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International Knarr Championship
August 15, 2010
The Perkins brothers took the International Knarr Championship, one-two. Jon Perkins and crew (Melissa Purdy on main and tactics, Larry Swift on jib, and Tom Purdy, Melissa's brother, on foredeck) mostly dominated the one-week event, winding up with 15 points to brother Chris's 23. Soren Perhsson of Denmark had been in second place early on, but fell to third. Jon won the IKC previously in 2005 (Oslo, Norway) and 2002 (Bergen, Norway).
St. Francis YC hosted 26 boats from the local San Francisco fleet, Denmark, and Norway for eight races, finishing up yesterday. The IKC rotates between those three venues.
For photographer Sergei Zavarin's video of the racing, see www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Z8CA4y5Y0. For results and daily reports, see www.stfyc.com. Be sure to read Kimball Livingston's eloquent exposition on the boat and the event's history at http://kimballlivingston.com/?p=4194. Also see www.sfbayknarr.com.