Please select your home edition
Edition
Helm Events 728x90

VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge

by Julie and Christopher Howell on 19 Jul 2014
VX One - North American Championships VX One USA
Chris Alexander’s Isabelita notched a one, two, two, four, two in Friday’s five races at the VX One North American Championship to take a commanding advantage into the final day of competition. Hosted by Newport Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island, Alexander has totaled 19 points with a line of two, (five), four, two, one, two, two, four, two.

Phip Hallowell and Chuck Brown’s The Wagon moved into second place (44 points), and Tom Chiginsky’s VX140 remains in third (50 points).

After Alexander won Friday’s opening bout (with Kevin Northrop in the silver position and Lawrence Frost’s Flash Gordon in the bronze), Brian Bennett won the next four contests. Alexander was runner up in race six, and the Hallowell/Brown team third. Alexander again took second in race seven, as Chiginsky followed. Jim Myers’ Satisfaction grabbed second in the day’s fourth battle, with Hallowell and Brown behind. Alexander returned to the number two spot in the day’s last race, trailed by Myers.

Racing concludes Saturday for the 19 VX Ones, representing Canada, New Zealand, the Virgin Islands and the United States.

2014 VX One North American Championship Results:

Sail  

Boat  

Skipper

Yacht Club

 

 1 

 2 

 3 

 4 

 5 

 6 

 7 

 8 

 9 

 

Total

Pos

124  

Isabelita  

Chris Alexander  

Gulfport Yacht Club  

 

2  

[5]  

4  

2  

1  

2  

2  

4  

2  

 

19  

1  

171  

the wagon  

phip/chuck hallowell/brown  

ida lewis/ new york  

 

1  

11  

1  

6  

9  

3  

10  

3  

[20/DNS]  

 

44  

2  

140  

VX140  

Tom Chiginsky  

None  

 

6  

2  

10  

1  

4  

4  

3  

[20/DNS]  

20/DNS  

 

50  

3  

128  

Flash Gordon  

Lawrence Frost  

SOUTHERN  

 

4  

3  

[14]  

12  

3  

7  

6  

10  

8  

 

53  

4  

169  

Animal r2 GFlash  

Jeff Jones  

Lake Belton yacht club  

 

8  

1  

7  

5  

6  

10  

12  

5  

[15]  

 

54  

5  

USA 148  

  

Kevin Northrop  

Pass Christian YC  

 

7  

6  

[13]  

8  

2  

5  

9  

8  

11  

 

56  

6  

152  

Satisfaction  

Jim Myers  

WHYC  

 

[15]  

9  

12  

4  

11  

8  

8  

2  

3  

 

57  

7  

CAN 222  

Wild Deuces  

paul currie  

RCYC  

 

[14]  

13  

2  

7  

5  

9  

5  

12  

5  

 

58  

8  

125  

The Spaniard  

Rob Doolittle  

Pont. Y.C.  

 

12  

10  

8  

11  

8  

6  

[14]  

7  

7  

 

69  

9  

NZL 175  

Bennett Racing  

Brian Bennett  

SSS  

 

[20/RET]  

20/RET  

20/RET  

20/RET  

7  

1  

1  

1  

1  

 

71  

10  

USA 170  

Team Smuggler  

Donovan Brennan  

New Orleans Yacht Club  

 

5  

12  

6  

3  

12  

15  

13  

[16]  

6  

 

72  

11  

178  

Blue Flame  

Timothy Pitts  

USVI  

 

10  

4  

5  

[20/OCS]  

13  

16  

4  

6  

16  

 

74T  

12  

116  

Commando  

Andrew Walford  

St Petersburg YC  

 

11  

8  

9  

9  

10  

12  

[16]  

11  

4  

 

74T  

13  

107  

Honey Ryder  

John Appleton  

NBYC  

 

3  

14  

3  

[20/OCS]  

15  

11  

15  

9  

13  

 

83  

14  

USA 150  

SeaFlight  

Terry Greenfield  

Buccaneer YC  

 

9  

7  

11  

[20/DNF]  

16  

14  

11  

15  

14  

 

97T  

15  

108  

MilkoWay  

Paulo Milko  

Sail Newport  

 

13  

[16]  

15  

10  

14  

13  

7  

13  

12  

 

97T  

16  

145  

Flash Rider  

Michael Norris  

MBYC  

 

16  

15  

16  

13  

[18]  

18  

17  

14  

9  

 

118  

17  

167  

Blue Lobster  

Bob Maccini  

Sail Newport  

 

[20/DNF]  

20/DNF  

20/DNS  

20/DNS  

17  

17  

18  

17  

10  

 

139  

18  

USA 142  

Q Ball  

Oliver Slesar  

LCYC  

 

[20/DNS]  

20/DNS  

20/DNS  

20/DNS  

20/DNS  

20/DNS  

20/DNS  

20/DNS  

20/DNS  

 

160  

19  

Zhik ZKG 660x82Helm Events 660x82North Technology - Southern Spars

Related Articles

Vendee Globe - Edmond de Rothschild makes up ground
For more than a week now, Sébastien Josse has been philosophically negotiating the weather systems For more than a week now, Sébastien Josse has been philosophically negotiating the weather systems, patiently accepting that his two closest adversaries were going to be able to steal a march on him thanks to the more favourable conditions at the head of the race.
Posted today at 7:40 am
Vendée Globe – Leaders gybing along Antarctic exclusion zone + Video
The leaders in the eighth Vendée Globe are gybing along the edge of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone. The leaders in the eighth Vendée Globe are gybing along the edge of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone. Although they have only sailed 330 miles in 24h at an average speed of 13.9 knots for Alex Thomson and 13.4 knots for Armel Le Cléac’h, this has been one of the rare days when their foilers have not clocked up amazing distances. More live video from the Southern Ocean
Posted today at 7:40 am
Melges 24 Worlds - Day 4 - Tricky conditions paid off for Bombarda
Trickier conditions with light breeze from 040° that filled in only in afternoon, forced Race Committee to raise AP flag The trickier conditions of today, with a light breeze from 040° that filled in only in the afternoon, forced the Race Committee to raise AP flag until 2.50pm, moment when the fleet was eventually given the preparatory signal and allowed to sail the first and only race of the day.
Posted today at 6:38 am
Vendée Globe – Eliès in line for Southern Ocean bruising
Yann Eliès was doing all he could to slow his raceboat in a bid to reduce the impact of a violent Southern Ocean storm. French sailor Yann Eliès was today doing all he could to slow his 60ft raceboat in a bid to reduce the impact of a violent Southern Ocean storm heading straight for him.
Posted on 2 Dec
America's Cup - Kiwi lodges Appeal against Jury in San Francisco Cup
Former Oracle Team USA crew member, Matthew Mitchell (NZL) has lodged an Appeal against a Decision to dismiss his case Former Oracle Team USA crew member, Matthew Mitchell (NZL) has lodged an Appeal against a Decision to dismiss his case taken against the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco. On October 28, 2016, US District Judge Vince Chhabria dismissed Mitchell's claim against the five-person International Jury on the basis that it was lodged too late.
Posted on 2 Dec
Melges 24 Worlds - Day 3 - A new day, the same leader - Irish Embarr
December has started with another sparkling day of sailing for Melges 24 fleet, competing in Miami for Melges 24 Worlds December has started with another sparkling day of sailing for the Melges 24 fleet, competing in Miami for the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship. A day of lighter breeze same way allowed to add three more races to the series and brought about major changes to the overall ranking.
Posted on 2 Dec
Melges 24 World Championship - Day 2 action-shots by Pierrick Contin
Pierrick Contin was on water at 2016 Melges 24 World Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 action. Photographer Pierrick Contin was on water at 2016 Melges 24 World Championship - Miami and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 action.
Posted on 2 Dec
Yacht Racing Forum- A top-to-bottom analysis of a fast-evolving sport
The Yacht Racing Forum in Malta brought together 280 delegates from around the world to discuss the future of the sport The sport of sailing is so diverse it would be impossible to address all the issues, opportunities and challenges. But the gathering of just over 280 delegates from around the world gave it a good try, as they packed in two very intense days of debate and discussion at the eighth edition of the Yacht Racing Forum in Malta.
Posted on 1 Dec
Vendee Globe- Cat and Mouse as leaders dodge Kerguelen Islands
Some of the most amazing sailing footage has just been posted on the web. Some of the most amazing sailing footage has just been posted on the web. If you have ever wondered what it looks like out there is the middle of the open ocean thousands of miles from land sailing an IMOCA 60 at full speed, wonder no more. The french navy stationed at Kerguelen Island intercepted the two leading boats in the Vendée Globe and captured some incredible footage.
Posted on 1 Dec
Vendée Globe – Day 26 – New twist as Thomson takes back top spot
Alex Thomson is once again at the front of the fleet after successfully hunting down arch rival Armel Le Cléac'h. Four days after French sailor Le Cléac'h moved into pole position in the solo non-stop round the world race, Thomson reclaimed control once more as the epic duel between the two skippers continued.
Posted on 1 Dec