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Benz Faget leads J/22 Midwinter Championship after four races

by Christopher Howell on 15 Feb 2014
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   Skipper Yacht Club    1   2   3   4    Total Pos
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  
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