Clean Report

the flipper

IMG_8327That’s longtime SA’er Flip Werheim hanging off the side of Alex Jackson’s chartered GC32 foiler yesterday, one of four fast cats down here at the end of the world for Key West Race Week.  Speedboat and Melges 32 Leenabarca vet Jackson is already flying around the course after just three days of practice; we’ve heard he nailed a full-foiling gybe yesterday before nearly putting it in the piss in the pic on the left.

It’s yet another down year (that’s 12 in a row) for what was once America’s premier regatta, with just 110 boats registered (though the contorted scratch sheet goes to great pains to hide the overall numbers) and only one sizable class at all; the ubiquitous J/70. Keep an eye on SA Facebook for some on-the-water reports between races from SA’s Mr. Clean as he and the B-Squared team endeavor to win the party (and maybe the Corinthian class) at what is quite possibly the final KWRW ever.  Photo thanks to the Leenabarca boys and a few rum drinks worth of editing…