September 10, 2012Rolex Big Boat SeriesJim Swartz (Park City, Utah) and his team aboard the TP52 Vesper was named the IRC North American Champions for 2012 and also captured the St. Francis Perpetual Trophy at the 48th running of the Rolex Big Boat Series at St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, Calif. Photos: Rolex/Daniel Forster
March 31, 2011110331_Race2_StartThe start of Race 2 of the International Rolex Regatta featured a starting line skewed to port, and then a very short port-tack fetch to a mark. Was the race committee was into the martinis early? Nope, that's business as usual at the IRR where most of the races are done on random-leg courses. It was crazy at times for the author and his teammates on Phil Lotz' Swan 42 Arethusa (far right), but it was also a lot of fun.