Benz Faget leads J/22 Midwinter Championship after four races

Startline 2014 J/22 Midwinter Championship
Christopher Howell
Local Benz Faget snagged the lead on day one of the J/22 Midwinter Championship with all top-four finishes in the day’s four races. Hosted by the Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans, LA, 25 teams took to the waters of Lake Pontchartrain in puffy breezes that began around 10 knots and increased throughout the day to 18. Competitors experienced 10 degree shifts, ratcheting to the right. Faget’s team Fats recorded a line of three, two, four, one for 10 points. Terry Flynn’s Tejas also kept their scores in the top four (two, four, two, four) for 12 points, and Chris Doyle’s The Jug 4 1 is just one point behind in third place with 13 points.

The top three in the day’s races were constantly shifting among the same few boats. Chris Doyle started the regatta with a win, followed by Flynn and Faget. Chris Doyle took another bullet in race two, with Faget in second and Kevin Doyle in third. It was Chris Doyle again winning race three with Flynn in second and Chris Wientjes in third. Faget moved to the top spot in the day’s final contest, trailed by Canada’s Ron Harris and Kevin Doyle.

Racing continues through Sunday.

J/22 (25 boats) (top) Series Standing - 4 races scored  
Bow/Sail  Boat  SkipperYacht Club  1  2  3  4  TotalPos
26 / 954  Fats  Benz Faget  NOYC/SYC   3  2  4  1   10  
1  
14 / 707  Tejas  Terry Flynn  fwbc/ gbca   2  4  2  4   12  
2  
21 / 1649  The Jug 4 1  Chris Doyle  Youngstown   1  1  1  10   13  
3  
18 / 754    Chris Wientjes  NOYC   4  6  3  5   18  
4  
3 / 489  Mo' Money  Kevin Doyle  Youngstown Yacht Club   5  3  14  3   25  
5  
1 / 870  Wild Tchoupitoulas  Zak Fanberg  SYC   6  7  8  7   28  
6  
2 / 1043  Fast Company  Richard Heausler  BWYC   10  5  6  8   29  
7  
11 / 307  Blackburn Marine Racing  Casey Lambert  Lakewood Yacht Club   8  8  5  9   30  
8  
24 / 1024  N/A  Tommy Meric  SYC   7  10  7  11   35  
9  
17 / 1610  Jazz  Ron Harris  Hudson   18  9  10  2   39T  
10  
25 / 1085  Supper Club  Dale Currie  Jackson Yacht Club   13  11  9  6   39T  
11  
5 / 1646  Baby Lips  Keith Zars  LCYC   16  12  13  12   53  
12  
20 / 638  Fresh Aire  Joe Gibbs, Jr.  Jackson YC   15  13  15  13   56  
13  
10 / 814  Stampede  Britt Feik  FWBC   11  16  18  14   59  
14  
27 / 1028  Dynamo Humm  Willem (Mart) Lamar  Jackson Yacht Club   9  21  11  20   61T  
15  
13 / 320  BAD DOG  Macho Slavich  NOYC   12  17  16  16   61T  
16  
19 / 203  diesel snack  doug slater  Island bay yacht club   19  15  12  19   65  
17  
15 / 752  Blew by You  Chris Wilke  SYC   24  14  17  17   72  
18  
8 / 1650  La Jolie Vie  David Loeb  New Olreans Yacht Club   17  19  24  15   75  
19  
16 / 1081  Cayenne  Deborah Grimm  Southern   21  22  19  18   80  
20  
28 / 539  dliii  Dwight Leblanc  SYC   14  20  21  26/DNF   81  
21  
23 / 59  Jabberwocky  Karen Jacobi  Tampa Sailing Squadron   23  18  22  21   84  
22  
9 / 711  PAINKILLER  Russell McCarty  JYC   20  24  20  22   86  
23  
4 / 663  Wizard  albert carpenter  Southern Yacht Club   22  25  23  23   93  
24  
7 / 8  Whistling Wind III  Billy Marchal  Southern Yacht Club   25  23  26/DNF  26/DNC   100  
25  



2014 J/22 Midwinter Championship
Christopher Howell

2014 J/22 Midwinter Championship
Christopher Howell

2014 J/22 Midwinter Championship
Christopher Howell

Benz Faget Leads J/22 Midwinter Championship - 2014 J/22 Midwinter Championship
Christopher Howell

2014 J/22 Midwinter Championship
Christopher Howell

2014 J/22 Midwinter Championship
Christopher Howell

2014 J/22 Midwinter Championship
Christopher Howell

2014 J/22 Midwinter Championship
Christopher Howell
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