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VX One North American Champ - Four races on opening day lead to tie

by Julie and Christopher Howell on 18 Jul 2014
VX One - North American Championships VX One USA
Four races were completed as the VX One North American Championship got underway Thursday, hosted by Newport Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island. Brian Bennett’s Bennett Racing and Chris Alexander’s Isabelita are locked in a tie for first place at 15 points each. Bennett notched a one, seven, two, five, while Alexander tallied three, five, five, two. Tom Chiginsky’s VX140 holds third place with 21 points.

It was Bennett who began the championship with a victory, while the team of Phip Hallowell and Chuck Brown on The Wagon took the silver position. Alexander placed third. Jeff Jones’ Animal r2 GFlash moved to the top spot in race two as Chiginsky and Lawrence Frost’s Flash Gordon filled out the top three. The Hallowell/Brown duo snatched the win in the following contest, tailed by Bennett and Paul Currie’s Wild Deuces. Chiginsky ended the day on a high note, as did Alexander and Donovan Brennan’s Team Smuggler behind him.

Racing continues through Saturday for the 19 VX Ones, representing Canada, New Zealand, the Virgin Islands and the United States.

VX One - Series Standing - 4 races scored:

Sail  

Boat  

Skipper

Yacht Club

 

 1 

 2 

 3 

 4 

 

Total

Pos

NZL 175  

Bennett Racing  

Brian Bennett  

SSS  

 

1  

7  

2  

5  

 

15T  

1  

124  

Isabelita  

Chris Alexander  

Gulfport Yacht Club  

 

3  

5  

5  

2  

 

15T  

2  

140  

VX140  

Tom Chiginsky  

None  

 

7  

2  

11  

1  

 

21  

3  

171  

the wagon  

phip/chuck hallowell/brown  

ida lewis/ new york  

 

2  

12  

1  

7  

 

22  

4  

169  

Animal r2 GFlash  

Jeff Jones  

Lake Belton yacht club  

 

9  

1  

8  

6  

 

24  

5  

USA 170  

Team Smuggler  

Donovan Brennan  

New Orleans Yacht Club  

 

6  

13  

7  

3  

 

29  

6  

128  

Flash Gordon  

Lawrence Frost  

SOUTHERN  

 

5  

3  

15  

13  

 

36  

7  

USA 148  

  

Kevin Northrop  

Pass Christian YC  

 

8  

6  

14  

9  

 

37  

8  

CAN 222  

Wild Deuces  

paul currie  

RCYC  

 

15  

14  

3  

8  

 

40  

9  

178  

Blue Flame  

Timothy Pitts  

USVI  

 

11  

4  

6  

20/OCS  

 

41T  

10  

116  

Commando  

Andrew Walford  

St Petersburg YC  

 

12  

9  

10  

10  

 

41T  

11  

107  

Honey Ryder  

John Kirkpatrick  

NBYC  

 

4  

15  

4  

20/OCS  

 

43T  

12  

152  

Satisfaction  

Jim Myers  

WHYC  

 

16  

10  

13  

4  

 

43T  

13  

125  

The Spaniard  

Rob Doolittle  

Pont. Y.C.  

 

13  

11  

9  

12  

 

45  

14  

USA 150  

SeaFlight  

Terry Greenfield  

Buccaneer YC  

 

10  

8  

12  

20/DNF  

 

50  

15  

108  

MilkoWay  

Paulo Milko  

Sail Newport  

 

14  

17  

16  

11  

 

58  

16  

145  

Flash Rider  

Michael Norris  

MBYC  

 

17  

16  

17  

14  

 

64  

17  

167  

Blue Lobster  

Bob Maccini  

Sail Newport  

 

20/DNF  

20/DNF  

20/DNS  

20/DNS  

 

80T  

18  

USA 142  

Q Ball  

Oliver Slesar  

LCYC  

 

20/DNS  

20/DNS  

20/DNS  

20/DNS  

 

80T  

18  

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