Published:05/04/2006 The S&S Association Global Regatta Challenge Cup Award 2005-6

The S&S Association Global regatta Cup

The Sparkman & Stephens Global Regatta Award for 2005 was contested by three final entries received from The Netherlands, USA and Germany. In previous years winners have hailed from the South of England, Maine USA NE on two occasions, Florida USA SE, and Western Australia. The award on this occasion is given to the S & S yacht that won her class or race in an event which was offshore and included an overnight passage. The winner is the yacht winning by the largest percentage corrected time margin over the next placed craft. The results are as follows:
1.Sasha (Albrecht Peters design 1988, a 42’ sloop built in 1970) in the Visbyseglingarna 2005 Visby-Stockholm.corrected time 22.49.56 with a margin over the next placed boat, the Int.12 metre Trivia of 7.3%. The following S &S designs also participated in this race which was over a course length of 106 miles: Carly Swan 43, Johanna III Swan 36, Adelfe Swan 36, Ingrid, Swan 36, the large yawl Ilderim. Sasha’s was a very well deserved win as she suffered a dismasting in 2005.
2. Winsome (Harry Heijst design 2121 41’ 9” aluminium sloop built in 1972) in the Rolex Fastnet Race of 608 miles - Harry was the winner of ORC Class 2 with 69 competitors and the first boat past the Needles leaving a J105 in his wake. The winning margin on corrected time of 4-16.44.19 was 1.22%. Harry had quite a year – 3rd RORC IRC Championship overall, 2nd RORC IRC Class 2 and 2nd in the Channel race.
3. Hiro Maru (Hiro Nakajima design 1973 Swan 43 built 1969) in the 71st edition of the 238 mile Vineyard Race from Shippan Pt-Plum Gut-Block Island-Buzzard’s Bay-Block Island-Stamford Harbor. The race was initiated in 1932. Hiro Maru won Class 3 PHRF 2 beating a J105 oncorected time in 34-24-31
Hiro alsowon the'Bounding Home' category for the best time by a vintage boat,andformed part of the Best Vinyard performance by a three boat team (together with Xanadu and Tenacity III allfrom the Stamford YC team). Therewas a mighty list of hot competitors in this race which started in a 15k SW breeze freshening to 20-30k after nightfall allowing the Maxis to make good 18knots with the current!
 
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