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2019 J/24 Midwinter Championship at Davis Island Yacht Club - Overall

by Julie & Christopher Howell 3 Mar 17:17 PST 1-3 March 2019

2017 J/24 World Champion Rossi Milev, on Clear Air, hoisted another Class perpetual trophy Sunday, taking the 2019 J/24 Midwinter Championship at Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, FL. With crew Dan Borrer, Gayle Gray, Vince Somoza (boat owner) and Mark Goodyear, the Ontario Canada-based helmsman led the team to net scores of 2,1,3,7,5,1,4 for 23 points.

Carter White's YouRegatta paced solid scores all weekend, earning him the silver position with 26 points. John Mollicone's Helly Hansen came on strong in the latter races to clinch the bronze spot with 28 points. Twenty-nine teams completed eight races from March 1-3.

This event was Milev's first since the 2017 Worlds. "It felt great to be back," said Milev. "We didn't have the gears since we haven't sailed for a while, but every day, we got a little better." Although Gray and Goodyear were part of the World Championship crew, Borrer and Somoza were newcomers to Clear Air, yet "clicked from the get-go." The blue skies, solid seabreeze and temperatures hovering around 80 degrees were a welcome relief to the sub-zero conditions in Canada. About Davis Island, Milev summarized, "It's one of my favorite places in North America to sail. It's the friendliest yacht club by far. The breeze this weekend was unbelievable. I've sailed here a lot of times, and this is the steadiest I've ever seen it. On Saturday, we had 15 minutes on one tack, and we never got a shift."

Sunday's race winners were Milev and Mollicone. More info and complete results are available here.

Overall Results:

PosBow NowSail NoYacht NameOwner/SkipperR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
163  Can 5362Clear AirRossi Milev21143751423
227  USA 2785YouRegattaCarter White11264363326
31  USA 5287Helly HansenJohn Mollicone24846225128
468  USA 58bangor packetTony Parker1111112514639
542  USA 799Angel of HarlemRobby Brown72321178RET40
634  USA 3734Miss ConductJames Freedman165219813846
723  USA 5237HoneybadgerTravis Odenbach3615104912246
836  USA 2365Baba LouieMark Laura6751661422559
940  CAN 40254025Evan Petley‑Jones51689119111161
1015  USA 1530Mr. HankeyAndrew Carey420171312421668
1137  USA 3750SISUJames Bonham1726107151014982
1222  USA 3223Spoony TacticsTodd Fedyszyn922131113117UFD86
1320  USA 2720Wind MonkeyMarcus Rogers20412171612181089
1433  USA 3775BlitzA Constants815191582017789
1512  USA 5257Mental FlossAidan Glackin2221714201361495
1631  USA 2436HabaneroDenny Vaughan1910118141824UFD104
1726  USA 267BadMoonChristopher Holmes139225231725UFD114
1828  USA 2918Sea Bags Women's Sailing TeamErica Beck Spencer182521201916915118
1917  USA 2917Long ShotJohn Poulson1013231822212113118
2013  USA 78BuschwhackerDan Busch25391925252018119
2141  USA 49Ice CubeMichael Quaid1223282110327UFD124
2221  USA 2185The DumpsterFrank Keesling1518182324152312124
2369  USA 4190Supernatural FishCHIPPERKat Malone1414242218231922132
242  USA 296Super GMatt GibbsUFD17UFD2517221017138
2532  USA 3262DazeOffJohn Hirsch2819162826271620152
2685  USA 1858SabatageSeth Rosenthal2124202621242619155
2714  USA 1400Bork! Bork! Bork!Cory Huseby23272529272915UFD175
2877  USA 4306The GoatDarren Hill2628262429282821181
2972  USA 17YellowTailSean Toro2729272728262923187

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