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VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge

'VX One - North American Championships'    VX One USA

Chris Alexander’s Isabelita notched a one, two, two, four, two in Friday’s five races at the VX One North American Championship to take a commanding advantage into the final day of competition. Hosted by Newport Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island, Alexander has totaled 19 points with a line of two, (five), four, two, one, two, two, four, two.

Phip Hallowell and Chuck Brown’s The Wagon moved into second place (44 points), and Tom Chiginsky’s VX140 remains in third (50 points).

After Alexander won Friday’s opening bout (with Kevin Northrop in the silver position and Lawrence Frost’s Flash Gordon in the bronze), Brian Bennett won the next four contests. Alexander was runner up in race six, and the Hallowell/Brown team third. Alexander again took second in race seven, as Chiginsky followed. Jim Myers’ Satisfaction grabbed second in the day’s fourth battle, with Hallowell and Brown behind. Alexander returned to the number two spot in the day’s last race, trailed by Myers.

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

2014 VX One North American Championship Results:

Sail  

Boat  

Skipper

Yacht Club

 

 1 

 2 

 3 

 4 

 5 

 6 

 7 

 8 

 9 

 

Total

Pos

124  

Isabelita  

Chris Alexander  

Gulfport Yacht Club  

 

2  

[5]  

4  

2  

1  

2  

2  

4  

2  

 

19  

1  

171  

the wagon  

phip/chuck hallowell/brown  

ida lewis/ new york  

 

1  

11  

1  

6  

9  

3  

10  

3  

[20/DNS]  

 

44  

2  

140  

VX140  

Tom Chiginsky  

None  

 

6  

2  

10  

1  

4  

4  

3  

[20/DNS]  

20/DNS  

 

50  

3  

128  

Flash Gordon  

Lawrence Frost  

SOUTHERN  

 

4  

3  

[14]  

12  

3  

7  

6  

10  

8  

 

53  

4  

169  

Animal r2 GFlash  

Jeff Jones  

Lake Belton yacht club  

 

8  

1  

7  

5  

6  

10  

12  

5  

[15]  

 

54  

5  

USA 148  

  

Kevin Northrop  

Pass Christian YC  

 

7  

6  

[13]  

8  

2  

5  

9  

8  

11  

 

56  

6  

152  

Satisfaction  

Jim Myers  

WHYC  

 

[15]  

9  

12  

4  

11  

8  

8  

2  

3  

 

57  

7  

CAN 222  

Wild Deuces  

paul currie  

RCYC  

 

[14]  

13  

2  

7  

5  

9  

5  

12  

5  

 

58  

8  

125  

The Spaniard  

Rob Doolittle  

Pont. Y.C.  

 

12  

10  

8  

11  

8  

6  

[14]  

7  

7  

 

69  

9  

NZL 175  

Bennett Racing  

Brian Bennett  

SSS  

 

[20/RET]  

20/RET  

20/RET  

20/RET  

7  

1  

1  

1  

1  

 

71  

10  

USA 170  

Team Smuggler  

Donovan Brennan  

New Orleans Yacht Club  

 

5  

12  

6  

3  

12  

15  

13  

[16]  

6  

 

72  

11  

178  

Blue Flame  

Timothy Pitts  

USVI  

 

10  

4  

5  

[20/OCS]  

13  

16  

4  

6  

16  

 

74T  

12  

116  

Commando  

Andrew Walford  

St Petersburg YC  

 

11  

8  

9  

9  

10  

12  

[16]  

11  

4  

 

74T  

13  

107  

Honey Ryder  

John Appleton  

NBYC  

 

3  

14  

3  

[20/OCS]  

15  

11  

15  

9  

13  

 

83  

14  

USA 150  

SeaFlight  

Terry Greenfield  

Buccaneer YC  

 

9  

7  

11  

[20/DNF]  

16  

14  

11  

15  

14  

 

97T  

15  

108  

MilkoWay  

Paulo Milko  

Sail Newport  

 

13  

[16]  

15  

10  

14  

13  

7  

13  

12  

 

97T  

16  

145  

Flash Rider  

Michael Norris  

MBYC  

 

16  

15  

16  

13  

[18]  

18  

17  

14  

9  

 

118  

17  

167  

Blue Lobster  

Bob Maccini  

Sail Newport  

 

[20/DNF]  

20/DNF  

20/DNS  

20/DNS  

17  

17  

18  

17  

10  

 

139  

18  

USA 142  

Q Ball  

Oliver Slesar  

LCYC  

 

[20/DNS]  

20/DNS  

20/DNS  

20/DNS  

20/DNS  

20/DNS  

20/DNS  

20/DNS  

20/DNS  

 

160  

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