VX One Class Association

Winter Series 3 and Overall Series Wrap-Up



Photo: Sarah Wilkinson

Race Report by Madeline Gill for North Sails

The VX One Winter Series wrapped up this past weekend with 3 days of tight racing hosted by the Sarasota Sailing Squadron. Thanks to an experienced group of volunteers on the Race Committee and a continued efficiency gain from the MarkSetBots, the fleet powered through 13 races.

Friday’s conditions tested each team’s preparedness as the northerly breeze built a bit more than was forecast. Sailing clean and just conservatively enough was the name of the game in the solid 18-20 knot breeze and 2-3’ chop. Jim Ward, at the helm of Destiny’s Bounty, was the dominant force of the day with only 4 points in 3 races.

Saturday brought a beautifully moderate breeze with only one race touching down into fluky territory. The key of the day was sailing fast and in phase with the shifts, which wasn’t always easy with a 25 boat fleet and only 0.65 nautical mile beats. No boat won more than a single race, but Chris Alexander’s Counterproductive won the day by staying focused and finding passing lanes even after congested start lines got the best of them.

Sunday’s breeze started off light but built steadily throughout the day. Most of the pressure and angle came from course left, but short-lived righties periodically came through and mixed the fleet up. Ian Maccini’s Blue Lobster, Paul Murphy’s Alternative Facts, and Emily Billing’s #284 had moments of glory and each posted their first bullet of the event.
Winning the event was Chris Alexander with Madeline Gill and Kate O’Donnell on Counterproductive. Second place went to Jim Ward with Jeff Eiber and Lynda Bryant on Destiny’s Bounty. Rounding out the podium was Tim Pitts with Tim Desmond on Leatherback Mutiny.

Congratulations Doug Clark, series overall winner.

2021 Winter Series Overall Results

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Upcoming Events

Oct
2
Sat
2021
all-day 216 Regatta @ Edgewater Yacht Club
216 Regatta @ Edgewater Yacht Club
Oct 2 – Oct 3 all-day
 
Oct
16
Sat
2021
all-day CSC Fall Invitational @ Columbia Sailing Club
CSC Fall Invitational @ Columbia Sailing Club
Oct 16 – Oct 17 all-day
This event will include VX One and Melges 15 fleets on Lake Murray, SC. Columbia Sailing Club (CSC) is currently home to three VX One’s: 154, 187, and 287. Come join us for some great fall lake sailing! Much more info to come.
Nov
13
Sat
2021
all-day Carolina Keelboat One Design Reg... @ Lake Norman Yacht Club
Carolina Keelboat One Design Reg... @ Lake Norman Yacht Club
Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day
Great place to enjoy some late fall sailing and camp out for the weekend.  Free boat storage before or after the event.  Hope to see you all! REGISTRATION: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/23145
Dec
11
Sat
2021
all-day Winter Series 1 @ Sarasota Sailing Squadron
Winter Series 1 @ Sarasota Sailing Squadron
Dec 11 – Dec 12 all-day
 
Jan
15
Sat
2022
all-day Winter Series 2 @ Sarasota Sailing Squadron
Winter Series 2 @ Sarasota Sailing Squadron
Jan 15 – Jan 16 all-day
 
Feb
19
Sat
2022
all-day Winter Series 3 @ Sarasota Sailing Squadron
Winter Series 3 @ Sarasota Sailing Squadron
Feb 19 – Feb 20 all-day
 
Mar
18
Fri
2022
all-day Winter Series 4 @ Sarasota Sailing Squadron
Winter Series 4 @ Sarasota Sailing Squadron
Mar 18 – Mar 20 all-day