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3rd Annual Vintage Gold Cup Regatta on Gull Lake, Michigan - Overall

by Vintage Gold Cup 5 Oct 22:19 BST 3-5 October 2019

After an eight-race series with very challenging conditions, Eivind Melleby from Norway and Joshua Revkin from Boston, are the 2019 Vintage Gold Cup winners with an impressive four bullets in the score sheet.

A beautiful brisk and sunny morning welcomed the 26 teams competing at the Gull Lake Yacht Club. The wind was blowing from the southeast at about 12 knots and soon the fleet was on the water very eager to get going with the final three races scheduled on the last day.

Eivind Melleby (NOR) and Joshua Revkin (USA) were leading the series by a mere three point advantage over Lars Grael (BRA) and Arnis Baltins (USA), and the competition between the two on the race course was palpable. On the first of today's three races, the Norwegian team got the their third bullet and the Brazilian team was right behind them in second. In the second race, Olympic medalist Lars Grael was the first across the finish line. Evind Melleby scored the highest number of the series, a 10th, which was then was dropped after the last race. The playing field remained open between the two for the final race. The Norwegian/American duo did not miss their opportunity to win the race and the series, while Grael/Baltins scored a fifth that brought them into second overall at the 2019 Vintage Gold Cup regatta. Arthur Anosov and Dave Caesar (USA) are third overall, with just seven points from the winners. They were very consistent on the last two days of the regatta, winning two races and claiming two seconds out of today's three races.

"It was good that we pulled the longer straw in the last race to seal the deal." Commented Star World Champion Eivind Melleby. "We had some troubles in today's second race and we were back in the pack, but we luckily sorted that out. It's been great racing here at the Vintage Gold Cup, with the lake very shifty conditions, we even had a couple of auto-tacks today and it is always fun. We had a good week, it's fantastic to sail on these beautiful wooden boats and seeing 26 of them on the line is just a great sight."

"Dilly Dilly is a fantastic boat the Jon VanderMolen gave us." Added crew Josh Revkin, he continued, "We loved it, everything was working very well and we are very happy to have won it for him."

The perpetual "Robert M. Boudeman Family Trophy" will pass tonight from the hands of the two time Vintage Gold Cup, Paul Cayard, to Eivind and Josh, at the official awards ceremony at the impressive Gilmore Car Museum.

Co-chair of the event Don Parfet, will also receive the prize for winning the Classic category, reserved to wooden Star boats that have a wooden mast and boom.

"It was a fabulous event, I am biased of course!" Said Don Parfet, "but we have four classic rigs and I have the privilege of winning that category with the oldest boat in the fleet, it was a lot of fun. We had tight racing among the Classic and super tight among the Performance wooden boats, so I couldn't be happier about the turnout and the conditions... maybe just a little cold but we are sailors, we love it like that! In a few months we will begin to think about the 2020 edition, there'll be a lot more to come, we're going to have to find more wooden boats because more sailors want to join this event!"

Overall Results:

PosBow NoSail NoBoat NameSkipper / CrewR1R2R3R4R5R6RR8Pts
117  NOR 5177Dilly DillyEivind Melleby / Joshua Revkin41132110113
25  BRA 5805Star of the SeaLars Grael / Arnis Baltins1522421517
38  USA 4985MagicArthur Anosov / Dave Caesar12431172220
411  USA 4648FlapperTomas Hornos / Jon Klerk32669531034
51  USA 4789ScimitarPaul Cayard / Danny Cayard27451148434
620  USA 4736MyaLarry Whipple / Austin Sperry7121011585DNF58
74  USA 4504QuantumMark Reynolds / Hal Haenel5611816617860
812  USA 4583Pink LadyLuke Lawrence / Bryan MilneDNF39188134661
96  USA 4876ChipsBobby Lippincott / Chad Easley118131231413363
109  BAH 5093Pearl IIMyles Pritchard / TC Belco131320131437770
117  USA 4837WhimGregory Smith DDS / Kelly Belco9101219101261170
1214  USA 4125HopeMike Hecky / Michael Brundage101471661711973
1321  USA 4621Zig ZagJohn MacCausland / Rick Burgess6191710191191385
1426  USA 4748FantasticAndy Ivey / Roger Cheer16218771615DNS90
1518  Usa 4187CautiousJoe Londrigan / John Wysockey895413DNFDNSDNS93
1624  SWE 4724MariLeif Carlsson / Thomas Gross17111417129141693
172  USA 4554Shirttail TooJon VanderMolen / Mac Waldorf1516169OCS10161294
1829  USA 4650BaboonJack Rickard / Gil Cole1415151515151215101
1910  USA 1010MaheroDon Parfet / Craig LockerbieDNF22192418191817137
2019  USA 4663Bottoms UpTerry Gibney / Bill HawkDNF1818141718DNSDNS139
2125  USA 5225DjinnJohn Chiarella / Don Eberly21242123222019DNS150
223  USA 3779SashayElliott Oldak / Andy Noel2017222021DNSDNSDNS154
2323  ARG 5235EsrlineLuis Bustelo / Ariel Simonet192323RETDNSDNSDNS14160
2450  USA 5050Toss‑UpMalin Burnham / John Burnham1820OCS2120DNSDNSDNS160
250  usa 4100ConflictTom Price / Saidee PriceDNF26242223DNSDNSDNS176
2622  USA 3855SirenJim Revkin / David BollesDNF2525RETDNSDNSDNSDNS185

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