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J/24 US National Championship - Will Welles leaps into lead

'J/24 US National Championship'    Christopher Howell

Seven races are now in the books, and Will Welles launched into first place at the J/24 US National Championship, hosted by Beverly Yacht Club in Massachusetts.

In pristine conditions, Welles and his Cougar crew began Saturday with a sixth-place finish, and then won the next three races. Tossing an 11 in race two, Welles now tallies 14 points, heading into the final day of competition. Michael Marshall’s Pipe Dream also notched a stellar day with a three, two, three, three, and moved into second place overall with 22 points. John Mollicone’s Helly Hansen is five points back in third place.

J/24 US National Championship -  Christopher Howell  

Winds around 16 knots greeted competitors on a sunny Saturday morning, when Mike Ingham’s Nautalytic acquired the day’s first win. Mollicone trailed in second, and Marshall in third. Welles grabbed his first of three consecutive bullets in the next bout, as Marshall and Ingham completed the upper three. Following Welles in the day’s third race, in winds ranging between 12-16 knots, was Thomas Barbeau’s and Marshall. The familiar trio of Welles, Ingham and Marshall again led Saturday’s final battle. Topping the six-boat Women’s Division is Natalie Penner’s Giggles.

Forty-five teams are competing in Marion, including entrants from various areas of the United States, along with several Canadian crews and even representatives from Japan, France and Australia. Racing concludes Sunday.

Series Standing - 7 races scored


Information is provisional and subject to modification

Regatta results saved: Saturday, August 23, 2014 6:53:09 PM EDT


(Entries=45) J24 | Women


Division: J24 (45 boats)  (top)



Pos  Bow/Sail  Boat             Skipper                 Hometown/State






1    20/ 5362   Cougar          , Will Welles           Portsmouth/ RI



2    21/ 5482   Pipe Dream   , Michael Marshall   Jamestown/ RI



3    29/ 5235   Helly             , John Mollicone      Jamestown/ RI Hansen



4    6/ 5443     Nautalytic      , Mike Ingham        Rochester/ NY



5    35/ 5432   Honey           , Travis Odenbach  Rochester/ NY Badger




6    14/ JPN

5430         Sokokumaru  SHIMOYAMA/Mark  Tokyo








7    32/ 5253   3 Big Dogs    , Patrick A. Toole    Santa Barbara/ CA



8    11/ 2917   Long Shot      , John Poulson        Tampa/ FL



9    39/ CAN

4260  , Thomas Barbeau  Quebec




10   42/ 5472   Panceta         , John Wilsey         Cape May/ NJ Doble





11   12/ 58       bangor          , tony parker          washington, dc/

packet                                       MD





12   16/ 5471   Tremendous

Slouch          , Scott Milne          Seattle/ WA





13   33/ 4255   Dogfish         , Bob Kinsman        Newport/ RI



14   13/ 126     GIGGLES       , Natalie Penner     Austin/ TX



15   23/ 5257   Mental Floss  , Aidan Glackin       Huntington/ NY



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