Saturday, June 16, 2018

Cleveland Race Week Preview

J/111 Spaceman Spiff sailing off Cleveland, OH (Cleveland, OH)- The highly-popular Cleveland Race Week starts this coming weekend on the waters of Lake Erie, hosted by the Edgewater Yacht Club for both one-design and offshore yachts.  The event has three components to satisfy the desires of all the passionate sailors in the region.  Starting June 15th to 17th is the One-Design program for twenty-four J/Teams on J/22s, J/70s, and J/105s.  Then, on June 20th- Wednesday- there will be Women’s & Doublehanded racing for one day.  After that is the Offshore Regatta from June 23rd to 24th, with seventeen J’s racing in yet more J/105 One-designs as was as a PHRF fleet that includes J/24s up to J/111s.

The six-boat J/22 class features Mike Meaney’s MEANIAC and Chris Princing’s EVIL DR. PORK CHOP/ AWARD & SPORTS Team.

J/88 sailing off Cleveland, OHThe eleven-boat J/70 fleet has several well-known veteran traveling teams, including Trey Sheehan’s infamous HOOLIGAN: FLAT STANLEY RACING, Tod Sackett’s FM, Lee Sackett & Dave Kerr’s USA 364, and Ted Pinkerton’s LITTLE SIDE HUSTLE.

The seven-boat J/105 class has Ron Carson’s DARK’N’STORMY, Tom & Cindy Einhouse’s OVATION, Ron Hollingsworth’s SLINGSHOT, and the Uhlir Brother’s TRIO.

For the Women’s event, Katie Langolf’s J/34 IOR will be racing against Lucinda Einhouse’s J/105 OVATION for class honors.

The Offshore PHRF Spinnaker class will be gigantic, with twenty-eight boats on the starting line.  Amongst them will be fourteen J/Teams.  Those crews include the J/111’s (Rob Ruhlman’s SPACEMAN SPIFF & Don Hudak’s CAPERS), Tim Yanda’s J/120 VIVA LA VIDA, Chris Mallets’ J/109 SYNCHRONICITY, Hugh Scott Seaholm’s J/88 PAPA’s TOY, two J/34s (Brett & Katie Langolf’s KNEE DEEP & Dave Krotseng’s BONAFIDE), Mark Saffell’s J/36 PAINKILLER, two J/105s (Uhlir Brothers’ TRIO & Ron Carson’s DARK’N’STORMY), Rich & Dolores Galaska’s BREEZIN, and Mike Vining’s J/24 REALLY BAD GIRLFRIEND.  For more Cleveland Race Week sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.