Trey Sheehan and Hooligan Racing have won the 2019 T-10 North American Championship in commanding fashion with 27 points over 10 races! Second place Greg Kinney and Nick Ward on Proper Villain moved up to second place on the final day with a 3rd and 1st to finish with 44 points. Scott Irwin and Team I-Ball rounded out the podium with 48 points. Hanson Bratton and TAZ finished strong with two 2nd place finishes on the final day to move into 4th place with 57 points and Brian Kaczor and Erica finished out the top 5 with 61 points. Congratulations to all the racers!
T-10 NAC Day 3 - Hooligan Racing dominates the day with 3 bullets and seven points separates 2nd from 4th. And look out for TAZ who moved up aggressively in the fleet with a 3-2-2 for the day.
Update from James Keane on Nuts: Day 3 of T-Ten NA’s featured perfect conditions of 12-17 knots and 2-4 foot seas. Race management was excellent yet again and we were able to get three great races off in quick succession. Tight racing once again led to some hairy weather marks, especially so for anyone coming in from the left side. Hooligan went 1-1-1, out hiking the fleet and leaving the rest of us as mere witnesses.
Race Four began with a T-Ten class rule abandonment due to a sustained 30 degree shift, with Liquor Box being among the unfortunate leaders at the time. With the wind filling in from the west at 12-15, the restart saw even speed across the course with nearly all competitors trying for the same spot at the weather mark. Team I-Ball and Proper Villain fought it out for 1-2 with somewhat aggressive play on the final downwind.
Race 5 had similar conditions with Troll and Bear benefitting from a right shift on the first leg. Hooligan and I-Ball outworked the competition, playing the shifts up the second beat to find their way into the top 3.
Day 1 racing of the 2019 T-10 North American Championship is complete. Hooligan is in first place with 10 points, Team IBall in second with 12 points and Perfect and Cracker tied for 3rd with 13 points. Three different boats took bullets on the day and Chicago favorite Erica finished up with two 2nd place finishes to tie for 4th with Proper Villain.
Here is the on-the-water report from James Keane on Nuts: Race 1 saw a heavily favored pin and a long port tack to the first weather mark, with breeze in the 5-7 range out of the east. Nuts rounded mark 1 in first, with Proper Villain and Team I-Ball right behind. Hooligan and Cracker found a left shift on the second beat and made big gains.
Race 2 saw increasing wind, building to 10-15. After 1 general recall Mr. Colling showed he meant business, with the subsequent U-flag start claiming one unfortunate victim (OnePass). The wind continued to veer left, with Perfect and Diamond girl battling for the lead.
Race 3 had the velocity hold and oscillating breeze. The first 4-5 boats got around the weather mark clean, and built a big separation from the rest of the fleet. The the rest of the fleet arrived to the party all at the same time, causing a massive pileup at the top mark.
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The 2019 T-10 North American Championships are less than 2 weeks away and we're hoping that you're as excited as we are! There are currently 28 boats signed up to race and we would love to add to that number. The regatta entry deadline is August 12, 2019.
Race organizers have posted NOR Amendment #1 on the yachtscoring.com website. This amendment covers NAC regulations regarding class membership requirements and participants having raced in a qualifying series.
Regatta participants are urged to review the Event Document Checklist on the yachtscoring.com website under Documents & Forms. Don't wait for the last minute to make sure you have everything needed to participate.
Class Measurer Steve Gregory is weighing boats at Riverfront on Friday, August 9th in the afternoon. Call or text him to schedule an appointment: 216-571-1732. Chicago Fleet Measurer Michael Platzke will be weighing NAC-bound boats after Verve Cup racing on Sunday, August 11th at Belmont Harbor. Call or text him to schedule an appointment: 630-853-2950. There will be no boat weighing at Mentor.
Regatta Chair Karen Sackett Rampe politely requests that you respond to her logistics email sent to planned participants earlier this week, particularly if you are an out-of-town boat. She will also be reaching out to collect the perpetual trophies. So if you have one of these trophies, please let her know. Karen can be reached at Karensackettemail@example.com or 440-479-0132.
The organizers of the 2019 T-10 North American Championship have posted NOR Amendment #1 on the yachtscoring.com page. This amendment modifies the T-10 NAC Regulations regarding class membership prior to the NAC and required participation in a qualifying series.
Fog seems to be the common factor in the 2019 T-10 Class Sanctioned Regattas in Detroit, Chicago and Cleveland. At the 2019 Cleveland Race Week, which serves as the Lake Erie T-10 Regional Championship, Trey Sheehan and his crew on Hooligan: Flat Stanley Racing managed 4 bullets in 6 races, plus a 2nd and 3rd to dominate the racing. Scott Irwin and Team IBall were second and Perfect Villain took third. Congrats to all the racers!
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Despite choppy waves, Cleveland Race Week sailors headed out on Lake Erie to kick off a week-long competition and celebration of Cleveland sailing.
Cleveland’s largest sailing regatta is approaching its 40th anniversary and operates out of Edgewater Yacht Club. More than 300 boats will participate in the races this week. Another 300 will participate in Youth Day on Wednesday. Junior sailors are eight to 18 years old. The oldest sailors reach 80 years old.
The regatta overlaps with remembrance events for the 50th anniversary of the historic Cuyahoga River fire, which took place on June 22, 1969.
Day 3 brought us heavy fog and minimal breeze. November over Alpha has been displayed. Congratulations to Hooligan: Flat Stanley Racing on a well sailed event. The competition was strong this weekend and all of the competitors are looking forward to NACs at Mentor Harbor Yacht Club in August.
Going into the day everyone was wondering if we’d see the big gusts and thunderstorms that were predicted. Instead we saw 10-14 out of the SSW which means beautiful flat seas here in Cleveland. Race Committee was on the shifts, as were the leaders. Hooligan holding strong with a 1, 1, 2, Team I-Ball came in with 2, 2, 4 and Proper Villain 4, 3, 1. Tomorrow’s racing will be very competitive as the leaders look to claim the title of Lake Erie Champion.
Cleveland Race Week Update from Suzie Florence Zach...
20 T10s were on the line for the start of the Lake Erie Championship at Cleveland Race Week. Breeze was predicted to be big but settled down to a shifty 8-14 out of the west with 4 ft choppy seas. Team I-Ball is leading the fleet with 7 points after 3 races. Nuts in 2nd with 10 points and Proper Villain in 3rd with 11 points. The rest of the fleet is nipping at their heels. Looking forward to 2 more days of competitive racing.
Editor's note: it looks like Hooligan: Team Flat Stanley Racing managed bullets in race 1 and 3, coupled with an OCS for race 2 that has them looking up at the leaders. It will be fun to see if Trey Sheehan and his team can battle back to the top of the standings!
Editor’s Note 2: Hooligan was granted redress and is now in 1st place at the end of day 1!