Wednesday Night - Marion Bermuda Race & Super Yacht
Wednesday Night Sailing Action
Wednesday Night Sailing
Twenty-seven boats went to the start line for Race Day six of the 2017 Wednesday Night Sailing Series.
Cross Fire crossed the line first with a time of 44:42 and with their corrected time of 49:02 saw them finish 6th on the night.
Roberta was the second boat to cross the line clocking a time of 45:56, with their corrected time of 50:57 saw them finish 9th on the night. The third boat to cross the line on the night was Cyclone clocking 47:51 and with their corrected time of 49:30 saw them finish 7th on the night.
Solna II with their corrected time of 47:35 saw them finish 1st on the night after crossing the line in 56:56, Airforce was second on the night with a corrected time of 47:37 and Blitz rounded out the top three finishers on the night with a corrected time of 47:54.
Wednesday Night Sailing Series Race Day 6
47:35 Solna II 47:37 Airforce 47:54 Blitz 48:19 Smokin 48:58 Mayhem 49:02 Crossfire 49:30 Cyclone 49:42 Yabsta 50:57 Roberta 51:15 New Wave 51:20 Vixen 52:08 Passion 52:12 Thrash 52:23 Siren 53:03 Shogun 53:05 Back in Black 53:05 Gumpshon 53:10 Solaise 54:09 Markel 59:27 Chequemate 56:01 Fram 56:37 Ripple 58:45 Posh 1:09:28 Erin 1:18:29 Dark Star DNF Nasty Medicine DNF Peppercorn
Marion Bermuda Race
‘Jambi’, a new Hinckley Bermuda 50 skippered by John Levinson crossed the finish line off St. David’s Lighthouse at 12:47:00 to take line honors in the 40th Anniversary Marion Bermuda Race. ‘Jambi’ had an unofficial elapsed time of 4 days 23 hours 36 minutes 11 seconds.
Levinson said he has done the trip six or seven times and the entire crew had done many Bermuda Races, too. This was the first for his new Bermuda 50 to leave the US. ‘Jambi’ was a “wind machine,” he said, “outstanding, flawless.”
“There was no wind for most of the race.” He said. “The beginning and the end were fantastic” with good wind then. “Total calm and then nice wind, total calm, nice wind… not rough weather.”
“ We saw a lot of boats every day,” a crewmate chimed in. “The race started over again every day.”
“The best thing on the race,” Levinson said, “was moving ahead at night because it happened a bunch of times. Boats would catch up during the day then we would do it again. We worked hard at night.”
‘Lady Georgina’ finished second at 13:09:48 with an elapsed time of 5 days 14 minutes 48 seconds or 120 hours 14 minutes 48 Seconds.
2017 America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta
The 2017 America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta got underway off the East End of the Island.
Six boats went to the start line for the racing in the J Class, with Lionheart clocking a time of 1:29:10 , they finished first overall with a corrected time of 1:30.04, finishing second with a corrected time of 1:32.03 was Ranger who clocked a time of 1:30.36 and finishing third was Svea with a corrected time 1:32.53.