Div 1 – Race 9 & 10 Photo highlights

Two great races were completed today in plenty of breeze. When the breeze hits 20+, boat handling, tactics and flawless execution make a statement.  They make it look easy! Each person has a role, and tasks must be completed in synch  – think of a perfect symphony or just rockin’ fast, there is a lot of practice and hard work that go into winning the series. The light air days fade away when the end of Quantum Key West Race Week wraps up  with incredible conditions. Here are just a few of the photos from Division 1 Signal Boat.

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Congratulations to all!

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Division 1 Race Committee – PRO Ken Legler, Don Behrens, Ellyn Osmond

Maxi Class

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Numbers and Bella Mente just after the start of race 10

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Shockwave heading toward the finish of race 10

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Numbers posted 2 seconds, and were edged out of the overall win by 2 points following today’s racing.

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Bella Mente under full power – posting two first-place finishes in races 9 & 10.

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Jerry Kirby, bowman on Bella Mente

Melges 32 Class

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Melges 32 class starting race 10. All boats were on the line. Goombay Smash and Hedgehog were OCS at the start.

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Melges 32 Volpe at the start of Race 10

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Delta (USA 1215) on the final upwind leg of race 10. Delta won race 10, Argo and Goombay Smash finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.

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Hedgehog posted 2 fourth place finishes, and won overall in the Melges 32 class.

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Hedgehog crossing the final finish line in race 10.

IRC 2 Class

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The Swan 42s Impetuous (left) and Better Than in race 10.

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Otra Vez posted a 2, 3 today, finishing in second place in the IRC 2 class behind Tonnerre 4

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The J/125 Hamachi heading for the finish of race 10

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Hamachi and True in a “sprit to sprit” heading to the finish.

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Tonnerre 4 heading toward the overall win in the IRC 2 class in race 10

GC 32 Class

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ARMIN STROM posted a 1, 2 today edging out ZouLou by just one point. The GC 32s were amazing to watch. The boats are extremely physical!

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Argo (USA 128) and ZouLou (FRA007) rounding the bottom gate in race 9. Argo withdrew from race 10 due to a mechanical issue.

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ZouLou and ARMIN STROM at the start of race 10.

 

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The ARMIN STROM Sailing team – would love to know what they do to train for this type of sailing!