SORC kicks off today

Famous Miami based regatta get underway with strong Farr 40 contingent

Thursday March 7th 2002, Author: James Boyd, Location: United States
With three defending class champions taking part and the inclusion of the 2002 Farr 40 US National Championships this year's Acura SORC - starting today based out of Miami Beach will be a highly competitive affair.

Stephen Murray's Decision, an Andrews 70, is back to defend her PHRF 1 title with George Collins' Chessie Racing, runner-up last year, among the challengers. In the PHRF 3 class Bruce Gardner's L'Outrage,a Beneteau 34, returns to defend her title as well.

In the Farr 40 class, defending champion John Kilroy's Samba Pa Ti will be facing stiff competition from more than 20 yachts including last year's two runner-ups, Jim Richardson's Barking Mad and John Calvert-Jones aboard Southern Star. Additionally, with this year's competition also being the Farr 40 US National Championships, a strong field has assembled including entries from seven countries.

There is no lack of 'star power' at this year's Acura SORC. Team New Zealand sponsor Hasso Plattner, CEO of SAP AG, has come to town to race his Farr 40 Morning Glory armed with several members of the America's Cup defenders among his crew. Similarly Richardson has American Ed Baird, a veteran of two America's Cup campaigns, winner of the 2000 Sydney to Hobart Race and former Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, calling tactics for him on Barking Mad.

American Kenny Read, skipper of Stars & Stripes, Dennis Conner's entry in the 2003 America's Cup, will be sailing aboard Idler in the IMS class.

While the action on the water will be hot, there is plenty to do on land as well. Visitors to the Miami Beach Marina will experience the Sailing World Race Village featuring marine vendors, concessions and interactive displays and will be open 0800-1930 daily.

Yesterday the annual Acura SORC Pro-Am was cancelled today due to inclement weather.

Entry List

SAIL NUMBER | YACHT NAME | MAKE | LOA | OWNER / SKIPPER NAME | RATING | CITY

FARR 40 Class

GRE 40 Atalanti XII Farr 40 40.00 George Andreadis San Diego, CA
USA 51581 Bambakou Farr 40 40.00 John Coumantaros New York, NY
USA 50955 Barking Mad Farr 40 40.00 James Richardson Boston, MA
50001 Flash Gordon 4 Farr 40 40.00 Jahn Helmut Chicago, IL
USA 50092 Heartbreaker Farr 40 40.00 Robert Hughes Ada, MI
USA 51695 Joss Farr 40 40.00 Owen Kratz League City, TX
GBR 1440 Katanga Farr 40 40.00 Robin Paterson London, England
40076 Le Renard Farr 40 40.00 Steve Phillips Arnold, MD
ITA 1 Mascalzone Latino Farr 40 40.00 Vincent Onorato Naples, Italy
40070 Morning Glory Farr 40 40.00 Hasso Plattner Newport, RI
ITA 2272 Nerone Farr 40 40.00 Massimo Mezzaroma Savona, Italy
40010 Non Sequitur Farr 40 40.00 Dick Watts/Tom Thayer Portola Valley, CA
NOR 9339 Norwegian Steam Farr 40 40.00 Eivind Astrup Oslo, Norway
USA 40037 Pendragon Farr 40 40.00 Brian Jackman Barrington Hills, IL
USA 50055 Phish Food Farr 40 40.00 Alexis Michas New York, NY
13131 Samba Pa Ti Farr 40 40.00 John Kilroy El Segundo, CA
USA 4040 Solution Farr 40 40.00 John Thomson Jr. Port Washington, NY
AUS 1770 Southern Star Farr 40 40.00 John Calvert-Jones Melbourne, AUS
USA 51107 Still Crazy Farr 40 40.00 Bill Helming Acton, MA
USA 40073 Twisted Farr 40 40.00 Adam Lindemann Rye, NY
USA 51746 Virago Farr 40 40.00 Stuart Townsend Chicago, IL

J/105 Class

USA 502 Angry Beaver J/105 35.00 Larry Harvey Calabasas, CA
51571 Caress J/105 35.00 Jon Weglarz Chicago, IL
239 Cyan J/105 35.00 William Baldwin Rowayton, CT
USA 281 Flame J/105 35.00 James Joane Naples, FL
424 Gigi J/105 35.00 David Wagner Chicago, IL
377 Gonzo J/105 35.00 Kenneth Ganch Chicago, IL
USA 473 Haze III J/105 35.00 Richard Starita Palm City, FL
370 Messy Jessy J/105 35.00 Dorin Candea Skokie, IL
466 Paper Moon J/105 35.00 Filippo Bovio Miami Beach, FL
51012 Wet Paint J/105 35.00 Don Priestly Mashpee, MA

J/80 Class

USA 285 Bada Bing J/80 Geoffrey Pierini Metuchen, NJ
148 Fast Company J/80 Paul Baehr Montreal, Quebec
296 Hyperdrive J/80 Mathew Baker Princeton, NJ
USA 63 Monster Lady J/80 Martin Kald East Elmhurst, NY

Mumm 30 Class

USA 59 Bold 2 Mumm 30 30.00 Nelson Stephenson Southport, CT
USA 64 Contender Mumm 30 30.00 John Sandstrom Chicago, IL
USA 49 Cygnet Mumm 30 30.00 RichardSwann Fairfield, CT
USA 62 Dirty Dog Mumm 30 30.00 Chris Sherin Farmingdale, NY
AUS 6133 Foreign Affair Mumm 30 30.00 Richard Perini Sydney, AUS
USA 41 Fuzzy Logic Mumm 30 30.00 Thomas Papanek Chicago, IL
USA 55 Illusion Mumm 30 30.00 John Podmajersky Chicago, IL
CAN 3005 Notorious Mumm 30 30.00 Kevin Brown Toronto, Ontario
27 Paydirt Mumm 30 30.00 Kent Plunkett Wellesley, MA
GER 4640 Rainbow Mumm 30 30.00 Bent Dietrich Hamburg, Germany
USA 56 Topas Mumm 30 30.00 Harald Bruening Germany
USA 320 USA 320 Mumm 30 30.00 Dan Cheresh Holland, MI

IMS - Racer Class


USA 4774 Canvasback Farr 49.00 530 Doug Croker Easton, MD
USA 25555 Idler N/M 50 ft. 50.00 524.7 George David Hartford, CT
USA 92 Javelin Farr 49.00 529.1 Bulman / Winston Bethesda, MD
USA 38003 Uarshek 2 Farr 49.00 536.7 Ennio Staffini Annapolis, MD

IMS - Racer/cruiser Class

USA 51675 Safari Beneteau 33.70 664.9 Mario Espin Miami, FL

PHRF Class

US 53 Chessie Racing Farr 52.00 -54 George Collins Fisher Island, FL
57 Contrails Beneteau 38.00 126 Jim Wallace Deerfield Beach, FL
50949 Cotton Picker Schock 35.00 63 Charles Douthit Beaufort, NC
USA 46269 Decision Andrews 70.00 -93 Stephen Murray New Orleans, LA
50451 Eagles Wings Mumm 36.00 42 John Gottwald Overland Park, KS
15182 Happy Apple S-2 9.1 29.80 132 Tom Seghi Miami Beach, FL
115 Joe Cool J/27 27.60 126 Lionel Baugh Miami, FL
73456 L'Outrage Beneteau 34.00 105 Bruce Gardner Annapolis, MD
80 Mistral Beneteau 35.50 114 Craig Setzer Miami, FL
13696 Raincloud J/125 41.00 -3 Terrence Smith Isle of Palms, SC
39519 Reactademo Farr 39.50 33 Tony Fano Fisher Island, FL
US 50759 Rio Corel 45 45.00 -21 Wayne Colahan Marblehead, MA
109 Sherpa Melges 30.00 39 Gregory Koss Marion, MA
USA 48000 Sjambok 1D48 48.00 -36 Michael Brennan Potomac, MD
35035 Smiling Bulldog 1D35 35.00 36 Garth Dennis Ithaca, NY
US 39526 Southern Crescent Farr 39.50 33 Daniel Kerckhoff Naples, FL
50605 Tango Aerodyne 43.00 12 David Millet Needham, MA
6636 The Wall Mumm 36.00 42 Gordon Schiff Tampa, FL
400 Thirsty Tiger LS - 10 132 Richard Stearns Wilmette, IL
118 Triptease Tripp 33.00 81 S.A. Spencer Miami, FL
41463 Xtreme Santana 35.00 117 David Behney Miami, FL

Melges 24 Class


USA 523 Express Lane Melges 24.00 93 Frank Davenport Culver, Indiana
USA 491 Mad Hatter Melges 24.00 93 Nick Halmos Providence, RI
USA 41 Whamo Melges 24.00 93 David Happ Chicago, IL

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