MarineBusiness-World.com
 
 
News Home FishingBoating Photo Gallery Australian Cruising Sail-World Australia
Sail-World.com : Key West Race Week 2013 - Reichel Pugh impresses again
Key West Race Week 2013 - Reichel Pugh impresses again

'George Sakellaris’ Shockwave'    © Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi

Key West 2013. George Sakellaris skippered the Reichel/Pugh designed-engineered and McConaghy built 72’ Mini Maxi Shockwave to impressive victory in the Mini Maxi Division.

In epic Key West race conditions, George Sakellaris match raced his Reichel/Pugh mini maxi Shockwave to seven bullets over Hap Fauth’s new Bella Mente to win the Mini Maxi class with a day in hand.

The crew of Shockwave have gotten the 2013 season off to a superb start with the Key West result. Their Key West result followed a convincing win over Bella Mente off Palm Beach in December’s Sailfish Ocean Challenge, by winning three of four races in the eight boat IRC Class.

In 2012 Sakellaris helmed Shockwave to an overall win in the 635nm Newport – Bermuda race.

Under the prior ownership of Neville Crichton, Shockwave was the overall winner of the 2010 Mediterranean classic, the 243 nm Giraglia Race and the 2009 Mini Maxi Rolex Cup.

The Reichel/Pugh designed Melges 24 and Melges 32 also had some terrific racing with Full Throttle earning the ultimate honor of being named Quantum Boat of the Week.

Brian Porter (Lake Geneva, WI) and his team on Full Throttle battled it out with Alec Cutler (Pembroke, Bermuda) and the Hedgehog crew in the Melges 24 class of 23 boats. Full Throttle won race nine to build a cushion then placed third in race 10 to seal a three-point victory over Hedgehog, which got the gun in the final start.

'It couldn't have been a nicer week. We had great wind, great competition and great race committee work,' Porter was quoted saying, who has now captured Melges 24 class three times at Key West.

Andrea Pozzi of Italy took up the sport of sailing a year and a half ago and showed he is a quick study, winning the Melges 32 class in just his fifth regatta. Bombarda finished first or second in six of 12 races and led the 11-boat fleet from start to finish, holding off a late surge by Leenabarca (Alex Jackson, Riverside, CT).

'This is a dream. It is the first regatta we have won so that makes its particularly special. We will always remember Key West 2013,' Pozzi was quoted saying. 'It was a tactically difficult regatta with a lot of wind changes. It was very exciting sailing, lots of adrenalin every day.'

Third place in the 32 class went to Keisuke Suzuki’s Swing from Japan.


by Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.marinebusiness-world.com/index.cfm?nid=106109

7:48 AM Wed 30 Jan 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 Key West Race Week

Related News Stories:

26 Jan 2013  Key West 2013 - Melges 24 - Third time a charm
26 Jan 2013  Key West 2013 - Melges 32 - Tie-breaking end
26 Jan 2013  Key West 2013 - 52 Super Series - Italians deliver at right time
26 Jan 2013  Key West 2013 - Weeklong Epic
25 Jan 2013  Key West 2013 - Day of Champagne Sailing
25 Jan 2013  Key West Race Week 2013 – 52 Super Series - Tight till the end
25 Jan 2013  Key West 2013 – Melges 32 - Excellent racing on Day 4
24 Jan 2013  Key West Race Week 2013 - Heavy air overwhelms 'Moving Day'






Marine Business News









































Great Barrier Reef plan released for comment by Queensland Minister for Environment,
















Brisbane Boat Show begins *Feature by Jeni Bone,










Abbott Government delivers on marine conservation promise
Garmin ClearVü™ with CHIRP sonar-chartplotter series
Multihull Central: Record sales, Outremer blog, Regattas and much more
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 11, 2014 - Dollar rallies
Victorian Marina Industry hit with above average taxes and charges
4th Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous an outstanding success
Lowrance signs exclusive partnership with Skeeter Boats
Get your entry in to win a Suzuki Powered Rigiflex Safety Boat
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 10, 2014 - Apple inspires
Stefan Boating World launches new models at Brisbane Boat Show
Record numbers expected at 2014 Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show
British Sailing Team join forces with Zhik for new clothing range
Command Thrust outboards with Counter-Rotation find eager market
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 9, 2014 - UK Breakup
Record sales driven by new interest in catamarans
Southport Yacht Club celebrates opening of 68th season *Feature
Brisbane Boat Show starts Friday - biggest in 10 years! *Feature
Marine Auctions adds new recruits *Feature
Ministerial advisory group launched by united marine industry sector
2014 Auckland on Water Boat Show: Coming up at the end of September
Australian research sheds light on ocean garbage gyres *Feature   
Sevenstar Yacht Transport names Kris Caren West Coast Representative   
New Masts for an historic Australian boat - the Young Endeavour   
Round the World racer joins Southern Pacific Inflatables   
Dinghy foiling takes off around the world   
2014 Gold Coast Int'l Marine Expo - Quintrex factory opens its doors   
New exhibition explores role of Royal Australian Navy in WWI   
18 anti-piracy weapons for ships to fight pirates   
Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2015 - Accommodation options   
Sydney Sailboat Expo 2015 site confirmed   
Skysol Frame Large: A new shading solution for sunroofs   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 6, 2014 - Russian control   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 5, 2014 - Nervous Election   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 4, 2014 - 'Rock-star' fades   
Enerdrive, national distributor for Fischer Panda Generators   
New earlier date for ICA’s Cruising Prep Seminar proving popular   
Southern Spars One Design complete 500th J/70 rig   
Camper & Nicholsons Yachts presents the Sagitta 42   
Brunswick Marine in EMEA announces intuitive user interface   
Hutchwilco expands sales and marketing team   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW MBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT