Shockwave Wins 7 Races in 2013 Quantum Key West Race Week
Strong turnout in the Reichel/Pugh designed Melges 24 & Melges 32 Classes
2012 Key West Race Week 2013
January 20th-25th 2013, Key West, Florida -USA
Congratulations to George Sakellaris and the crew of the Reichel/Pugh designed/engineered and McConaghy built 72’ Mini Maxi SHOCKWAVE for winning the Mini Maxi Division in the 2013 Key West Race Week.
In epic Key West race conditions, George Sakellaris match raced his Reichel/Pugh mini maxi Shockwave to seven bullets over Hap Fauth’s new Bella Mente to win the Mini Maxi class with a day in hand.
The crew of Shockwave have gotten the 2013 season off to a superb start with the Key West result. Their Key West result followed a convincing win over Bella Mente off Palm Beach in December’s Sailfish Ocean Challenge, by winning three of four races in the eight boat IRC Class.
In 2012 Sakellaris helmed Shockwave to an overall win in the 635nm Newport – Bermuda race.
Under the prior ownership of Neville Crichton, Shockwave was the overall winner of the 2010 Mediterranean classic, the 243 nm Giraglia Race and the 2009 Mini Maxi Rolex Cup.
Melges 32 Racing in the 2012 Key West Race Week, Photo Courtesy of Joy Dunnigan