Monday, August 25, 2008

Groovederci captures the 2008 M 30 North American Championship

Newport, RI. After seven tight races in Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay, Deneen Demourkas’ Groovederci showed superb speed and consistency in capturing the crown of M 30 North American Champion for 2008. The team from Santa Barbara, CA posted a score line of 1,1,2,2 on the first day and after all racing was postponed on day 2, they held a three point lead over Bodo & Nick von der Wense’s Turbo Duck heading into the final day of racing. John Podmajersy’s Illusion was just one point behind Turbo Duck as the sailors rigged their boats on Sunday morning in little to no breeze yet again.

PRO Peter “Luigi” Reggio decided to move the racecourse out of Rhode Island Sound and set up inside Narragansett Bay just North of Gould Island for Sunday’s racing. The day started out looking pretty bleak as the boats all were left adrift for a few hours after arriving at the racing area. Shortly after noon, however, a nice southerly breeze began to funnel up the bay and as soon as it started Luigi and the RC team from the Storm Trysail Club were in place and ready to go. Read full report...