Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fleet 13 Members Win Windy City Team Race, Qualify for Hinman

Team "Fair and Balanced" had a great weekend of Vanguard 15 Team Racing in the first annual Windy City Team Race hosted by Chicago Corinthinan Yacht Club. The win qualifies the team for the 2009 Hinman Trophy, US Team Race National Championship. The team was comprised of 505 Fleet 13 Sailors JB Turney, Ned Turney, and Craig Thompson. Sailing with them were Megan Bartley, Colleen Cozzens, and Jamie Shepherd.

It was a fantastic weekend for racing. Saturday was 5-10 kts out of the ESE which was perfect team racing conditions. The chop from the powerboats and refraction off the seawall made the conditions tricky. Sunday was an amazing day; perhaps not ideal team racing conditions but certainly a test to endurance and heavy air boathandling. The breeze was 15-25 kts with gusts that had to be close to 30.

I will post some pictures of Sunday's racing when they become availible. Here are a few from Saturday courtesy of Louis Parks:

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