ABOUT US

Crossfire Racing is a Corinthian yacht racing program focused on competing at the highest levels in the sport while maintaining a commitment to sportsmanship and community development.

Crossfire is Reichel-Pugh designed and McConaghy built custom race boat from Seattle, sailing under the Sloop Tavern Yacht Club burgee.

PARTNERS

North Sails
CSR Marine
Musto

SPONSORS

Samson Rope Technologies

CREW

The Crossfire Racing crew is a dedicated team of experienced sailors based in the Northwest.

Scott Anderson – Runners
Years Sailing: 42 Years
Offshore/Ocean Mileage: 25,000+ Miles
Offshore/Ocean Experience: Races: Transpac, Tp-52 Worlds (South Beach, Fla.), Swiftsure, Southern Straits, Grand Prix; Cruising: Seattle To Hawaii

Bob Arney – Jib/Spin Trim
Years Sailing: 50 Years
Offshore/Ocean Mileage: 80,000 Miles
Offshore/Ocean Experience: Races: Transpac(5), Vic Maui(2), Marina Del Rey To Puerto Vallarta, Van Isle 360, Oregon Offshore (5), Other: Baha Ha Ha Rally
Licenses: Uscg 50 Ton Master (Near Coastal)
American Sailing Association Instructor

Brad Baker
Years Sailing: 36 Years
Offshore/Ocean Mileage: 40,000 Miles
Offshore/Ocean Experience: Races: Swiftsure (30+), Southern Straits (12), Van Isle 360, Vic Maui (9); Sailing Venues: Puget Sound And Surrounding Waters; Cruising: Seattle To South Pacific And Back

Nigel Barron – Boat Captain
Years Sailing: 30 Years
Offshore/Ocean Mileage: 32,000 Miles
Offshore/Ocean Experience: Races: Transpac, Newport-Ensenada, Pacific Cup, Vicmaui, Swiftsure
Licenses: Uscg 50 Grt

Lou Bianco – Owner/Skipper
Years Sailing: 30+Years
Offshore/Ocean Mileage: 35,000 Miles
Offshore/Ocean Experience: Races: Stamford-Vineyard, Around Long Island (4), Transpac (3), Newport-Ensenada, Swiftsure (23), Southern Straits , Around The County (10); Sailing Venues: Long Island And Block Island Sound, Pacific Northwest: Puget Sound, Straits Of Juan De Fuca And Georgia.
Licenses: Uscg 50 Grt

Patrick Cook – Jib/Spin Trim
Years sailing: 30
13,000+ miles offshore racing and cruising. Extensive Coastal and inshore sailing in the Northwest. Major Races – Vic-Maui, Newport Ensenada, Chicago-Mac, 15 Swiftsure’s, Southern Straights, 3x Rolex Big Boat Series.

Craig Cooper – Mid Bow
Years Sailing: 18 Years
Offshore/Ocean Mileage: 14,800+ Miles
Offshore/Ocean Experience: Races: Vic Maui (2); Depveries: U.S. West Coast (Including Chuck Paine 80′ Sailing Yact To San Francisco)

Rick Donohue – Grinder
Years Sailing: 6
Offshore/Ocean Mileage: 3,000 Miles

Bruce Dunn – Grinder
Years Sailing: 47 Years
Offshore/Ocean Mileage: 15,000+
Offshore/Ocean Experience: Races: Tp52 Worlds(South Beach, Fla.), Waikiki Offshore Series, Newport-Ensenada, Oregon Offshore, Swiftsure (25),Grand Prix, Southern Straits (5)

Patrick Gibbs – Bow

Derek Murphy – Mast
20 years sailing, 8 years racing
Offshore/Ocean Experience: 30,000 miles
Offshore/Ocean Experience Races: Trans-Pac, St. Francis Yacht Club Rolex Big Boat Series, Newport to Ensenada, Santa Barbara to King Harbor, Swiftsure, various SoCal ocean/offshore races
USCG licenses: Master (100 Gross Tons) and Engineer (Unlimited Horsepower)

Rick Sassara – Grinder
Years Sailing: 42 Years
Offshore/Ocean Mileage: 4,500 Miles
Offshore/Ocean Experience: Races: Swiftsure (15), Southern Straits (4), Oregon Offshore (2), Grand Prix, Big Boat Series (2); Other: Star National, Olson 30 National, Laser Nationals, Cruising And Deliveries

Mike Schaeffer – Tactician
Years Sailing: 40 Years
Offshore/Ocean Mileage: 20,000+
Offshore/Ocean Experience: Races: Mexorc(2), Long Beach Race Week, Swiftsure (14), Round The Sound, Tri-Island Series (16), Round The County (6), Great Equalizer (3), Whidbey Island Race Week (4), Southern Straits (2); Other: 6 Different North American Championships

John Stanley – Main Trim
Years Sailing: 43 Years
Offshore/Ocean Mileage: 35,000 Miles
Offshore/Ocean Experience: Races: Vic Maui (2), Transpac , Newport-Cabo (2), Isla Natividad , Kenwood Cup, Swiftsure, Southern Straits; Other: Collegiate Keelboat Sailing 1983 National Championship; Sailing Venues: Puget Sound, California, Hawaii, Masachusetts.

Mike Stanley – Pit
Years Sailing: 40 Years
Offshore/Ocean Mileage: 40,000 Miles
Offshore/Ocean Experience: Races: Southern Straits ,Puget Sound And West Coast Regattas, Rolex Swan Atlantic Regatta, International Yacht Club Challenge, Around Oahu, Olson 30; Other: Olson 30 Nat’l Champion (’93,’95,’96), J35 Nat’l Champion (’98)