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Harry Melges IV wins 6 Blue Chip races, plus must see 'Wrap-up' videos
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
|Digital Reaches - Volume XI , Issue 26
2014 E Blue Chip Regatta
Young Harry Melges IV sailed a perfect Blue Chip Regatta
is 2013 America's Cup winner Jimmy Spithill
Six races completed for the 2014 Blue Chip regatta and young Harry Melges IV, at age 13, had a perfect score of 6 points.
This is almost unheard of at a Blue Chip regatta and although I don't have official race results from the past - I am pretty sure Bill Allen and Harry Melges III are the only two people who might possibly have won 5-6 races in the 49 year history of the Blue Chip.
We saw something special by a special young skipper. Watching Sean's aerial videos below will give you a glimpse of what we'll be seeing in the future with Harry IV driving both up and down wind at top speed.
By the way - it was epic Blue Chip racing with winds in the 20's - and the usual gusty shifty difficult to handle puffs. Some of our most experienced and talented skippers bit the dust (isn't that right Tom Burton).
2014 E Blue Chip Regatta - Lots of great video coverage
Don't miss the 'Wrap-up' video for a full look at the 49th annual Blue Chip Regatta.
Stay tuned for a shortened highlight version,
as well as full interviews with Jimmy Spithill, Brian Porter, etc.
All aerial Images courtesy of Sean Fidler - Regatta Aerials
More videos to see