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J/105 Midwinter Championship - Terry McLaughlin dominates

by J105 Class Association on 10 Mar 2014
Terry McLaughlin dominates - J/105 Midwinter Championship 2014 John Lacy
At the J/105 Midwinter Championship, hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas, Terry McLaughlin dominated the fleet. Sailing Avici with Paul Parsons, Kevin Taylor, Jeff Cooke, Emmett Dickheiser and Monica Parsons, McLaughlin (recently named Sail Canada’s Rolex Sailor of the Year) totaled only 22 points in the 11 race series. They endured a 20 percent penalty in race three, and otherwise tallied all top three finishes. Hometown helmsmen Bill Lakenmacher on Radiance (32 points) and Uzi Ozeri on Infinity (46 points) rounded out the top three.

McLaughlin raced with Paul Parsons years ago, but actually didn’t know the rest of his crew, since Paul did the organizing. 'Our win was a true team effort,' McLaughlin said while accepting his trophy. He also complimented the great Race Committee, noting, 'It has been a long time since I have experienced 10 races in two days!' With favorable breezes on Friday and Saturday, the Race Committee was able to complete five races per day, leaving just one on Sunday (won by Lakenmacher).

The top five: Terry McLaughlin, Avici (22 points), Bill Lakenmacher, Radiance (32), Uzi Ozeri, Infinity (46), Mark Young, Killer Rabbit (50), Greg Turman, Horny Toad (51).

Bow/Sail  

Boat  

Skipper

Yacht Club

 1 

 2 

 3 

 4 

 5 

 6 

 7 

 8 

 9 

 10 

 11 

Total

Pos

34 / 624  

Avici  

Terry McLaughlin  

LYC  

1  

1  

5.2/20%*  

1  

2  

2  

3  

3  

1  

1  

2  

22  

1  

49 / 649  

Radiance  

Bill Lakenmacher  

LYC  

4  

2  

2  

6  

1  

3  

1  

2  

7  

3  

1  

32  

2  

78 / 378  

infinity  

Uzi Ozeri  

Lakewood Yacht Club  

7  

3  

3  

4  

3  

5  

2  

5  

4  

7  

3  

46  

3  

85 / 185  

Killer Rabbit  

Mark Young  

Lakewood Yacht Club  

8  

8  

1  

2  

4  

7  

4  

1  

6  

5  

4  

50  

4  

26 / 226  

Horny Toad  

Greg Turman  

CCYC  

2  

6  

6  

5  

7  

1  

5  

6  

5  

2  

6  

51  

5  

44 / 344  

Two Feathers  

Mark Masur  

Fort Worth Boat Club  

5  

4  

5  

9  

6  

4  

8  

8  

9  

4  

9  

71  

6  

24 / 124  

Blue Flash  

Matthew Arno  

FWBC  

9  

7  

8  

7  

5  

6  

6  

7  

3  

6  

8  

72  

7  

96 / 296  

Stinger  

J B Bednar  

LYC  

3  

5  

4  

3  

10  

10  

9  

11  

8  

11  

7  

81  

8  

56 / 156  

Zippity  

Alan Bates  

B Sailing Club  

6  

12/30%*  

7  

11  

9  

8  

10  

4  

2  

9  

5  

83  

9  

69 / 69  

Marian V  

Mark Smith  

FWBC  

10  

9  

9  

8  

11  

9  

7  

9  

10  

10  

10  

102  

10  

30 / 430  

Kinderspel2  

John Bell  

CCYC  

11  

10  

10  

10  

8  

11  

11  

10  

11  

8  

11  

111  

11  





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