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Monterey Boats awards top performing dealers for 2013

Monterey Boats
September 3, 2013
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WILLISTON, FL – Monterey Boats recently awarded its Top Sales Performing Dealers for the 2013 Model Year during their annual Dealer Conference held at the Boca Resort Club in Boca Raton, Florida.

“These outstanding dealerships have an aggressive growth initiative, excellent business practices and the determination to succeed in today’s market. It is an honor for us to be able to award them and we are proud to have them represent our brand” said Monterey Co-Chairman Charles Marshall.

TOP 5 DOMESTIC DEALERS:

1. Coty Marine – Toms River, New Jersey
2. Bob Hewes Boats – North Miami, Florida
3. C-Jam Yacht Sales – Somers Point, New Jersey
4. Bassett Yacht Boat Sales – Springfield, Massachusetts 5. Atlanta Marine – Buford, Georgia

TOP 3 CANADIAN DEALERS:

1. Groupe Performance Marine – Aux Noix, Quebec 2. Don Hyde Marine – Hagersville, Ontario
3. Gordon Bay Marine – Mactier, Ontario

TOP 3 INTERNATIONAL DEALERS:

1. Aquatechnika – Russia
2. Europe Marine G m b H – Germany 3. ADT Marine Group – Turkey


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National sailing title for Hardy

Gene Adams passed on his love of sailboat racing to his granddaughter, Amelia Hardy.

The 16-year-old Hardy, a senior at Justin-Siena High School and a resident of St. Helena, feels right at home on the water.

As a junior sailor, she is member of the Richmond Yacht Club and trains once or twice a week on San Francisco Bay, sailing sometimes out by Alcatraz Island.

“I feel so lucky to live here and to be able to sail in San Francisco, because it’s a fantastic venue,” said Hardy. “It’s fun and exciting and really interesting, especially when you’re racing. There’s a lot to think about with tactics, always figuring out a plan and knowing what’s going on and thinking about what other people are doing.”

Hardy returned home a national champion after more than a month of sailboat racing on the Eastern seaboard during the summer.

Hardy, along with the other five members of Annapolis Team Racing, won the Club 420 Association National Youth Team Race Championship at the CJ Buckley Regatta, held over three days on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay in East Greenwich in late July. There were almost perfect sailing conditions for the event.

More than 240 sailors from 26 states, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong sailed on two courses in 360 separate races, which culminated in the six-team Gold Fleet round-robin, won by Annapolis Team Racing. There were 36 total teams entered.

Annapolis Team Racing received the National Youth Championship Team Racing trophy. Hardy was joined on the winning team by Kyle Comerford, Evan Morgan, Charlie Lomax, Harrison Hawk and AJ Libby.

The CJ Buckley Regatta was established as a team race regatta in 2003 by the East Greenwich Yacht Club and the Greenwich Bay Sailing Association. The Regatta has served as the Club 420 Association National Team Race Championship since 2009.

In addition to their victory at Buckley, Hardy and Comerford were named the second-place junior team (age 16 and under) at the C420 North American Championships in Nova Scotia, and later placed 15th out of 140 boats at the Buzzards Bay Regatta in Massachusetts.

This summer, Hardy took advantage of an opportunity to crew for skipper Comerford, of the Annapolis Yacht Club in Maryland. They trained for more than a month, driving from Annapolis to competitions in Nova Scotia, Hyannis, Mass., and Rhode Island before finishing up on Massachusetts’ Buzzard Bay.

“It was great being on the Annapolis team and getting to know everyone,” Hardy said. “They were so welcoming. I had only been in one big competition before. … It was a fantastic opportunity. I felt so lucky.”

The Club 420 Association was established in 1980 to promote, foster, encourage and sponsor one-design sailing for youth sailors. The Association annually sponsors a North American Championship, U.S. and Canadian National Championships and a team racing Championship as well as regional championships across North America while promoting the class to all ability and experience levels of youth sailing.

Club 420s are double-handed dinghies. They measure 13 feet, 9 inches long and have a spinnaker and trapeze. The trapeze is used to allow the crew to have additional leverage, keeping the boat as flat as possible. The spinnaker is lightweight and often brightly colored.

“I love sailing because it is challenging and interesting,” said Hardy. “Things are always changing and you must constantly evaluate conditions and tactics. Coaches are not allowed to talk to competitors during a race so every decision is yours. This makes the problem solving and decision making very important.”

The regattas Hardy did this summer were three fleet race regattas and one team race regatta.

At the fleet race regattas, a large group of boats race around a fixed course. Races averaged between an hour and 45 minutes and Hardy sailed an average of four races a day. Each race was scored by points. At the end of the regatta, the boat with the lowest cumulative score wins.

“I was so excited to get to sail in so many great events, in so many different places,” said Hardy, who has been a high school sailor since her sophomore year. She has been sailing since the seventh grade.

Hardy’s coach with the Richmond Yacht Club is Dan Brandt, who directs the Junior and High School Sailing Program. Richmond YC, located at Point Richmond, has seven area high school sailing teams.

Hardy takes a combination of AP and honors classes at Justin-Siena. She is editor of Siren’s Call, a student publication at Justin-Siena.


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NZL Sailing Team with ETNZ now share the lead at RBYAC

NZL Sailing Team with ETNZ now share the lead at
RBYAC

The NZL Sailing Team with ETNZ remain at
the top of the leader board after another gripping day of
close encounter racing at the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup
on now in San Francisco.

On 28 points they share the top
spot with the Michael Menninger led American Youth Force
Sailing Team. Behind them teams placed back as far as 7th in
the standings are just three points off the leaders.

New
Zealand’s FMJ Racing has a share of 4th place on 26 points
after placing 4th and 6th in today’s races. With no one
team dominating over the first half of the four day regatta
it remains extremely tight for the remaining two days.

The
NZL Sailing Team with ETNZ, sponsored by Rodd
Gunn
, didn’t open the day according to the text book
stalling on the start line in the first race. Crew member
Guy Endean explains;

“It was tough today, the first race
didn’t start that well, but it was just a matter of
sticking in there really and try to pull back the places we
could get. We worked hard for it, so it was just good to
finish with a few boats behind us.”

Recording a 7th and
earning four points for that first race, the NZL Sailing
Team with ETNZ came away in race two with a much better
start and went on to place 3rd worth eight points.

Endean
talks about what he feels the team did well today; “The
second race was good, a few things went our way and a couple
didn’t but it was pretty good. There were a few, let’s
call them freestyle manoeuvres, where they’re not entirely
planned but just fell into shape with a bit of pressure.
There were a couple of situations where it all came together
nicely.”

The four day regatta is now at the midway
point with two days and four races left on the
schedule.

“We’ve just to get out there fresh again and
do our thing really,” says Endean. “Everything seems to
be going well as far as the crew mechanics, there may be a
couple of small things to iron out but apart from that
it’s just a matter of getting out there fresh again and
getting a good start and getting amongst it.”

Racing
resumes tomorrow for day three and another two fleet races
for all ten teams competing in the Red Bull Youth
America’s Cup.

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup
standings after day two

1st NZL Sailing with ETNZ – 28
points
2nd American Youth Sailing Force – 28
points
3rd Team Tilt – 27 points
4th Swedish Youth
Challenge – 26 points
5th Full Metal Jacket Racing – 26
points
6th ROFF/Cascais Sailing Team -26 points
7th
Next World Energy – 25 points
8th All In Racing – 17
points
9th Objective Australia – 10 points
10 USA45
Racing – 9 points

The regatta, being sailed in the AC45
wing sailed catamarans, runs across four consecutive days
starting Sunday September 1st. There will be two fleet races
sailed each day starting at 1100 hours local time in San
Francisco, each intended to be around 25 minutes long with a
30 minute break in between.

Using a high point scoring
system, the first seven races have equal points weighting
with 10 points for 1st, 9 points for 2nd and so on. The
final eighth race is worth double points.

The NZL Sailing
Team with ETNZ includes Peter Burling, Blair Tuke, Jono Spurdle, Guy Endean, Andy Maloney, Sam Meech and Jason Saunders.

Follow the NZL Sailing
Team with ETNZ via…
facebook.com/NZLSailingTeam and yachtingnz.org.nz

Watch the racing
live from 0600hours New Zealand time on www.tvnz.co.nz/americascup

About
the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup

For the first time
in the history of the America’s Cup, young, talented
sailors have a clear pathway towards competing for one of
the most prestigious trophies in sport.

Racing will take
place in the same high performance, wing-sailed AC45
catamarans that are used in the America’s Cup World
Series. The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup is scheduled for
September 1-4, 2013, in San Francisco, during the heart of
the 34th America’s Cup racing season.

About the NZL
Sailing Team

NZL Sailing Team includes New
Zealand’s top Olympic campaigners who share the ultimate
goal to win Olympic medals for New Zealand at the Rio Games
in 2016.

NZL Sailing Team sailors all started out at grass
roots yacht clubs around the country and with commitment,
dedication and drive have risen to be world class athletes;
they work hard in the gym, train long hours on the water and
are supported by great
coaches.

ENDS

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