Adventures of the C&C 30 OD Fleet- Issue 1: Key West Race Week 2016

Written By:  Lou Sandoval February 2, 2016 at 10:28 am

February 2, 2016

2016 promises to pick up right where 2015 left off with this exciting new One-Design class.  The active eleven boat fleet made its way down to sunny (and windy) Key West Florida January 18-22 for a wet and wild time.

The eleven boat fleet brought owners from as far away as California, the Northeast, and the Midwest.   Class president Dan Cheresh and the Extreme 2 team represented the Great Lakes and reported back that the fleet experience and competition in the class were ‘top notch’.

The KWRW CC30OD section was won by Walt Theiron’s ‘THEMIS” hailing from Eastport YC in Annapolis, MD.   Dan Cheresh and “EXTREME 2” came in a close 2nd (2 points) and not too far behind was Edwin Feo’s “LOCO”  from Alamitos Bay YC in Long Beach, CA.

Stay tuned as the fleet keeps the pressure up in the ‘Southern Circuit’ with appearances in the Conch Republic Race to Cuba and the Miami Ocean Challenge.   One of the most flexible features of the C&C 30 is that you get Grand Prix performance packed into a 30′ rocketship that you can unrig, put on a trailer and haul to the next event. The ‘unsung feature’ though is the offshore flexibility of the “30”.  She is particularly suitable for Lake Michigan sailors as you can race around the bouys and go race offshore racing.   We look forward to seeing the results of the design in some of our popular distance races like the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac or the Queen’s Cup.

For a full breakdown of the KWRW Results

-Lou Sandoval