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25th Anniversary of Race Week 1965-2013

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The Storm Trysail Club th Block Island Race Week XXV

2013 Block Island Race Week News THURSDAY • JUNE 27, 2013

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Heatin’ It Up As of Wednesday morning, seven boats competing at the Storm Trysail Club’s Block Island Race Week XXV had perfect scorelines in their respective classes: Damian Emery’s J/105 Eclipse (Shoreham, NY; competing in the J/105 East Coast Championship), Malcolm Gefter’s Melges 32 Celeritas (Newport, RI; PHRF 1), Brad Porter’s Evelyn 32 XLR8 (Westbrook, CT; PHRF 3), Charles Townsend’s S&S 39 Fidelio (Middletown, RI; Cruising Spinnaker), Jim Anderson’s Farr 395 Skye (Riverside, CT; Double-handed), Burt Keenan’s Cat Ketch 49 Acadia (Hilton Head, SC; Cruising Non-Spinnaker), and Dave Curtis’ Taylor 38 Rival (Marblehead, MA; a strong contender in the PHRF 4 East Coast Championship and the overall winner of the Round the Island Race on Tuesday). But with three races scheduled in most

of the 19 classes and thunderstorms over the mainland generating an unsettled airmass on the Sound, how many would retain a unbroken chain after the smoke had cleared? “We were happy to get three races in yesterday,” said On-the-Water Co-Chair Dick Neville. “Conditions were difficult for both the sailors and the Race Committee due to changes in wind velocity, shifts and the current. We’re aiming for two races today and Friday for the windward-leeward courses and one each day for the Cruising classes.” Out on the Red Circle, the U.S. Naval Academy Sailing Squadron’s TP52 Corsair had a great upwind leg in the day’s first race, but shortly after they set their spinnaker it suddenly ripped completely in half. In a truly impressive display of seamanship and teamwork, the midshipmen* had a new kite flying in well under two minutes and went on to win that race. Ex Scientia Tridens!** Storm Trysail Club 2013 Block Island Race Week News • Thursday 1


Robin Aisher, the guest of honor at this year’s Race Week, is sailing on the legendary Sparkman & Stephens yawl Black Watch in the 10-boat Cruising Non-Spinnaker class. “Lee Reichart [Race Week XXV Chairman] invited me to give a prize that was given by the Island Sailing Club of Cowes all those years ago, and I was delighted to be asked to go on Black Watch. She feels better than a fiberglass, aluminium or carbon boat, she has a lovely motion about her, and she got along very well in the light weather. I’ve never been to Block Island before, and it’s a glorious place. Everyone’s enjoying themselves, from the hot shots to those on the cruising boats. The ambience and comradeship are great...I’ll come again!” In all likelihood, there are more young sailors competing in this Race Week than any of the preceding 24 biennial regattas, a testament to the initiatives of the Storm Trysail Club and Storm Trysail Foundation to foster enthusiasm for the sport and develop the next generation of capable offshore sailors. Sea Scout Ship 6 from Norwalk, CT is competing in the Cruising NonSpinnaker class aboard their Tripp 37 Celebration II, a veteran of many Block Island Race Weeks. “I’ve been on mainsheet the last couple of days,” said Roisin Burke. “We haven’t gotten the result we’re looking for this week, but we’re learning a lot and we’ve really been able to improve our sail trim. Back in Norwalk we don’t have a chance to compete against these great tacticians and trimmers, and it’s great to see how we measure up.” Jib trimmer Michael Barnaba added, “We’re doing the best sailing we’ve ever done, by far.” The Ship 6 crew dyed red patches in their hair to match Celebration II’s hull, and

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they’re also rockin’ the best team shirts at Race Week. “We have a ‘No Whining Babies’ symbol on the back,” Michael explained, “along with our slogan from our former skipper, Bill Austin: Sail Tough or Stay Home!” DC Sail, the community sailing program of the National Maritime Historical Foundation in Washington, DC, is represented at Race Week by a team of teenage sailors aboard the J/105 Buckaroo. “I’ve been having a blast,” enthused Aaron Beguelin, 16, who has also organized a sailing team at his high school. “The people are really great here, and I think this is an excellent opportunity. We’re sailing against some really great teams, and our team is on a learning curve. We’re improving every day and moving up in the standings, and we’d definitely like to come back…in a few years we should be kickin’ people’s butts!” Chase Reynolds, a sixth grader from Southport, CT, is thoroughly enjoying his first Race Week aboard his father Charlie’s Flying Tiger 10M Red Stripe. “I squirrel down the spinnaker and I sit on the rail,” he said. “We’re doing OK, and we hope to move up by having better starts. The best thing about Race Week is the people. Everyone here is having a great time!” ■ * In Wednesday’s edition we mistakenly referred to the crew of the U.S. Naval Academy’s TP52 Corsair as “plebes.” In fact, the young men and women of this exceptionally well trained team are midshipmen. Our editors (who earned degrees at liberal arts schools) regret the error. Go Navy! ** The USNA motto is “From Knowledge, Sea Power.”


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RESULTS Bow Sail Number 1 Red Fleet Racing HPR Division 1. USA 5206 2. USA 95 3. UAE 400 4. USA 84001 5. USA 1253 6. USA 1200

Yacht Name

Yacht Design

Owner/Skipper

Corsair (HPR) Spookie (HPR) Grundoom (HPR) Decision (HPR) Catapult (HPR) High Noon (HPR)

TP 52 HPR Carkeek 40 Farr 400 HPR Carkeek 40 Ker 40 Tripp 41 CTM

Andy Beeler Steve & Heidi Benjamin James Grundy Stephen Murray Marc Glimcher Dennis Colins

2 1 3 4 5 6

1 2 4 3 5 6

1 4 3 2 5 6

1 3 2 4 5 6

1 2/RDG 5 3/RDG 6 4

1 2 3 4 6 5

7.0 14.0 20.0 20.0 32.0 33.0

IRC Division IRC 1 1. USA 5206 2. USA 95 3. USA 84001 4. USA 1253 5. UAE 400 6. USA 1200 7. USA 52643

Corsair SPOOKIE Decision Catapult Grundoom High Noon Settler

TP 52 Carkeek HP 40 HPR Carkeek 40 Ker 40 Farr 400 Tripp 41 CTM NEB Tripp 43

Andy Beeler Steve & Heidi Benjamin Stephen Murray Marc Glimcher James Grundy Dennis Collins Thomas Rich

4 1 3 2 5 6 7

1 2 4 3 5 6 7

1 4 2 5 3 6 7

1 2 4 3 5 6 7

3 1.5 1/RDG 1.5 2/RDG 3 5 4 7 5 4 7 6 6

11.5 11.5 18.0 22.0 30.0 35.0 40.0

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

USA 93586 USA 52915 USA 60432 USA 52496 USA 4212 USA 70 USA 1131

DownTime White Witch Cool Breeze Convictus Maximus The Cat Came Back Pendragon Soulmates

Summit 40 King 40 Mills 43 Custom Farr 42 IRC Swan 42 X-41 Custom Goetz 40

Ed Freitag / Molly Haley Larry Landry John Cooper Donald Nicholson Lincoln Mossop III Quentin Thomas Adam Loory

1 3 5 4 2 7 6

2 4 3 1 6 5 7

1 7 6 5 3 2 4

2 1 5 6 4 3 7

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

USA 50500 USA 39516 USA 12282 USA 39532 USA 52919 USA 9393 USA 28990 USA 12241 USA 52240 USA 31113 USA 52770

Christopher Dragon VIII Avalanche Orion Old School Dolphin Katabatic Spectre Wings SqueeZeplay Next Wave Tumbleweed

J 130 Farr 395 J 122 Farr 395 J 122 IMX 40 Tripp 40 J 122 IMX 40 Farr 395 J 122

Andrew & Linda Weiss Craig Albrecht Paul Milo Ganson Evans Neil McMillan Gordon Hall Brian Prinz Barry Lewis Gregg Brinegar Steve Clarke Carole Shaw

8 2 7 6 3 4 1 5 10 9 11

2 1 3 5 4 7 9 8 6 10 11

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

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

USA 156 USA 40789 USA 25279 USA 145 USA 31779 NA 9 USA 63396 USA 114

Out of Reach III Lora Ann Shamrock Sensation Rebecca Breakaway Flirt Draco Varekai

X-35 Express 37 Nelson Marek 40 J 120 Tripp 37 Navy 44 Express 37 J 120

Louis Nees Richard Du Moulin Ralph DiMattia Glenn Gault Dave Otterbein Jonathan Driesslein Robert Behringer Hein Peter

2 3 1 6 5 4 7 8

1.5 4 1.5 3 5 8 6 7

2 1 6 7 5 4 3 8

3 2 4 1 6 5 8 7

Apparition Daring Bandit Arethusa Barleycorn Blazer

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

Ken Colburn John Hele Andrew & Melissa Fisher Phil Lotz Brendan Brownyard Christopher Culver

3 2 1 6 7 4

3 8 4 6 2 9

6 3 2 11 5 10

2 5 6 1 8 4

One Design Division Swan 42 1. USA 4235 2. USA 4214 3. USA 4208 4. USA 4216 5. USA 4224 6. USA 4243

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Race 1 Race2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Total

1 2 3 4 5 7 6

4 2 1 3 7 6 5

11.0 19.0 23.0 23.0 27.0 30.0 35.0

2 6.5 3 4.5 1 6.5 8 4.5 9 10 11

18.0 21.5 23.0 26.5 28.0 34.5 35.0 35.5 52.0 58.0 65.0

2 5 1 3 4 6 8 7

3 2 4 1 6 7 5 8

13.5 17.0 17.5 21.0 31.0 34.0 37.0 45.0

3 2 5 4 1 6

1 2 5 4 11 3

18.0 22.0 23.0 32.0 34.0 36.0


RESULTS Bow 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Yacht Name Mutiny Mahalo Impetuous Tiburon Quintessence

Yacht Design Swan 42 Swan 42 Swan 42 Swan 42 Swan 42

Owner/Skipper Gibb Kane Charles Kenahan Paul Zabetakis Rick Dominique Roger Widmann

Race 1 Race2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 9 1 8 7 7 7 8 11 4 3 11 6 11 5 1 10 9 9 5 10 7 9 10 10 10 7 9 11 8 8

Total 39.0 43.0 45.0 51.0 53.0

2 White Fleet Racing One Design Division J 44 1. USA 49 / 4405 2. USA 42880 / 4404 3. USA 83000 / 4411 4. USA 43787 / 4403 5. USA 43554 / 4410 6. USA 42324 / 4406 7. USA 42844 / 4412 8. USA 42739 / 4413

Gold Digger Challenge IV Maxine Resolute Honahlee Glory Charlie V Katana

J 44 J 44 J 44 J 44 J 44 J 44 J 44 J 44

James D. Bishop Jeffrey W. Willis William Ketcham Don and Rick Rave HL DeVore Jack Neades Norman Schulman William Mooney

3 1 5 2 2 1 2 3 1 4 3 4 4 2 3 6 1 2 1 4 7 1 4 7 7 7 2 3 5 3 5 6 4 7 6 6 6 5 6 5 7 5 9/DNC 9/DNC 9/DNC 9/DNC 9/DNC 9/DNC

14.0 17.0 18.0 24.0 27.0 34.0 34.0 54.0

J 111 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

USA 26 USA 30 USA 16 11104 USA 60909

Andiamo Wicked 2.0 Partnership Eagles Dare Bravo

J 111 J 111 J 111 J 111 J 111

Paul Strauch Douglas Curtiss David and Maryellen Tortorello Mike Piper Sedgwick Ward

3 1 2 4 5

2 1 5 3 4

1 4 3 5 2

3 1 4 2 5

1. 2. 3.

USA 146 USA 52202 USA 274

Storm Caminos Gossip

J 109 J 109 J 109

Richard Lyall Donald Filippelli Group W

6 3 5

1 8 2

1 2 6

1 2 4

J 109 13 3 4

Sail Number USA 4204 USA 4245 USA 4206 USA 4223 USA 4210

1 1 4 6/RAF 2 3 5/SCP 2 6/DNF 6/DNS 1 2 3

1 6 3

11.0 17.0 19.0 21.0 28.0 11.0 23.0 23.0

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RESULTS 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Bow 9 12 5 14 11 8 10 2 1 6 7 15

Sail Number USA 51 USA 369 USA 72 USA 273 USA 256 USA 126 USA 334 USA 360 USA 160 USA 267 USA 310 USA 140

Yacht Name Rush Skoot Gut Feeling Strategery Shearwater Picante Sanibel Big Boat Ariel Nordlys Pax 3 Troublemaker

Yacht Design J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109 J 109

Owner/Skipper Race 1 Race2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Bill Sweetser 2 4 3 7 6 5 Jim Vos 1 7 4 3 4 12 Ted Herlihy 7 3 8 6 5 13 Jack Forehand 8 6 9 8 8 4 Hugh McLean 9 5 7 9 7 8 Robert Salk / John Sahagian 4 11 5 5 12 9 Gerry Keeler 14 14 11 12 9 2 William Rogers 12 9 10 13 11 7 Jeffrey Warren 10 10 14 10 13 10 Bob Schwartz 13 12 15 11 10 11 Robert Siegel 11 15 12 16/DSQ 15 14 Eric Gordon 15 13 13 14 14 15

Total 27.0 31.0 42.0 43.0 45.0 46.0 62.0 62.0 67.0 72.0 83.0 84.0

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

J 105 25 27 24 30 32 28 29 33 26 31 20 21 22

USA 50 USA 334 BER 490 USA 488 USA 493 USA 389 USA 630 USA 344 USA 92 USA 323 USA 398 USA 51245 USA 51439

Eclipse LouLou Distant Passion Shakedown Tonto Morning Glory Planet Claire Two Feathers Jaded Stratos Blown Away Bottle Rocket Buckaroo

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 James Macdonald Jordan Mindich Fred Darlington Carl Olsson John and Marisa Koten Mark & Jolene Masur Peter Rugg Marcus Wunderlich Samel/Mann/Harvey Glenn Marck Robert Beguelin

9.0 15.0 26.0 27.0 31.0 38.4 40.0 41.0 53.0 54.0 62.0 66.0 78.0

3 Blue Fleet Racing One Design Division J 29 1. USA 283 2. USA 269 3. USA 63045 4. USA 40561 5. USA 40159 6. USA 53303

Hustler Mighty Puffin For Sail Dirty Harry Stout Seefest

J 29 MH OB J 29 MH J 29 MH OB J 29 J 29 J 29 MH OB

John & Tony Esposito Steve Thurston Jim Mackevich Jack McGuire Matthew Strand Ira Perry

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

USA 1162 R80 Courageous Rumor More Gostosa Angry Chameleon Church Key Knee Deep FKA White Lightnin’ USA 11 Workboat Cool J Gromit 0352 Eagle

J 80 J 80 J 80 J 80 J 80 J 80 J 80 J 80 J 80 J 80 J 80 J 80 J 80 J 80 J 80 J 80

John White 6 Will & Marie Crump / Thomas Klok 3 Gary Panariello 5 John Storck, Jr 9 Hayes / Kirchhoff 7 Thomas Bowen 4 Chris & Liz Chadwick 8 Clarke McKinney 1 Les Beckwith 2 Vince Kalish 10 Bert Carp 11 Mac Cooper 13 Alexander Kraus 12 Jimmy Praley 15 Blake Fleetwood 14 Peter McCarthy 16

7 3 4 1 8 2 5 5 1 8 3 6 11 4 2 10 10 15 12 13 9 7 6 9 13 11 14 17/DNS 16 12 15 14

1 5 7 4 2 9 3 6 10 11 15 14 13 8 12 16

1 3 8 5 10 12 7 15 2 4 11 9 14 6 13 16

1 8 2 5 6 7 11 12 14 3 10 13 4 15 9 16

19.0 24.0 32.0 33.0 34.0 41.0 44.0 46.0 53.0 53.0 63.0 64.0 67.0 75.0 76.0 93.0

Celeritas Menace-Bliksem

Melges 32 Farr 30

Malcolm Gefter Pieter Taselaar

1 3

1 2

1 3

1 3

6.0 19.0

J 80 52 49 44 50 48 41 42 53 46 54 51 55 43 47 40 45

USA 1162 USA 1486 USA 1313 USA 19 USA 1153 USA 255 USA 59 USA 788 USA 1151 USA 335 USA 11 USA 88 USA 1150 USA 265 USA 0352 USA 204

PHRF_ToT Division PHRF 1 1. USA 2 2. USA 37

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

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

1 1 6 2 2 8 5 5 3 4 4 6.4/RDG 8 3 7 7 11 10 9 6 12 11 10 9 13 13

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

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

1 1 2 1 1 1 2 3 3 2 3 3 4 2 1 4 4 2 3 4 4 3 2 4 5 5 5 7/DNC 7/DNC 7/DNC 7/DNC 7/DNC 7/DNC 7/DNC 7/DNC 7/DNC

1 6

1 2

7.0 16.0 17.0 20.0 36.0 42.0


RESULTS Bow 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Sail Number USA 206 USA 40 USA 200 CAN 61 USA 122 USA 45 USA 35035 USA 71 USA 46850 USA 21 USA 81

Yacht Name Coyote Seabiscuit Jammy Beggar Press Gang Black Ice Renegade Zefiro Torna Red Stripe Leverage Just Plain Nutz Catamount II

Yacht Design Megles 32 Farr 30 Melges 32 Farr 30 Melges 32 FT 10M N/M 35 Custom FT 10M Schock 40 Farr 30 FT 10M

Owner/Skipper Bill Clemens Kevin McNeil Thomas Lee Roland Van Hazel Laura Grondin Jeff Freeman John Schimenti Charlie Reynolds Arthur H. Buhr III Norm Dean Mark McGowan

Race 1 Race2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 3 5 4 5.5 6 2 5 4 3 3 7 5 2 6 6 8 2 4 4 2 8 5.5 5 7 7 10 10 4 4 11 13 9 5 9 8 10 11 8 7 12 11 6 10 12 9 11 9 8 9 7 11 7 14/DNS 14/DNC 8 13 12 10 10 9 12 11 13 13 12 12

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

USA 53194 USA 41485 USA 43753 USA 39 USA 52455 USA 164 USA 73407 USA 52559 USA 2

Bluto Afterglow Seraphim Zuma Renegade 5cent Snow Bird Tenacity Pithy

Evelyn 32 (modified) Express 37 J 35 J 109 X-445 J-100 Schock 35 Beneteau First 44.7 GP 26

Ben Hall / Bill Berges Team Afterglow David Saurette Macrae Sykes/ Steve Chronert Jeffrey Pribor Nickel van Reesema Paul von Maffei Samuel Fuller Kevin Farrar

2 1 3 4 7 9 6 8 5

1 6 5 3 2 4 9 7 8

2 1 3 4 8 5 7 9 6

PHRF 3 1. 2. 3. 4.

USA 32086 USA 52134 USA 40320 USA 40926

XLR8 Whirlwind Scorpion Freightrain

Evelyn 32 Beneteau First 36.7 Evelyn 32 Frers 36

Brad Porter William Purdy Larry Hennessy Richard Hyde

4 3 2 1

1 2 3 5

1 7 5 6

1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 5 6 5 3 10/DNF 4 4 4 8 8 5 6 6 7 7 7 10/DNC 10/DNC 10/DNC 2 1 5 6

Total 25.5 27.0 28.0 31.5 46.0 54.0 55.0 59.0 62.0 62.0 73.0 8.0 14.0 22.0 25.0 35.0 38.0 39.0 45.0 49.0

4 1/Protest 13.0 1 2 16.0 2 3 20.0 3 4 25.0

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RESULTS Bow 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Sail Number USA 230 USA 41810 USA 51915 USA 32573 USA 33612 USA 60309 USA 605

Yacht Name Resolute Deviation Crocodile Mo’Mojoe Forza Flyer Wasn’t Me

Yacht Design Beneteau First 36.7 Soverel 33 Beneteau First 36.7 Peterson 37 Frers F3 Beneteau First 10R Melges 24

Owner/Skipper Junius Brown Iris Vogel Brian Williams Joe Naroski Tony Tertiropoulos Michael Orourke Jim Ryan

Race 1 Race2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 6 4 3 3 5 5 5 6 4 4 6 6 7 7 10 7 7 9 10 9 2 10 9 8 8 8 8 9 8 7 11 11 9 8 10 10 9 10 12/DNS 12/DNC 12/DNC 12/DNC

Total 26.0 31.0 47.0 48.0 48.0 59.0 67.0

4 Green Fleet Racing PHRF_ToT Division Cruising Spinnaker 1. USA 351 2. USA 40253 3. USA 51382 4. USA 73048 5. USA 61051 6. USA 60602 7. USA 32132 8. USA 30252 9. USA 40244 10. USA 60394 11. USA 10830 12. USA 1350 13. USA 60385

Fidelio Orion SKYE Sagacious Heather Gordon E Night Fury Moxy Citation Carrera Pretty Woman Island Spirit SEJAA

S&S 39 S2 10.3 Swan 53 Express 34 Jeanneau 379 S&S 30 Evelyn 32 2 X-Yacht xp33 Irwin Citation C&C 37/40+ C&C Custom 43 J 24 Custom

Charles Townsend Bryan Coon Ralph Worthington Manfred Noack Ted Ruegg Glenn Walters Peter B Hilgendorff Paul Brindak Raymond Way Steve Zwiren John Perreault Robert Closter Mathew Goldsmith

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

4.0 10.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 17.0 19.0 21.0 27.0 29.0 35.0 42.0 42.0

Double Handed 1. USA 39534 2. USA 77496 3. 11 4. USA 60161 5. USA 316 6. 3 7. 3 USA 50763

Skye Fin II RockIt Flashpoint Wave Rider Ursa Minor Warrior’s Wish

Farr 395 Olson 30 Elliott 770 J 100 Farr 30 Evelyn 25 Mount Gay 30

James T. Anderson Thomas O’Connell Lance Ryley Adrian Little Benoit Ansart Matt Reichart Don Gray

1 3 2 4 6 5 7

1 2 3 4 6 7 5

1 3 4 2 5 6 7

3.0 8.0 9.0 10.0 17.0 18.0 19.0

Cruising Non-Spinnaker 1. USA 1001 2. USA 60398 3. USA 11426 4. USA 73113 5. USA 25742 6. USA 31197 7. USA 257 8. USA 10625 9. USA 71 10. USA 41437

Acadia Testing Life Rascal Crackerjack Manitou Peregrine Patience Dreamcatcher Black Watch Celebration (II)

Cat Ketch Tartan 46 Ericson 39 Cambria 40 C&C 110 C&C 40 C&C 36 Swan 48 Custom Yawl Tripp 37

Burt Keenan Brian Mulhall Christopher Schneider Alan Krulisch Greg Slamowitz Andrew Burton Jim Goldman Paul Pakos Black Watch Alliance LLC Sea Scout Ship 6

1 2 3 4 8 6 7 5 11/RAF 9

1 5 2 8 7 6 4 9 3 10

2 1 5 4 3 6 8 7 9 10

4.0 8.0 10.0 16.0 18.0 18.0 19.0 21.0 23.0 29.0

PHRF 4 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

USA 50926 USA 51362 USA 73042 USA 50324 USA 42451 USA 60343

Rival Cymothoe Loki 3 Pirate Pachyderm The Grin

Taylor 38 Sabre 362 S2 9.1 Abbott 33 Frers 33 J 95

David Curtis David Alldian Richard Correll William Baxter Edgar Smith Richard Eytel

1 2 4 3 5 6

1 2 5 4 3 6

1 5 3 6 2 4

1 2 4 5 3 6

6.0 15.0 22.0 26.0 27.0 32.0

PHRF 5 1. 2. 3. 4.

USA 32827 USA 15379 USA 686589 USA 165

Stealth Air Express Leonessa Speedway Boogie

Evelyn 26 fd San Juan 30 Finn Flyer 31 Colgate 26

Jay Greenfield Chris Fesenmeyer Raymond DeLeo Chris Brady

1 2 4 3

2 1 3 4

1 2 3 4

2 1 4 3

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1 2 3 4 10 1 2 3 4 5 5 6 6 8 7 7 9 9 8 10 11 14/DNF 14/DNC 14/DNC 14/DNC 14/DNC

1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 7/DNF 7/DNS 5 5 1 3 2 4

1 2 3 4

8.0 11.0 19.0 22.0


Amendments

NOTICE OF RACE AMENDMENT 1 NOR 4. ELIGIBILITY and ENTRY 4.3 is amended as follows (changes in italics): Racing will be conducted in Cruising Classes, with spinnaker and non-spinnaker divisions and Double Handed Classes, for boats with PHRF handicaps faster than 175, if sufficient entries are received. Regatta Regulations RR 3. is amended as follows (changes in italics): 3.1 With the exception of the Double Handed Classes, the minimum crew aboard while racing shall be four. 3.2 For all Classes, except the Double Handed Classes, boats may carry one additional crewmember less than 14 years of age. This additional crew will not be a part of the maximum crew or crew weight calculation. Entrants intending to carry additional crewmembers less than 14 years of age shall so indicate on their Entry Form. NOTICE OF RACE AMENDMENT 2 7. PHRF REGULATIONS Is Amended as follows (Amendment in italics): Add: 7.3 Due to the multi-regional scope of PHRF entrants, a consortium consisting of members from YRALIS, PHRF Chesapeake and PHRF New England will review handicaps for consistency and provide a venue for handicap appeals. NOTICE OF RACE AMENDMENT 3 6. IRC REGULATIONS Is Amended as follows (Amendment in italics): Delete 6.2 and replace with: 6.2 IRC Rule 22.4.2 is amended to: The crew shall not exceed the Crew Number printed on the boat’s IRC Certificate plus one additional crewmember less that 14 years of age in accordance with Regatta Regulation 3.2. There is no weight limit. NOTICE OF RACE AMENDMENT 4 In accordance with NOR 4.4, the Organizing Authority is inviting the J-70 Class to enter Block Island Race Week XXV. NOR 4.1 (a) is hereby amended to allow the J-70 Class to be eligible to enter. NOR 5.1 is amended for the J-70 Class only: J-70 owners who enter before May 1, 2013 will be eligible for the 10% discount on their Entry Fee. NOTICE OF RACE AMENDMENT 5 2. RULES Add the following (changes in italics): 2.4 RRS 51 is changed to allow the use of canting keels for boats rated with them. RRS 52 is changed to allow the use of stored power to mechanically move canting keels. Regatta Regulations RR 3. Is further amended (see NOR Amendment 1) as follows (new changes in italics): 3.1 With the exception of the Double Handed Classes, the minimum crew aboard will be three. 3.2 For all Classes, except the Double Handed Classes, J-70 Class and J-80 Class, boats may carry one additional crewmember less than 14 years of age. This additional crew will not be a part of the maximum crew or crew weight calculation. Entrants intending to carry additional crewmembers less than 14 years of age shall so indicate on their Entry Form. Clarification: J-70 and J-80 Classes may sail with a crew of three. Double Handed Class will sail with a crew of 2. Additional under 14 “free” crew will not apply to these classes.

Schedule of Events Thursday, June 27 0900 Morning Announcements 0930 Harbor Signals 1100 First Warning 1600-1830 Shore side Events 1800-2000 Awards Presentation & Evening Party 1930 Storm Trysail Raffle Drawing Mount Gay Race Day & Official Party Sponsor Friday, June 28 0900 Morning Announcements 0930 Harbor Signals 1100 First Warning 1600-1830 Shore side Events 1730-1930 Day & Week Awards Presentation & Evening Party Clarion Partners Race Day UK Sailmakers Official Party Sponsor

Today’s Weather Wednesday, June 27

Sailing Instructions 1. RULES Add the following (changes in italics): 1.1 RRS 52 is changed to allow the use of stored power or electric winches. Add: 1.5 For the J-80 Class in the Round The Island Race ONLY Class Rules are changed as follows: “Class Spinnakers: If a Code Flag Oscar is flying before the warning signal J-80s are allowed to use either spinnaker for that race” 9.1 MARKS (changes in italics): Red Fleet: Yellow, orange and white inflatables White Fleet: Yellow, orange and white inflatables Blue Fleet: Yellow, orange and white inflatables Green Fleet: Yellow, orange or white inflatables and government marks. 15. TIME LIMITS (changes in italics): 15.3 is changed to: Boats failing to finish within 1.5 hours after the first boat In their class sails the course and finishes, will be scored DNF (This changes RRS 35, A4.1 and A4.2). Add: 15.4 15.4 For Cruising Spinnaker Class ONLY, Boats failing to finish within 3.0 Hours after the first boat In their class sails the course and finishes, will bescored DNF (This changes RRS 35, A4.1 and A4.2). 2. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS Add: Except that all jury notices, including the schedule of protest hearings and request for redress, will be posted on the Official Jury Notice Board located outside the jury room located behind the Narragansett Inn. 16. PROTESTS and REQUESTS FOR REDRESS Add 16.6 On the last scheduled day of racing a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered: a) Within the protest time limit if the requesting party was informed of the decision on the previous day. b) No later than 30 minutes after the requesting party was informed of the decision on that day This changes rule 66 14. PENALTY SYSTEMS Add 14.4 A lesser penalty than DSQ (which includes no penalty) may be given for an infringement of rules other than those for Part 2, at the discretion of the Jury.

This is a sort of ‘roll of the dice’ forecast. A front will be close by all day. If we have showers and thundershowers, we may see Easterlies, but sunshine will favor the front to the North with fresher S-SW winds A few early showers and a light/variable wind, then some sunshine late morning/afternoon with South/Southwest wind up to 10-16 knots. Late afternoon showers and thunderstorms will appear with a Northwest wind becoming Northeast again.

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A Few Race Week Memories Organizers for the first Block Island Race Week were expecting perhaps 75 boats in 1965, and 125 (and some 600 sailors) showed up. “We didn’t know how everyone was going to feel about it,” STC Past Commodore Vinny Monte-Sano told Sailing World contributor Neil Rabinowitz in 1987. “The Governor’s party got off the very first Sunday, with the Governor himself launching the festivities in a downpour like pitchforks…it was a deluge. We didn’t know what to do until we looked out later and saw everyone dressed in yellow slickers and boots, drinking in the pouring rain and having a ball just slopping around in mud over their ankles…the STC was the first group to expose Mount Gay to the American public.” Parties have always been an integral part of Race Week. While perusing the race reports from the 1960s, 70s and 80s, we sensed that there might have been just a bit more mirth and merriment during Race Weeks past. From Skip Mansfield: Arthur “Tuna” Wullschleger, the reigning chairman that year, sent young Hans Isbrandtsen to the other side of the island to pick up some gear. The only vehicle Hans could locate was the very large Hertz truck that had been used by the club to bring supplies to the island. Hans went across the island and hit a very sturdy branch that tore the roof off the top of the truck. Upon his return to the duty office Hans, who never lacked for a sense of humor, timidly asked Mr. Wullschleger if he felt the club would mind returning the equipment to Larchmont in a convertible truck.” From Steve Moore: “In 1975, Blaze, a Carter 39 won the Everett B. Morris

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Trophy, which is awarded to the boat that is deemed to have had the best performance of the week. Blaze was owned by Harold Oldak and Ed du Moulin, and [STC Past Commodore] Rich du Moulin was the skipper. “In 1979 Blaze got her rudder hung up on the anchor line of Bob Timken’s Hatteras, which was serving as the starting pin. It took some time for them to get out of their unhappy situation. “Since they knew they’d gone from the penthouse to the outhouse, the next day the Blaze crew showed their good senses of humor by arriving at the starting line with paper bags over their heads.” From Charles ‘Butch’ Ulmer: “A few sailors, who had been a little overserved, were walking back toward the docks when they passed a pasture with hoses and decided it would be fun to ride them back. They got the horses down to the dock and tried wrestling them aboard [STC Past Commodore] Paul Hoffman’s committee boat. The dock planks gave way and the horses fell into the water. The horses disappeared in the night, and the next morning they were about to arrest these guys for committing murder on a horse when someone discovered them in a pasture around the far side of the pond.” From Vinny Monte-Sano: “We had no hoosegow, so people got pretty wild, and we let them up to a point and then threw them off the island,” said MonteSano. “One time a guy got out of hand, and we had to handcuff him to a tractor until the ferry returned to get him back to the mainland.” The previously published material above was reprinted with the permission of the Storm Trysail Club. The Race Week News has been produced by the staffs of Yachting, Soundings and Sailing World. The WindCheck crew is publishing the Race Week News at BIRW XXV, as we have done since 2005. ■

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Then... & Now

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Race Week: It’s a Family Affair Innumerable boats crewed by two, three, four or more members of the same family (often including two or even three generations) have participated in Storm Trysail Club’s Block Island Race Week since the first one was held in 1965, and that’s one of the things that makes this event great. Perhaps the most well known Race Week family is the Storcks of Huntington, NY, the recipients of Scuttlebutt’s “Sailing Family of the Year” award in 2010. There are three Storcks sailing on John Storck, Jr.’s J/80 Rumor this week, including John’s son John Storck III, his daughter Kaity Storck and her fiancée Baker Potts. Also aboard is Sam Williams, a recent Dartmouth grad. Space does not permit listing every boat on the 2013 Crew List with two people who share a surname on board, but boats with three crew members from one family include Bill Rogers’ J/109 Big Boat with three Hannahs aboard, three Evans on Ganson Evans’ Farr 395 Old School, three Praleys on Jimmy Praley’s J/80 Gromit, three Ketchams on Bill Ketcham’s J/44 Maxine, three Ways on Raymond Way’s Irwin Citation Citation, three Zaleskis aboard Quentin Thomas’ X-41 Pendagon, three Danglemans on John Perreault’s C&C 43 Pretty Woman, three Bradys on Chris Brady’s Colgate 26 Speedway Boogie, and three Heins on Peter Hein’s J/120 Varekai. Boat with four or more family crew include Jeff Willis’ J/44 Challenge IV with four members of the Willis family, Jim Grundy’s Farr 400 Grundoom with four Grundys, five McLeans aboard Hugh McLean’s J/109 Shearwater, five Raves on Don & Rick Rave’s J/44 Resolute, five members of the Rich family on Tom Rich’s Peterson

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42 Settler, and five Sykes on Macrae Syke’s J/109 Zuma. To the best of our knowledge (because some skippers did not submit a crew roster!), the boat with the largest family crew at Block Island Race Week XXV is Peter Hilgendorff’s Evelyn 32 Night Fury, with an amazing seven Hilgendorffs on board! ■

Race Week Legacy. The late Vincent Mante-Sano, one of three Block Island Race Week pioneers, would be proud! Here are three generations of Vinny’s family. Standing: top left, Nick Langone, his daughter Christina Langone Terranova, Vincent Terranova, Penny Mante-Sano Langone, Mike Witek. Seated: Celia Terranova, Pier Langone Witek, Ty and Torrin Witek, Andrew and Calla Terranova. Since 1965, a Monte-Sano has been part of Race Week!


Jakob Honored Jakob Isbrandtsen was born in Brooklyn and started sailing at a young age on the Great South Bay. His father bought him a 27-footer, and the moment he stepped into the boat, he knew he was hooked and that sailing would be something he would do for the rest of his life. Jakob’s father was born in Denmark, and he started the Isbrandtsen Shipping Line. There is a book written about the senior Isbrandtsen called The American Viking. Jakob was only 31 years old when his dad passed away, and he took over the company. Shortly thereafter, he bought the American Export Company and merged it into American Export/Isbrandtsen Line. There is no question who is the architect of the Storm Trysail Club’s Block Island Race Week. After competing in several Cowes Week in the UK, Jakob said, “It was only right the US have a race week similar.” He knew of just the spot: Block Island, Rhode Island. Why? Well, Block resembles the Isle of Wight where Cowes Week occurs. So, in 1965, after Jakob assembled a strong team and announcements were made by mail and word-of-mouth, Storm Trysail Club’s “Block Island Week” was off and running. Two of the Co-Chairs for the first Block Island Race Week were Everett Morris and Arthur ‘Tuna’ Wullschleger. Jakob was the current Storm Trysail Commodore,

and Wullschleger would later become Commodore. Both did yeoman’s work making it highly successful. These men logged countless hours organizing all the logistics, and paperwork that had to be done to make the all-important inaugural event extraordinary. Jakob and his wife, Pat, had seven children – six girls and one boy. All toed the line with a very strong work ethic instilled by their father. Not knowing how the first Race Week would work out, Jakob had all the kids on high alert in the event they were needed. And they were. Some poured sodas for the competitors after racing. Others served food at the various dinners every day. They all worked very hard, and contributed to the success of Race Week. Jakob was a world-class racer on boats like Hother, Windrose, Good News, and lastly, Running Tide – all well known in sailing circles and all highly competitive. Jakob won his class in the Newport Bermuda Race, and other distance races. He won the SORC with Running Tide, and was the youngest skipper in the 1938 Newport to Bermuda Race sailing his first real ocean racing yacht, Hother. He raced several times at Cowes Week with a series of different boats and placed respectfully in all. Windrose was on the winning Admiral’s Cup team in 1960, and he was part of the NYYC America’s Cup Syndicate, along with its skipper of the era, Bus Mosbacher. Anytime Jakob raced, it was always under the burgee of the NYYC or the Storm Trysail Club. Last night at the STC member’s party, Jakob was presented the Abrams Family Trophy, the highest honor one can achieve for Block Island Race Week. We, the STC members and the participants of Race Week, owe so much to Jakob for his vision, foresight and leadership in making Block Island Race Week the largest weeklong big boat regatta in the US. Thank you, Jakob. ■

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The Mount Gay is Safe. Race Week Raffle Block Island Race Week XXV celebrates 50 years of Storm Trysail Club sailing and social fun on the Island. As we enjoy our week on Block Island, we need to keep in mind the hospitality the island’s residents have extended to our sailors regatta after regatta. Starting with BIRW XVIII in 2001, the Storm Trysail Club’s BIRW raffles have generated over $75 thousand that has been directed to the services and charities serving the Island and its residents—the 2011 raffle donated over $17 thousand to these organizations. The 25th BIRW raffle is looking to be the most successful yet, targeting a record $20 thousand in donations to this year’s designated organizations: The Block Island Rescue Squad—They’ve been called into action for one reason or another by virtually every BIRW, The Block Island Medical Center—They’ve patched-up more injured sailors over the years that can be remembered, and The Block Island Conservancy—This membership organization is concerned with preserving the open spaces of Block Island. This year’s raffle will again include a list of amazing Race Week prizes including: The Grand Prize is a Rolex Submariner Timepiece A week for two at the Bitter End Yacht Club Two Gill sailing jackets A collection of vineyard vines apparel and accessories A Mt Gay Rum collector’s set A large Soundview Millworks carving board …and other great prizes from Lewmar, True Wind, Bainbridge and Heineken. Buy your raffle tickets under the Tent. The drawing will be this afternoon.

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Faces at the Races

Brett Berkley Stratos What is the funniest story you can tell about another crew member? Our crew was sailing in the Stratford Shoal one year and our usual bowman Pierce Rockmen was absent, so Nathan Barnett filled in for him. We were coming up to the last leg of the race and our captain Marcus asked Nathan seventeen times if he run the tapes. We look over and Nate is buried trying to run all the tapes. We’re in the last leg and up goes the chute but only a quarter of the way and stops dead. The remarkable thing is that it only took us about 30 seconds to recover! Ralph DiMattia Shamrock Sensation What is the funniest story you can tell about another crew member? I’ve been sailing with my son RJ for about 30 years and we always have a good time. During one of the races at Block Island Race Week, Jimmy Corbett was working both the jib and the mainsail. He was stretched on the two sides of the boat. It was hysterical! My son was watching and yells, “Get the main in quicker!” The whole crew had a good laugh about it.

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