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VX One North American Championship - Doolittle leads after Day 1    
Sat, 9 Nov 2013

Rob Doolittle recorded consistent scores over four races to take the early advantage on day one of the VX One North American Championship, hosted by Rush Creek Yacht Club in Rockwall, TX. With a line of 4,4,3,3, The Spaniard has totaled 14 points, which is one ahead of Brian Bennett on VX Racing Team. Bennett got off to a blazing start by winning the first three races, although a 12 in race four put him in second place overall. Erich Schloemer’s Animal stands in third with 19 points.

Winds averaged 8-12 knots for the 21 teams on Lake Ray Hubbard for this second North American Championship of the young VX One Class. Following Bennett in race one were the Hallowell/Brown team on Mos Eisley Cantina and Schloemer. In race two, it was Kevin Northrop in second and then Donovan Brennan’s Budgie Smuggler. Northrop took the silver position again in race three, trailed by Doolittle. Schloemer earned line honors in the day’s final contest. Tim Pitts’ Proto placed second and Doolittle third.

Racing continues through Sunday.
Pos,Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 125, The Spaniard, Rob Doolittle, Pont.YC, 4-4-3-3- ; 14   
2. USA 150, VX racing team, Brian Bennett, Bristol YC, 1-1-1-12- ; 15   
3. 106, Animal, Erich Schloemer, LBYC, 3-7-8-1- ; 19   
4. 148, , Kevin Northrop, Pass Christian, 19-2-2-4- ; 27   
5. 101, Proto, Timothy Pitts, IYAC, 11-9-10-2- ; 32T   
6. 103, David Guggenheim, John/David Potter/Guggenheim, David Guggenheim, 9-11-4-8- ; 32T   
7. GBR 149, Flying Finish, David/Nath
an Eve/Batchelor, Lake Norman, 7-5-17-6- ; 35   
8. 128, Flash Gordon, Lawrence Frost, Southern yacht club, 12-6-12-7- ; 37   
9. USA 131, Budgie Smuggler, Donovan Brennan, New Orleans Yacht Club, 6-3-11-20- ; 40   
10. 124, mos eisley cantina, Phip/Chuck Hallowell/Brown, ida lewis, 2-13-22/DNF-5- ; 42T   
11. 145, Flash Rider, Phillip Norris, MBYC, 5-15-7-15- ; 42T   
12. 110, Team Vela, Rod Favela, Rush Creek Yacht Club, 8-12-6-16- ; 42T   
13. AUS136, Tachyon, Andrew York, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, 15-14-5-9- ; 43   
14. 135, USA135, David Reich, Mobile Yacht Club, 10-16-9-13- ; 48T   
15. 140, , Thomas Chiginsky, None, 14-10-13-11- ; 48T   
16. 007, 007, Jim Myers, WHYC, 17-8-14-18- ; 57   
17. 116, Commando, Andrew Walford, St Petersburg Yacht Club, 13-18-15-19- ; 65T   
18. 108, , Brad/Frank Hickman/Beling, OCBC, 18-17-16-14/ZFP- ; 65T   
19. 130, Green Flash, David Woody, RCYC, 16-20-18-17- ; 71   
20. USA 158, Water Rat, Mark Witte, SMSA, 20-19-19-14- ; 72   
21. 132, Chevere, Cesar Roca, Mobile Yacht Club, 21-21-20-21- ; 83  






by Christopher E. Howell



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