C&C 30 Flying Jenny won the last race of Quantum Key West Race Week by inches to take second place for the series. After 11 races Sandy Askew’s Flying Jenny was 2 points behind Kip Meadow’s Roxanne. They were match racing up the first windward leg and were able to break away to round second at the first mark. It was neck and neck with Don’t Panic all the way to the end and they fought hard to win the final race.
Tim Healy and John Mollicone on New England Ropes consistently worked their way through the J/70 fleet to finish ahead of Calvi Network to win the regatta. The real story is that Marty Kullman and New Wave went into the day 6 points behind Calvi Network and ended in a tie for second place with Calvi Network. Because New Wave has more firsts than Calvi Network, they win the tie breaker to take second place for the week with Calvi Network third. Brian Keane with Savaana finished fourth overall and current world champions Joel Ronning was fifth for the series.
Congratulations to all the sailors, race committee, race organizers and volunteers for an awesome week.
The first C&C 30 around the last windward mark of Quantum Key West Race Week is Don’t Panic followed by Flying Jenny and Anema & Core.
First J/70 is Cloud Nine followed by Pied Piper, Gonzo, Savasana, Hoss, Black River Racing, Hedgehog. Hot Mess and Catapult. New Wave rounded 10th closely followed by Calvi Network, New England Ropes and Relative Obscurity. It’s tight out here.
The first J/70 through the leeward gate was Cloud Nine followed by Hedgehog, Pied Piper, Gonzo, Hoss, Savasana, Hot Mess, Relative Obscurity, Catapult and Black River Racing. Calvi Network is in 11th with New Wave just behind him and New England Ropes in 16th
The first J/70 around the mark is Hot Mess followed by Pied Piper, Cloud Nine, Hedgehog, Gonzo and Hoss. Seventh Around the mark is Savasana, followed by Calvi Network, Relative Obscurity, and Black River Racing. New England Ropes rounded 17th so it is Race on
The C&C 30’s are rounding the first leeward gate is Don’t Panic followed by Roxanne and Flying Jenny
C&C 30 Extreme 2 has won the regatta by such a large margin that they did not have to sail today. The race for second is between Roxanne with 31 overall points and Flying JENNY with 33 points. They were definitely match racing at the start and headed to the right side of the course.
Tim Healy on New England Ropes is leading the J/70 class with 50 points and Calvi Network is in second with 59 points and New Wave is third with 65 points.
We will report the top mark roundings; standing by on 72
Race Commette is o station and posted Course 4 at a direction of 185 degrees with 1.3 nm windward leg for the C&C 30 class and 1.1 nm for the J/70 class. The wind speed is 6 to 7 knots.
Tim Healy with John Mollicone on New England Ropes in winning the J/70 Class with 50 points. The previous leader, Carlo Alberini on Calvi Network had a 22nd in Race 11 and is in second place with 59 points. Close behind in third place is Marty Kullman on New Wave with 65 points and Brian Keane on Savasanais in fourth with 79 points. world Champion Joel Ronning on Catapult has 81 points and Peter Duncan with Relative Obscurity has 85 points. There is 1 race for tomorrow and the competition in the J/70 class is so stiff that there are no guarantees so stay tuned!!
Dan Cheresh and Extreme 2 has locked up first place for the C&C 30’s but it is very close between Kip Meadow’s Roxanne with 31 points and Sandy Askew’s Flying Jenny with 33 points.
We have discovered the only thing so far to stop the unbeatable Extreme2; hooking a lobster pot. On the second windward beat, she hooked a pot and it took a few minutes to free the pot and get back on Course to only loose 2 places.
Extreme 2 and Anema & Core were over early at the C&C 30 start.
Wild Child, Zombie, Bazinga!, Sparkle and Chinook were over early on the J/70 start
Don’t Panic was around the windward mark first followed by Extreme 2 and Anema & Core.
Hoss rounded the J/70 windward mark first followed by New Wave, Mascalzone Latino, Gonzo and Savasana. Sixth around the top mark was New England Ropes, then Joint Custody, Emperia, Pied Piper, Hooligan and JElvis 7*.
Jenn Wulff drove J/70. Joint Custody to win Race 10 followed by JElvis 7*. Cloud Nine was third.
Extreme 2 won in the C&C 30 class with Flying Jenny second and Roxanne third.
Race 11 is set to go and it’s course 4 with 145 degrees and the windward leg for the C&C 30 is 1.3 nm and 1.1 for the J/70’s