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J/105 North American Championship - James Rathbun leads tight pack

by Christopher Howell on 1 Nov 2013
2013 J/105 North American Championship Christopher Howell
The standings couldn’t be much closer after day one of the J/105 North American Championship, hosted by Annapolis Yacht Club in Maryland. Just four points separate the top five after three races were completed on Thursday. James Rathbun’s Hey Jude holds the top position with scores of 6,3,1 for 11 points. Bruce Stone’s LouLou trails by one point in second place after tallying a 4,4,3. Stephen Phillips’s Le Renard is in third with 12 points, earned from an 8,2,2 performance. Ken Colburn’s Ghost netted 13 points for fourth place, and Cedric Lewis’s Mirage has 14 points for fifth.

Colburn, of Massachusetts, won the opening race of the championship, as Lewis and Damian Emery’s Eclipse completed the top three. Emery, of New York, topped the fleet in race two, with Phillips and Rathbun behind him. Rathbun, of Toronto, won the day’s final bout, with Phillips again in second and Stone in third. Winds on the Chesapeake Bay were between 12-14 knots, with some gusts and a 2-foot chop.

Racing continues through Sunday for the 27 teams from Bermuda, Canada and the USA. Photos are available on the J/105 Facebook page.

complete results
Series Standing - 3 races scored

Pos Bow/Sail Boat Skipper 1 2 3 Total
Points
Pos
1 30/ CAN 110 Hey Jude Rathbun, James 6 3 1 10.00 1
2 35/ 334 LouLou Stone, Bruce 4 4 3 11.00 2
3 28/ 113 Le Renard Phillips, Stephen 8 2 2 12.00 3
4 12/ 600 GHOST Colburn, Ken 1 6 6 13.00 4
5 22/ 328 Mirage Lewis, Cedric 2 5 7 14.00 5
6 13/ 50 eclipse Emery, Damian 3 1 15 19.00 6
7 11/ 321 Rum Puppy Biddle, Jack 11 9 8 28.00 7
8 10/ USA 43 Jester Bethell, Hugh 7 7 17 31.00 8
9 33/ 90 Max Power Schulze, Gerrit 18 10 5 33.00 9
10 20/ 649 Radiance Lakenmacher, Bill 9 8 16 33.00 10
11 19/ US 351 inigo konigsberg, jim 16 15 4 35.00 11
12 14/ 501 Tenacious Gitchell, Carl 12 12 14 38.00 12
13 32/ 523 Santas Reign, Dear Santa, Donald 5 23 12 40.00 13
14 27/ 267 Live Edge Mountford, Michael 15 14 11 40.00 14
15 24/ BER 490 Distant Passion Macdonald, James 10 13 21 44.00 15
16 15/ USA 674 Java Groobey, Chris 14 21 10 45.00 16
17 18/ 220 Bat IV Kennedy, Andrew 19 16 13 48.00 17
18 23/ 202 Dog House Libby, Arthur 13 19 18 50.00 18
19 21/ 619 Froya Lawrence, Chuck 23 20 9 52.00 19
20 29/ 98 Better Mousetrap Putnam, Robert 21 11 20 52.00 20
21 26/ 52000 Unbridled Mock, Robert 17 18 25 60.00 21
22 31/ 313 A Train Reeves, Robert 27 17 19 63.00 22
23 34/ 83082 Singularity Shortz, Stanley 22 24 23 69.00 23
24 17/ 251 Breakaway Hinds, Richard 20 26 24 70.00 24
25 36/ 50259 Trio Uhlir, Jim 24 22 26 72.00 25
26 25/ USA 330 At-Tack McCloud, Dennis 25 25 22 72.00 26
27 16/ USA 159 Crescendo Guarino, Angelo 26 27 27 80.00 27
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