Dear UK Racers, Customers & Friends,
UK Sailmakers |Northeast would like to congratulate the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, the Boston Yacht Club and the Storm Trysail Club for hosting two great sailing events. We often overlook the planning and preparation that goes into hosting an ocean race and a week of racing with terrific shoreside fun. There are many volunteers for each event and UK Sailmakers thanks all involved for your time and effort!
UK|NE would like to recognize some exceptional results of its sailors. At Block Island Race Week presented by Margaritaville, Chris Lewis’ Kenai had an extraordinary week in the J/44 Class, posting bullets in all seven races. June and Amanda Kendrick on Palantir 5 took second place overall in the J/44 Class. The J/44 Class has been racing with new spinnakers designed by UK Sailmakers in a modernized configuration including a bowsprit conversion.
The Marblehead to Halifax Race also had notable results for UK|NE racers. Christopher Dragon performed well in the ORR-5 Class by taking a first in class and second overall in the entire ORR division. Andrew Weiss and his team are working hard for a repeat performance for the Northern Ocean Racing Trophy. Once again, Chris Lewis’ Kenai was on the podium, taking second in the ORR-4 Class. Kurt Locher’s Atalanta took second in class as well as second overall in the PHRF division.
Congrats to all UK Racers and their crews for participating in these great sailing events!
Kevin Crouchley, General Manager
UK Sailmakers | Northeast, Port Chester, NY
Correction: The Editor’s note for “Cole & Cat Crush the 1-2!” in our August edition (windcheckmagazine.com/article/cole-cat-crush-the-1-2/) contains a factual error. Cole Brauer and Catherine Chimney made yachting history in June as the first women to record the fastest elapsed times in both the singlehanded first leg and doublehanded second leg of this year’s Bermuda One-Two Yacht Race and are indeed the overall winners of this biennial “sprint” from Newport, Rhode Island to the Onion Patch and back. Sailing the Class40 First Light, these Long Island sailors were narrowly edged out of a first in fleet finish on Leg 2 by Young American, a J/105 sailed by Peter Becker and Adrien Blanc, who finished a few clicks ahead on corrected time. The offending fact-checker has been sacked.