In seven races sailed in San Francisco Bay's classic moderate to breezy conditions, Peter Krueger's J/125 Double Trouble has won the Richard Rheem Perpetual Trophy (and a Rolex watch) for their victory in the HPR Class in the Rolex Big Boat Series. The team, led by tactician Jeff Madrigali, sailed impressively over the four days of competition, winning all but two races in the six-boat class.
Scored in both IRC and HPR, an analysis of results indicates that while Double Trouble wins using both scoring systems, there was much closer racing in HPR (see graph link below), and treats Bernard Girod's Farr 400 Rock and Roll well enough to win the runner-up position in HPR.
According to rule developer Bill Lee, this "helps prove the new rule as being more favorable towards the latest-generation high-performance designs."
A presentation about HPR made in the morning with Lee and Seahorse USA editor Dobbs Davis attracted 20 owners, sailors, race managers and media to hear how the rule is designed to provide accurate, fair and transparent ratings for the new generation high-performance designs. A list of ten upcoming events were also revealed which will feature HPR scoring, including the Rolex Big Boat Series in 2013.
For more information, photos, videos and results from the Rolex Big Boat Series, visit www.rolexbigboatseries.com.