Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Team InfraRed Wins 2013 BAB Contest

Bryan Huntley of Sandusky, Ohio, and the crew of the Kelly 28 InfraRed have won SAIL’s 2013 Best Around the Buoys (BAB) contest.
Author:

SAIL Magazine has announced that Bryan Huntley of Sandusky, Ohio, and the crew of the Kelly 28 InfraRed have won SAIL’s 2013 Best Around the Buoys (BAB) contest. They will race aboard Tutto Bene, a brand-new Beneteau First 35, at Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week from April 18-21, 2013. 

Now entering its third year, SAIL's Best Around the Buoys program is a grass roots initiative that rewards sailors for their team’s performance locally and provides them an opportunity to take their racing to the national level. This will be the second time SAIL has entered a BAB team in Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week. In 2012, the BAB-winning crew of the Florida-based Tripp 38 Warrior took first place at Charleston in the PHRF G class aboard the Beneteau Oceanis 37 BeneRound.

Huntley and his team have been racing for decades on Western Lake Erie in a variety of different boats and classes. The team’s BAB win was based on its strong performance in a number of 2012 events, including the Sandusky Islands Race, ILYA Bay Week, and the Port Clinton Yacht Club’s Green Island Race and Snow Flurries Regatta.

“It is an honor to be chosen from among the field of strong competitors that entered,” Huntley says. “We are looking forward to racing the regatta, and count on us giving our very best effort as a team on the race course.”

“Bryan Huntley and his team represent exactly what we are looking for in a BAB crew—excellent PHRF racing results combined with a strong commitment to their local racing scene and the sport," says Adam Cort, SAIL's Executive Editor. "Now they can test their skills at Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week."

Huntley's winning BAB team of six (one skipper/five crew) will receive free entry to Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2013, housing, dockage and the use of a Beneteau First 35 equipped with hardware from B&G, a new set of North Sails, bottom paint supplied by Pettit Paint, sailing gear from Ronstan, and rulebooks from U.S. Sailing.

Photos courtesy of Bryan Huntley

Related

SamHolmes-2048x

Point of SAIL: Bluewater YouTuber Sam Holmes

In this episode of Point of SAIL, sponsored by West System Epoxy, Principal Editor Adam Cort talks with Sam Holmes, a solo-sailor who has not only logged some serious bluewater miles but brought thousands of fans along for the ride through his many disarmingly unpretentious ...read more

01-LEAD-THN21-B0314timwilkes

Racing is Back

For all that the pandemic turned the world upside down, the summer of 2020 proved to be a surprisingly good one for sailing. Sales of boats—both new and used—went through the roof, and sailors everywhere found ways of getting out on the water, either alone or with friends and ...read more

05 Alex Thomson leans - credit ALEX THOMSON RACING copy

Alex Thomson Won’t Compete in Vendée Globe

Veteran British solo-sailor Alex Thomson has announced he won’t compete as a skipper in the 2024 Vendée Globe. However, he isn’t ruling out returning to the race in 2028. Thomson has competed in the IMOCA circuit for 19 years, including five successive Vendée Globe’s with two ...read more

Rob-Spets---10-19-21

Kiteboarder Sets New Jamestown Record

Rob Spets is the new record holder for the around-Jamestown circumnavigation aboard his foiling kiteboard Skellinger. His lap took 50 minutes and 48 seconds, improving the previous record set by Jason Carroll by 1 minute and 14 seconds. Spets completed the course in an 18-knot ...read more

03-IMG_0590

Bill Tilman’s Simple Sailing

Like an ostrich on a bad day, I’m head-down in the lazarette of Nellie, my Beneteau First 42, dealing with the propane tank. My wife taps me on the shoulder, and I rise to see a pair of foiling catamarans accelerating onto their carbon-fiber wings. As the blood drains from my ...read more

01-LEAD-210801_PM_Tokyo20_22825_5540

Olympic Sailing: Where to Now?

It’s official, not only is the United States no longer an Olympic power when it comes to sailing, it’s fast beginnings look like an also-ran—albeit an also-ran with loads of potential. What other conclusion is there to draw from the fact that for the second time in three ...read more

244526945_394104495768313_1401658800642145082_n

Return of the Annapolis Boat Show

After a hiatus in 2020, the United States Boat Show in Annapolis, Maryland returned in full force last weekend. “Pent up demand” was the name of the game for visitors and exhibitors alike. Queues to get in each morning stretched around the block, and the docks were congested ...read more

Untitled-1

Sailing Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2021

This weekend, the National Sailing Hall of Fame has inducted eleven new members to make up the class of 2021. “The remarkable achievements of this year’s class exemplify excellence and an unwavering dedication to our sport,” said National Sailing Hall of Fame president Gus ...read more