Tuesday, July 31, 2007

J/145c Wins Around Long Island Race

Mark Hansen's J/145c Sweet Lorraine just recently won class as well as overall IRC and overall PHRF in the Around Long Island Race. They were slowest rated boat in big boat fleet that included USMMA's Andrew's 77 Alchemy, USNA's NM 66 Zarafa, NM 55 Rima 2, Santa Cruz 52 Magic and Steve Benjamin's High Noon (ILC 40). Mark previously owned a J/120 (also Sweet Lorraine). Sweet Lorraine finished the 190 mile race in just under 31 hours and was the 4th of 66 boats to cross the finish line. Crew was an all-star J/Boat Owner group including Mark Hansen (skipper/owner), Kerry Klingler (tactician, owns J/80 Lifted), H.L. Devore (navigator, owns J/44 Honalee), John and Dan Fallon, Greg Davis, Jim and Morgan (age 12) Buffum and Rick Lyall (owns J/109 Storm). Impressive performance considering this was the second time Mark had raced the boat and the first time the crew had sailed together. Awards included:

- 1st Place PHRF Overall
- 1st Place IRC Overall
- 1st Place IRC Division 1
- 1st Place Div. 10
- Foredeck Award (to the foredeck captain on the winning boat)

Complete Results