S2 7.9 Team Take Top Honors at NOOD:
St. Petersburg, FL (February 14, 2016) – Beautiful weather and competitive racing rounded out the final day of the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta. Sailors hit the bay waters to duke it out for the overall winner title and a trip to the British Virgin Islands to compete in the Helly Hansen NOOD Championship Regatta, hosted by Sunsail. Skipper John Spierling and his crew aboard the S2 7.9 “Rebel” won their fleet, and the competitiveness of their endeavors earned them the top prize.
The team travelled from Michigan to St. Petersburg to compete against other S2 7.9 boats in the warmer weather Florida has to offer. Nearly all 8 boats in the fleet hailed from colder climates. …
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – S2 7.9 Team Take Top Honors at NOOD, Editor
Swedes and Kids top Melges 32 Gold Cup:
Ft Lauderdale, FL (February 14, 2016) – The final day of the 2016 Melges 32 Gold Cup hosted by the Lauderdale Yacht Club (LYC) produced three final races to complete the scheduled eight-part series.
Richard Goransson and his Inga From Sweden team have won the Gold Cup, his second win in the Melges 32 Class. His team included tactician Vasco Vascotto and crew members Federico Michetti, Giovanni Cassinari, Cesare Bozzetti, Marco Carpinello, Gosse de Boer and Alastair Gair.
“It was a fantastic day. This feels great and we’ve been at this for some time, so this is really wonderful,” said a very happy Goransson post racing. “As a team we feel great …
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Swedes and Kids top Melges 32 Gold Cup, Editor