More racing news from the East coast as two Carbon 32s compete in Larchmont Yacht Club’s 59th Annual Edlu Distance Race. The race garnered a lot of attention as it was the first event in the US to pioneer the new “Plus One” concept of racing where boats are sailed short handed in an attempt to increase participation by not requiring everyone to put together large crews in order to sail their boats.
The Columbia Carbon 32 “Six Brothers” started the second weekend of the 2014 American Yacht Club AYC Spring Series in 1st place with a narrow 2-point lead (see pictures from the first weekend). The team, skippered by Chris Kramer, quickly picked up where they left off taking 3 out of 4 bullets giving “Six Brothers” only 16 points from 10 races (with one throw-out). This was enough to win their PHRF I Div 3 with a comfortable 6 point margin.
This coming weekend, May 10th 2014, “Six Brothers” is back on the water along with the other Long Island Sound Columbia Carbon 32, “Weegie”, to compete in the 2014 59th EDLU Distance Race hosted by Larchmont Yacht Club.
2014 AYC Spring Series Results – PHRF I Div 3
|1||USA 32006||Six Brothers||C-32||3||3||||1||1||1||4||1||1||1||16.0|
|2||USA 60059||Oakcliff Racing||Farr 40||1||1||1||5||4||4||1||3||2||||22.0|
|3||USA 46850||Leverage||Schock 40||2||4||2||2||3||3||3||||3||2||27.0|
|5||USA 61740||Moonshine||Melges 32||4||||5||4||5||2||6||5||7||3||41.0|
|Complete Regatta Results|
On April 26th/27th at the first weekend of the American Yacht Club Spring Series a Columbia Carbon 32, “Six Brothers“, took first place overall. After winning the last 3 races in a row out of a total of 6 races (with one throw-out) “Six Brothers” is sitting in 1st place with a 2 point lead over a very competitive fleet. Continue Reading →
“Six Brothers” owner reports, “It was great fun with the A3 spinnaker up heading to Stratford at 11 to 14 knots! We were sailing as fast or faster that true wind – the boat has amazing acceleration. We made the turn in about 2 hours and then close reached back to Oyster Bay at 8 knots. I love the boat and hope to get ready for 4 weekends of windward / leewards in September”
Rye, NY – Our latest Carbon Columbia 32 was launched in August and is now sailing and racing on Long Island Sound. “Six Brothers” owned by Christian Kramer, sailing under the American Yacht Club and New York Yacht Club burgees, intends to race his new boat with his six sons (yes he has six boys) for the rest of the season and hopefully meet his sister ship “Weegie” on the race course for some close competition. “Weegie” is 1st of two Carbon Columbia 32 delivered to the area in as many months.
“Six Brothers” was manufactured in Santa Ana, CA and shipped out to Rye, NY on its own custom built aluminum road trailer, the trip from California took 5 days.
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