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There are many singlehanded races and many double handed races. Then you have the Bermuda 1-2 race. The '1' part began Sunday June 6th. This is a singlehanded race over the classic 635 mile course. Friday June 18th sees the '2' stage. This is a return race on a reciprocal course with a doublehanded crew.
The singlehanded stage saw its first finisher this morning as New York based Jeffery Siegal sailed Hull # 1 of the Baltic across the Bermuda Finish Line. Siegal's Baltic 50 named Appreciation completed the course in 67 hours 48 minutes. Sailing a J-44 Monhegan Martin Van Breems was 2nd to finish about 6 hours later than Appreciation.
Siegal had a good breeze the first 24 hours and sailed 215 miles. With the aid of the Gulf Stream Siegal covered 249 miles in the next 24 hours. Appreciation sailed 171 miles in the last 24 hours. 9.34 knots was Appreciation's average speed.
Other finishers include were David Sharpe aboard Antares (J-120), John Drozdal aboard Ariana (Cardinal 46), Cabot Lyman aboard Chewink (Seguin 49) , Murray Danforth aboard Flying Turtle (modified J-35), Bjorn Johnson aboard Shere Khan (express 37), and Barrett Holby aboard Troll-Fjord (Quest 33).
Chicago NOOD Regatta
Beginning tomorrow the Lake Michigan waters off of Chicago will see over 200 boats sailing in the annual stop of the Sailing World NOOD regatta series.
Friday is forecast to be a moderate sailing day. Winds are forecast to be from the South at 10 knots.
Sailing Daily will provide a wrap-up on Monday.