Melges 24 U.S. Nationals - Zenda Express leads

Melges 24 US National Championship - Photo: Jan Anderson
2012 CSR Marine Melges 24 U.S. National Championship day 2 in Seattle, hosted by the Seattle Yacht Club (SYC) made up many times over for Friday's absence of racing.

Five heats were completed leaving former Melges 24 World Champion Harry Melges on Zenda Express in first overall. Six points behind, Australia's Warwick Rooklyn on Bandit was Melges' biggest challenger winning the last two heats of the day to finish second overall. Alan Field on WTF rounded out the top tier to finish third.

Saturday's conditions fully compensated the fleet with 15-20 knots of breeze and plenty of exciting Melges 24 racing. Melges was quick to sieze the championship lead, claiming bullets in races one, two and three. Rooklyn lashed back with momentum taking third and sixth in races two and three, then capitalizing on the increasing breeze to win races four and five of the day.

Former North American Champion Argyle Campbell on Rock n' Roll and Bruce Ayres' Monsoon rounded out the overall top five in fourth and fifth respectively.

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Results after 5 Races
128Zenda Express USA 835Lake Geneva YCHarry Melges1.
224Bandit AUS 717Cruising YC of AustraliaWarwick Rooklyn6.
321WTF USA 811California YCAlan Field2. ZFP28.0
419Rock n Roll USA 795Newport Harbor YCArgyle Campbell11.
515Monsoon USA 747Newport Harbor YCBruce Ayers10.
623Viva USA 855San Francisco YCDon Jesberg7.
725Wilco USA 540Grand Lake YCDouglas Wilhelm8.
816pTeron USA 379Port Madison YCDan Kaseler4. ZFP49.0
931NOR*CAL USA 449San Francisco YCJonny Goldsberry5.
1027Battle Rhythm USA 786Carolina YCGuy Mossman17.
118Clumsy Ninjas CAN 458Royal Vancouver YCGina Borza/Jeremy Wallace12. ZFP78.0
121Meat HeadYesUSA 498Seattle YCKeith Hammer/Matt MacGregor22.
1330Little Whiz USA 539Seattle YC/CYC SeattleMatt Pistay18.
146BansheeYesUSA 520Seattle YCDerek Campbell13.
159Honey BucketYesCAN 591West Vancouver YCSophie Stukas/Michael Bond15.
1611Trophy WifeYesUSA 243CYC SeattleGlenn Klute9.
1713Brio USA 26Seattle YCManfred Schmiedl23.
187Mikey USA 332Anacortes YCKevin Welch21.
1910MidsummerYesUSA 401Port Townsend YCStig Osterberg3. OCS13.091.0
2026Bandit USA 351Portland YCPaul Teveliet16.
211212happythoughts USA 675CYC SeattleDave Brede25.
2229Not InsuredYesUSA 161Seattle YC/CYC SeattleJack Toland28.
232Goose & DuckYesSUI 596Queen City YCPaul Bennett27.
244LekkerYesCAN 11Royal Victoria YCMichelle/Gord Galbraith24. DNF35.0 DNS112.0
255Gravy USA 246CYC SeattleAbbey Norris19.
2634GRINYesCAN 80Royal Victoria YCDavid Motherwell26.
2732Bones USA 77San Francisco YCRobert Harf/Christopher Farkas33.
2814Pickled Beets USA 623CYC SeattleJohn Rahn35.0 DNS26.
2935DVS CAN 218Royal Victoria YCPaul Mais29.
3036Wild RideYesUSA 398Bellingham YCJeff Vernon20.035.0 DNF24.028.026.0133.0
3133Aquaholics CAN 184West Van/Royal Van YCGraeme Clendenan31.
323USA 417 USA 417Three Tree Point YCAlex Krawarick14.035.0 DNF35.0 DNS35.0 DNS35.0 DNS154.0
3320Wiggle RoomYesUSA 456CYC SeattleBruce Van Deventer30. DNS155.0
3422Distraction USA 96Sloop Tavern YCTom Greetham32.035.0 DNF35.0 DNS35.0 DNS35.0 DNS172.0

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