Six days of various conditions made for an excellent Block Island Race Week at the Storm Trysail Club in Larchmont, New York. With some of the best sailing the event has seen in more than a decade, Quantum sails topped five divisions, including winning the week’s top honor.
Quantum rep Kerry Klinger said race conditions were some of the best he’s ever raced at Block Island. “It was a really good event this year. There was a little bit of everything, which provided a really good mix of conditions throughout the event.”
Block Island Race Week was home of the 2015 J/109 North American’s, which included 24 boats – the biggest fleet at Block Island. Klingler sailed on Rick Lyall’s Storm, which placed third in their division.
The top three J/109 boats all used Quantum sails, including the overall Block Island winner Caminos, who won their first J/109 North American Championship as well as the Block Island Race Week Everett B. Morris Memorial Trophy for best overall performance. This was Caminos first regatta using Quantum sails, and Klingler said the results were evident.
“Caminos has been a runner up or in the top three at a bunch of North American events,” he said. “This year they switched to Quantum sails, and they were clearly the fastest boat out there.”
Other top finishers at the event included repeat winners Interlodge and Impetuous, who won the IRC1 and Swan 42 divisions at the 161st Annual NYYC Regatta earlier this month. Walt Thirion’s C&C 30 Themis took the top spot this time, improving from second at NYYC to first at Block Island.
Congratulations to everyone on another great regatta!
Block Island Race Week
1 – Don Filippelli, Caminos
2 – Bill Sweetser, Rush
3 – Rick Lyall, Storm
1 – Rod Johnstone, Jazz
2 – Iris Vogel, Deviation
1 – Walt Thirion, Themis
1 – Paul Zabetakis, Impetuous
1 – Austin and Gwen Fragomen, Interlodge
4 – Stephan Murray, Decision
4 – John Cooper, Cool Breeze
3 – Steve Thurston, Might Puffin
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