April 14, 2011

Ullman Update April 2011

It has been a busy start to the season for Team Ullman.  The racing season is in full swing and regatta stories are flooding in from all over the country.

San Diego NOOD was a huge success and the Ullman Viper 640 program is making huge strides in one of the most exciting boats around.  Congratulations to Chris Winnard for winning the tough fleet and Tim Carter for earning himself a third place finish.
Ullman Sails was well represented with winners in many classes:

J-120: 1st Place John Laun "Caper" (Straight Bullets!!)
Santana 20: 1st Place Eric Kownacki "Alexa"
Flying Tiger 10M
1st Place Eric Schlageter "Ruckus"
2nd Place Paul McPherson "Nihui"
1st Place Gary Mozer "Current Obsession2"
3rd Place Chris Logan "Pholly"
Beneteau 36.7: 2nd Place Chick Pyle "Kea:
Etchells: 3rd Place Nico Landauer "Brassy"

Scott Poe, Kenny Cooper and Erik Shampain recently returned from The Newport To Cabo Race, all having started Friday, and were lucky to miss out on the violent conditions that plagued the A fleets.   Jack Taylor's Ullman powered Santa Cruz 50 "Horizon" finished first in class and first overall. The Horizon crew have been visiting the podium on a regular basis this year and we look forward to them continuing their success in the Transpac.

Ullman Sails, Dimension Polyant and RBS Battens teamed up to give the 2011 Congressional Cup a boost when they sponsored brand new sails for the 11 Catalina 37's.  Each boat was fitted with brand new Carbon GPPL sails that helped make this one of the most successful Con Cups in recent memory.  The sailing was intense and the crowd were treated to some close action as boats went right up to the pier looking for advantages.  Check out the awesome video, and congratulations to Ian Williams on the impressive victory.

The 2011 Ullman Sails Offshore Series underway and with the completion of The Border Run last weekend  we are half way through it!  Ullman Sails customers were out in full force and enjoyed a beautiful day on the water.  Bryan Dier from Ullman Long Beach raced on the J-120 Shenanigans taking third place in class Light B on the Long Course.  Keith Magnussen raced on Anarchy getting a 1,2 as they finished first in class and second overall on the Short Course.  Congratulation to Ullman Customers for their results:  

Brack Duker’s Santa Cruz 70 “Holua” first overall in ORR and first in class for ORR & PHRF
 Alec Oberschmidt’s R/P 50 “Staghound” first PHRF Light A
John Staff’s Viper 830 “Plankton” first in PHRF Light B
James Conner on his Holder 20 won his class on the 14nm short sprint course

Keith Magnussen and Erik Shampain are on their way to South Carolina for the 2011 Charleston Race Week (CRW).  CRW is quickly becoming one of the largest regattas in the USA.  This year Erik and his Melges 24 team 'WTF' skippered by Alan Field will be competing as they train for the upcoming Melges 24 Worlds in Corpus Christie.  Keith Magnussen will be on the Viper 830 'Rented Mule' as they try to improve on their third place finish there last year.  Keep coming back to the website for daily updates and reports from Charleston!

Bruce Cooper is continuing his monthly excursions to Mexico where he races in Acapulco on the Farr 46 ILC 'Wasabi.'  Bruce continues working with the Mexican Navy and their sailing program where he trains the team on the 1D48 'Trigarante.'  

Make sure you join our FaceBook page for up do the minute reports from the water and the loft.  Visit Ullman Sails TV where you can get a taste of the ocean by watching one of many regatta videos.

Thanks again and we look forward to servicing your sailing needs in 2011 and beyond!