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International 110 Class National Championship Regatta

Published on August 13th, 2013

The Class president showed, blue blazer clad, from the Midwest. Sailors showed from Midland and Holland, Michigan, Chicago, West Newbury and Bristol, Rhode Island. But, unexpectedly, what didn’t show was the wind for the International 110 Class National Championship Regatta held August 5-8.

Tomales Bay, the home waters of Inverness Yacht Club in Inverness, CA, is known for its big summer breezes comparable to those of the larger San Francisco Bay. But for Tuesday’s tune-up and first race, the wind peaked at a lowly 10 knots. Though it varied a bit in strength, with an occasional 15 knot gust over the following three days, the wind stayed in the light-to-moderate range, disappointing the expectations of the fleet for a high wind West Coast regatta.

Seven races were completed with one “throw-out” allowing a final point total based on the best six finishes. The final results were regionally divided. First place went to Easterners Ross Weene, skipper, with Eli Slater, crew, on Ragtime out of Bristol, Rhode Island with a total of 10 points over six races. Second place went to John Huff, skipper, with Richard Martin crewing on Glider, out of Chicago, Illinois with 12 points. Third place, with 20 points went to local favorite Ann Lewis, skipper, with Sandy Cruth, on Sliver Surfer, from Inverness via Fresno, CA.

Click here for results.

Five boats were sailed by visiting crews. Of these, three boats were towed in from the Midwest. All finished in the top half of the fleet.

Next year’s nationals will be held at Eastern Point Yacht Club, a venerable old club in Marblehead, celebrating the class’s 75th Anniversary.

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The International 110, is a long, narrow, double ended boat, a “one-design” racing sailboat designed in 1939 by C. Raymond Hunt.

LOA – 24 ft. (7.3 m)
LWL – 18 ft. (5.5 m)
Beam – 4 ft. (1.2 m)
Draft – 3 ft. (0.91 m)

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For more information contact:
Millie Biller at millybiller@gmail.com

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