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Jim Cunningham shows excellent performance at the 2018 Sid Doren

Thirty-eight teams made their way to Miami for the second event of the prestigious 2017-2018 Key Biscayne Series – the Sid Doren Memorial Regatta. There were Winter storms up and down the East Coast, some stretching as south as Miami, and big breeze and cooler temps were forecasted.

Team Lifted with skipper Jim Cunningham and crew of Jeff Madrigali, Mark Ivey and Serena Vilage repeated their win at the first event of the winter series, the Louis Piana Cup back in December, by sweeping the 38-boat fleet in five races using the North PC-FM mainsail, GM jib and Full Radial spinnaker.

We are proud of the results North clients are achieving with our designs. Nine of the top ten boats used full North Sails inventories”, said North expert Skip Dieball. “For my team on War Canoe, we used a brand new PC-FM main. Our speed was noticeably better and we were happy with a third place finish. The radial head really allows for more control in the upper section”.


2018 Sid Doren Memorial Regatta
1 Lifted / Jim Cunningham
2 SCIMITAR / Steve Benjamin
3 War Canoe / Michael Goldfarb
4 Tiburon / Mark Watson
5 Skanky Gene / Jay Cross
6 Gumption3 / Kevin Grainger
8 Blacadder II / Andrew Cumming
9 America Jane II / Scott Kaufman
10 Freedom / Craig Mense
* Denotes Partial North Sails Inventory

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Ched Proctor

One Design Expert, Sail Designer — Steelpointe Harbor, Connecticut

Ched Proctor started racing one design sailboats at Scituate Harbor Yacht Club on the south shore of MA when he was 10 and hasn’t stopped. He has worked at North Sails in Wisconsin, Melbourne, Australia (where he and John Bertrand...

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