November 2, 2010

Ullman Sails Wins Again!

Ullman Sails Win Again
Mon, 25th Oct 2010
By Chuck Skewes

Campbell Cup 2010:
Image Credit: Bronny Joy Daniels
Alchemy 2010 Campbell Cup

The Campbell Cup 2010 named after the late Mike Campbell from Long Beach Yacht Club, a long time maxi sled racer, was held October 24th and 25th out of LBYC. This event is designed for the Maxi Sled fleet now West Coast 70’ fleet along with the Farr 40 fleet.
This year the conditions came in better than predicted with winds from 7-11 knots and mostly sunny skies. The race committee got off 3 races with tight racing. After day 1 OEX was in the lead and Alchemy was in 2nd followed by Grand Illusion in 3rd.

The second day the wind was out of the standard westerly direction and blowing a little harder than the previous day. Alchemy took off to a commanding lead in the first race only to get caught on corrected time by Grand Illusion when the wind filled in from behind on the last down wind leg to the finish. OEX had a bad start and could not recover well giving Alchemy the lead in the series. The last race was very similar to the first but with OEX pushing Alchemy around the course narrowly beating them across the line but giving Alchemy a 2nd and enough to become the 2010 Campbell Cup Champions. Per Peterson the owner of Alchemy was very pleased to win his first West Coast 70’ Championship since he started campaigning the boat 3 years ago. Per Peterson and the crew on Alchemy have had a great year coming off wins in the San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Race and MEXORC.
Alchemy now is heading off to do the
Long Beach to Cabo Race on November 6th.