Trieste: “Banco Espirito Santo” with Russell Coutts on tactics and boat owner, Patrick De Barros, at the helm, won the Trieste leg of the RC44 Circuit.
For almost all the regattas the crew wore Bistrow T-shirts and Hissar Bermuda shorts for the light wind and warm temperature conditions which characterised the days of the competition in the Gulf of Trieste; only on the penultimate day did the crew don the RC44 oilskin with both the Long John and the RC Spray Top against the fresher Bora winds which began blowing at around the 20 knot mark, and finally provided conditions for some spectacular trials.
Currently, Banco Espirito Santo is lying in second place in the overall rankings. The final event in the RC 44 Championship Tour will be held at Puerto Calero from 10th -14th December.
SLAM official supplier at the Abersoch Keelboat Week: the SLAM store will be open everyday at SCYC, Abersoch.
In August 2014, Chicago Yacht Club hosts the 22nd annual Verve Cup Offshore Regatta. The event features a three-day offshore regatta, as well as a one day Distance Race. As one of the largest course-racing regattas in North America, Verve Cup has developed as a world-class event, attracting national and international sailing competitors. This three-day event attracts over 175 yachts to the beautiful Chicago lakefront. Participating yachts range in size from 25 feet up to 80 feet in length, and carry crew from 4 to 20 persons. During the regatta, Chicago Yacht Club will welcome over 2,500 racers, spouses and guests at their Monroe harbor clubhouse. These participants are treated to three days of top quality racing, followed by food, entertainment and camaraderie.
Competitors participate in multiple races, and boats sail either with a rating handicap or a one design so that boats of different size and character can compete against one another in one of the 18 plus racing sections. Overall prizes are awarded to the top finishers in each section, with one offshore boat winning the perpetual Verve Cup Trophy. The Verve Cup trophy dates from 1893 and is Chicago Yacht Club’s oldest trophy. Overall prizes are awarded for each class of boat. The winners of the distance race are awarded the 8 Mile Buoy Trophy.
Merchandise, such as t-shirts, are available for sale to all competitors, spouses and guests.
CHICAGO (August 10, 2014) — Convergence, a T10 skippered by Chicago Yacht Club Member Don Wilson, won the overall Verve Cup Trophy and was also named T10 North American Champion today at the conclusion of the 22nd annual Verve Cup Offshore Regatta hosted by the Chicago Yacht Club.
This year’s Verve Cup, which features a three-day offshore course race from Friday through Sunday and a one-day distance race on Saturday, included 12 racing sections as well as the Beneteau 40.7 North American Championship and the Tartan Ten North American Championship.
In addition to the Cup and the North American Championship, Convergence also received recognition for having the most family members on a crew. Wilson sailed with his daughter who is 12, cousin who is 13, sister and brother in law. Wilson bought his first T10 in 1991, but hasn’t sailed his boat much in the last five years. The T10 North American Championship brought them out for the competition.
“The boat had been waiting in the warehouse for the next North American Championship,” Wilson said. “This weekend was awesome. If conditions were like this all year round in Chicago, there would be no room in the city.”
Sailing conditions were indeed ideal throughout the weekend. On the final day of sailing on Sunday, temperatures were in the upper 70s with winds out of the ENE at 7-11 knots. Both circles completed a total of nine races throughout the weekend, with Circle A completing three races and Circle B completing two today.
“A lot of the sailors have said that this is the best weather we’ve had for a regatta in quite a while,” said Verve Cup Chairman Martin Sandoval. “The Race Committee did a great job on the water cycling through the sequences to get racers started. They worked very efficiently on the water.”
CYC Member Sandy Curtiss, skipper of Rocking Horse, won the J105 section with his crew, which included his two sons, Alex and Will.
“Sailing in the race today with my two sons was pretty special,” Curtiss said. “I haven’t sailed with them in quite a while, so it felt good to have them with the crew in place.”
“We had fun. We did our job,” said Rocking Horse crewmember Ted Towey. “I’d emphasize how much fun we had. We all get along extremely well, so it was good humor and hard work out on the water this weekend.”
LaTempete, skippered by Tom Weber, won the Beneteau 40.7 North American Championship and commented: “It was a great weekend. The weather was fantastic. We have a very competitive fleet. It’s always good to win a regatta in our fleet because we are competing against some very good sailors.”
Congratulations to all Verve Cup racers. First-place awards to each of the 12 racing sections:
· Beneteau 36.7: Fog, skippered by Charlie Wurtzebach and Mike Bird, Chicago Yacht Club
· J105: Rocking Horse, skippered by Sandy Curtiss, Chicago Yacht Club
· J109: Northstar, skippered by David Gustman, Chicago Yacht Club
· J111: Kashmir, skippered by Karl Brummel, Chicago Yacht Club
· Beneteau 40.7: LaTempete, skippered by Tom Weber, Midwest Open Racing Fleet
· Farr 40: Inferno, skippered by Philip Dowd, Chicago Yacht Club
· ORR 1: Sin Duda!, skippered by Lindsey Duda, Chicago Yacht Club
· ORR 2: Eagle, skippered by Shawn O’Neill, Chicago Yacht Club
· ORR 3: Falcon, skippered by Edwin Bayer, Detroit Yacht Club
· ORR Distance Race 1, Jahazi, skippered by Frank Giampoli, Midwest Open Racing Fleet
· ORR Distance Race 2, Providence, skippered by CYC Vice Commodore Greg Miarecki and Jerry Miarecki, Chicago Yacht Club
Complete results for all Verve Cup sections are available here and results for the T10 NAC are posted here.
The 2014 Verve Cup is co-sponsored by Audi and SLAM, and supported by Boston Beer, Karma Yacht Sales, Mount Gay Rum and West Marine. A special thank you to Chris Bedford, chief meteorologist at Sailing Weather Service, who provided daily weather forecasts.
Mark your calendar for the 23rd annual Verve Cup Offshore on August 7-9, 2015.
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Azzurra claim 3rd place at the Barclays 52 Super Series, Copa Del Rey!
A fantastic win for Team Ireland in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup!
25 IRL3939 Antix Ker 39 Anthony O'Leary
26 USA61253 Catapult Ker 40 Marc Glimcher 1.210
27 GBR2215L Quokka 8 Grand Soleil 43 Michael Boyd & Niall Dowling
450th babysailors at the "Trofeo Optimist Italia Kinder + Sport" in Tuscany, Italy. SLAM is official supplier.
SLAM wear Vassileia Carachaliou, Greek Laser Radial Woman , 1st European and 3rd world Champion in Laser Radial Clas. Welcome onboard!
Sweden, Marstrand: Nice win of STENA MATCH CUP 2014 on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour for SLAM sailor Björn Hansen and Hansen Sailing Team
Shanghai, China, (5-6 July) CMGE - KRT Team wins the “la Taihu Lake” regatta on board of the Soto 27 . SLAM together!
Cork – July 5-11 : we are clothing sponsors of the Volvo Cork week 2014 , the race organized by the ROYAL CORK YACHT CLUB, the most ancient (1720) and prestigious Yacht club in the world.
More than this, we also have a stand for sale.
Northern Light 3rd at the Euorpeans ORC
SLAM Spring Summer 2015 Global Sales Meeting
We are prouds to announce that we have a new dealer in Dresden /Sachsen / Saxony – co called SLAM SACHSEN.
He is located outside the city at an old shipyard.
Remembering Valentin Mankin
SLAM at the Trofeo Boeris. The seventh edition of the biennial regatta created in 2003 that has become a fixture on the sporting calendars of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and the Yacht Club Poltu Quatu. The event was designed and promoted by the Boeris family as a way of remembering the late Alessandro Boeris Clemen through a day dedicated as much to the regatta as to a gathering of friends and sailing enthusiasts in Porto Cervo. The event is open to all sailing boats, both monohull and multihull, over 7.32 metres in length.
SLAM UK is the official clothing partner for the IMOCA New York to Barcelona 2014 race. The start of the transatlantic race itself will be off North Cove Marina on Sunday 1st June. Competitors will sail pass the Statue of Liberty before exiting New York Harbour.
The 3700 mile course crosses the North Atlantic, passing through the Strait of Gibraltar and into the Mediterranean, where crews will have to negotiate a tactical 525 miles along the Spanish coast before reaching the finish.