Longboard finishes first overall, corrected time
Longboard, a Riptide 35 Mark II yacht out of Vancouver, British Columbia, won four trophies in the 2,308-mile Vic-Maui International Yacht Race, after arriving at Aston Kaanapali Shores Resort at 10:56 p.m. July 17.
Longboard was skippered by Peter Salusbury and his crew consisted of Gina Borza, Jeremy Hill, Simon Jones, Stewart Jones and James Salusbury. Longboard won trophies for Fastest Boat-Elapsed Time, first Overall Corrected Time, first in Division 1, and first Canadian Boat to Finish.
New Haven, a Ker 46 yacht skippered by John Kerrigan out of Bainbridge Island, Wash., was second to finish, coming in Friday. The crew also collected prizes for third overall corrected time, second in Division 2 and first American boat to finish.
John Mortimer’s Beneteau First 47.7 String Theory was second in Overall-Corrected Time and first in Division 2. The vessel is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Travis McGregor’s Beneteau 50 Turnagain was first in Division 3 and Magnus Murphy won the Cruising Division in his Shearwater 39 Losloper.
Second- and third-place in Division 2 went to Eberhard Heinzemann/Colin Jackson on the Dufour 45e Alegria X and John Leitzinger’s Aerodyne 38 Kahuna, respectively.
Second place in Division 3 went to Peter Shainin/Vince Townrow aboard Passepartout.
A total of 14 boats started July 3 in Victoria, British Columbia, and 13 finished. The recently rebuilt Anduril suffered steering problems and sailed to San Francisco for repairs.