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Key West 2010, presented by Nautica

Scratch Sheet,  January 18, 2010

 

Division 1 (IRC 1, Farr 40, IRC 2, Melges 32)

Division 2 (Melges 24, J/105, J/80)

Division 3 (Multihulls, PHRF 1 - 3)

Comments from the Race Chairman, Peter Craig

Event Gear from SLAM

DIVISION 1 ( 49 BOATS)

1A     IRC 1          
MODEL LOA

TCC

Sail Boat Name Entrant Homeport Helmsman Tactician
Wally 82 82 1.639 888 Highland Fling XI Irvine Laidlaw Monaco. MON Irvine Laidlaw Peter Isler
R/P 69 69 1.538 45 Bella Mente Hap Fauth Newport, RI Hap Fauth Kelvin Harrup
TP52 52 1.367 5206 Interlodge Austin Fragomen New York, NY Austin Fragomen Bill Lynn
JV52 52 1.365 38008 Anema & Core Ennio Staffini Annapolis, MD Ennio Staffini Mark Ploch
TP52 52 1.365 61300 Decision Stephen Murray New Orleans, LA Stephen Murray John Lovell
S. Cross 52 52 1.365 84248 Vela Veloce Richard Oland Saint John, CAN David Flynn Brian Ledbetter
1B     Farr 40          
MODEL LOA BOW Sail Boat Name Entrant Homeport Helmsman Tactician
Farr 40 40 12 50955 Barking Mad James Richardson Newport, RI James Richardson Terry Hutchinson
13 Boats 40 03 69 Charisma Nico Poons Monaco Nico Poons Jesper Radich
40 10 40091 Enfant Terrible Alberto Rossi Ancona, ITA Alberto Rossi Pietro D'Ali
  40 13 60002 Flash Gordon Helmut Jahn Chicago, IL Helmut Jahn Bill Hardesty
  40 02 2 Goombay Smash William Douglass Newport, RI William Douglass Ian Walker
  40 08 7289 Groovederci John Demourkas Santa Barbara, CA John Demourkas Cameron Appleton
40 06 1805 Joe Fly Giovanni Maspero Rome, ITA Giovanni Maspero Francesco Bruni
  40 07 7 Nanoq HRH Crown Prince Frederik Copenhagen, DEN HRH Crown Prince Frederik Bouwe Bekking
40 09 1972 Nerone Massimo Mezzaroma YC Punta Ala, ITA Massimo Mezzaroma Vasco Vascotto
  40 14 60059 Plenty Alex Roepers New York, NY Alex Roepers Tony Rey
  40 11 50751 Spaceman Spiff Robert Ruhlman Cleveland, OH Robert Ruhlman Ryan Ruhlman
  40 04 40 Struntje Light Wolfgang Schaefer Kiel, GER Wolfgang Schaefer Jes Gram Hansen
40 05 5 Vincere Grant Hood PCYC, CAN Grant Hood Andy Horton
                 
1C     IRC 2          
MODEL LOA

TCC

Sail Boat Name Entrant Homeport Helmsman Tactician
Mills 43 43 1.182 60432 Cool Breeze John Cooper Cane Hill, MO John Cooper Billy Liberty
Swan 42 42 1.180 18 Better Than Gosia Rojek Newport, RI Gosia Rojek Britt Hughes
Swan 42 42 1.175 4240 Vitesse Jon Halbert Dallas, TX Jon Halbert Mark Foster
Summit 40 40 1.122 52915 White Heat Mike Williamson Newport, RI Mike Williamson Simon Shaw
Summit 40 40 1.118 52956 Hot Ticket Jim Hightower Houston, TX Mike McGaugh Paul Parsons
J/44 44 1.098 49 Gold Digger Jim Bishop Jamestown, RI Jim Bishop Jim Bishop, Jr.
J/122 40 1.094 52939 Teamwork Robin Team Beaufort, NC Robin Team Jonathan Bartlett
J/122 40 1.093 60003 Pugwash David Murphy Newport, RI David Murphy Larry Leonard
                 
1D     Melges 32          
MODEL LOA BOW Sail Boat Name Entrant Homeport Helmsman Tactician
Melges 32 32 36 211 Arethusa Phil Lotz Newport, RI Wendy Lotz Richard Clarke
22 Boats 32 22 128 Argo Jason Carroll New York, NY Jason Carroll John Baxter
  32 29 184 Bronco Michael Dominguez Newport, RI Michael Dominguez Thomas Burnham
  32 39 186 Calvi Network Carlo Alberini Pesaro, ITA Carlo Alberini Gabriele Benussi
  32 35 208 Celeritas Malcolm Gefter Newport, RI Dan Holloway Tim Healy
  32 25 151 Dark N'Stormy Edward Tillinghast Newport, RI Edward Tillinghast Charles Enright
  32 37 212 Fantastika Lanfranco Cirillo Torri del Benac, ITA Lanfranco Cirillo Michele Paoletti
  32 21 126 Flat Stanley Sheehan/McSweeney Cleveland, OH Terry McSweeney Seadon Wijsen
  32 30 201 Heartbreaker Robert Hughes Macatawa Bay, MI Robert Hughes Charlie Ogletree
  32 26 153 Lake Effect Robert Hesse Youngstown, NY Robert Hesse Jud Smith
  32 27 174 Leenabarca Alex Jackson Riverside, CT Alex Jackson Steve Benjamin
  32 23 131 New Wave Michael Carroll Clearwater, FL Marty Kullman Scott Nixon
  32 41 1315 Ninkasi John Taylor Big Sky, MT John Taylor Anthony Kotoun
32 34 206 Ramrod Rodrick Jabin Annapolis,, MD Rodrick Jabin Gavin Brady
32 38 700 Red Joe Woods Torquay, UK Joe Woods Paul Goodison
32 42 13131 Samba Pa Ti John Kilroy, Jr. Malibu, CA John Kilroy, Jr. Stu Bannatyne
32 28 178 Shakedown Geoffrey Pierini Perth Amboy, NJ Geoffrey Pierini Chris Larson
32 32 32 Star Jeff Ecklund Ft Lauderdale, FL Jeff Ecklund Harry Melges
32 43 84845 Team Barbarians Stuart Simpson Torbay, GBR Stuart Simpson Nigel Young
32 31 202 Teasing Machine Jean Francois Cruette La Rochelle, FRA Jean Francois Cruette Christian Pontieux
  32 24 139 Vanpire32 Dan van Heeckeren Gates Mills, OH Dan van Heeckeren Wim van Heeckeren
  32 33 203 Yasha Samurai Yukihiro Ishida Tokyo, JPN Yukihiro Ishida Charlie McKee
                 

DIVISION 2 ( 54 BOATS )

2A     Melges 24          
MODEL LOA BOW Sail Boat Name Entrant Homeport Helmsman Tactician
Melges 24 24 50 400 Baghdad Kristian Nergaard Oslo, NOR Kristian Nergaard Espen Stokkeland
21 Boats 24 65 786 Battle Rhythm Guy Mossman Charleston, SC Guy Mossman Mike Buckley
  24 64 782 Blu Moon Franco Rossini Lugano, SUI Flavio Favini Tiziano Nava
  24 56 619 Convexity Donald Wilson Chicago, IL Donald Wilson Jennifer Wilson
  24 53 566 Entourage Vladimir Kulinichenko Westbrook, CT Vladimir Kulinichenko Brian Malone
  24 59 694 GUL Code Zero Miles Quinton London, GBR Geoff Carveth Katy Lovell
  24 61 740 Hoodlum Racing Paul Hulsey Detroit, MI Paul Hulsey Geoff Kimmel
  24 57 624 Kleine Rainbow Bent Dietrich Hamburg, GER Bent Dietrich Paul Williams
  24 51 500 Knot 2 Scale Bret Newcomb Madison, WI Dierk Polzin Ryan Malmgren
  24 52 556 Lounge Act Loren Colahan Santa Barbara, CA Loren Colahan Jeff Grange
  24 62 747 Monsoon Bruce Ayres Newport Beach, CA Bruce Ayres John Pinckney
  24 49 359 Mustgo David Happ Eastport, MD Keith Musto Nick Maxwell
  24 54 570 Regatta.nu Arne Larssen Gottskar, SWE Carl Sylvan Mats-Ola Andreasson
  24 67 805 Team Windhover Elizabeth Harned Pine Lake, NY Elizabeth Harned Augie Barkow
  24 60 708 Tramp Thomas Ritter Detroit, MI Thomas Ritter Mike Peseski
  24 66 787 UKA UKA Lorenzo Santini Milano, ITA Lorenzo Bressani Jonathan Mckee
  24 68 625 USA 625 Marty Jensen Lake Charlevoix, MI Marty Jensen Scotty Boyer
  24 48 346 Vapour Trail Greg McCliment Detroit, MI Greg McCliment Zac Hernandez
  24 55 587 WTF Alan Field Marina del Rey, CA Alan Field Steve Hunt
  24 63 575 Zetiana Alexis Michas Stonington, CT Alexis Michas  
  24 58 644 Zig Zag 18 Henri Samuel Dinard, FRA Henri Samuel Cedric Pouligny
                 
2B     J/105          
MODEL LOA BOW Sail Boat Name Entrant Homeport Helmsman Tactician
J/105 35 05 320 Absolutely Junius Grimes Charleston, SC Mallory Schoolfield Chris Blundy
14 Boats 35 14 658 Big Booty Patrick Eudy Charleston, SC Patrick Eudy
  35 01 59 Blackhawk Scooter Simmons San Francisco, CA Scooter Simmons Tim Russell
  35 07 370 Creative Destruction James Williams St Louis, MO James Williams  
  35 02 50 Eclipse Damian Emery MSSA, NY Damian Emery George Ryan
  35 10 600 Ghost Ken Colburn Southport, ME Ken Colburn Bob Slattery
  35 06 326 Lucky Dog Travis Weisleder Fishing Bay, VA Travis Weisleder  
  35 03 90 Max Power Gerrit Schulze Cape May, NJ Stefan Schulze Stefan Schulze
  35 11 604 Orangutan Bernard Girod Santa Barbara, CA Bernard Girod  
  35 12 649 Radiance Bill Lakenmacher Houston, TX Bill Lakenmacher Rob Brann
  35 09 523 Savasana Brian Keane Marion, MA Brian Keane Mike Danish
  35 04 286 Solaris Bill Zartler Houston, TX Bill Zartler Chris Lewis
  35 15 25605 Tenacious Edward Palm Grosse Pointe, MI Edward Palm Jeff Jarzombek
  35 13 657 Vixen Christopher Beane Newport, RI Christopher Beane Rachel Allen
                 
2C     J/80          
MODEL LOA BOW Sail Boat Name Entrant Homeport Helmsman Tactician
J/80 26 24 255 Angry Chameleon Kristen Robinson Annapolis, MD Brian Robinson Jesse McKnight
19 Boats 26 20 153 Blind Faith Aaron Galvin Annapolis, MD Aaron Galvin  
  26 22 176 Bob Dylan Michael Sudofsky Marion, MA Michael Sudofsky Steve Lopez
  26 25 258 Claire Randy St James Sarasota, FL Bill Johnsen  
  26 21 156 Emotional Rescue Gary Panariello Annapolis, MD Gary Panariello  
  26 32 1024 Jammy Dodger Neil Martin Hamble, UK Neil Martin Jonathan Sharp
26 30 1002 Juggernaut Michael Zupon Larchmont, NY Ryan Zupon Lincoln White
  26 17 44 Kicks Rose/OSullivan Sebrook, TX Bill Rose Stuart Lindlow
  26 33 1152 Le Tigre Darden/Hillard Ft Worth, TX   Max Skelley
  26 29 1001 Lifted Kerry Klingler Larchmont YC, NY Kerry Klingler  
  26 35 1173 Little Feat Jeff Johnstone Newport, RI Jeff Johnstone Rod Johnstone
  26 27 443 Magic In Motion Jeremy Reynolds Annapolis, MD Jeremy Reynolds Andy Coyne
  26 34 1163 Rascal Will Welles Newport, RI Will Welles  
  26 26 381 Relentless Al Minella Greenwich, CT Al Minella  
  26 19 19 Rumor John Storck, Jr. Hunington, NY John Storck III Katy Storck
  26 31 1004 Shenanigans Shannon & Bill Lockwood Sayreville, NJ Bill Lockwood Jeff Todd
  26 18 60 Stacked Deck Ramzi Bannura Eastport, MD Ramzi Bannura Dan Skinner
  26 28 803 SWE 803 Magnus Tyreman Sweden Magnus Tyreman Jay Lutz
  26 23 182 Willy T Kristen Berry Annapolis, MD Jeff Jordan  

DIVISION 3 (30 BOATS)

MULTIHULLS-  NOR Amendment 1 (pdf) - Dec 20, 2009

3A     Multihulls          
MODEL LOA HDCP Sail Boat Name Entrant Homeport Helmsman Tactician
Corsair 31 30 -12 500 Merlin Bob Harkrider Sarasota, FL    
Corsair 28R 28 21 186 Dealer's Choice Steve Marsh Stuart, FL    
Corsair 28R 28 21 64 Flight Simulator Tom Reese Youngstown, NY Tom Reese Richard Stephens
Corsair 28R 28 21 118 Overdo John Novak Colleyville, TX John Novak  
Sprint 750 24 33 18 Strategery V Cliff Farrah Destin, FL Cliff Farrah  
Sprint 750 24 33 17 Tobiko Tim Britton Peru, VT Tim Britton  
Corsair F-27 27 48 228 Triumphant David Fice Ithaca YC, NY David Fice  

PHRF

3B     PHRF 1          
MODEL LOA HDCP Sail Boat Name Entrant Homeport Helmsman Tactician

J/125

41

-3

51215

Stark Raving Mad

James Madden

Oyster Bay, NY

James Madden

Gary Weisman

1D35

35

36

35037

Revolution

Buckner/Prelle

Houston, TX Fred Prelle Ken Womack

Henderson 30

30

45

109

Wild Ride

Bob Foley

Scituate, MA

Bob Foley

Wiley Crocket

J/120 (CM)

40

48

28920

El Ocaso

Rick Wesslund

Miami, FL

Rick Wesslund

Anson Mulder

Bene 40.7

39

48

51377

Vayu

Ronald Buzil

Chicago, IL Ron Buzil Andrew Kerr

Farr 30

30

54

41

Rhumb Punch

John & Linda Edwards

Solomons. MD John Edwards Clarke McKinney

J/120 (SD)

40

54

83242

Tampa Girl

William Terry

Tampa, FL

William Terry

 

Summit 35

35

54

60351

Act One

Bill Titus

Newport, RI

Charlie Milligan

Bill Titus

Summit 35

35

54

35

Mariner's Cove

Team Royal Cork YC

Cork, IRL    
3C     PHRF 2          
MODEL LOA HDCP Sail Boat Name Entrant Homeport Helmsman Tactician

J/109

35

75

51

Rush

Bill Sweetser

Annapolis, MD

Bill Sweetser

Tom Babel

Cape Fear 38

38

84

53228

Tangent

Gerry Taylor

Annapolis, MD

Gerry Taylor

Cliff Stagg

C&C 37/40 WK

39

84

64337

Creola

Jack Cavalier

Tampa, FL    

Evelyn 32-2

32

87

53194

Bluto

B. Berges/B. Hall

Bokeelia, FL

Ben Hall

 

Cnturion40(SD)

40

87

96

Island Flyer

Denny Manrique

Minneapolis, MN

Mo Regnier

Eugene Hageniers

Cape Fear 38

38

87

52138

Velocity

Kent Mitchell

Bald Head Isl, NC Kent Mitchell Dan Borrer

Hobie 33

33

96

16

Soap Opera

Scott Self

Rockwall, TX

   

Bene 10M (IBD)

34

102

73456

L'Outrage

Bruce Gardner

Annapolis, MD

Bruce Gardner

Kenny Saylor

J/29

29

108

269

Mighty Puffin

Steve Thurston

Barrington, RI

Steve Thurston

Dave Materne

                 
3D     PHRF 3          
MODEL LOA HDCP Sail Boat Name Entrant Homeport Helmsman Tactician

Mariah 27

27

144

25144

Bad Dog

John Chick

Key West, FL

Jeff Diemand

Mike Elam

J/24

24

171

48

Blah Blah Blah

Mark Milnes

Key West, FL

Mark Milnes

Jessie Combs

J/24

24

171

4

Class Act

Juan Carlos Gil

Miami, FL

Juan Carlos Gil

John Thomas

J/24

24

171

2979

Nojoe

Joe Naroski/N. LeBlanc

Marblehead, MA

Norm LeBlanc John Burke

Kirby 25

25

174

123

Chick Magnet

Keith Amirault

Digby, CAN

 

Bruce Moore

 

 

CLASS BREAKS – PHRF & IRC                                                              Posted December 28, 2009

Comments and Insight from the Race Chairman...

 

I am pleased to be able to post the preliminary class breaks for Key West 2010 nearly 4 weeks before the racing begins. This year, there are 38 handicap entries (24 PHRF and 14 IRC).   

 

First and foremost, I want you to know how pleased we are with the IRC and PHRF owners who have made the commitment to participate in what is unquestionably another very challenging year for all. In an extraordinary 18 months with the economy here in the U.S. and overseas, we don’t take participation by any of our classes and entrants for granted. 

 

With the goal of providing the best racing we can for all, Premiere Racing has always given careful consideration to race management issues. It comes as no surprise that the economic uncertainties and losses have translated into a smaller fleet in Key West again this year. Regardless of the number of boats, we’ve learned that not all entrants will be in agreement with the decisions that are made. And with fewer boats to work with, that may well be the case again this year.

 

DIVISION AND CLASS ASSIGNMENTS

The two IRC classes will be racing in Division 1 along with the Farr 40 and Melges 32 classes and the 3 PHRF classes and Multihulls will race on Division 3.  The Melges 24, J/105 and J/80 classes will be racing together on Division 2 as they have in events prior to last year.

 

We understand that this creates a slightly longer commute for some of the PHRF entrants who have arranged for dockage in Old Town Key West marinas. All PHRF racing was on Division 3 last year also, but I do regret the timing of this announcement, as we couldn’t make this decision until we were more certain of fleet composition.

 

CLASS BREAKS – BIG PICTURE

This year the IRC and PHRF class breaks are pretty straightforward and non controversial. I ask that participating IRC and PHRF boat owners assess the class breaks in the context of the facts and considerations that I will share with you in this letter. As always, I welcome feedback and comments, but will ask that you first take the time to read my letter before contacting me with feedback or questions. My second request is that only the boat owner or his/her designated representative contact us and to do so via email. It is the most efficient way for us to manage the process going forward and provide you with a meaningful response in the limited time we have before racing begins on January 18th.

 

Participants should be aware that in some cases, preliminary PHRF handicaps that have been posted may be adjusted based on which class the boat will be racing in (in accordance with the event specific PHRF Rules & Regulations). 

 

BACKGROUND
The event-specific PHRF Rules & Regulations and the Notice & Conditions of Race speak to our philosophy on PHRF class breaks. The same basic philosophy applies to IRC. We fully recognize that getting class breaks right is as important to 'good handicap racing' as proper handicaps. There are a multitude of factors that should be taken into account when assigning the class breaks including rating bands, LOA, Sail Area/Displacement Ratios (up wind and downwind), etc. There are of course, some limiting factors from an event and race management standpoint. These include, but aren’t limited to, the number and type of boats entered, practical class size and a maximum number of starts per division in order to achieve 2 or 3 fair races on any given day.  

Premiere Racing publishes preliminary class breaks only after considerable dialogue with the PHRF Consortium, Appeals Committee, and naval architects. In my capacity as Race Chairman, I am the one responsible for making the final decision on class breaks. 

 

One of our primary goals, based on feedback from participating owners over the years, has been to provide 'like racing' - that is to ensure that boats which perform in a similar fashion in a variety of different conditions are racing together. There are a number of factors we normally take into consideration in our efforts to ensure like racing. A boat's Sail Area/ Displacement Ratio (both the upwind & downwind numbers) and Displacement/Length Ratio are two key factors that come into play.

 

This worthy goal was simply unachievable in 2010 based on the number of PHRF boats entered and the composition of the fleet.

Ultimately, the determining factors for PHRF class breaks were handicaps and logical breaks considering the number of boats per class, resulting in three PHRF classes and two IRC classes with reasonable to good rating bands. 

2010 CONSIDERATIONS / ISSUES

On any given year there are unique considerations and limitations concerning class breaks and this year is no exception:

·         There will be 38 boats racing under IRC and PHRF handicap rules in Key West next January. The IRC fleet will feature 14 entrants (down from 21 last year) while the PHRF fleet totals 24 boats (down from last year’s 31 boats).

·         There will be a total of 11 classes spread over 3 divisions (13 classes on 3 divisions last year):

-       Div 1 (50 boats):   IRC 1 / Farr 40 / IRC 2 / Melges 32

-       Div 2 (54 boats):   Melges 24 / J105 / J/80

-       Div 3 (31 boats):   Multihull  / PHRF 1 / PHRF 2 / PHRF 3

·         These preliminary breaks feature 6 handicap classes (3 PHRF, 2 IRC, and the Multihulls) with 6-10 boats in each class.  

·         IRC Racing returns to Key West for its fifth year with 14 boats racing (2006-17 / 2007-27 / 2008-20 / 2009-21). These boats broke logically into what should prove to be two competitive classes – both racing on Division 1.

·         The mix of PHRF boats led to logical class breaks. There are no larger size classes this time around, and the 5-10 boat class size work toward the goal of participants having a meaningful competition.

·         The provisional rating bands for PHRF are a reasonable 30-40sec/mile when excluding the scratch boat in PHRF 1 which is 30 sec / mile faster than the next boat in her class.    

 

DIVISION 1

4 Starts / 48 Boats

IRC 1 (Class 1A):  A 6-boat class with the biggest boat in fleet (Wally 82), a R/P 69 and 4 TP 52s. Handicap range is approximately 1.360-1.640.

Farr 40 (Class 1B):  The 14 one design boats will start second.

IRC 2 (Class 1C):  This 8-boat class is a fairly diverse group of boats that includes a pair of J/122s, Summit 40s and Swan 42s along with a J/44 and Mills 43.   

Melges 32 (Class 1D):  This strong 20-boat sport boat class will represent the 4th start on Division 1.           

DIVISION 3

4 Starts / 31 boats

Multihull (Class 3A):  After a 1-year hiatus, multihulls are back with a 7-boat handicap class that includes 6 Corsair trimarans (two 28Rs, two Sprint 750s and an F-27). 

PHRF 1 (Class 3B):  This 10-boat class features a disparate group of boats with 9 of the 10 boats within 20 secs/mile. The scratch J/125 is significantly faster than the rest of the class.

PHRF 2 (Class 3C):  Most entries in this 10-boat class are moderate displacement boats. The class features a reasonable rating band of 33 sec/mile.

PHRF 3 (Class 3D):  The “small boat” PHRF class features a 36 sec/mile rating band.

             

As always, we welcome your constructive criticism and feedback. Keep in mind that we are reluctant to make last minute changes, hence timely feedback is essential. If you see something you don't agree with, we ask that you provide useful feedback.  Please don't just state that a boat does not belong is a certain class. It will be far more useful to present the perceived problem, why it is a problem, along with a potential solution along with your justification.
 

This is an appropriate time for me to thank the PHRF Consortium Chairman and his team for the time and effort spent in researching, evaluating and debating to establish fair Key West specific handicaps for our PHRF fleet. Their work is not yet finished as they complete the handicap assignments, analyze the classes and determine the potential for any handicap adjustments.


We anticipate another good week of IRC and PHRF competition at Key West 2010. I look forward to seeing everyone next month.

 

Sincerely yours,
 

Peter Craig
Race Chairman