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2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18

Posted By: JDoe

2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 05/13/15 03:13 AM

F18 Sailors!
This year the US Multihull Championship for the Alter Trophy is being sailed on the F18 as part of the infamous Buzzards Bay Regatta. With the new boat rotation format, this opportunity will only comes along every few years.
The host for the event is the New Bedford Yacht Club in beautiful Padanaram, MA. The entry fee for the event is a very affordable and reasonable -$150 for 3 incredible days of racing. Each competitor will receive great memories and a Gill technical shirt..
Wouldn't it be great to add a National Championship title to your list of accomplishments and become part of the history of this prestigious event? The US Multihull Championship for the Alter Trophy comes with bragging rights!
The event is scheduled for August 6th 8th. Here is the link to the NOR with more details Buzzards Bay NOR
Laura Sullivan
US Multihull Championship National Chair
Posted By: mmiller

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 05/13/15 03:39 PM

Not to be too picky, but the event title is:

"for the Hobie Alter Trophy"
Posted By: David Ingram

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 05/15/15 11:02 PM

Please provide details regarding boat rotation and how damages if any will be handled,I don't see it in the NOR.
Posted By: David Ingram

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 05/15/15 11:45 PM

Please provide details regarding boat rotation and how damages if any will be handled,I don't see it in the NOR.
Posted By: Jeff.Dusek

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 05/16/15 12:38 AM

No boat rotation. BYOB, send it.
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 05/17/15 01:16 PM

Originally Posted by David Ingram
Please provide details regarding boat rotation and how damages if any will be handled,I don't see it in the NOR.


Did you see something in the NOR that made you think there was a rotation format?

Mike
Posted By: David Ingram

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 05/17/15 03:22 PM

Originally Posted by JDoe
F18 Sailors!
This year the US Multihull Championship for the Alter Trophy is being sailed on the F18 as part of the infamous Buzzards Bay Regatta. With the new boat rotation format, this opportunity will only comes along every few years.
The host for the event is the New Bedford Yacht Club in beautiful Padanaram, MA. The entry fee for the event is a very affordable and reasonable -$150 for 3 incredible days of racing. Each competitor will receive great memories and a Gill technical shirt..
Wouldn't it be great to add a National Championship title to your list of accomplishments and become part of the history of this prestigious event? The US Multihull Championship for the Alter Trophy comes with bragging rights!
The event is scheduled for August 6th 8th. Here is the link to the NOR with more details Buzzards Bay NOR
Laura Sullivan
US Multihull Championship National Chair


Mike, my question was based on the original post and its reference to a boat rotation format. When I checked the NOR there was nothing about boat rotation so I posted the question here.

I see now what she was trying to get at... it will be a while before the F18 is chosen again.
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 05/17/15 09:26 PM

Copy. Thought there was a typo.

I"m very happy that it's back on F18s for the spinnaker boats' turn in the rotation. Great fleet. Excellent sailors. Hope to see you there.

Mike
Posted By: Jeff.Dusek

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 05/18/15 10:40 PM

If anyone needs a charter, please contact El Presidente Todd or myself. We are hoping to have a list of boats available.

My boat may be available, or I might be looking for a skipper. Hit me up if interested.
Posted By: F-18 5150

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 05/18/15 11:11 PM

My boat will be available. I may be able to arrange transport there and back
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 07/30/15 12:45 PM

T-minus 8 days...

10 boats entered so far, where are the rest of you?

http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubm...p?regatta_id=9973&custom_report_id=5

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/05/15 11:16 PM

Two days to go! Hovering right at 10 preregistered, hoping to see more of you there!

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/06/15 09:49 PM

First gun 1030 tomorrow...

Official site: http://www.ussailing.org/racing/championships/adult/multihullchamps/

I'll try to post info here too.

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/07/15 01:16 PM

RC launching now. Weird northerly...

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/07/15 02:36 PM

On station, AP went up at 1030, waiting for sailors (launching the fleets is a challenge here). 5o5s and F-18s on this circle.

Todd was the first F-18 to find us out here...

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/07/15 04:49 PM

Race 1 finish: 11, 1607, 7

Race 2: 11, 910, 1620 @ mark 1

Breeze is easterly, 9-11 knots

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/07/15 05:43 PM

Race 2 finish: 11, 1607, 7

Race 3 underway.

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/07/15 05:51 PM

BTW, for you silent lurkers, that's Easton, Parent, Riccardi...

Mike
Posted By: tzilinski

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/07/15 06:13 PM

Mike,

Thanks for the updates. Could you order a little more wind. I think Tall Guy may need a little help. : )

Todd Z
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/07/15 06:43 PM

Race 3 finish: 11, 1607, 1719 (Tartaglino). Riccardi rounded right behind, gybed away, but couldn't pass.

Race 4, mark 1: 11, 1607, 1719, 21, 7, Tall Guy...

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/07/15 06:50 PM

Race 4, second weather mark, Easton just walking away, Parent second, Tartaglino third. Big gap for the last three. Riccardi snuck ahead of Zellmer, Tall Guy about to round.

There were seven in the first two, one breakdown went to shore.

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/07/15 07:01 PM

Race 4 finish: Easton, Parent, Tartaglino. Heading for the beach.

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/07/15 11:41 PM

Results...

http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=9973

Hey, looking back, Tall Guy was 3rd at the first weather mark in Race 2!!!!!

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/08/15 02:54 PM

Day 2, Race 5 just started. Wind is 060, low teens. Gorgeous day on Buzzard's Bay!

Liz is here, the boats are stickered, hopefully we'll get pics and action on the official site.

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/08/15 03:01 PM

Race 5, mark 1: Mike, Ravi, Sandra.

8 boats racing.

Mike
Posted By: Jeff.Dusek

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/08/15 03:36 PM

Thanks for the updates Mike, hope you guys have a good day
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/08/15 03:49 PM

Race 5 finish: Mike, Ravi, Oliver.

Race 6 underway. Wind shift to 080.

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/08/15 04:02 PM

Race 6, mark 1: Ravi, Mike, Oliver, Todd.

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/08/15 05:04 PM

Race 6 finish: Ravi, Mike, Todd

Race 7, mark 1: Ravi, Mike, then a pack. We're moving lots of marks around.

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/08/15 05:21 PM

Race 7, second weather mark: Ravi (big lead), Todd, Mike, Tall Guy!!!, Sandra, Oliver, Jim, Bad Toro (well back).

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/08/15 06:06 PM

Race 7 finish: Ravi, Todd, Mike.

Bad Toro went in.

Race 8, mark 1: Ravi, Mike, Todd.

Oliver capsized on the first beat, are OK, waiting for Race 9.

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/08/15 07:04 PM

Race 8 finish: Mike, Ravi, Todd.

Zellmer went in after Race 8.

Race 9 underway, Ravi first to weather, Mike second, but passed him on the way by us at the 5o5 (short weather) mark.

Oliver capsized again in Race 9, heading in.

Breeze at 080-085 currently.

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/08/15 07:15 PM

Race 9 finish will be Mike, Ravi, Sandra, Todd, Tall Guy (barring any more issues)...

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/09/15 03:02 PM

Race 10 underway. Wind is 18-20, seas 3 feet.

Zellmer stayed ashore. Bad Toro came out then went back in.

Gate rounding: Mike, Ravi, Tall Guy, Todd, Oliver, Sandra.

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/09/15 03:24 PM

Race 10 finish same as gate, except Oliver passed Todd.

Race 11 in sequence.

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/09/15 03:45 PM

Race 11, gate: Mike, Ravi, Tall Guy, Sandra, Todd.

Oliver dismasted, is safe, going in (via tow).

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/09/15 03:50 PM

This (Race 11) is the last race of the event.

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/09/15 04:06 PM

Race 11 finish: Mike, Ravi, Tall Guy, Sandra, Todd. Blair flipped immediately after finishing.

All smiles all around!

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/09/15 07:51 PM

Awards are done, the Alter trophy made an appearance (Mike and Tripp tried unsuccessfully to sneak it home), and Mike and Tripp got thrown off the dock into the harbor by the rest of the fleet.

Full results: http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=9973

The plan is to go back to sloops for 2016!

Mike
Posted By: Karl_Brogger

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/11/15 12:48 AM

Thanks for the updates Mike. I didn't have anything to comment on, but I was checking in when I could to see what was going on.
Posted By: Timbo

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/11/15 12:54 AM

Originally Posted by brucat
Awards are done, the Alter trophy made an appearance (Mike and Tripp tried unsuccessfully to sneak it home), and Mike and Tripp got thrown off the dock into the harbor by the rest of the fleet.

Full results: http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=9973

The plan is to go back to sloops for 2016!

Mike


Mike, thanks for the updates. What does 'back to sloops' mean? No spinnaker? Are we talking Hobie 16's?
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/11/15 01:56 AM

Back to sloops means, it's the sloops' turn in the rotation (major disciplines of beach cats: spin, sloop, uni). I haven't seen a final decision on the boat or location, bids are in progress.

Karl, I can't believe that you had no comment! Sorry for the dry info, I was lucky to be able to get that much up. I spent the first two days filling in on a mark boat, handling 6 marks on an 18-foot RIB, which was not fast.

Mike
Posted By: Isotope235

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/11/15 12:03 PM

Originally Posted by brucat
Back to sloops means, it's the sloops' turn in the rotation (major disciplines of beach cats: spin, sloop, uni). I haven't seen a final decision on the boat or location, bids are in progress.

If it's on Isotopes at Lake Waccamaw, I'm in!
Posted By: mbounds

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/11/15 01:58 PM

Last I heard (the beginning of June), the 2016 US Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter Trophy will be sailed in Hobie 18s on Lake Carlyle, IL, August 22-26, 2016 in conjunction with the Hobie 17 North Americans.

The event's been approved by the HCANA, but I don't know if it's been formally approved by US Sailing yet. I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be.
Posted By: brucat

Re: 2015 US Multihull Championship is being hosted on the F18 - 08/11/15 02:52 PM

Yes, we did see that bid.

Officially, the US Sailing site still says "Selection pending" and does mention Hobie 18. I have no further info.

Eric, if you want it on Isotopes, you need to demonstrate that it's an active class with a reasonably large nationals or NAs, then just submit a bid.

Mike
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