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Fourth Quarter Rally: Class Winners and IRC North American Champion Determined! Description:

On the fourth and final day of the 48th annual Rolex Big Boat Series, a majority of the eight classes competing had bristling showdowns to determine winners, while others held the line to establish early leaders as class victors, including IRC A’s Jim Swartz (Park City, Utah) and his team aboard the TP52 Vesper, which also were named the IRC North American Champions for 2012. “In my mind, sailing is all about teamwork, and we just have a fantastic team,” said Swartz, mentioning crew members Jamie Gale, Ken Keefe and Gavin Brady as among the greatest sailors in the world. “It really helps the program immensely when you have a group of people who know how to take care of each other.” Ken Keefe added that the team also won the IRC East Coast Championship earlier this year. “After having a successful summer on the East Coast and then to come here and do so well is just an incredible feat and shows how strong our team is.” …

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Entries continue to sign up for the 2012 IRC East Coast Championship.

The Storm Trysail Club, Chesapeake Station is still accepting entries for the 2012 IRC East Coast Championship. The Storm Trysail Club announced that entries that also have HPR Certificates, will be dual scored. Several new boats that have IRC and HPR ratings have entered or are planning to enter. “This new class of HPR type boats is one of the growing areas of offshore racing here in the US, so we must encourage their participation in what is typically an IRC only regatta” says Dick Neville, Regatta Chairman.

In concert with this, the Farr 30 Class has asked for a start in this event and the Organizing Authority is happy to accommodate them. “Getting entries on the water this season in the Chesapeake has been a challenge” says Neville. “If a class like the Farr 30’s would like to join our event, we welcome them. It bolsters the number of entries and adds to the event”.

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And stay tunned for the 2013 Storm Trysail Club’s

25th Block Island Race Week and IRC North American Championship!!!

More info coming soon… Get it on your calendar! You won’t want to miss this one!



And don’t fortet to sign up for the following IRC events coming up… (Click to go to any of them)

· Nassau Cup Ocean Race

· Annual Wirth M. Munroe Fort Lauderdale to Palm Beach Yacht Race

· Sailfish Club Ocean Challenge

· 2013 Lauderdale to Key West Race

· Quantum Key West 2013

· 2013 Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race

· 2013 International Rolex Regatta

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