The Midtown Cup, a series with 4 regattas sailed in Newport over the summer season had its grand finale last weekend. The last event was last the class North American Championship and with several teams joining during the season a few new names were seen high up on the scoreboard.
Winning the series and the Championship was team Convexity with skipper Don Wilson and crew Taylor Canfield, Ted Hackney, Josh McCaffery and Kinley Fowler. However, as the series went on the Chicago team so more and more competition.
The last day of racing was won by Pieter Taselaar’s Bliksem closely followed by Midtown Racing with Skipper Larry Phillips. For the series Jerry Kirby’s Rule#1 and Bill Ruh’s Pursuit had a hard fought battle for the podium ending on the same points with Kirby’s team taking 3rd being scored higher in the last event.
“Competitive sailing in varying conditions made the M32 NA an exciting regatta. Positions 2 through 6 came down to the final race. Once again the M32’s proved themselves to be an exciting and relevant class in high speed racing.” Comments Bill Canfield and Carol Ewing of the Race Committee. The base of the entire fleet was the Midtown Sailing Center where all teams can assemble the boats and be moored together. A rather unique location down-town Newport just next to the Midtown Oyster Bar.
All results at m32world.com/results/
Going South for the Worlds
The fleet is now moving south to Miami for the next event in October which is the National Championship and a warm up event for the Worlds in November. The fleet will be joined by several European teams. As travel becomes easier Miami is the perfect spot for the long overdue reunion between the American and European fleets.
Full Winter Season Schedule
The fleet will stay in Miami for the winter series starting in January and then with one event a month until April. Miami being one of the original test sites for the Goran Marstrom designed boat and the fleet is now on it’s 8th season racing on Biscayne Bay. For the last few years the class have been cooperating with Shake-A-Leg Miami where all the fleet can stay together for the regattas and after sails.
Full schedule at m32world.com/calendar/
The perfect Introduction – M32 Demo Boat
The M32 Demo Boat is the perfect way to get introduced to M32 racing in a way that is tailored to your background in racing and other classes. Maybe you have your own racing team and just need a few hints on M32 specifics; or maybe you need help with setting up an M32 experienced crew and start from the beginning with multihull racing.
This is the way most of our class members got introduced to the boat. The most common answer to the question ”Why did you start racing the M32?” has always been, “I tried it, and then I was hooked.” The demo boat will be available on most regattas to give you a chance to join the fun.