FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
US SAILING Communications Manager
LARCHMONT, N.Y. (September 24, 2011) – Light breezes prevailed again on Saturday for the four fleets competing on Long Island Sound at day two of the 2011 U.S. Disabled Championship, hosted by the Larchmont Yacht Club. The Sonar and SKUD-18 fleets completed two more races for a total of four. The 2.4 mR and Ideal 18 fleets managed just one race. Sailors were greeted with light and shifty winds at approximately five knots under humid conditions.
Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.) with crew Brad Kendall (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine) held on to their lead from Friday in the Sonar fleet by winning race three and finishing third in race four. They lead by two points over skipper Paul Callahan (Cape Coral, Fla.) and crew Tom Brown (Castine, Maine) and Bradley Johnson (Pompano Beach, Fla.).
Scott Whitman (Brick, N.J.) and Julia Dorsett (Boca Raton, Fla.) took a two point lead after posting bullets in both races today in the SKUD-18 fleet. They lead by two over Sarah Everhart Skeels (Tiverton, R.I.) and John Ruff (Pewaukee, Wis.). Everhart Skeels and Ruf finished second in both races on Saturday.
Daniel Evans (Miami, Fla.) won the only race conducted on the 2.4 mR course to pull within three points of leader Charles Rosenfield (Woodstock, Conn.), who finished second today. Skipper Edward King (Brentwood, N.H.) with crew Bill Sandberg (Riverside, Conn.) and Jim Scott (Portsmouth, R.I.) made it a perfect three for three for the Championship by winning another race today. They lead the novice Ideal 18 fleet by three points.
Five races are required to qualify for a drop in each fleet. The start of racing on Sunday is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.
Visit the event website at http://championships.ussailing.org/Adult/USDisabledChampionship.htm for daily recaps, standings, results, videos, photo galleries and more. To get up-to-the-minute updates from the Championship, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ussailing. The U.S. Disabled Sailing Championship is sponsored by Rolex Watch U.S.A., Gill North America and Old Pultney Single Malt Whiskey. The Championship is a Sailors for the Sea - Clean Regattas certification event.
• US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics members competing: Tom Brown, Paul Callahan, Rick Doerr, Julia Dorsett, Sarah Everhart Skeels, Hugh Freund, Brad Johnson, Brad Kendall, Charles Rosenfield, John Ruf and Scott Whitman
• There is a Canadian skipper in the singlehanded fleet and a Canadian team in the doublehanded fleet. There is an Irish team in the triplehanded fleet.
• Racing will take place on Long Island Sound just outside the Larchmont breakwater.
• Eight races are planned for each division. A minimum of three races must be completed by each division to constitute a regatta. If there are five or more races there will be a drop.
• US SAILING medals for permanent possession will be awarded to the first, second and third places in the singlehanded division and first place in the doublehanded, triplehanded and novice divisions.
About US SAILING
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About Rolex Watch U.S.A.
Since Rolex Watch U.S.A. first presented timepieces to America's Cup defenders in 1958, the company has consistently recognized and encouraged excellence in every important arena of competitive sailing, including US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics preparation, US SAILING championships, disabled sailing, offshore, one-design and women's events.
About Gill North America
Gill NA, with headquarters near Atlanta, Ga. is the sole distributor and licensee of Gill-brand foul weather gear in North America including Caribbean, Central America, US and Canada. Gill is an apparel and accessories leader in the worldwide marine industry for over three decades and specializes in high tech, breathable waterproof clothing. The company tests, designs and markets a variety of performance-oriented, award-winning apparel and accessories for virtually every type of boating activity with product lines that include foul weather gear; interactive layering systems; footwear; gloves; bags; junior gear; scholastic gear and team wear. Available through hundreds of dealers nationally, Gill NA is the sole distributor and licensee of Gill-brand foul weather gear in North America, where it is the top selling yachting clothing brand. For more information on Gill NA, visit the company website at http://www.gillna.com/contact Lance Jones at Gill NA, (678) 730-5581 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Pulteney Single Malt Whisky
Old Pulteney Single Malt Whisky is crafted at Pulteney Distillery in Wick, Scotland. The distillery was founded in 1826 by James Henderson at the height of Wick’s herring boom. The distillery lies in the heart of ‘Pulteneytown’, which was one of the most important and biggest herring fishing ports in Europe.
Old Pulteney Single Malt whisky has a long standing association with the sea and is known as the “Maritime Malt.” Its carefully crafted taste carries the windswept and rugged character of the North, the salty and fresh air of the North Sea, and the distillery’s rich maritime heritage runs through every drop of this fine malt.
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