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J/70 North Americans - Gregg Earl and Bardenheier secure victory

by J/70 Class Association on 29 Sep 2013
Heather Gregg Earl and Joe Bardenheier J/70 North American Champions J/70 Class Association
The J/70 North American Championships, hosted by Annapolis Yacht Club, were held in Annapolis, MD, USA from September 25th to 28th 2013. Heather Gregg Earl and Joe Bardenheier will be remembered as the first ever J/70 North American Champions. The co-owners from Boston, MA, sailing Muse with Stuart Saffer and Bill Lynn, earned a ninth in the final race to secure victory with 95 points in the seven-race series.

The North American Championship was held at the Annapolis Yacht Club by Fleet #1 and title sponsored by Hillman Focused Advantage Fund. Brian Keane’s Savasana earned second on the podium with 97 points. Tim Healy’s Helly Hansen placed third with 101 points.

'We didn’t know we won the regatta until we got to the dock!' beamed Bardenheier. 'We just figured if we stayed in the top 10, we might end up pretty high in the event. We didn’t look at the scores all day.' In fact, Muse was 13th after the first day, when they tallied two fifths plus a 55 due to having the challenge of a penalty turn. 'Today we sailed very consistently and just stuck with it. We had great teamwork and good communication the whole time.'

Saturday’s conditions cooperated to allow four races in winds that started around 15-18 knots and leveled off to 8-10. Keane crossed the line first in the day’s initial bout, with Healy and Muse rounding out the top three. Douglas Strebel’s Black River Racing won the next contest, trailed by Robert Hughes’s Heart Breaker and John Killeen. Keane returned to victory in Saturday’s third race, while Jennifer Wulff’s Joint Custody placed second and Joe Colling/Ian Moran third. The final battle saw Cole Allsopp’s Moxie take line honors, followed by Hughes and Bruno Pasquinelli.

Muse was purchased in December and sails with an entire Corinthian team, and have campaigned the boat throughout the Southern Circuit as well as events in New England. 'This was a conclusion to a hard fought year,' summarized Bardenheier.'We got into the J/70 relatively early, and we’ve put together a nice team effort with my fellow Tufts University Alumni. It’s a wonderful Class, and we are so excited about the people in it. The organization is wonderful, and we look forward to being involved for years to come!'

Full results:

Pos

Bow/Sail

Boat

Skipper

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Total
Points

Pos

1

95/ 95

MUSE

Gregg Earl/Bardenheier, Heather/Joe

5

55

5

3

5

13

9

95.00

1

2

96/ 96

Savasana

Keane, Brian

22

14

6

1

11

1

42

97.00

2

3

C2/ 2

Helly Hansen

Healy, Tim

23

31

9

2

6

22

8

101.00

3

4

29/ 209

Trouble

McChesney, Peter

19

2

20

9

27

9

25

111.00

4

5

53/ 353

Heart Breaker

Hughes, Robert

21

15

30

20

2

25

2

115.00

5

6

47/ 187

Catapult

Ronning, Joel

15

6

1

14

44

33

32

145.00

6

7

51/ 51

Black River Racing Powered by

Strebel, Douglas

3

36

23

43/ZFP

1

32

14

152.00

7

8

63/ 369

Cool Story Bro

Brigden, John

7

28

18

46

24

7

23

153.00

8

9

46/ CAN 246

Touch 2 Play

Kullman, Martin

18

1

22

90/BFD

9

10

4

154.00

9

10

45/ 45

Wild Child

Filter, Henry

47

3

44

4

15

19

27

159.00

10

11

17/ 217

Joint Custody

Wulff, Jennifer

9

40

13

29

30

2

41

164.00

11

12

88/ 388

Flojito y Cooperando

Julian, Fernandez Neckelmann

11

29

17

13

45

16

35

166.00

12

13

34/ 34

Perseverance

Greenwald, Bennet

4

4

4

31

55

48

22

168.00

13

14

76/ 67

 

Killeen, John

49

33

29

19

3

28

11

172.00

14

15

39/ 185

turbo duck

von der Wense, Bodo

2

62

8

38

23

5

39

177.00

15

16

85/ 85

Dazzler Goat

Terhune, Allan

6

26

59

27

7

42

10

177.00

16

17

11/ 11

Menace

Klingler, Kerry

1

32

60

21

10

45

13

182.00

17

18

23/ 222

Junkanoo

Leech, Suzy

13

12

55

26

37

24

17

184.00

18

19

94/ 94

Lifted

Cunningham, Jim

35

20

10

27.5/RDG(1)

40

27

33

192.50

19

20

32/ 32

US 32

Ullman, David

10

5

78

24

4

51

30

202.00

20

21

35/ 35

Moxie

Allsopp, Cole

16

38

45

63

8

41

1

212.00

21

22

68/ 68

 

Thompson, Ron

36

7

14

35

33

37

51

213.00

22

23

81/ 181

GB

Lewis, Chris

14

39

34

23

60

17

26

213.00

23

24

99/ 99

Nostalgia

Kimbrough, Blake

31

35

48

37

50

8

5

214.00

24

25

C1/ 167

Risk

Tisdale, Gary

20

23

51

8

16

54

46

218.00

25

26

56/ 245

 

doyle, tyler

32

16

3

51

17

59

50

228.00

26

27

86/ 86

BRUNO PASQUINELLI

PASQUINELLI, BRUNO

34

56

54

30/ZFP

13

46

3

236.00

27

28

43/ 243

VitaminJ

Johnson, Ted

41

42

24

57

20

30

24

238.00

28

29

15/ 15

Junior

Finkle, Donald

28

48

42

16

29

38

38

239.00

29

30

93/ 309

CloudSourced

Copfer, Ronald

77

37

19

7

21

31

48

240.00

30

31

69/ 69

USA69

Colling, Joseph

51

8

63

22

58

3

37

242.00

31

32

C5/ 5

Instant Karma

Betts, David

26

27

12

90/BFD

25

47

20

247.00

32

33

36/ 364

 

aras, john

30

47

2

45

43

52

34

253.00

33

34

12/ 312

Soul

Koski, David

42

41

47

17

36

55

16

254.00

34

35

40/ 40

B Squared

Elliott, Brian

65

61

43

10

22

40

15

256.00

35

36

71/ 171

Running Wild

Vessella, Peter

12

10

64

6

65

81

28

266.00

36

37

42/ 342

Hurricane

Cook, Ian

53

34

11

70

12

56

31

267.00

37

38

41/ 340

Rimette

brim/Aras, john/Evan

48

45

25

28

28

57

36

267.00

38

39

74/ 174

Magic Bus

Mylett, Gregg

17

60

7

55

66

14

55

274.00

39

40

52/ 152

Sundog

Parks, Kathy

70

43

26

32

26

62

19

278.00

40

41

22/ 322

Sail22

Furry, Ed

40

58

65

5

39

20

52

279.00

41

42

49/ 49

Relative Obscurity

Duncan, Peter

62/ZFP

9

62

36/ZFP

47

49

18

283.00

42

43

59/ 159

Torqeedo

Flack, Brandon

68/ZFP

30

28

15

32

68

49

290.00

43

44

44/ 44

Gnixe

Vickers, William

25

68

15

65/ZFP

52

15

57

297.00

44

45

91/ 91

Carlos

Sudofsky, Mike

39

65

80

41

38

34

7

304.00

45

46

57/ 157

Spring

Franzel, Dave

59

17

75

36

51

26

44

308.00

46

47

48/ 48

 

Lotoff, Joe

61

19

74

11

59

53

45

322.00

47

48

13/ 151

Reach Around

Bowen, Thomas

63

46

40

39

46

60

29

323.00

48

49

18/ 218

Tsunami

Olds, Todd

64

50

16

53

42

67

40

332.00

49

50

26/ 26

Jungleland

Groobey, Chris and Carolyn

8

53

53

64

19

78

60

335.00

50

51

31/ 311

it

Sminchak, Jim

76

54

33

44

14

44

70

335.00

51

52

19/ 219

GetMyBoat

Rowland/O'Brien, Basil/Thomas

38

59

52

48

69

75

6

347.00

52

53

73/ 73

Occam's Razor

Pletcher, Walter

57

78

81

50

49

35

12

362.00

53

54

66/ 66

Eagles Wings

Gottwald, John

46

72

36

30

54

65

65

368.00

54

55

55/ 155

Ragtime

Johnstone, Rodney

72

13

71

42

41

73

63

375.00

55

56

27/ 27

Derecho

Golden, Jim

56

51

61

69

67

6

67

377.00

56

57

25/ 25

PaPa Wheillie

Dodge, John

78

49

41

66

64

11

69

378.00

57

58

60/ 360

REX

weakley, scott

24

21

21

43

90/DNF

90/DNC

90/DNC

379.00

58

59

78/ 197

Nirvana 7

Donahue, Louis

43

24

31

68

77

72

64

379.00

59

60

87/ 87

Tick Tock Croc

Nesbett, Richard

67

57

50

67

18

80

43

382.00

60

61

20/ 220

Phoenix

Firey, Peter

73

64

66

34

62

29

58

386.00

61

62

61/ 6

HCMAX

Hillman, Mark

29

66

68

33

63

79

53

391.00

62

63

37/ 317

Late Life Crisis

Corbishley, Corbo

33

70

56

90/BFD

53

21

72

395.00

63

64

83/ BER 308

Elusive

Millican/Cucahiaro, Chuck/Steve

90/OCS

22

90/DNF

58/ZFP

31

61

47

399.00

64

65

72/ 199

Mojito

Evans, Catharine

27

82

38

76

56

43

77

399.00

65

66

89/ 189

Sotapanna

DiMatteo, John

37

52

67

60

68

58

62

404.00

66

67

16/ 216

Possum

DaMore, Justin

66

79

58

61

57

36

59

416.00

67

68

65/ 225

Shred

Skaane, Stein

69

44

70

77/ZFP

71

66

21

418.00

68

69

64/ 64

Exit Strategy II

Martin, Jack

75

88

85

54

35

4

90/DNC

431.00

69

70

28/ 28

Mission Impossible

Malkin, David

78/ZFP

25

39

52

82

90/DNF

75

441.00

70

71

14/ 168

USA168

McKenna, Marty

52

83

27

65

83

63

68

441.00

71

72

80/ 387

 

Guzman, Hector

85

18

86

73

61

39

81

443.00

72

73

58/ 357

USA 357

Berry, Kristen

58

67

37

75

81

71

56

445.00

73

74

54/ 54

Little Rascal

Pfarr, Rick

82

86

46

83

74

12

66

449.00

74

75

33/ 169

Empeiria

Heaton, John

79

69

32

78

73

64

54

449.00

75

76

24/ 324

Reggie Imamura

Imamura, Reggie

54

80

35

62

78

69

79

457.00

76

77

62/ 362

362

Wicker, David

71

87

87

72

48

23

71

459.00

77

78

38/ 385

Safe Haven

Donald, Keith

55

11

82

90/BFD

80

84

61

463.00

78

79

50/ 50

Rogue Warrior

McDonald, Bruce

45

63

57

76/ZFP

75

74

74

464.00

79

80

84/ 84

Bazinga!

Goldberg, Daniel P.

86

71

69

80

85

18

78

487.00

80

81

30/ 230

iZula

Smith, Kenneth

62

75

73

79

84

50

83

506.00

81

82

98/ 98

USA 98

Poindexter, Al

84

81

72

90/ZFP

34

70

76

507.00

82

83

21/ 200

Cat's Pajamas

Johnstone, Drake

74

77

49

74

76

90/ZFP

73

513.00

83

84

97/ 97

Loki

Zupon, Michael

81

73

79

49

70

83

90/DNC

525.00

84

85

10/ 210

Vortex

Bomar/Powers, william/Austin

68

76

77

89/ZFP

72

76

80

538.00

85

86

70/ 320

Windsong

Jordan, Jeff

87

84

83

81

79

86

85

585.00

86

87

75/ 205

Tigress

Weibel, Timothy

88

89

76

84

86

82

84

589.00

87

88

82/ 208

Shamrock

Flaherty, James

83

85

88

82

87

85

82

592.00

88

89

C4/ 4

Sport

Wagner, Mark

80

74

84

90/BFD

90/DNC

90/DNC

90/DNC

598.00

89



Sandy Grosvenor served as PRO for the 90 teams from Bermuda, Canada, Mexico and the USA. Visit the Event website here.

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