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Cavitica wins J/80 North American Championship

by J/Boats 16 Sep 2018 05:45 PDT
Cavitica - J/80 North American Championship © Anne T. Converse

The Beverly YC and the local J/80 Buzzards Bay fleet hosted twenty-five teams for their 2018 J/80 North American Championship held on Buzzards Bay.

The fleet was challenged by a wide variety of wind and weather conditions over the three-day event that ran from Saturday to Sunday. In particular, Saturday and Sunday the fleet enjoyed ENE winds in the 15-25 kts range, making for fun, fast planing-mode rides downwind in most races.

In the end, thirteen races were held over the three days, making for exhausted, but happy crews dizzy from having 4+ races of double windward-leeward courses per day. It was hometown hero Chip Johns and his crew on Cavitica that was crowned 2018 J/80 North American Champion, winning by a convincing margin of 11 pts with five bullets.

Taking the silver was the duo of Kevin Hayes and Jeff Kirchhoff sailing More Gostosa and rounding out the podium in the bronze position was John White's USA 1162 from Annapolis, MD. The balance of the top five included J/80 class veteran Gary Panariello on Courageous from San Francisco Bay, California in fourth and Maine's Ken Colburn on Ghost in fifth position.

Event website: www.j80na.com

Overall Results:

PosSail NoBoat nameOwner/SkipperR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12R13Pts
1  702CaviticaChip Johns113321131424426
2  USA 1153More GostosaKevin Hayes/ Jeff Kirchhoff237115449342137
3  USA 1162John White5552DSQRDG322215844
4  USA 1313CourageousGary Panariello3629DSQ221SCP161548
5  USA 1534GHO2TKenneth Colburn1720410975511633383
6  USA 1151FKALes Beckwith8764149126778RET694
7  USA 1150Cool JAlexander Kraus4158167131691285142113
8  1010American PrayerDaniel Cooney64156619161413121813114
9  USA 151Crazy IvanBryan Rhodes98181431581115514911122
10  298WarriorNicholas Kotsatos141115171347145910137122
11  USA 364Lawyers Guns & $Dan Shanahan162107DSQ31072016151116133
12  USA 487AEGIRJack Gierhart7149218RET6154RET91010135
13  USA 381UpsetterJason Viseltear151214610101113131217812136
14  USA 11ELEVENBert Carp1310202251915171017769148
15  USA 485Argo IIICasey Nickerson12913121217132061419717151
16  usa 270SilkieJeff Curtis101912111582118819161615167
17  USA 1173BlondieJason Blais192216181611981810131514167
18  USA 146Pearly BakerJamey Shachoy201317811141410161111RETDNC167
19  USA 1152Le TigrePeter d'Anjou11171113101217191918181219177
20  USA 3The Party TreeSamuel Cushing211819154162012171520RETDNC199
21  USA 1001TheaPeter Pappas1816DSQ2017181821RET20211718227
22  679SeabiscuitDavid Stowe222121191821DNSDNCDNCDNCDNSDNCDNC260

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