116 Icarus Racing wins the inshore Series and secures 3rd place overall. 121 Lecoq Cuisine in the team’s first race together and first race on their new boat claims 2nd place.
NEWPORT, R.I. – #118 Bodacious Dream (USA), skippered by Dave Rearick and Matt Scharl, held on to first place overall in the 2013 Atlantic Cup after a tight weekend of inshore racing that saw Bodacious Dream and #121 Lecoq Cuisine trading places. The weather over both days delivered wind speeds consistently in the upper teens and twenties with gusts up to 30 knots, making for a challenging two days of inshore racing in Narragansett Bay. #116 Icarus dominated the inshore series by winning three of the five races, finishing second in the other two, en route to securing third overall.
Bodacious Dream was equally impressive during the offshore competition, besting the field during the first offshore leg (Charleston, S.C. to N.Y. Harbor), and second leg (N.Y. Harbor to Newport, RI). Bodacious Dream finished with 51 total combined points for the offshore legs and inshore races in Narragansett Bay, Lecoq Cuisine finished with 45 total points.
Bodacious Dream co-skipper Dave Rearick: “We are ecstatic. We really wanted to win the racing and do well in the inshore series…today was a bit of a challenge with the high winds, but we managed to hang on. Obviously Lecoq Cuisine was our closest competitor and we really wanted to best them, which we did today, so that was terrific. ”
To keep going with Class40 current events, let’s go back to Europe. First of all early June in England, with the Round the Island Race, around the Isle of Wight. Six crews will represent the Class40 association on this race of the promotional calendar. Among them we will find regulars circuit participants such as the South African sailor Phillippa Hutton-Squire on board her faithful Akilaria first generation, Phesheya Racing (23), and the American-British sailors, Emma Creighton and Dan Dytch on their Akilaria RC2 Momentum Ocean Racing (93).
At the end of June, St Nazaire will welcome an attractive fleet of 12 Class40 crews will come to supporting the actions of the National Lifeboat Institution during the Record SNSM. For this official calendar event we shall find the top skippers of the circuit on a return race from and to St Nazaire via St Marine. Teams such as GDF SUEZ (130), Campagne de France (101), Geodis (81), Groups Picoty (85), Lord Jiminy (119), Solidaire en Peloton (107) and many others, will be there, ready to fight. While waiting for his brand new Akilaria RC3, Damien Seguin will sail on board the no less powerful Akilaria RC2 No. 111, named " ERDF Des Pieds et Des Mains " for this special occasion.