.0 11.0 15.0 19.0 24.0 29.0

PHRF 2 1. USA 8001 2. USA 40926 3. NA 11 4. USA 52134 5. USA 40320 6. USA 41810 7. USA 51799 8. USA 41522 9. USA 32573

XLR8 Freightrain Swift Whirlwind Scorpion Deviation Jabberwocky Indigo Mo'Mojoe

Carrera 280 Frers 36 Navy 44 Beneteau First 36.7 Evelyn 32 Soverel/Tartan C&C 99 Jonmeri 40 Peterson 37

Brad Porter Dick Hyde Graham Tyson William Purdy Larry Hennessy Iris Vogel Jonathan Bier Jeffrey Huseman Joe Naroski

1 7 2 3 4 5 6 8 9

3 1 7 2 5 4 6 9 8

5 1 2 3 6 4 7 9 8

1 5 4 7 2 6 3 8 9

10.0 14.0 15.0 15.0 17.0 19.0 22.0 34.0 34.0

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Congratulations Raffle Winners Race Week participants have been purchasing raffle tickets all week in hopes of winning the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner. Your taking part will benefit the Block Island Rescue Squad, the Block Island Early Learning Center and the Block Island Maritime Institute. The winners at last night’s Mount Gay Rum Race Day & Official Party: Rolex Oyster Submariner Timepiece - Jonathan Smith Week for two at the Bitter End Yacht Club - Jesse Stewart Print of classic Tony Blake painting of BIRW Round-the-Island Race - Andy Fisher vineyard vines Gift Bag - Barry Bessette vineyard vines Gift Bag - Eric Krueter vineyard vines Gift Bag - Bill Ketcham vineyard vines Gift Bag - Deb Honey Mount. Gay Rum Special Series Party Set - Don Nicholson High Tech Halyard for your boat courtesy of New England Ropes- Barry Carroll SailorMade Bracelets - Ted Rugg Lewmar winch handle - Steve Prime Lewmar winch handle - Denise Seposito Heineken Super Cooler - Doug Ferguson Garmin GPS - Courtesy of West Marine - Sam Ketcham Inflatable life vest - Courtesy of West Marine - Peter Aurigemma Gill Jacket - Gibb Kane Gill Jacket - Rob Lowry Cutting board from SoundView Millworks - Bruce Barta Thanks to you and the many sponsors, the Storm Trysail Club will be able to contribute to three very worthwhile island causes.

ROBERT OATLEY V I N E YA R D S

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Question of the Day Mount Gay Rum’s Facebook page recently polled their fans: What’s your favorite Mount Gay Rum Drink? The winning drink was chosen, as well as a few colorful responses… Bajan Rum Punch 1 part lime juice, 2 parts brown sugar, 3 parts Mount Gay Rum Eclipse, 4 parts water. Add an optional dash of angostura bitters and maraschino cherries for extra flavor. Sound good to you? Mount Gay Rum fan Alex Miller “Anything wid Mount Gay sound good!” Shanna Elegence King There is nothing better than just Mount Gay and tonic..... no need to add anything else except a lime. Susan Scully-Cox Mount Gay on the rocks rox! Joe Manley 1 part Mount Gay Extra Old 2 parts Mount Gay Extra Old Serve with Ice :) Martin Rawlins Mount Gay is the real deal, other rums are wannabees Robert Ewing 10 Storm Trysail Club 2011 Block Island Race Week News • Friday


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Amendments NOTICE OF RACE AMENDMENT #1 2. RULES 2.3: Is amended as follows: All boats are strongly encouraged to follow the Safety Recommendations and Emergency Procedures available via www.blockislandraceweek.com . A copy of these recommendations and procedures, signed by the Owner /Skipper shall be kept aboard during Race Week. Clarification: “Safety Guidelines and Guidelines for Rendering Assistance” are changed to “Safety Recommendations and Emergency Procedures”. NOTICE OF RACE AMENDMENT #2 NoR 2.2 is changed: In addition to the US Prescriptions to rule 68 (Damages) and rules 76.1 and 76.3 (Exclusion of boats and competitors), the US Prescription to Appendix F (Procedures for Appeals and Requests) will also apply. These prescriptions will be on the Block Island Race Week website (www.blockislandraceweek.com) as an attachment to the sailing instructions. NoR 10.7 is changed: After the first sentence of NoR 10.7, add the following sentence: Decisions of a national jury are subject to appeal. NOTICE OF RACE AMENDMENT #3 4. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY 4.1 (b) is amended as follows: Racing will be conducted in PHRF classes for boats with PHRF handicaps up to a maximum of 175. Clarification: To allow boats with PHRF Certificates of less than 90 to enter. NOTICE OF RACE AMENDMENT #4 NOR 2 is amended as follows: Add 2.4 2.4 For the J-122 Class only: (a) This regatta will be the J-122 Class North American Championship (b) All J-122 boats and sails may be inspected and measured at any time during the regatta at the discretion of the Class. (c) J-122 Class Rule 7.2 shall apply: Maximum aggregate crew weight, regardless of the number of crew and excluding the driver, shall not exceed 726 kilos (1,600 pounds). Rule 7.1 does not apply.

Today’s Weather

Friday, June 24, 2011

Another weak low S and SE of Block Island arriving early Friday morning There will be a warm front well S of Block Island early Friday morning, but it will move N late Fri/Fri night Light NE and E winds much of the day may freshen a few knots late in the afternoon/early evening Warm front moves N of Block Island late Friday night/Saturday morning

(d) Crew weighing will take place as follows: Saturday, June 18: 1500-1700 at the Narragansett Inn Sunday, June 19: 0900-1500 at the Narragansett Inn Monday, June 20-Friday June 24: 0730-0830 Substitute crew weighing at Race Headquarters. NOTICE OF RACE AMENDMENT #5 For the J-122 Class only: Crew weighing will NOT be required. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS AMENDMENT #1 APPENDIX 2 A2.2 Marks: Description of Mark “I” is revised to: “I” Red R”2” FL R 2.5s Whis at Southwest Ledge Clarification: The Southwest Ledge buoy has changed from a Bell to a Whistle buoy. APPENDIX 3 A3.6 Course “A” marks are revised as follows: Course “A” Counter Clockwise Round The Island Race: The Race Committee may set windward marks for different classes, windward marks will be yellow tetrahedrons, to be left to port. The Race Committee Signal Boat will display the approximate bearing (magnetic) and range (in nautical miles) to each of the windward marks. After the first mark, if used, the following are the marks of the course that must be left to port: a. Red Bell “6” approx. 0.3 miles W of Southwest Point. b. Red Whistle “4” approx. 1.0 mile SW of Southwest Point. c. Red Nun “2” approx. 0.4 miles SSW of Black Rock Point. d. Special Mark “A”, a yellow inflatable positioned at approximately: 41° 8.50’N 071° 34.00’W e. Special Mark “B”, an orange inflatable positioned at approximately: 41° 09.10’N 071° 32.50’W f. Special Mark “C”, a yellow inflatable positioned at approximately: 41°10.00’N 071° 32.00’W g. Green Bell “1” N off Old Harbor. h. Green Can “7” N off Old Britton Rock. i. Green Bell “1BI “off North Reef. The Finish will be in the vicinity of The Start and will be between staffs displaying blue flags on Race Committee Boats at each end of the Finish Line or between a staff displaying a blue flag on a Race Committee Boat and a nearby mark. Clarification: The Green cans off Southwest Light have been removed. We have added a new drop mark (Special Mark “B”) to replace the green cans. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS AMENDMENT # 2 APPENDIX 2 A2.4 is amended to: Will be in accordance with APPENDIX 1 Clarification: Appendix reference was incorrect. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS AMENDMENT # 3 APPENDIX 2 BLUE FLEET A2.1 The last sentence is amended as follows: The Finish Line for the Cruising Non-Spinnaker Class will be at the starting area and will be between a staff displaying a blue flag on the Signal Boat and a nearby mark, on the opposite side of the Signal Boat from the Starting Line.

Schedule of Events Friday, June 24

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Harbor Signals Racing Final Awards Presentation & Evening Party Prestige Toyota Race Day UK-Halsey Official Party Sponsor


The Storm Trysail Foundation’s Second Annual Fundraiser Golf Tourney will be held on Monday, August 29 at the Newport National Golf Club in Middletown, RI. “We were looking for a fundraising vehicle, and [Foundation Chairman] John Fisher and I came up with the idea for this event because a number of people in the club also play golf,” said Tournament Chairman Steve Prime of Newport, RI. “The first one last year was a tremendous success. We had 120 people play and we raised money to support our Junior Safety-at-Sea initiatives and the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta, which is held every October at Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, NY. Forty-four college teams from around the country are expected to compete, and there’s no entry fee.” “We hope to have at least 120 players again,” Prime continued. “We’ll have a silent auction, a raffle, a dinner, and a contest to see who can hit a liferaft in a pond with a golf ball. Players can come up for a long weekend to enjoy Newport on Saturday and Sunday and play golf on Monday. It’s going to be a lot of fun. The Storm Trysail Foundation Fundraiser Golf Tourney is sponsored by Rolex, Mount Gay Rum, Chubb, Caithness Energy, Gowrie Group, vineyard vines, Newport Vineyards and WindCheck. For more information, visit — Nick Langone’s 2010 guests stormtrysailfoundation.org.

“We’ve unanimously invited ourselves back this year.”

RACE WEEK SPOTLIGHT Charlie Terry © Stephen Cloutier/blockislandri.net

Tee It Up for the Storm Trysail Foundation Golf Tourney

Charlie Terry has been coming to Block Island Race Week – either as competitor or volunteer – for longer than most sailors at this week’s regatta have been alive. Charlie did his first Race Week on a wooden Alberg 35, and this year he drove from his home in St. Petersburg Beach, FL to be captain of the Rolex media boat. Relishing every aspect of Race Week, Charlie regaled journalists with stories from the early years of the event, asking photographers where they’d like to be for their best shot, and alerting them to impending action on the racecourse. Delighted with Charlie’s maneuvering into the best vantage points, freelance shooter Rod Harris exclaimed! “Charlie, I owe you a million bucks!” Charlie is a close friend of the Storck family, whose J/80 Rumor (Huntington, NY) is leading in PHRF 4. “Charlie used to sail with us on our Ericson 39 Jonrob,” said Colette Storck. “He’s lived on his Hatteras 50 Tonic for the 30 years that I’ve known him. He’d bring Tonic up here when we sailed Jonrob at Race Week. We’d tie up together at Payne’s Dock and eat all our meals and sleep aboard Tonic. Two years ago, he brought her to Coral Reef Yacht Club so that two of my kids and their crews could stay aboard for the Rolex Miami OCR. He’s very capable, and always willing to help anybody…he’s just a great guy.” It’s possible that Charlie’s love for Race Week runs deeper than anyone else’s. As he says, “They’ll have to put me in an ashbox before I stop coming here!

Block Island Race Week XXIV presented by Rolex Race Day & Party Sponsors Friday, June 24 Race Day Sponsor: Prestige Toyota Located in Ramsey, NJ, Prestige Toyota is the #1 volume Toyota dealer in the Northeast. To view their entire inventory online (including three different lines of fuel efficient hybrid vehicles), visit prestigetoyota.com. Party Sponsor: UK-Halsey Sailmakers Established in 1946 in City Island, NY as Ulmer Sails, UK-Halsey Sailmakers is one of the oldest group of sail lofts in North America. Visit UK-Halsey’s Learning Center at ukhalsey.com, where you’ll find an encyclopedia of sails, tips on tuning and sail care, a Racing Rules quiz, an IRC center with a time-on-time calculator, and Safety at Sea videos.

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No battle at Race Week is harder fought than the one for the John Alden Reed Perpetual Trophy, which is awarded to the best performance by a service academy yacht. The U.S. Naval Academy’s Navy 44 Swift won the Reed Trophy in 2009. This year, the contenders include the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s J/29 Renegade (Kings Point, NY; skippered by Midshipman Tim Weber in PHRF 3), the USMMA’s Swan 42 Tiburon (skippered by Midshipman Derrick Cherico), the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Sailing Club’s J/44 Glory (New London, CT; skippered by Jack Neades), and the U.S. Naval Academy’s two IRC 1 52-footers, the J/V 52 Anema & Core, skippered by Ennio Staffini, and Invictus, a TP 52 skippered by Louis Henry. The service academies have certainly had their hands full with the top talent they’ve been pitted against. With a very strong showing in the ultra-competitive Swan 42 class, the Midshipmen aboard Tiburon clinched a 3rd place podium position in the Round the Island Race. Way to go Tiburon! With a good showing today in the PHRF 2 class, the sailors aboard the Navy 44, Swift, skippered by Graham Tyson are strong contenders to take the

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prize, as they are currently ‘clinging’ to 3rd place. The competition, however, in the IRC 1, Swan 42 and PHRF 3 classes will certainly play a part in the committee’s decision. As the service academy rivalry is friendly but fierce, it’s nice to see that the cadets aboard Glory, even in Ultimate (Frisbee) defeat, still thought enough of their comrades to wrap Swift ‘to-go’ and help the Navy achieve their all-important 4th place PHRF 2 finish in the Round the Island Race yesterday! It’s this chumminess that makes Race Week so special. Whoever wins the Reed Trophy this year, 2011 will certainly definitely go down as one of the best yet for inter-service academy ribbing, competition and fun. Congratulations to every service academy sailor – you make us all proud!


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New Record for Marion Bermuda Race By Colin Thompson, Bermuda Sun The last thing the crew of Lilla might have expected heading into this year’s Marion to Bermuda Race Cruising Yacht race was completing the 645-mile ocean crossing in less than three days on elapsed time. But that’s exactly what Simon De Pietro’s Briand 76 accomplished, shattering the race record by more than three hours, to claim overall line honours at the first attempt in the biennial race. “We weren’t thinking about breaking any records before we left. But as we got like two days in we were looking good,” De Pietro told the Bermuda Sun. “The weather forecast was looking pretty good, we had 25-30 knots winds and we were in the right place – which is what you need. But regardless whether we were here first or not I really like the 68 hours. The Gulf Stream was a little lumpy. It was okay for us because we are reasonably heavy, but I feel for the guys in the 40-footers.” De Pietro said his yacht could not have arrived in Bermuda in record time had it not been for the combined efforts of a well-drilled crew that included wife Nancy. “I may be the skipper, but she is the real skipper,” he smiled. “We had a great crew. We have some really enthusiastic guys who are serious and really want to make it work. We are not like a full professional team. But we have some really good sailors with really good skills who like each other and all like to win.” De Pietro’s Class ‘A’ entry started the race at 1330 EDT from Marion, MA last Friday and officially crossed the finish line at St David’s Head, Bermuda at 1128 on Monday, June 20. Having arrived perhaps far earlier than expected, De Pietro and crew had the luxury of sipping champagne at a cocktail reception at St David’s Lighthouse as the second yacht (Brigand) to finish crossed the finish line in fading light.



Racecourse Warrior, Knight of the Road

As the final edition of the 2011 Race Week News was going to press, two very grateful Block Islanders stopped by the Race Week News trailer to express their thanks for the chivalrous action of Alec Snyder, a fleet captain at Oakcliff Sailing Center in Oyster Bay, NY who is competing in this week’s regatta. During last night’s thunderstorm, the couple’s neighbor’s car got stuck in a roadside ditch. Alec stopped to pull the car out, getting soaked in the process. Well done, Alec.

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