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Harry Melges IV wins 6 Blue Chip races, plus must see 'Wrap-up' videos

Lon Schoor  | Published on Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Digital Reaches - Volume XI , Issue 26
 

2014 E Blue Chip Regatta 

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Young Harry Melges IV sailed a perfect Blue Chip Regatta

Mystery Guest is 2013 America's Cup winner Jimmy Spithill (Sailing Resume)
 
Six races completed for the 2014 Blue Chip regatta and young Harry Melges IV, at age 13, had a perfect score of 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

See the final regatta  Results
 

More videos to see

More Day-1 aerial video- all aerial videos supplied by Sean fiddler
Day-1 Vimeo Pro - Penalty Box Productions, photo credits Tammy Saywer