Oct 28, 2013

F18 Americas Continental @Sarasota: Mike Easton & Tripp Burd Champs




All Images Tim Wilkes www.timwilkes.com Full gallery at CSN FB |  Great first Continental event to define who is the best sailor of the Americas (North & South). US top crew, Mike Easton & Trip Burd managed to grab the title over Gunnar Larsen & Ferdinand van West and US top youth Taylor Reiss & Matthew Whitehead.
Good work on Gunnar attending events all over the World, being a top sailor and CEO of Nacra it is a nice double function made by a brand company man. But the experienced dutch sailors couldn´t take the American crown home this time. Mike & Tripp racing onboard the Ronstan F18 Flagship put their speed on the table and responded the pressure for the Europeans to close a perfect American end.

Excellent work done by the US F18 Assoc and the Sarasota Sailing Squadron putting this event together with a total of 17 races! The major Regatta for the Formula 18 in this side of the World. The Continental label had more sense after two of our best Argentine crews were able to attend and as plus perform at the highest level.

Cruz Gonzalez Smith & Mariano Heuser ended 5th overall, and Juan Faustín & Nico Aragonés 11th (two OCS in one day reduced their chances). Cruz & Mariano establishing themselves again as one of the best 20 crews in the F18 World Wide.
The other key aspect as reported over the week was the level of the US Youth. It is great to have the new generation already fighting for the title in major events.


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Live Tracking & Replay Here
Top 15 below and full results at regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=6320&show_crew=1

Pos Sail   Skipper  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17  Total
1   11   Mike Easton/
Tripp Burd  
4   [8]   3   4   2   7   1   [9]   1   2   2   3   4   1   2   3   2   41  
2   1785   Gunnar Larsen/
Ferdinand van West  
2   3   2   [8]   4   6   2   1   4   4   1   4   5   2   [10]   1   4   45  
3   284   Taylor Reiss/
Matthew Whitehead  
6   5   6   7   1   1   8   2   2   [10]   8   6   1   4   1   8   [9]   66  
4   1523   Ravi Parent/
Sam Armington  
8   1   [ocs]   2   11   3   [14]   13   5   6   5   8   3   5   5   4   1   80  
5   1718   Cruz Gonzalez Smith/
Mariano Heuser  
7   10   [ocs]   [11]   3   9   3   8   7   5   3   1   2   6   3   9   5   81  
6   281   Bob Merrick/
Tyler Burd  
[19]   4   11   3   8   2   12   5   6   8   4   7   9   7   [16]   7   3   96  
7   USA 316   Todd Riccardi/
Dalton Tebo  
1   2   1   6   10   [15]   [16]   10   3   11   6   5   15   3   11   10   6   100  
8   USA7   Robbie Daniel/
Enrique Rodriguez  
3   7   10   10   6   8   10   4   10   1   9   [dnf]   8   8   7   12   [ocs]   113  
9   100   Luke Ramsay/
John Casey  
9   6   9   12   7   12   4   7   9   3   16   9   [20]   17   4   2   [30]   126  
10   326   John Tomko/
Drew Carlyle  
10   14   [ocs]   1   14   4   6   6   8   [ocs]   10   2   6   9   21   5   13   129  
11   123   Juan Faustin/
Nicolas Aragones  
25   9   7   14   5   5   5   3   [ocs]   22   7   [ocs]   7   10   9   13   16   157  
12   1719   Sandra Tartaglino/
Alex Shafer  
5   16   5   9   28   10   7   [ocs]   12   [ocs]   22   10   11   18   6   6   7   172  
13   USA 2222   Annie Gardner/
Eric Witte  
13   12   13   13   19   19   13   11   17   9   11   [ocs]   16   25   8   [29]   8   207  
14   1612   scott miller/
hailey miller  
30   24   19   19   20   11   [32]   [ocs]   28   7   17   20   10   11   14   15   11   256T  
15 USA753   Brooks Reed/
Jeff Dusek  
12   19   21   18   22   18   20   12   [ocs]   18   [30]   19   26   13   15   11   12   256T  

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