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J/70 Corinthian US National Championship at Little Traverse Yacht Club - Overall

by Julie & Chris Howell 11 Aug 16:51 PDT August 8-11, 2019

Chris Kostanecki's Jennifer handled the closing race of the J/70 Corinthian US National Championship like true experts. They came into Sunday's final pair of races with a three-point advantage over Scott Sellers' Tres Burritos.

But Sellers nailed another bullet (his fourth of the regatta) in race seven to take the lead. Back came Kostanecki, with crew Matt Sessions, Carlos Robles and Scott Kozinchik, to win the eighth and final contest and become the 2019 J/70 Corinthian National Champions. Sellers placed eighth in that race for the runner-up position, ultimately five points behind the winner.

A couple of threes on Sunday shot Jake Christy's Pale Horse into the bronze spot with 37 points. Thirty-six all-amateur teams competed at Little Traverse Yacht Club in Harbor Springs, MI from August 9-11. All three days saw postcard conditions of blue skies, temperatures in the 70s and breeze in the mid-teens. There was not a single General Recall or protest during the eight-race series.

This event was California-based Kostanecki's first in Harbor Springs. "Fresh water, windy, and the waves were bigger and steeper than San Francisco," he summarized. "It was the Pure Michigan experience with world-class people and social activities." Kostanecki admitted that "We thought we threw it away. Thank you to my team who worked hard in some difficult moments."

Jackson Benvenutti of North Sails coached the Corinthian competitors daily via a RIB and again post-race at LTYC with video education, including debriefs from each day's race winners.

Overall Results:

PosBow NowSail NoYacht NameSkipper/CrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
128  USA 370JenniferChris kostanecki / Matt Sessions / Carlos Robles / Scott Kozinchik33461210120
237  USA 548Tres BurritosScott Sellers / Hannah Sellers / Merritt Sellers / Owen Beckley / Holt Condon14111911825
327  USA 316Pale HorseJake Christy / Steve Rozelle / Mark Teborek / Charles Trost572131343337
444  USA 45Wild ChildHenry Filter / Alex Stout / Will Wagner / Jen Sturmer212915614439
539  USA 898SistershipPeter Vessella / Tracy Usher / Christy Usher / Mike Bishop653211511941
635  USA 613PiranhaDave Dennison / Trevor Davis / Thorn Turner / Kevin Kenny811634128242
76  USA 390Berteau GroupSarah Renz / Mark Renz / Matt Clark / Will Holz927410134642
836  USA 381Tea Dance SnakePeter Bowe / Mike McNamara / Todd Jenner / Matt Alisch10181033261752
925  USA 1143Measure TwiceMichael Duff / Mike Duff / Robert Duff / Robb Matthews / Preston Carey714577792056
103  USA 326AquaholiksMartin Johnsson / August Hernandez / Lindsay Hernandez / Jorgen Johnsson41010156971861
1118  USA 313FMTod Sackett / Blair Hamilton / Dave Kerr / Tom Sessions1291592822762
125  USA 40B SquaredBryan Cameron / Daniel Cameron / Phil Peterson / Steve ThomasDSQ8175810181177
1333  USA 220PhoenixPeter Firey / Roger Link / Eric Mentzell / Sean Nunes15151316171751394
1424  USA 1025Hot TicketMike Kirkman / Rob Ramirez / Jim Thompson / John Morreale1113141920191315104
157  USA 549Black PearlAdam Bowen / Bridget Bowen / Rowan Elwart / Michael Schreiber193222251811219116
1631  USA 1157McFlySean O'Brien / John McNeil / Ryan Higgins / Anders McCarthy / Ansley O'Brien1818191224RET205116
1717  USA 487EscapePolk Wagner / Ellie Wagner / Jason Doyle / Madeline Swarthout / Claire Fink1431181716181525123
184  USA 2AyacuchoJames Gary / Taz Coffey / Edward Gary / Patrick Seidel252923182527614138
1926  USA 1029Miss KillerDon Glover / Don Glover / Grant Glover / Jim Goran / Ravi Subramanian3020212314152124138
2038  USA 171Rasta RacingSean Hendrickson / The Rev Petey Crawford / Rob Thomas / Alan Block2123202012222721139
2120  USA 1034HeliumMark Allen / Mike Welch / Mark Allen / Fred Blackmer / Brian Beaudet136292123242828143
222  USA 423American FlyerSteve Knoop / Patrick Rice / Richard Martin / Annie Baumann1719252432251230152
2322  USA 224Little Traverse SailorsLTS Race Team / Trip Wagner / Kate Moran / Jack Miller / Caroline Grin3121OCS2615211723154
2441  USA 68uno masDavid Schoene / Len Guenther / Lauren Schoene / Matt Schoene1624283030162516155
2545  USA 1023Luxury ProblemsDan Klaasen / John Hill / Bryan Brieden / Dunne Saal2022242227143329158
2615  USA 489DowntownerJeff Towner / Eric Wynsma / Ben Finkelstein / JT Ludington293327828262322163
2716  USA 324EbisuGlenn Sheets / Tim Buisch / Minh Ha / John McCree2827OCS2831231610163
2842  USA 241USA 241Al Poindexter / blake caskey / kevin orff / doug strebel2325163326283412163
291  USA 9AfterbernerBrian Williams / Isabel Dziuba / Thomas Libcke / Harrison George / Brian Williams222611272220DNCDNC165
3010  USA 379BrumbyMerritt Keffer / Martin Grin / Chris Keffer / David McVicker2630261419293226170
3130  USA 905ProntoAlison Hill / Chris Ford / Ella Cantera / Luke Baker / Ben Tolzdorf27161229RETDNS3527183
3246  CAN 318Cry HavocRalph Neate / Ralph Neate / James Neate / Hubert Czajkowski / Chad Dowshenko241731DSQ21302934186
3350  USA 152SundogChal Curtis / Josh Curtis / Victoria Curtis / Meredith Moran / Libby Forsen3328303229312433207
349  USA 1032Bamm‑BammSteven Briggs / Jonathon DeWindt / Eric Villasen / Ailene Hicks3234323135321931211
3513  USA 187CatapultNicolie Hendrickson / Mary Foster / Wendy Helberg / Deb Hazelett3435333534333132232
3611  USA 647BulaMichael Mandell / Dave Lauser Jr / Garry Bonner / Jeff MooreDNSDNCDNC3433343035240

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