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Updated 15 Oct 2001

Rumours just sailed the "Sail for Pride Regatta" this weekend (12October2001) with one hundred and seventy some boats. They raced around Conanicut Island approximately 19miles. We were 1st in Class and 1st Overall.

Race Results for Rumours, from May - October 2001

Rumours has had an absolutely awesome season, the boat took out the Jamestown Yacht Club Spring Series, then she had a busy and fruitful summer winning her class, PHRF Sport, at Block Island Race Week and her class, PHRF 2, in the Chicago-Mackinac where she finished first over the line and first on handicap. Rumours then took out the final regatta and the entire Narragansett Bay Yachting Association Championship Series. She is currently running second behind Wairere in the Jamestown Yacht Club Fall Series.

First Sport Boat Class at Block Island Race Week June 25-29 2001- no overall
(Block Island Race Week is 7 races 'round the buoys' and an 8th race which is
around Block Island).

First in Class, Jamestown Spring Series May - June 2001, - no overall
Jamestown Spring Series is a weekly Tuesday night races, typically 5-7
miles in length around several fixed navigational buoys in Newport Harbor).

First in Class, 4th overall Chicago Mackinac
(Chicago Mackinac Race was July 14th. It starts off Chicago in Lake Michigan
and is 333 miles to the finish at Mackinac Island in Northern Lake Huron).

Second in Class, 2nd overall Port Huron Mackinac
(Port Huron Mackinac was July 21st. It stars off Port Huron, Michigan which
is at the southern end of Lake Huron and is 295 miles - finishes at the
same place as the Chicago Mackinac).

First in Class, 1st overall Little Traverse Bay Regatta
(Little Traverse Bay Regatta - this was two races on Saturday, Sunday July
28-29. These were about 25 miles in length each around fixed marks in
Little Traverse Bay, which is in Northern Michigan).

First in Class, 1st overall Narragansett Bay Yachting Association Season Championship
(The Narragansett Bay Yachting Association Season Championship is made up of
4 separate weekend regattas, hosted by various clubs here in Narragansett
Bay. These regattas were May through August).

Second in Class at Jamestown Fall Series, runs late August to first week in October 2001
- no overall

New York Yacht Club Rolex Race Week Newport July 14-18 2000
The second half of the second biennial New York Yacht Club (NYYC) Race Week at Newport. For its first five days, the nine-day regatta, which is presented by Rolex and features a unique split-racing format, served as the Rolex IMS Offshore Championships and the PHRF Championship for the New York Yacht Club Trophy. Now it switches gears to become One-Design Class Championships for 90 teams, sailing in seven classes.

I have included below the Press Release for a few of the days racing, so that you can read the comments and weather conditions during the week.

With a morning southeasterly whipping up to a good 20-25 knots by afternoon, seas became extremely choppy on Rhode Island Sound, where 34 IMS and 50 PHRF entries competed. PHRF Fifty yachts, divided into six classes, set sail in the first race of the New York Yacht Club PHRF Championship. The course, situated 1-1/2 miles offshore from Beavertail, saw winds around 18 knots from the southeast and confused seas. After six legs of an eight-mile course Wairere, skippered by Chris Bouzaid, won Class E.

The IMS fleet eventually started and completed a single race after the race committee moved to find wind, repositioning the course north of the Newport Bridge on Narragansett Bay where the 51-boat PHRF fleet had been relishing superb racing conditions since the daily start time of 11:00 a.m. In fact, the PHRF boats handily completed three races by the end of the day, allowing new leaders to rise to the top in six classes.
Tim Woodhouse's Rumours, a Thompson 35, which had broken its boom yesterday and suffered five points for not finishing the race, redeemed itself with finish positions of 2-1-1 today. In scoring, however, it still falls behind leader Wairere, a Thomson 30 owned by Chris Bouzaid of Jamestown, which won yesterday's race and posted a 1-2-2 today.
"It was a light-air, tricky day," said Bouzaid, who is three points ahead of Woodhouse and out of reach of the other players in his class. "It's between us and Rumours, now. Tomorrow is the distance race, so we'll see. We'll be watching Rumours, definitely."

Superb racing conditions kicked in for the final day of the PHRF competition. Southwest breezes ranging from 14-17 knots in one race and 15-20 for a second race cleared out an early morning fog, making way for 51 entries in six classes to complete their four-day competition.
Tim Woodhouse's new Thompson 35 Rumours succumbed to Chris Bouzaids' Wairere, a Thompson 30, when it finished 3-4 today to Wairere's 1-1. After winning the 19-mile distance race, Woodhouse knew that going into today's races he had no room for error, needing to post two bullets. He was hopeful for two races rather than one and got them, one at 9 miles, around a windward/leeward course five times, and the other at 7 1/2 miles, five times around. After winning his class at Block Island Race Week, Woodhouse's handicap rating for Rumours changed by 9 seconds. For this regatta, he owed Wairere 41 seconds a mile. "It's like golf, you go out and play and they change your handicap," said Woodhouse. "It's hard for me to pull out on Wairere, going downwind especially."

Division E consisted of our two Thompson 30 and 35 designs. The New T35 Rumours and T30 Wairere had some competitive racing between them. Racing against a Melges 30 Lighthorse and J/125 Strabo. Congratulations to Wairere, who after 7 races ended up the overall winner finishing first on handicap and Rumours finishing second.

For more details on this race refer to New York Yacht Club site www.nyyc.org/

Yacht Yacht Type Rating Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7
Wairere Thompson 30 33 1 1 2 2 2 1 1
Rumours Thompson 35 -9 DNF 2 1 1 1 3 4
Lighthorse Melges 30 42 2 3 3 4 3 2 2
Strabo J/125 -6 3 4 4 4 4 4 3

Block Island Race Week 19-23 Jun, 2000 (U.S.A)
One of the most popular early summer regatta in the US is the Block Island Race Week. Boats from over 17 different states and Europe to kick off the summer racing season. Club Racers and Grand Prix competitors are separated into 12 classes and two divisions will mix it up in the waters off beautiful Block lsland. Race Week veterans are here in force with over one-third of the fleet returning for their third consecutive Block Island event. This even-year event is promoted and organized by Premiere Racing, Inc. which also manages the world-renowned Yachting Key West Race Week. You can find out more information about this race week at www.Premiere-Racing.com

Racers faced everything from very, very light breezes to 20-knots, crystal clear skies and restricted visibility, providing sailers with with the kind of weather most sailors only dream about. the 137-boat fleet ended up with a challenging six-race series.

Great results from both T35 Rumours and T30 Wairere raced in Division 1, Class B - PHRF1. This was Tim Woodhouse first regatta sailing on his new boat Rumours. Winning four races, a 3rd and 4th place this gave Tim the winning spot. Chris Bouzaids r
aced T30 Wairere for his home port, Auckland. Out of the six races, Chris finished in 2nd in two races, a 3rd, two 4th places and a 6th place to finish 3rd overall. The Division had 9 boats in total competing, including J/125, Melges 30, Henderson 30 and ID35.

Results over the 6 races are as follows:
Yacht Yacht Type Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6
Rumours Thompson 35 1 1 3 1 4 1
Wairere Thompson 30 2 2 4 4 6 3


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