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J/70 Winter Series 3 at Davis Island Yacht Club

by Julie & Chris Howell 10 Feb 21:45 PST 9-10 February 2019

Forty-nine J/70 teams qualified to win the 2018-2019 J/70 Winter Series at Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, Florida by competing in at least two of the three weekends with the same boat and skipper.

Brian Keane's Savasana repeated as Series Champion, including a commanding performance this weekend that including four bullets in seven races. Picture perfect conditions closed the Series with two days of sunshine, temperatures in the 70s and breeze in the teens. The Corinthian division was won by Bob Willis's Rip Rullah. Both skippers now qualify for the 2020 World Championship at California Yacht Club.

Greiner Hobbs' Dark Horse finished second overall for the Series, followed by Kevin Downey's Mr. Pitiful in third.

The popular J/70 Winter Series spans three weekends of racing between early December and February, allowing participants to store their boats onsite for a reasonable fee. Additionally, on each Friday of the Series, SAIL22 led the Porch Series to offer practice races and coaching.

Overall Results:

PosBow NoSail NoBoat NameSkipperR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
196  USA 96SavasanaBrian Keane111616515
246  USA 246New WaveWill Welles2213781121
337  USA 1037Mr. PitifulKevin Downey35191222333
469  USA 169EmpeiriaJohn Heaton1241131414448
556  USA 695PolarDoug Clark582011119650
628  USA 528Simply IrresistibleGlenn Gault1564221271052
788  USA 28Key Player (Corinthian)Eddie Keller62884744357
830  USA 230Rip Rullah (Corinthian)Bob Willis773153422358
98  USA 208Dark HorseGreiner Hobbs4186102432161
1010  USA 1042Black River RacingDouglas Strebel2710489132064
1120  USA 420E.L.E.Matt Braun11142191351365
122  USA 602Building AJosh Goldman835232920766
1327  USA 227NorboyLeif & Laura Sigmond18121519258274
1499  MEX 1152Black Mamba (Corinthian)Fernando Perez211321816362494
1517  BRA 616Mancha NegraPeter Siemsen/ Pedro CamargoRETDNC7172439112
1677  USA 677VictoryBuddy Cribb13153628331511115
1781  USA 381Tea Dance Snake (Corinthian)Peter Bowe2092630371917121
1861  USA 62Blazer (Corinthian)Christopher Culver3839181341138122
1993  USA 93Wild CardKevin Morgan1447444061212128
207  USA 207ResetPeter Barrett22192533321616130
2129  USA 229ColumbiaNelson Mills1027305353228132
2272  USA 172Planet ClaireJohn & Marisa Koten9343114272626133
2311  USA 411Selkie (Corinthian)Jack Wallace19291441103825135
2495  USA 395Semi Charmed (Corinthian)Trevor Roach17222238261733137
2513  USA 613Piranha (Corinthian)Dave Dennison25241020404019138
2634  USA 1034Helium (Corinthian)Mark Allen / Mike Welch34202424341822142
2778  USA 178PonyBill Draheim26384312151048144
2822  USA 220Phoenix (Corinthian)Peter Firey42172843173114149
2973  USA 397Hot Mess (Corinthian)Rob Britts291116353625DNC152
3033  USA 343Truckin' (Corinthian)Alex Meleney37251226203437154
3115  USA 1157McFlySean O'Brien24303521282231156
3218  USA 188Chinook (Corinthian)Carrie & Ed Austin47321737213515157
3365  USA 1025Hot Ticket (Corinthian)Mike Kirkman16492725182942157
346  USA 6T2Hanson Bratton36403222193718164
3582  USA 382Surrender to the Flow (Corinthian)Rob Gorman33269RDG484732170
364  USA 183Pazzi (Corinthian)Mark Gorman31213731312730171
3791  USA 91CarlosMichael SudofskyDNCDNC50455238183
3850  USA 850MojitoForbes Durdin282323274150DNC192
393  USA 903Playdatejohn logue30312936442445194
4084  USA 482Vital Signs (Corinthian)John Morreale44164034304841205
411  usa 301SoldGeorge Braddon323534RET462139207
4257  USA 357DangerMouse (Corinthian)Taz Coffey354645RET233327209
4335  USA 335Nitemare (Corinthian)Amy Neill40443932452836219
4471  USA 40BoreasFinn Hadlock23414144394135220
4521  USA 1371Confidence IntervalChester Whitley45364729423046228
4655  USA 1D2 Racing (Corinthian)Dan & Danette GrossDNC434616494434232
4724  USA 241USA 241 (Corinthian)Al Poindexter46333339435147241
489  USA 9AfterbernerBrian Williams43423846504629244
4936  USA 684Yeah Yeah...Al Minella41374842474540252
5052  USA 5252Charlie Schroeder394849473849DNC270
5163  USA 363Down the LineJ World Annapolis484551RET513944278

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