Catch-up day Vintage Gold Cup

Published on October 4th, 2019

Richland, MI (October 4, 2019) – A long second day of racing awaited the 26 teams competing in the third annual Vintage Gold Cup. Four races were scheduled to make up for the two missed yesterday, with steady wind at 6-8 knots all day over Gull Lake. The day started out with bright sunshine and then turned cloudy and cool, but the fleet was very eager to sail and the best teams shone from the first tacks.

Eivind Melleby (NOR) with Joshua Revkin (USA) and Arthur Anosov with Dave Caesar (USA) got two bullets each today. The Norwegian won the first two races and Asonov the last two, they are now respectively in first and third place overall.

In between them sits, in second overall, Lars Grael (BRA), sailing with Arnis Baltins (USA). They are having a brilliant series with two seconds, a fifth, and a fourth today combined with yesterday’s win to leave them only three points behind the leader. It is still early to make any forecast as three races are scheduled for tomorrow and the top teams are close on points: at the third Vintage Gold Cup anything could still happen.

“It was great fun!” said Arthur Anosov at the end of the day. “It seems like we’ve finally learned how to sail! We love these old boats. They have so many stories to tell. Jon VanderMolen brought us one of the first restored wooden boats and we were hooked forever.

“My crew Dave has actually helped to restore a few of them and he really knows about wooden boats and for him this event is very important. Tomorrow’s plan is to get back on the water and sail another three good races.”

Racing extends from October 3-5 for any wooden Star boat that has been restored to approximate original specifications with modern equipment that may include hiking straps and aluminum mast and boom. Also featured is a Classic Vintage Cup category for the boats that will include a wooden mast and boom.

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Three races are scheduled on the first two days and two for the last one. The 2019 Vintage Gold Cup champions, skipper and crew, will be awarded the perpetual “Robert M. Boudeman Family Trophy” and the class honor of the gold wreath.

Source: Star Class

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