IOD Celebrity Invitational Regatta
2021 IOD Celebrity Invitational
August 18 - 20, 2021
Nantucket Race Week is pleased to announce the 16th annual running of the IOD Celebrity Invitational.
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Imagine being provided a boat within a fleet of evenly matched IODs to be raced by your crew on Nantucket Sound. Further imagine having an America's Cup tactician, Olympic medalist or a world champion calling your tactics for the regatta. In keelboat one-design racing this is truly special.
Karen Ryan Photography
The Celebrity Invitational begins with an opening reception buffet dinner at the Great Harbor Yacht Club, with two days of racing and more social events. The series will consist of up to four races each day on Nantucket Sound. Each participating team will have a celebrity tactician on-board. Races will be sailed in a fleet format, and prizes will be awarded for daily and overall results. Opportunities abound for non-sailing spouses and significant others to explore and enjoy the island: beaches, bicycling, water sports, shopping, museums, sightseeing and more.
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Schedule of Events
Throughout day - arrival on island, and transport to accommodation
6:00pm - IOD Celebrity Invitational Opening Buffet, including registration and check-in, Great Harbor Yacht Club Note: proof of COVID vaccine may be required
08:30am - Skippers' Meeting, Nantucket Yacht Club patio
10:00am - Day One of the IOD Celebrity Invitational, practice starts followed by racing
6:30pm - Casual IOD Celebrity Invitational dinner, Nantucket Community Sailing at 4 Winter Street
10:30am - Day Two of the IOD Celebrity Invitational, first warning signal
4:00pm - IOD Celebrity Invitational Awards Ceremony, Nantucket Yacht Club patio
6:00pm - Optional - Dinner party at Cisco Brewery Note: proof of COVID vaccine may be required
2021 IOD Celebrity Invitational Co-Chairs:
Sandy Adzick and Chris Gould
Professional Race Officer:
Ken Legler: Since 1974 has been running races for countless one-design championships as well as Key West Race Week (23 times), Chester Race Week, Orange Bowl and Youth & Junior Championships. 41 years coaching at Tufts University.
2021 Master of Ceremonies:
Dawn Riley: CEO of America True. First woman to manage an America's Cup Team; Competed in four America's Cups and two Whitbreads (now Volvo Ocean Race). Former president of Women's Sports Foundation. Currently Executive Director of Oakcliff Sailing, a non-profit training athletes in inshore, offshore and high performance sailing. Inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame in 2021.
2021 IOD Celebrity Invitational Tacticians:
Betsy Alison: Head Paralympic Sailing Coach 2000-2016. First female sailor inducted into National Sailing Hall of Fame in 2011. Won World Championships & Nationals in many sailing classes including Shields, Women's Match Racing, Yngling, Lightning, Adams Cup & Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championships. Director of Adult Education Programs for US Sailing.
Mike Buckley: Professional tactician competing in Melges classes, Farr 40, Mumm30, Etchells, M32 and the Match Racing Tour. Won various Nationals, North Americans, World Championships. Winner of the Congressional Cup, Gold Cup & Match Racing World Champion as tactician on board Stars& Stripes.
John Burnham: Races Shields and IOD, winning three Class titles. Tactician for the winning team in 2019 Nantucket IOD Celebrity Invitational. Three time winner (and current defender) IOD World Championship.
Taylor Canfield: Two time Match Racing World Champion in 2013 & 2020. Top ranked match racer for three of the past five years. Four time winner of the Congressional Cup, three time winner of the Gold Cup & winner of countless World Match Racing Tours in both monohull & multihull boats. Co-founded Stars & Stripes USA, the 5th Challenger of the 36th America Cup, with professional sailor Mike Buckley.
Rod Favela: Coach for North Sails. Member of winning teams for NA Championships on VXOne, Hobie 33 & US Sailing Championship of Champions along with victories in Chicago-Mackinac Race, NYYC regatta & Herreshoff trophy. On Venezuela team for the Gold Cup in Star Sailors League.
Tom Lihan: Lasers (NA, national winner, won '95 Pan Am trials), Finn (NA winner, '84 Olympic trials). Victories in numerous big boat regattas. Active Etchells program. Eighth year as a NRW Celebrity tactician.
Mike Marshall: Sail designer for North Sails. 2016 J/22 Worlds Champion, won J/22 North Americans & top ten in multiple J/24 Worlds, NAs and Nationals. Board member of Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation.
Mark Reynolds: Four-time U.S. Olympic representative in Star Class. ('92 Gold, '88 Silver, '96, '00 Gold). Twice Star class World champion ('00,'95) . Rolex US Yachtsman of the Year & inducted in the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Sailmaker (Quantum, San Diego).
Chris Snow: Sailmaker & manager of North Sails One Design. Ten time National & North American champion in many One Design boats and top 10 World Championships. Winner of IOD Celebrity Invitational as tactician in 2008.
Past Celebrity Tacticians:
|Adams,Ed||Garcia, Grant||Moore, Geoff|
|Adams, Josh||Garland, Phil||Musto, Keith|
|Allen, Chuck||Green, Andy||Perry, Dave|
|Allsopp, Jim||Haberland, Nancy||Proctor, Chad|
|Anderson, Karl||Haines, Robbie||Read, Brad|
|Appleton, Cameron||Healy, Pat||Read, Ken|
|Barkow, Sally||Healy, Tim||Reed, Dave|
|Becker, Geoff||Holmberg, Peter||Rey, Tony|
|Brady, Julia||Isler, JJ||Reynolds, Mike|
|Brenner, Dean||Isler, Peter||Riley, Dawn|
|Bromby, Peter||Jobson, Gary||Schwab, Bruce|
|Brun, Vince||Keyworth, Will||Sertl, Cory|
|Burnham, John||Kotoun, Anthony||Sertl, Mark|
|Burnham, Kevin||Kullman, Martin||Shore, Bill|
|Callahan, Mike||Larson, Chris||Smith, Dee|
|Campbell, Andrew||Lawrence, Luke||Smith, Jud|
|Commette, Peter||Leech, Suzy||Snow, Chris|
|Crump, Will & Marie||Lewis, Cam||Swanson, Jody|
|Dellenbaugh, David||LeVesque, Peter||Tihansky, Jahn|
|Diaz-de-Leon, Victor||Lihan, Tom||Toppa, Mike|
|Doyle, Robbie||Lynn, Bill||Tunnicliffe, Anna|
|Enright, Charlie||MacCausland, John||Ullman, Dave|
|Ewenson, Geoff||Macky, Jane||Weisman, Gary|
|Farrar, Jonathan||Mahaney, Kevin||Welles, Will|
|Farrar, Kevin||Marshall, Mike||Whidden, Tom|
|Fortenberry, Bill||McClintock, Moose||White, Steve|
|Fowler, Neal||Merrill, Nate||Whyte, Skip|
|Franzel, Dave||Miller, Jim||Widnall, Bill|
|Mollicone, John||Wilmot, Jeremy|
IOD Celebrity Invitational Regatta -
Thursday, August 19 & Friday, August 20
Note: $2,000 of your registration fee is a tax-deductible charitable donation to Nantucket Community Sailing, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
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|Skipper's Name||Boat Name||City||State||Division/Class|
|TED MOORE||TEAM 71||MARBLEHEAD||MASSACHUSETTS||INCLUDE DETAILS IN COMMENTS SECTION BELOW|
|HEATHER GREGG||TEAM CAPE COD||BOSTON||MASSACHUSETTS||INCLUDE DETAILS IN COMMENTS SECTION BELOW|
|PETER MCCAUSLAND||TEAM GOLF||NANTUCKET||MASSACHUSETTS||INCLUDE DETAILS IN COMMENTS SECTION BELOW|
|PETER E. SHUMAKER||TEMPEST||GROSSE POINTE||MICHIGAN||INCLUDE DETAILS IN COMMENTS SECTION BELOW|
|ROBERT CONSTABLE||TEAM CHASSEUR||NEW YORK||NEW YORK||INCLUDE DETAILS IN COMMENTS SECTION BELOW|
|SANDY ADZICK||TEAM HOT TICKET||HAVERFORD||PENNSYLVANIA||INCLUDE DETAILS IN COMMENTS SECTION BELOW|
|JAMES BISHOP JR||NEFARIUS||DARIEN||CONNECTICUT||INCLUDE DETAILS IN COMMENTS SECTION BELOW|
|SANDY YELLOTT||IOD||MONKTON||MARYLAND||INCLUDE DETAILS IN COMMENTS SECTION BELOW|