NORTH CLIENTS SHINE AT CHARLESTON RACE WEEK
Fast Designs Excel In Six Divisions and Boat of the Week
The 2021 edition of the Charleston Race Week was a great success for North Sails clients in one design and ORC. The overall vibe from sailors was excellent, and everyone was thrilled to be back on the water sailing after a year missed. Charleston didn’t disappoint, providing exciting and challenging racing conditions on the infamous Cooper River. Solid teamwork and talent could be seen across all courses, proving that this year is off to a positive start with a solid kick-off event to welcome the Spring sailing season in North America.
In the Melges 24 class, Team Lucky Dog won the event with three bullets followed by Laura Grodin’s Dark Energy in second place. Melges 24s powered by North finished 1,2,4*,5,7,8,9,10.
After the postponement of the 2020 edition, the VX One fleet was ready to leave it all on the water. Twenty-five teams from around the country arrived in Charleston for one of the most highly-anticipated events of the year. A 10 race series paired with great weather allowed for one of the tightest events the class has seen.
Congratulations to Doug Clark, Rod Favela, and Emmi Triplett on the win; Chris Alexander, Madeline Gill, and James Roe in second; Michelle Warner, Reed Baldrige, and Austin Powers in third; and to all of the North Sails clients who competed. North Sails clients finished 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,and 10 in the VX One Class.
The competition in the J/70 class was no different. Twenty-seven teams arrived in Charleston ready to battle for the title, the largest J70 regatta since the beginning of the pandemic. Congratulations to Bruno Pasquinelli and team Stampede for sailing a brilliant 9-race series powered by North’s F-1 mainsail, J-2+ Jib and AP-1 Asymmetric. North clients finished 1,3,4,6,7,8, 9* in the J/70 class.
In the J/22 class, North clients swept the podium with Justin DaMore’s team Yem winning the series. North Clients fueled by 3Di, Teamwork, Hooligan, and FogDog also took first place respectively in ORC A, ORC B, and ORC D divisions.