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J/22 Midwinter Championship - Hometown skipper retains lead

by Christopher E. Howell on 16 Feb 2014
J22 Midwinter Championship 2014 J/22 International Class Association http://www.j22.org/
At the J/22 Midwinter Championship in New Orleans, hometown skipper Benz Faget sustained his lead going into the final day of competition on Sunday. Hosted by the Southern Yacht Club, 25 teams have completed six races, bringing the throw-out into play. Faget’s Fats placed eighth in race five, but was able to toss that score. He won race six, leaving him with a line of 3,2,4,1,1 for 11 points, three ahead of second-place Chris Doyle’s The Jug 4 1. Terry Flynn’s Tejas dropped to third with 24 points.

Winds began at 10-12 knots, but slowly declined over the next few hours to 4-6. The Race Committee attempted to start a third race, but were forced to abandon as the wind died, sending teams to shore in advance of the competitors’ evening party in the French Quarter.

The locals excelled in Saturday’s first race, as Dwight Leblanc’s dliii took top honors, with Zak Fanberg’s Wild Tchoupitoulas and David Loeb’s La Jolie Vie rounding out the top three. Faget captured victory in the day’s only other contest. Kevin Doyle’s Mo’ Money placed second, and Leblanc third.

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