Chicago’s Verve Cup 2007: August 17-19, 2007

In a weather shortened regatta, over 176 offshore boats and 50 one design boats competed in the Verve Cup. The race dates back to 1893 and is the major August regatta on the great lakes. The one design section of J/109s raced three windward leeward races on Friday and a long distance race on Saturday. Other fleets raced under PHRF rules or individual one design class sections. Sunday’s threat of lightning and variable winds forced cancellation of what normally would have been a 7-race series. At the end of the four races Rob Zerban’s J/109 ZEITGEIST finished in first with 5 points, followed in second by Len Siegal’s LUCKY DUBIE 2 with 7 points, and Irv Kerbel’s KIII with 15 points in third place. Congratulations to everyone in the fleet.

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