Newport, RI (June 6, 2021) – Chessie Racing, a Tripp 62 owned by George Collins, was first to complete among the many June 4 starters within the thirty eighth biennial Annapolis-to-Newport Race.
Chessie Racing crossed the end line off Fort Hill Lighthouse at 5:23 p.m. native time in the present day. The child blue-hulled boat posted an elapsed time of two days, 6 hours, 27 minutes and 37 seconds.
Yellow Brick Race Tracker has Chessie Racing profitable PHRF 1 class with a corrected time of three:04:57:09. Leaping Jack Flash, a Davidson 50 owned by John Davis, was the closest PHRF 1 boat – 134.8 nautical miles from the end – at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Privateer, a Class 40 being doublehanded by proprietor Carl L.C. Kah III and Ervin Grove, was in good place to be the second of the day one starters to complete because it was 108 nautical miles from the end at 7:00 pm ET.
“We had a quick boat, we didn’t make too many errors and situations have been proper for us,” Collins stated.
Collins, who virtually singlehandedly funded the Chessie Racing marketing campaign for the 1987-88 Whitbread Around the World Race, had a powerful workforce of largely professionals aboard. Chris Larson was aboard as navigator and tactician and referred to as for a course simply east of the rhumb line for many of the Atlantic Ocean passage.
Boat captain Ian Gordan and Jamie Gale served as watch captains, Grant “Fuzz” Spanhake trimmed the mainsail whereas Billy Jenkins and Matt Beck trimmed the headsails. Jeff Gentzen (bow), Patrick McMath (mast) and Invoice Vickers (floater) accomplished the crew.
“Chris Larson did a spectacular job. Each tactical resolution he made was excellent,” Collins stated. “Our complete crew work was completely phenomenal. We had a bunch of rock stars aboard.”
This marks the second time Collins has skippered a ship that was first to complete the Annapolis-to-Newport Race. He as soon as owned a Santa Cruz 70 referred to as Chessie Racing that set what was then a course file of 47 hours and 45 minutes. That boat was previously often known as Pyewacket when owned by Roy Disney.
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The 2021 version attracted 82 groups, with Operating Tide and Kialoa III among the many ORC 1 and a pair of starters on June 5, whereas a day earlier noticed begins get underway for ORC 3, ORC 4, ORC 5, ORC Doublehanded, and PHRF and PHRF Traditional.
Supply: Invoice Wagner