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2018-2019 J/70 Winter Series at Davis Island Yacht Club - Weekend 2

by Julie & Christopher Howell 6 Jan 22:14 PST 5-6 January 2019
2018-2019 J/70 Winter Series Weekend 2 at Tampa, Florida © Christopher Howell

Fifty-five J/70 teams traveled to Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, Florida for the middle weekend of the 2018-2019 J/70 Winter Series. Joel Ronning's Catapult took the victory with 24 points in five races.

Ronning fell ill on Saturday morning, so Wendy Reuss stepped in to helm the team to scores of 5,2,3,1 in gorgeous conditions (winds around 15 knots with higher gusts, under a cloudless sky). Catapult was two notches behind Travis Odenbach's B Squared after day one.

Light winds around 6 knots allowed only one race on Sunday, with Ronning feeling better and returning as Catapult skipper. They finished 13th, but Odenbach landed 20th, giving the Catapult team the weekend victory (Odenbach totaled 29 overall points). Brian Keane's Savasana placed third with 33 points. The 18-boat Corinthian division was topped by Andrew Fischer's Button Fly.

Each Friday of the Series, SAIL22 leads the Porch Series, which included a Racegeek Clinic. The weekend also featured practice races in which teams were able to learn from on-water coaches in moderate breeze as a cold front was passing through the Tampa Bay area.

Racing concludes at Davis Island Yacht Club on February 8-10.

Overall Results:

PosBow NoSail NoBoat NameOwner / SkipperR1R2R3R5R5Pts
136  USA 180CatapultJoel ronning52311324
240  USA 40B SquaredTravis Odenbach13142029
396  USA 96SavasanaBrian Keane31522233
437  USA 1037Mr. PitifulKevin Downey74233239
58  USA 208Dark HorseGreiner Hobbs61596541
646  USA 246New WaveWill Welles211472145
756  USA 695PolarDoug Clark451124953
810  USA 1042Black River RacingDouglas Strebel218285163
967  USA 167USA 167James Prendergast2272131963
105  USA 501Button Fly (Corinthian)Andrew Fisher101216151265
1188  USA 26Key Player (Corinthian)Eddie Keller1323816767
122  USA 602Building AJosh Goldman2410725369
1330  USA 230Rip Rullah (Corinthian)Bob Willis28181411475
1428  USA 528Simply IrresistibleGlenn Gault16141282878
1527  USA 227NorboyLeif & Laura Sigmond261613231088
1669  USA 169EmpeiriaJohn Heaton23610173389
1720  USA 420E.L.E.Matt Braun192920121595
1878  USA 178PonyBill Draheim29925211498
1929  USA 229ColumbiaNelson Mills111327945105
2099  USA 322322Rod Luka1517352711105
2150  USA 850Mojito (Corinthian)Forbes Durdin922181052111
2222  USA 220Phoenix (Corinthian)Peter Firey1728421917123
236  USA 6T2Hanson Bratton363261838130
2477  USA 677Victory (Corinthian)Buddy Cribb2533153225130
2543  USA 2Spoony TacticsTodd Fedyszyn14UFD212024136
2691  USA 91CarlosMichael Sudofsky3020392226137
2711  USA 411Selkie (Corinthian)Jack Wallace2737171443138
2881  USA 381Tea Dance Snake (Corinthian)Todd Jenner402422BFD8150
2965  USA 1025Hot Ticket (Corinthian)Mike Kirkman1840293334154
3093  USA 93Wild CardKevin Morgan121937BFD31155
317  USA 207ResetPeter Barrett3125342942161
3235  USA 335NitemareAmy Neill333430RDG40169
3334  USA 1034HeliumMark Allen / Mike Welch4141442816170
3483  USA 183Pazzi (Corinthian)Mark Gorman2036383739170
3513  USA 613Piranha (Corinthian)Dave Dennison3730323935173
3672  USA 172Planet ClaireJohn & Marisa Koten82748BFD37176
371  USA 301SoldGeorge Braddon493947366177
3895  USA 395Semi Charmed (Corinthian)Trevor Roach4426414027178
3918  USA 188Chinook (Corinthian)Carrie & Ed Austin394240RDG18179
4015  USA 1157McFlySean O'Brien352124BFD44180
4133  USA 343Truckin'Alex Meleney4544194132181
4285  USA 87SPYC Junior TeamHeather Kerns5038433030191
4341  USA 1D2 RacingDan&Danette Gross3843453136193
4484  USA 482Vital SignsJohn Morreale4247332646194
4521  USA 1371USA 1371Chet Whitley343551DNF23199
4671  USA 171Rasta Racing (Corinthian)Jeff Solum4649263547203
4757  USA 357DangerMouse (Corinthian)Taz Coffey4345314248209
4824  USA 241USA 241 (Corinthian)Al Poindexter474636DNF41226
4997  USA 97Loki (Corinthian)Michael Zupon32RET493853229
5016  BRA 616Mancha NegraPeter Siemsen/ Pedro Camargo483146DNF50231
519  USA 9AfterbernerBrian Williams5148503449232
5263  USA 363Down the LineJ World Annapolis53DNFDNCDNC29251
5342  USA 42USA 42 (Corinthian)Richard Wagner5250DNFDNS51265
5482  USA 382Surrender to the FlowRob GormanDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC282
5552  USA 52USA 52Charlie SchroederDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC282

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