Ida Lewis Distance Race 2011

Beautiful Conditions Highlight Late Season Favorite

NEWPORT, R.I. (August 21, 2011) – This past Saturday morning (August 20), as the sun was barely peaking out from behind the horizon, the Ker 11.3 Oakcliff Racing, with its double-handed crew of Claudia Delahoy and Jeffrey MacFarlane (of Oyster Bay, N.Y.), began its entrance back into Newport Harbor after becoming the first boat to cross the finish line in the 2011 Ida Lewis Distance Race (ILDR).  Delahoy and MacFarlane, who had never sailed together before, mastered the variable wind conditions on the 104 nm Buzzards Tower course, making it back to Newport by 5:44 a.m. after starting on Friday off Forth Adams at 1:05 p.m., with the rest of the 35 boat fleet.

 

 

ILDR PHRF Class start off Fort Adams in Newport, R.I  – Photo credit Onne van de Wal “We didn’t get any sleep the whole time,” said Delahoy, explaining that the winds were much more consistent than originally forecasted, especially for those who took the southern route around Block Island rather than the northern route, which had lighter breeze. “We kept planning that if the wind died off we could take some breaks, but it didn’t and so we didn’t stop pushing. I think that is what got us the lead in the end.” The strategy worked and Oakcliff Racing took home first in the PHRF Double-handed Class, correcting out a little under one hour ahead of Jason Richter’s (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) J/35 Paladin. Ron O’Hanley’s (Newport, R.I.) Cookson 50 Privateer finished first on corrected time in the IRC Class – consisting of eight boats sailing the Block Island Course (150 nm) – and finished the race in just over 19 hours, earning him the Ida Lewis Distance Race Commodore’s Trophy along with the perpetual Russell L. Hoyt Memorial Trophy for best elapsed time.

 

“We kept the boat going the whole time, and it wasn’t until we headed back into Newport that it started to get light,” said O’Hanley. “We’ve had just about every finish position in this race – second, third, fourth, fifth – but this will be our first year winning our class.”  O’Hanley has sailed in every ILDR but one and found Stephan Frank’s (Darien, Conn.) 69’ custom sloop Gracie and Christopher Culver’s (New York, N.Y.) Swan 42 Blazer, which finished second and third respectively, to be the biggest competition throughout the race.

 

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News Releases

August 21 , 2011

 

Beautiful Conditions Highlight Late Season Favorite

 

August 18 , 2011

 

Starting Gun to Fire

 

35 Boats on the Line

 

July 21 , 2011

 

ILDR Countdown to Early Entry Deadline

 

March 28, 2011

 

An Offshore Experience for Youth Sailors and a Challenge for all

 

January, 2011

 

ILDR Announcement

 

Starting Line Sponsors

 

 

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Ida Lewis Distance Race 2011

Starting Gun to Fire: 35 Boats on the Line

NEWPORT, R.I. (August 18, 2011) – Tomorrow (Friday, August 19) at 1:00 p.m., the starting gun will fire for three separate starts in the seventh annual Ida Lewis Distance Race (ILDR), which will see 35 IRC, PHRF and doublehanded boats embark on one of four courses ranging from 104 – 177 nautical miles. With winds forecasted between 10-15 (Friday) and 5-8 knots (Saturday), the Race Committee expects that the smallest boat will finish before 5:00 p.m. on Saturday night (August 20), just in time for a spectacular finish line party at Ida Lewis Yacht Club.

 

“The Ida Lewis Yacht Club is very hospitable to competing racers and this is our one race in the Newport area every year,” said Rick Orichhio (Fairfield, Conn.) who does most of his racing on Long Island Sound and took home third in last year’s IRC Class 1 on his boat J/120 Rocket Science. “I’ve enjoyed the Ida Lewis Distance Race in the past, but 2010 was the first year that we did it on my boat. Our goal is to sail fast and be safe. I’m looking forward to another fun race.”

 

Talk of the Youth Challenge, which started in 2010, has drawn a lot of curious junior sailors, including 15-year-old Hannah Davis (Newport, R.I.) who will be making the jump from her 420 to a high-tech Class 40, Toothface skippered by Mike Dreese (West Newton, Mass.) and crewed by three other experienced sailors. “I’m the youngest crew onboard and was on the boat today checking it out. It is so stripped down for racing,” said Davis who has never raced in an offshore event. “I’m really looking forward to the learning experience and getting good instruction from seasoned sailors. I want to learn as much as possible about offshore racing, because it is not something I’ve been exposed to in the past.”  Read More…

 

 

Ida Lewis Distance Race

Countdown to Early Entry Deadline

NEWPORT, R.I. (July 21, 2011) – The Ida Lewis Distance Race (ILDR) is right around the corner, and organizers are encouraging competitors to register by the early bird deadline of August 5 to help build excitement among the competitors and encourage others to sign up early, too. Open to boats 28 feet and longer and with its courses covering some of the most storied and beautiful sailing grounds in the world, the seventh edition of the Ida Lewis Distance Race starts Friday, August 19 at 1 p.m. off Fort Adams in Narragansett Bay and includes turning marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Tower on its way to a signature champagne finish inside Newport Harbor off the historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club.

 

Who’s Coming

 

“In the past we’ve done a lot more buoy racing, but after a friend of ours requested we do the Ida Lewis Distance Race back in 2009, we decided to try it out and ended up having a great time,” said John Wayt (Jamestown, R.I.) who placed second in the cruising spinnaker class that year on his S&S Swan 44 Vixen. “We did the race that year with four crew members, including my wife. It was a really relaxing sail but also competitive.”  Read More…

 

 

An Offshore Experience for Youth Sailors and a Challenge for All

NEWPORT, R.I. (March 28, 2011) – This summer, junior sailors will broaden their horizons -literally-as they escape the confines of Narragansett Bay to embark on an offshore adventure covering up to 177 nautical miles.  The Organizing Committee of the Ida Lewis Distance Race introduced its Youth Challenge last year, and it was met with huge success when six boats out of a fleet of 35 signed up to compete.  It will be repeated this year when the seventh edition of the Ida Lewis Distance Race starts Friday, August 19 and sends competitors on a choice of four coastal race courses between 104 nm and 177 nm over some of the most storied and beautiful sailing grounds in the world.

 

Greg Manning’s (Wickford R.I.) team aboard X-41 Sarah won the Youth Challenge and placed third in the PHRF division on 2010. (photo credit to Robbie Benjamin on behalf of the Ida Lewis Distance Race)”The goal of the Youth Challenge is to introduce the junior sailing world to offshore sailing,” said Event Chair Dirk Johnson (Newport, R.I.).  “There is a whole new skill set that is needed to sail in an overnight race, and this is the perfect distance to get juniors onboard and excited without overdoing it.”  Johnson explained that the race attracts family cruisers as well as grand prix racers, offering classes for IRC, PHRF (featuring a cruising spinnaker class as well as the Youth Challenge division), One Design and Double-Handed boats of 28 feet or longer.

 

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Ida Lewis Distance Race · Friday, August 19, 2011

Newport, Rhode Island

Due for its seventh edition in 2011, the Ida Lewis Distance Race is now a classic on New England sailing calendars. The race, which starts Friday, August 19, features a 177nm and a 150nm race course over some of the most storied and beautiful sailing grounds in the world. With a spectacular start off Fort Adams in Narragansett Bay, the race includes turning marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Tower on its way to a signature champagne finish inside Newport Harbor off the historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club.

 

Classes are for IRC, PHRF (including Cruising Spinnaker and a Youth Challenge division), One Design and Double-Handed boats of 28 feet or longer. It is a qualifier for the New England Lighthouse Series (PHRF); the Northern and Double-Handed Ocean Racing Trophies (IRC); and the US-IRC Gulf Stream Series.

 

For more information, contact Dirk Johnson, RaceChairman@ildistancerace.org, 401-965-9189, or go to www.ildistancerace.org, where the Notice of Race and online entry will soon be available.

New Youth Challenge Introduces

Juniors to Offshore Sailing

NEWPORT, R.I. (March 4, 2010)–Junior sailors from Narragansett Bay and the surrounding region will be able to extend their summer sailing season this year by 150 miles. The Organizing Committee of the Ida Lewis Distance Race has announced the introduction of its Youth Challenge–aimed specifically at introducing junior sailors to offshore sailing–for this year’s sixth edition of the race, scheduled to start on Friday, August, 20, 2010.

 

Regional yacht clubs and sailing organizations are invited to field youth-crewed teams on the 150 nm mile course that is offered for PHRF classes. (The other course, reserved for IRC classes, is 177 nm.) “The idea of the Ida Lewis Distance Race Youth Challenge is to give junior programs an incentive to organize teams and develop the skills necessary to succeed in a medium-distance overnight race,” said Committee Member Joe Cooper, who is spearheading the effort. “We have already had various teams compete in the race with kids onboard, and we have recognized that because it is a manageable distance – not too long but not too short, either — it lends itself to this.” In 2006, second-place finisher Tom Rich (Middletown, R.I.) said his mostly teenage crew experienced their first-ever overnighter on his Peterson 42 Settler, and they will never forget the whale that sprayed the boat when it spouted, seemingly in encouragement of their efforts.

 

To qualify for the Youth Challenge, more than 50% of the crew must have reached their 14th birthday but not their 19th birthday prior to August 20, 2010. Boats may have junior crew members outside those parameters; however, they will not count towards the youth component. Adults (minimum two aboard, one of whom must be designated as the Captain) will make up the balance of the crew, but it is intended that the adults serve only in a supervisory capacity. Teams must be registered under the flag of a US SAILING yacht club or community sailing establishment. All youth sailors will be required to attend a brief informational meeting the evening prior to the race (participants of all ages welcome), and they will be encouraged to attend one of the Storm Trysail Club Foundation’s Junior Safety at Sea Seminars.

 

“The goal of the Ida Lewis Distance Race Youth Challenge is to introduce junior sailors to the disciplines of seamanship: navigating, night sailing, safety related issues, coordination of larger crews, sail handling and related areas of big boat sailing that are not required in typical dinghy-based programs,” said Cooper.

 

It is anticipated that with sufficient numbers of entries in the Youth Challenge that the fleet will have its own start. Otherwise, the fleet will start within its handicap class. Furthermore, Youth Challenge boats are eligible for overall honors within the PHRF fleet.

 

For information on the Ida Lewis Distance Race Youth Challenge, visit www.ildistancerace.org or contact Youth Challenge Coordinators Joe Cooper, 401-965-6006, Hoodri-sales@att.net, and Andy Dickinson, 401-423-0600, andy@jby.com. There is also a Facebook Page for the Ida Lewis Distance Race. On-line registration is open through August 6.

 

More About the Ida Lewis Distance Race

The Ida Lewis Distance Race, in its sixth running, features a 177 nm “Montauk” course and a 150 nm “Block Island” course over some of the most storied and beautiful sailing grounds in the world. With a spectacular start off Fort Adams in Narragansett Bay, the race includes turning marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Tower on its way to a signature champagne finish inside Newport Harbor off the historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club. It attracts family cruisers as well as grand prix racers, offering classes for IRC, PHRF (including Cruising Spinnaker and a new Youth Challenge), One-Design (including NYYC Swan 42) and Double-Handed boats of 28 feet and longer. Hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club, it is a qualifier for the 2009 New England Lighthouse Series; Northern and Double-Handed Ocean Racing Trophies; and the US-IRC Gulf Stream Series.

 

For more information, contact Dirk Johnson, info@ildistancerace.org, or go to www.ildistancerace.org for the Notice of Race and online entry (deadline is August 6, 2010).

Shortened Courses Deliver

Ida Lewis Distance Race

Overnight Challenges, Satisfaction

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Ida Lewis Distance Race

Rambler: George David?s (Hartford, Conn.) 90-foot Rambler won the Ida Lewis Distance Race IRC Division.  Photo:  Amory Ross

Rambler: George David’s (Hartford, Conn.) 90-foot Rambler won the Ida Lewis Distance Race IRC Division.

 

NEWPORT, R.I. (August 22, 2010)—George David (Hartford, Conn.) was shocked at how much wind there was during the sixth annual Ida Lewis Distance Race, even if 17 knots is nothing compared to what his crack crew aboard the 90-foot Rambler has endured before on its many race outings around the world. When Friday’s (August 20) 1p.m. start had to be delayed an hour due to a dying gradient wind, David wasn’t hopeful that the shortened 122-nm course set for his IRC class would offer much in the way of thrilling winds, but Rambler wound up averaging an impressive 10 ½ knots of speed throughout 12-plus hours of racing, finishing at 2:18 the next morning and correcting out two hours ahead of Ron O’Hanley’s (Boston, Mass.) Privateer.

 

“We put ourselves in the right places most of the time,” said David, explaining that wind in the teens appeared mostly between turning marks at Montauk and Noman’s Land, and the rest of the legs had navigator Matt Wachowicz and tactician Peter Isler collaborating doggedly on weather transitions, avoiding light spots and determining whether going north of Block Island rather than south had its benefits.  Turns out it did—Rambler and a few others in the 36-boat fleet that chose that route gained considerably—and for its spot-on decisions Rambler received the event’s Navigator’s Award in addition to trophies for best elapsed and best corrected time in the five-boat IRC class.

 

Shindig: Arthur Burke (Dartmouth, Mass.) at the helm of the Shindig, winner in PHRF Division 1 at the Ida Lewis Distance Race.  Photo:  Amory Ross

Arthur Burke’s (Dartmouth, Mass.) Andrews 70 Shindig also took home three trophies, one each for best corrected and elapsed time in PHRF Division 1–in which 11 boats sailed–and one for overall best corrected time in PHRF (a second division hosted 12 boats).  Organizers chose a 104-nm course for PHRF and Double-handed boats to sail, and Shindig made it home in just under 15 and ½ hours, with Robert MacMillan’s Class 40 Cutlass taking second, behind by just over nine minutes on corrected time.

 

Shindig: Arthur Burke (Dartmouth, Mass.) at the

 

helm of Shindig, winner in PHRF Division 1 at

 

the Ida Lewis Distance Race  Photo:  Amory Ross

 

“Like everyone else, we were searching for wind,” said Burke, who literally drifted right after the PHRF start, which was combined for both classes.  “But when we found it, then we really started to move.”  Burke said his crew, which has countless Newport to Bermuda races under their belts, changed sails 17 times during the race and the boat was becalmed at multiple times during the race.  “We just kept pressing.”

 

Within the PHRF division there were six Youth Challenge teams that proved the concept’s inaugural push was a popular one that will have legs for the future.  Teams comprised of at least 40 percent junior sailors between the ages of 14 and 18 qualified and sailed in the PHRF Division–scored as such but then also scored separately for the new Arent H. Kits van Heyningen Trophy provided by Finish Line sponsor KVH Industries.  To present the trophy at Ida Lewis Yacht Club on Saturday night was Mr. Kits van Heyningen himself, who at age 94, competed in the event and remains an inspiration to all sailing generations.  The proud recipient was the crew aboard the X-41 Sarah, owned by Greg Manning (Warwick, R.I.) and representing East Greenwich Yacht Club, which also finished third in PHRF Division 1.  The top Youth finisher in Division 2 was Tom Rich’s (Middletown, R.I.) second-place finisher Settler.

ActOne:  Act One (on left), a Summit 35 skippered by Bill Titus (Newport, R.I.) and representing Ida Lewis Yacht Club, was one of six Youth Challenge entries in the Ida Lewis Distance Race. To qualify for the Youth Challenge, 40% of a crew had to be junior sailors between the ages of 14 and 18; Act One?s were from junior sailing programs in Newport and Nantucket.  Photo:  Amory Ross

 

Act One (on left), a Summit 35 skippered by

 

Bill Titus (Newport, R.I.) and representing

 

Ida Lewis Yacht Club, was one of six

 

Youth Challenge entries in the

 

Ida Lewis Distance Race.

 

To qualify for the Youth Challenge,

 

40% of a crew had to be junior sailors

 

between the ages of 14 and 18;

 

Act One’s were from junior

 

sailing programs in Newport and Nantucket.

 

Photo:  Amory Ross

 

In the Doublehanded Class, sailing under PHRF, Michael Hennessy’s (New York, N.Y.) Class 40 Dragon took top spot, sailing the course in just under 19 and ½ hours, while Teri and Pete Binkley’s (Branford, Conn.) Quest 33 Wildeyes finished in just under 24 hours for second.  Frank Atkinson’s (Coconut Grove, Fla.) Cape Bay Fast 40 Different Drummer won PHRF Division 2.

 

The Ida Lewis Distance Race is the only distance race that starts and finishes in Newport, R.I. It features a signature champagne finish inside Newport Harbor and was named one of Sailing World magazine’s “14 great events” in its guide for “The Ultimate Summer.”  It is also a qualifier for the 2010 New England Lighthouse Series; Northern and Double-Handed Ocean Racing Trophies; and the US-IRC Gulf Stream Series.

 

For the first time ever, fans were able to follow real-time race tracking through Kattack LIVE.

 

KVH Industries (which made possible the tracking and the new trophy for the Youth Challenge) was the lead Finish Line Sponsor while ATC Tech joined veteran Starting Line sponsors North Sails and New England Boatworks. Contributing sponsors were Dockwise Yacht Transport, Gosling’s Rum, Mac Designs, Narragansett Beer, Newport Shipyard, Newport Tent Company, Rig Pro Southern Spars, Sea Gear Uniforms, and Z Blok.

 

 

 

For more information, including full results, visit www.ildistancerace.org, visit its Facebook Page or contact info@ildistancerace.org.

 

 

 

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(Top-five Results Follow)

 

 

 

 

 

Ida Lewis Distance Race

 

Friday, August 20, 2010

 

Top-five Results

 

 

 

Place, Yacht Name, Type, Owner/Skipper, Hometown, Results, Total Points

 

 

 

Class 1 – IRC (IRC – 5 Boats)

 

  1. Rambler, RP 90 W B 90, George David, Hartford, Conn.

 

  1. Privateer, Cookson 50 50, Ron O’Hanley, Boston, Mass.

 

  1. Rocket Science, J 120 40, Rick Oricchio, Fairfield, Conn.

 

  1. Barleycorn, NYYC Swan 42 42.5, Brendan Brownyard, Bay Shore, N.Y.

 

  1. Fearless, Farr 395 39.4, Shaun Ensor, East Haven, Conn.

 

 

 

Class 2 – PHRF Division 1 (PHRF – 11 Boats)

 

  1. Shindig, Andrews 70, Arthur Burke, Dartmouth, Mass.

 

  1. Cutlass, Class 40, Robert MacMillan, Newport, R.I.

 

  1. Sarah (Youth), X-41, Greg Manning, Warwick, R.I.

 

  1. Eagle, J 120, Steven Levy, Greenwich, Conn.

 

  1. Toothface, Akilaria Class 40, Mike Dreese, West Newton, Mass.

 

 

 

Class 2 – PHRF Division 2 (PHRF – 12 Boats)

 

  1. Different Drummer, Cape Bay Fast 40 39.6, Frank Atkinson, Coconut Grove, Fla.

 

  1. Settler (Youth), Peterson 42, Tom Rich, Middletown, R.I.

 

  1. Act One (Youth), Summit 35, Bill Titus, Newport, R.I.

 

  1. Lark, Beneteau First 40.7, Edmund Flynn, Marlborough, Mass.

 

  1. Coco, Swan 36, Ian Scott, Newport, R.I.

 

 

 

Class 3 – PHRF – Double-Handed (PHRF – 8 Boats)

 

  1. Dragon, Class 40, Michael Hennessy, New York, N.Y.

 

  1. Wildeyes, Quest 33′, Teri & Pete Binkley, Branford, Conn.

 

  1. Samba, Quest 30, Tristan Mouligne, Boston, Mass.

 

  1. Dark ‘n Stormy, J 105, Michael Lachance, Wolcott, Conn.

 

  1. Paladin, J 35, Jason Richter, Mt Sinai, N.Y.

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Ida Lewis Distance Race:  Sponsorship Support from KVH Industries Enhances Racing Experience

NEWPORT, R.I. (June 8, 2010)— Fans of the annual Ida Lewis Distance Race, which is scheduled to begin its sixth edition on August 20 off Newport, R.I., will have a new way to follow the action and a new trophy to cheer for, thanks to KVH Industries.  The company, headquartered in Middletown, R.I., and known globally for its mobile communications solutions for commercial, leisure and military markets, has signed on as one of the major “Finish Line”  sponsors of the event in support of two new initiatives: the use of Kattack LIVE (not affiliated with KVH Industries) for bringing real-time race tracking to the Ida Lewis Distance Race website and the commissioning of a new perpetual trophy for the PHRF Cruising Spinnaker Class.  The trophy will be named after Arent H. Kits van Heyningen, age 94, who is a member of host Ida Lewis Yacht Club and finished third among 17 entrants in the PHRF Racing Class in 2009, sailing with his son, Robert W.B. Kits van Heyningen, aboard his IMX 45 Temptress.

 

Commo. Jerry Baum, Howard Hodgson (Skipper/Owner True) , Arent H. Kits van Heyningen, Peter Gerard (PRO)

 

“The tracking initiative supports Ida Lewis Yacht Club’s mission of making this race more exciting for the participants and more engaging for their families, friends and fellow sailors, whether they are in Newport for the event or somewhere else in the world wanting to know what’s going on out on the race course,” said Dirk Johnson, explaining that in the early days of the regatta, state-of-the-art tracking was a large chart posted at the yacht club with two types of yarn strung between push pins to depict the two different courses offered, one a 177 nm “Montauk” course and the other a 150 nm “Block Island” course.

 

“The trophy initiative underlines our goal to be inclusive of all types of sailors, from racer/cruisers to grand-prix types,” said Johnson, pointing out that the 2010 Ida Lewis Distance Race will include divisions for IRC, PHRF (Racing and Cruising Spinnaker Classes), One-Design (including NYYC 42s) and Double-Handed boats. As well, a Youth Challenge, announced earlier this year, will play out as part of the PHRF competition.

 

“The PHRF, One-Design and Double-Handed sailors who may or may not have had prior exposure to distance races enjoy the shorter course,” said Johnson,  “while the IRC sailors consider the longer course a worthy challenge for their typically larger, faster boats.”

 

Last year, the IRC roster included such headliners as winner Titan 15, Rambler, Highland Fling XI, Rima2, Privateer, Devocean and Decision.  According to Alex Merrill, navigator aboard Rima2, “I found it to be one of the best races I have ever done.  I absolutely loved it. It had challenges for the drivers, foredeck, navigator, everything.”

 

With its courses covering some of the most storied and beautiful sailing grounds in the world, the Ida Lewis Distance Race features a spectacular start off Fort Adams in Narragansett Bay and includes turning marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Tower on its way to a signature champagne finish inside Newport Harbor off the historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club.

With 40 teams competing last year, organizers are planning for between 40-50 this year.

 

The event is open to boats 28 feet and longer and is a qualifier for the 2010 New England Lighthouse Series; Northern and Double-Handed Ocean Racing Trophies; and the US-IRC Gulf Stream Series.

 

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Friday, August 20, 2010 Newport, RI

The 2010 edition of the Ida Lewis Distance Race will feature a 177nm and 150nm race course over some of the most storied and beautiful sailing grounds in the world. With a spectacular start off Fort Adams in Narragansett Bay, the race includes turning marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Tower on its way to a signature champagne finish inside Newport Harbor off the historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club.

The race’s sixth edition is scheduled for Friday, August 20 2010, with classes for IRC, PHRF (including Cruising Spinnaker), One Design (including Club Swan 42) and Double-Handed boats of 28 feet or longer. It is a qualifier for the New England Lighthouse Series (PHRF); the Northern and Double-Handed Ocean Racing Trophies (IRC); and the US-IRC Gulf Stream Series.

Friends and family are invited to follow the finish from the deck of the Ida Lewis Yacht Club during a Lobster Fest Saturday evening.

Put the date on your calendar!

East Passage Narragansett Bay, south of Rose Island

 

R”2″ QR Whistle, Brenton Reef

to port

RW”SR”MoA Whistle, south of Sachuest Point

to starboard

RW”MP” MoA WHIS, Montauk Point

to port

R”2″ Fl R 4 sec WHIS, No Man’s Land

to port

 

 

 

Buzzards Bay Tower Fl 2.5 sec Horn

 

to port

 

 

 

RW”MP” MoA WHIS, Montauk Point

 

to starboard

 

Finish

 

off Ida Lewis Yacht Club

 

Distance 177nm

 

 

Please SEE NOR or updated release for most updated Course Description

 

FOR Reference ONLY – COURSE 2-The Block Island Course-

 

Start

 

East Passage Narragansett Bay, south of Rose Island

 

 

 

 

 

R”2″ QR Whistle, Brenton Reef

 

to port

 

 

 

RW”SR”MoA Whistle, south of Sachuest Point

 

to starboard

 

 

 

RW”MP” MoA WHIS, Montauk Point

 

to port

 

 

 

R”2″ Fl R 4 sec WHIS, No Man’s Land

 

to port

 

 

 

Buzzards Bay Tower Fl 2.5 sec Horn

 

to port

 

 

 

RW”A” MoA WHIS, SE of Block Island

 

to starboard

 

Finish

 

off Ida Lewis Yacht Club

 

Distance 150nm

Ida Lewis Distance Race

AUGUST 20, 2010

NOTICE OF RACE

The Officers and Members of the Ida Lewis Yacht Club invite you to participate in the sixth Ida Lewis Distance Race starting Friday, August 20, 2010.

The start will be in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay with the first Warning Signal at 1200.

This race is a 2010 Gulf Stream Series event (IRC), and a qualifying event for the Northern Ocean Racing Trophy (NORT) (IRC), the Double-Handed North Ocean Racing Trophy (DNORT) (IRC) and the New England Lighthouse Series (PHRF). Details of these series can be found at www.stamfordyc.com.

Race headquarters will be located at the Ida Lewis Yacht Club, Wellington Avenue,

Newport, RI, and manned throughout the time of the race. The phone number for the ILYC dock office is (401) 846 1969.

  1. RULES: The Racing Rules of Sailing 2009-2012 will apply except as any of these are altered by this Notice of Race, by the Sailing Instructions, and any subsequent amendment.

 

 

 

1.1      For IRC boats – IRC Rules Parts 1, 2 and 3 shall apply. Furthermore, accordance with IRC Rule 26.6.2.2 a boat may carry one more spinnaker than shown on her current IRC certificate of area not greater than rated SPA without an increase in rating.

 

 

 

  1. For PHRF divisions – the current PHRF Regulations of the Narragansett Bay PHRF

 

Association.

 

 

 

1.3      FOR ALL BOATS, the Minimum Equipment Recommendations for Category 3 (without life rafts) of the International Sailing Federation Special Regulations Governing Offshore and Oceanic Racing , including US SAILING Prescriptions shall apply.

 

 

 

  1. ELIGIBILITY: The ILYC Distance Race is open to the following boats:

 

 

 

2.1      SINGLE HULLED VESSELS with a minimum LOA of 28 feet with auxiliary power, boats racing under PHRF shall also have a rating of 128 or lower;

 

 

 

2.2      DOUBLE-HANDED class must meet the specific safety requirements noted in this

 

Notice of Race.

 

 

 

(a)       Handicap Ratings – Double-Handed entries will sail with PHRF NB ratings, administered by the handicap review committee of PHRF NB. The finishing position in the Double-Handed class(es) in the regatta will be determined based on PHRF. Double-Handed boats wishing to qualify for the DNORT may submit current IRC certificates and will be scored as IRC in addition to PHRF.

 

 

 

(b)       Radar Reflectors – Radar Reflectors are to be displayed at all times during the race on

 

Double-Handed entries.

 

 

 

(c)       The Double-Handed Division, and this division only, may use autopilots while racing.

 

 

 

 

 

2.3      In addition, a boat must be owned by a member of US Sailing, ISAF, or a yacht club

 

affiliated (directly or indirectly) with one or more of those associations.

 

 

 

2.4      YOUTH CHALLENGE BOATS

 

 

 

(a)       Shall be sponsored by a USSA  recognized yacht club or community sailing organization as evidenced by an entry form signed by a flag officer or authorized representative of the organization.

 

 

 

(b)       Shall meet requirements of the PHRF fleet

 

 

 

(c)       The crew must consist of a minimum of:

 

two adults, one of whom must be designated as the Captain;

More than half of the crew shall be individuals who have reached their 14th birthday but not their 19th birthday prior to August 20, 2010.

 

 

(d)       All Youth competitors shall have attended a pre-race meeting on Thursday, August 19, 2010 held at Ida Lewis Yacht club following the skippers meeting. Furthermore, they are strongly encouraged to attend the Storm Trysail Club Junior Safety at Sea seminar which will be held in Newport earlier in the week of the race.

 

 

 

  1. SAFETY: Boats must comply with the January 2010-December 2011 ISAF Offshore Committee Special Regulations, Race Category 3 Monohulls (without life rafts), including US SAILING prescriptions or other standards listed in this Notice of Race.

 

 

 

3.1      It shall be the sole and inescapable responsibility of the owner and master of each boat to declare that she is seaworthy in hull, rig and gear and that she is properly equipped and competently manned and sailed.

 

 

 

3.2      Boats must carry sufficient fuel aboard at the start to provide a cruising range under power of 75 nautical miles.

 

 

 

3.3      A Finish Declaration and Participant Waiver will be provided to each entrant. The Race Committee must receive the Participant Waiver signed by all crew members by 0900 hrs on August 20, 2010.

 

 

 

3.4      Some means must exist for supporting the boom in the event of a sudden failure of the mainsail. Topping lifts or solid vangs are acceptable for this purpose.

 

 

 

3.5      All crew members on Youth Challenge boats shall wear USCG approved life vests at all times when on deck.

 

 

 

  1. ENTRIES: The Entry form is available and should be completed online via links from the Ida Lewis Long Distance Race web site, www.ILDistancerace.org. Entries should be received no later than August 6, 2010. Entries received after August 6th will be subject to a $50 late fee, entries received after August 13th will be subject to an $100 late fee. For last minute entries, entry forms will be available at the Ida Lewis Dock office prior to the Skippers’ Meeting.

 

 

 

4.1      The Entry Form must be accompanied by a valid PHRF (Narragansett Bay PHRF) or IRC certificate and the entry fee. The entry fee, based on LOA, is delineated below.

 

 

 

Entry LOA                       US Sailing Members      Non US Sailing Members

 

Less than 50”                               $250                                              $275

 

50’-69′                                      $350                                              $380

 

Greater Than 69”                      $500                                  $550

 

 

 

A boat’s LOA is to be rounded to the lower whole number (i.e. 29.01′ = 29′ and 29.99′ = 29′) for the purpose of determining entry fees.

 

 

 

4.2      No refunds will be given after August 6, 2010.

 

 

 

  1. CLASSES:

 

 

 

5.1      A valid IRC rating certificate must be on file with the Ida Lewis Yacht Club Race Committee by 1730 on August 19, 2010. No alteration of a boat’s TCC will be permitted after this date, except as a result of a rating protest, or to correct rating office errors.

 

 

 

5.2      PHRF Boats will be scored based on ratings assigned by PHRF association of Narragansett Bay.

 

 

 

5.3      A valid signed PHRF Certificate or a special event rating application must be on file with the Ida Lewis Yacht Club Race Committee and the PHRF association of Narragansett Bay by 1730 on the August 19, 2010.

 

 

 

5.4      PHRF Spinnaker and Cruising Spinnaker Divisions. Special classes will be formed at the discretion of the Race Committee. Cruising Spinnaker Classes must have 4 or more entries.  Classes will be formed under the divisions based upon the number of entries. Cruising Spinnaker class will be defined as full crewed PHRF vessels racing with not more than one headsail rigged on a roller furler and either one conventional spinnaker flown from a conventional spinnaker pole or one asymmetric spinnaker tacked on the bow.

 

 

 

  1. COURSE 1-The Montauk Course-

 

Start – East Passage Narragansett Bay, south of Rose Island

 

R”2” QR Whistle, Brenton Reef                                        to port

 

RW”SR”MoA Whistle, south of Sachuest Point             to starboard

 

RW”MP” MoA WHIS, Montauk Point                             to port

 

R”2” Fl R 4 sec WHIS, No Man’s Land                           to port

 

Buzzards Bay Tower Fl 2.5 sec Horn                               to port

 

RW”MP” MoA WHIS, Montauk Point                             to starboard

 

Finish – off Ida Lewis Yacht Club                                     Distance 177 nm

 

 

 

  1. COURSE 2 –Block Island Course

 

Start – East Passage Narragansett Bay, south of Rose Island

 

R“2” QR Whistle, Brenton Reef                                    to port

 

RW“SR”MoA Whistle, south of Sachuest Point             to starboard

 

RW“MP” MoA WHIS, Montauk Point                           to port

 

R“2” Fl R 4 sec WHIS, No Man’s Land                         to port

 

“Buzzards” Fl 2.5 sec Horn                                            to port

 

RW“A” MoA WHIS, SE of Block Island                       to starboard

 

Finish – Off Ida Lewis Yacht Club                                Distance 150nm

 

 

 

  1. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS: A representative from each boat shall report to the Administration desk located at the Ida Lewis Yacht Club between the hours of 1700-1800 hrs on Thursday, August 19, 2010, to register their vessel and receive the sailing instructions, skipper’s packets, and scratch sheets.

 

 

 

8.1      Sailing instructions will also be available on the Ida Lewis Yacht Club website (www.ilyc.org).

 

 

 

  1. AWARDS:

 

9.1      Awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd corrected finishers in each class, including the Youth Challenge, as well as perpetual trophies for overall division winners and first yacht to finish.

 

 

 

9.2      Trophies will be presented at the awards ceremony at the Ida Lewis Yacht Club on Saturday, August 21, at 1930 hrs. All participants in the race as well as their families and guests are invited to attend.

 

 

 

  1. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

 

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19

 

1700 – 1800:                            REGISTRATION

 

1800:                            SKIPPER’S MEETING

 

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20

 

0800-1000:     Breakfast at ILYC. Tickets must be purchased from the ILYC Dock Office.

 

1200:                            WARNING SIGNAL – Double-Handed Fleet

 

1230:                WARNING SIGNAL – PHRF

 

1300:                WARNING SIGNAL – IRC

 

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21

 

1930:              AWARDS CEREMONY, followed by dinner at ILYC Members, competitors, friends and family are invited.  Dinner reservations are strongly recommended as capacity is limited. Tickets may be purchased via the registration form or from ILYC.

 

 

 

  1. ADVERTISING

 

 

 

11.1    Ida Lewis Yacht Club reserves the right to prohibit any advertising that it considers distasteful or offensive.

 

 

 

Advertising that conflicts with any race sponsor is prohibited unless permission in writing is given by Ida Lewis Yacht Club.

Boats may be required to fly race sponsor flags while racing or be required to apply race sponsor bow stickers.

Advertising for tobacco products is prohibited.

 

 

EVENT ORGANIZERS

 

 

 

Ida Lewis Yacht Club Commodore

 

Michael G. Muessel

 

 

 

Ida Lewis Yacht Club Race Committee Chair

 

Sharon Pavignano

 

 

 

Ida Lewis Distance Race Chairman

 

Dirk Johnson

 

racechairman@ILdistancerace.org

 

 

 

Principal Race Officer

 

Peter Gerard

 

pgerard53@gmail.com

 

 

 

Head Judge/Safety Officer

 

Commodore Robert Conner

 

expressconnor@hotmail.com

 

 

 

Club Manager – Mark Kellner

 

Ida Lewis Yacht Club

 

P.O. Box 479 Newport, RI 02840

 

Ph. (401) 846-1969 Fax: (401) 847-8234

 

Email: idalewisYC@aol.com

 

www.ilyc.org

 

 

 

IRC

 

US-IRC Management Committee,

 

PO Box 5, Tiverton, RI 02878

 

Ph. (401) 816-0421 Fax: (401) 816-0423

 

Email: info@us-irc.org

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The 2009 edition of the Ida Lewis Distance Race will feature a 177nm and a 150nm race course over some of the most storied and beautiful sailing grounds in the world. With a spectacular start off Fort Adams in Narragansett Bay, the race includes turning marks at CastleHill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Tower on its way to a signature champagne finish inside Newport Harbor off the historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club.

The race’s fifth edition is scheduled for Friday, August 21, 2009, with classes for IRC, PHRF, One Design (including Club Swan 32 and double-handed boats. It is a qualifier for the New England Lighthouse Series (PHRF); the Northern and Double-Handed Ocean Racing Trophies (IRC); and the US-IRC Gulf Stream Series.

Friends and family are invited to follow the finish from the deck of the ida Lewis Yacht Club during a Lobster Fest Saturday evening, Put the date on your calendar!

Highland Fling XI Challenges Titan XV, Lolita Plans a Comeback July 15, 2009
Certain to make epic the fifth running of the Ida Lewis Distance Race, the captain of Irvine Laidlaw’s (Monaco) new 90-foot Wally boat Highland Fling XI has issued a challenge to Tom Hill’s (Puerto Rico) new 75-foot Reichel-Pugh designed Titan XV to show up and show its stuff at the event, set to begin off Newport, R.I., Friday, August 21. Hill, who took PHRF victory in the inaugural Ida Lewis Distance Race (2004) with one of his previous Titans, reportedly has accepted the challenge and will join Highland Fling XI and George David’s (Hartford, Conn.) 90-foot Rambler as the largest boats entered. Read More…

Two Courses to Satisfy Distance Appetites February 9, 2009
The 2009 edition of the Ida Lewis Distance Race will feature a 177nm and a 150nm race course over some of the most storied and beautiful sailing grounds in the world. With a spectacular start off Newport, R.I., the race includes turning marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Tower on its way to a signature champagne finish off the historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club in Newport Harbor. Read More…

 

Video and Photo Contests

The Ripple Effect Short Video Contest has been introduced to attract and engage the youth sailors (between 14 and 20 years of age) competing in the Ida Lewis Distance Race. Participants (working either individually or as a team) are asked to answer the question “What do you like most about offshore/overnight sailing?” through a video essay or documentary no longer than five minutes in length.

The Ripple Effect Ida Lewis Distance Race Video Contest

ideo Submission Content Requirements:

“What do you like most about offshore/overnight sailing?” Answer this question in your own words with regard to the parameters noted below, and create a video essay or documentary no longer than five minutes in length.

Official Rules:

The contest is free to participate in and open to any sailors between 14 and 20 years of age that are racing in the 2014 Ida Lewis Distance Race

Participants can work individually or in teams of up to three people

Only one (1) video may be submitted per student or team

Footage can be shot on respective boat during the race and/or on land before or after racing.

Video can be recorded using any device (i.e. phone, iPad, GoPro, video camera, camera, etc.)

The video duration can be up to five (5) minutes.

Prior to film submission, sailors must register by filling out the registration form at http://www.ildistancerace.org/2014/201408_videoandphoto.php and emailing it to Joe Cooper, cooper-ndn@cox.net.

Once registered, participants will be given instructions on how to upload the video

The completed video is due no later than 6 p.m. EDT on September 5, 2014

For students under 18, a parent, legal guardian or teacher will be required to co-sign this declaration

All video submissions can be used for editorial and commercial purposes by the Ida Lewis Distance Race

Judging: A panel of judges made up of organizers from the Ida Lewis Distance Race will determine a winner no later than September 12, 2014

Winning video will be displayed on the Ida Lewis Distance Race website and distributed to marine and regional media.

 

 

The Ida Lewis Distance Race Photo Contest

 

Photo Submission Requirements:

 

Submit photos of your experience at this year’s Ida Lewis Distance Race by logging into personal Facebook account and posting them on the race’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ILYCDistanceRace?ref=hl) with hashtag #ILDR

 

 

Official Rules:

 

The contest is free to participate in by all competitors racing in the 2014 Ida Lewis Distance Race

Participants can work as individuals only

Up to five (5) photos may be submitted per participant

Photos can be captured using any device (i.e. phone, iPad, GoPro, camera, etc.)

Photos can be submitted before, during or after racing from Thursday, August 14 through Monday, August 18

No registration required

All photo submissions can be used for editorial and commercial purposes by the Ida Lewis Distance Race

Judging: A winner will be determined based on the amount of Facebook “likes” are received on his/her submitted photos (so make sure to also share your photo on your personal Facebook page)

The winning photo will be displayed on the Ida Lewis Distance Race website and distributed to marine/regional publications to promote the 2015 race