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J/105 Midwinter Championship - Solaris tops leaderboard

by Christopher Howell on 9 Mar 2013
J/105 Midwinters 2013 Chris Howell
On the first day of the J/105 Midwinter Championship local Bill Zartler took Solaris to the top of the leaderboard after four races. Defending Champion Zartler, of host Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas, began the day with an eighth place tally, then won two of the next three races for an overall score of 15 points. He leads another local, Bill Lakenmacher on Radiance, by two points. Paul Beaudin of New York, NY is another point behind with 18.


LYC’s Uzi Ozeri on Infinity kicked off the event with a win in race one, followed by Donald Santa’s Santas Reign, Dear and Mark Smith’s Marian V. Conditions were perfect on Galveston Bay with 70 degree temperatures and winds between 10-12 knots. Zartler took the victory in race 2, with Lakenmacher in second and Greg Turman’s Horny Toad third. Lakenmacher moved up to race winner in the third bout, trailed by Santa and Beaudin. Zartler won the race back to shore by claiming race four, when wind conditions had increased to 16-18 knots. Beaudin placed second and Lakenmacher third, although with a scoring penalty notched a nine.

Racing continues through Sunday.

Results:

Bow/Sail  

Boat  

Skipper

Yacht Club

 

 1 

 2 

 3 

 4 

 

Total

Pos

86 / 286  

Solaris  

Bill Zartler  

LYC  

 

8  

1  

5  

1  

 

15  

1  

49 / 649  

Radiance  

Bill Lakenmacher  

Lakewood Yacht Club  

 

5  

2  

1  

9/SCP  

 

17  

2  

34 / 334  

Avici  

Paul Beaudin  

Harlem Yacht Club  

 

7  

6  

3  

2  

 

18  

3  

78 / 378  

Infinity  

Uzi Ozeri  

Lakewood Yacht Club  

 

1  

7  

7  

7  

 

22T  

4  

26 / 226  

Horny Toad  

Greg Turman  

CCYC  

 

10  

3  

4  

5  

 

22T  

5  

90 / BER 490  

Distant Passion  

James Macdonald  

Royal Bermuda Yacht Club  

 

4  

4  

6  

8  

 

22T  

6  

23 / USA-523  

Santas Reign, Dear  

Donald Santa  

Annapolis Yacht Club  

 

2  

10  

2  

9  

 

23  

7  

44 / 344  

Two Feathers  

Mark Masur  

Fort Worth Boat Club  

 

6  

8  

8  

4  

 

26  

8  

24 / 124  

Blue Flash  

Matthew Arno  

FWBC  

 

12  

5  

10  

6  

 

33  

9  

69 / 2137  

MARIAN V  

MARK W. SMITH  

FWBC  

 

3  

9  

15/DSQ  

12  

 

39  

10  

56 / 156  

Zippity  

Alan Bates  

B Sailing Club  

 

9  

12  

9  

15/DSQ  

 

45T  

11  

96 / 296  

Stinger  

J B Bednar  

Lakewood YC  

 

11  

11  

12  

11  

 

45T  

12  

30 / 430  

Kinderspel2  

John Bell  

CCYC  

 

13  

13  

11  

10  

 

47  

13  

93 / 393  

Aftershock  

Vic Forsyth  

HCYC  

 

15/DNC  

15/DNC  

15/DNC  

15/DNC  

 

60  

14  







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