J/24 US National Championship - Will Welles leaps into lead

J/24 US National Championship
Christopher Howell
Seven races are now in the books, and Will Welles launched into first place at the J/24 US National Championship, hosted by Beverly Yacht Club in Massachusetts.

In pristine conditions, Welles and his Cougar crew began Saturday with a sixth-place finish, and then won the next three races. Tossing an 11 in race two, Welles now tallies 14 points, heading into the final day of competition. Michael Marshall’s Pipe Dream also notched a stellar day with a three, two, three, three, and moved into second place overall with 22 points. John Mollicone’s Helly Hansen is five points back in third place.

J/24 US National Championship
Christopher Howell


Winds around 16 knots greeted competitors on a sunny Saturday morning, when Mike Ingham’s Nautalytic acquired the day’s first win. Mollicone trailed in second, and Marshall in third. Welles grabbed his first of three consecutive bullets in the next bout, as Marshall and Ingham completed the upper three. Following Welles in the day’s third race, in winds ranging between 12-16 knots, was Thomas Barbeau’s Navtech.ca and Marshall. The familiar trio of Welles, Ingham and Marshall again led Saturday’s final battle. Topping the six-boat Women’s Division is Natalie Penner’s Giggles.

Forty-five teams are competing in Marion, including entrants from various areas of the United States, along with several Canadian crews and even representatives from Japan, France and Australia. Racing concludes Sunday.

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Informationisprovisionalandsubjecttomodification

Regattaresultssaved:Saturday,August23,20146:53:09PMEDT

 

(Entries=45)J24|Women

 

Division:J24(45boats) (top)

 

 

Pos  Bow/Sail  Boat             Skipper                 Hometown/State

Total

Points

 

 

Pos

1    20/5362   Cougar          ,WillWelles           Portsmouth/RI

14.00

1

2    21/5482   PipeDream   ,MichaelMarshall   Jamestown/RI

22.00

2

3    29/5235   Helly             ,JohnMollicone      Jamestown/RI Hansen

27.00

3

4    6/5443     Nautalytic      ,MikeIngham        Rochester/NY

34.00

4

5    35/5432   Honey           ,TravisOdenbach  Rochester/NY Badger

36.00

5

,SUMIO

6    14/JPN

5430         Sokokumaru  SHIMOYAMA/Mark  Tokyo

 

41.00

 

6

Hilman

 

 

7    32/5253   3BigDogs    ,PatrickA.Toole    SantaBarbara/CA

50.00

7

8    11/2917   LongShot      ,JohnPoulson        Tampa/FL

52.00

8

9    39/CAN

4260         NAVTECH.ca  ,ThomasBarbeau  Quebec

59.00

9

 

10   42/5472   Panceta         ,JohnWilsey         CapeMay/NJ Doble

 

64.00

 

10

11   12/58       bangor          ,tonyparker          washington,dc/

packet                                       MD

 

67.00

 

11

12   16/5471   Tremendous

Slouch          ,ScottMilne          Seattle/WA

 

69.00

 

12

13   33/4255   Dogfish         ,BobKinsman        Newport/RI

71.00

13

14   13/126     GIGGLES       ,NataliePenner     Austin/TX

84.00

14

15   23/5257   MentalFloss  ,AidanGlackin       Huntington/NY

93.00

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