Day 1 R3 has begun.Update: R3 finished with Southwestern Yacht Club in 1st, Newport Harbor Yacht Club in 2nd and San Diego Yacht Club in 3rd.
Posted by Lipton Cup on Friday, October 26, 2018
Prior to the Hobie Cat, invented by well-known surfboard maker Hobie Alter, sailing was for the elite. It was a sport reserved for members of yacht clubs who had the mega bucks it took to buy a big boat.
But Alter’s design — the Hobie Cat 14, a small catamaran sailboat that became known as “the people’s boat” — changed the world of sailing when it was unveiled 50 years ago.
“It was a very revolutionary idea, hugely successful,” said Paul Holmes, who wrote the book “Hobie: Master of Water, Wind and Waves.” “(Sailing) was a rich guy’s thing. The Hobie Cat changed everything.”
October 20-21, 2018 Long Beach, CA
Cagliari, Italy (October 13, 2018) – All it took was one last, wild ride on Saturday, the final day of competition at the 2018 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Yacht Club Cagliari, to give the International Melges 20 Class Association its second-ever, double, back-to-back World Champion – Drew Freides’ PACIFIC YANKEE. His magic combination team of tactician Morgan Reeser and crew Charlie Smythe came from third to finish first overall, crowning them supreme for a second year in a row.
TOP FIVE RESULTS (FINAL – After Seven Races, One Discard)
1.) (USA) Drew Freides, PACIFIC YANKEE; 1-4--11-4-1-1 = 22
2.) (ITA) Filippo Pacinotti, BRONTOLO; 4-8-1-1--3-6 = 23
3.) (RUS) Igor Rytov, RUSSIAN BOGATYRS; 7--6-4/SCP-1-2-5 = 25
4.) (RUS) Alexander Mikhaylik, ALEX TEAM; -7-4-4-8-2 = 32
5.) (RUS) Vladimir Prosikhin, NIKA; 2-5-10-8--6-4 = 35
They did it twice in a row: Drew Freides's Pacific Yankee (Morgan Reeser and Charlie Smythe) is the 2018 Melges 20 World Champion. Let's discover their emotions immediatly after the dock in.#hellyhansen #garmin #lavazza #northsails #rigonidiasiago #oneoceanfonudation #tirrenia #moby #toremar #harken #melges #melgeseurope Zerogradinord
Posted by Melges 20 on Saturday, October 13, 2018