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2019 J/111 World Championship at Chicago Yacht Club - Day 2

by Julie & Chris Howell 22 Aug 19:32 PDT 19-23 August 2019

The seas on Lake Michigan were rocking and rolling on Thursday, as was the leaderboard at the J/111 World Championship, hosted by Chicago Yacht Club. Martin Roesch's Velocity shot up to the chief position, posting a 1,4,6 on the day.

The 23 J/111s have now completed six races, and the Championship will conclude Friday, including the discard taking effect after the seventh race. Peter Wagner's Skeleton Key maintained consistent scores in the top 10, inching him up to second place with 34 points, only one behind Roesch. Rob Ruhlman's Spaceman Spiff dropped to third but is still in the hunt with 38 points.

Day one leader Andrew and Sedgwick Ward's Bravo suffered a 13th in the day's final contest, leaving them in fourth place, one tick behind Ruhlman. Waves reached five feet and higher, and breeze was 12 knots plus.

Roesch began the day victoriously, ahead of local boat Momentus led by Kevin Saedi & Raman Yousefi and the Wards on Bravo. Chicago Yacht Club's Michael Mayer & Steve Henderson guided Kashmir to success in the middle match, with Jorg Sigg's Varuna and Richard Witzel's Rowdy next. Rod Warren's Joust prevailed in the final round, shadowed by Wagner's Skeleton Key and Sigg.

Results after Day 2:

PosBow NoSail NoYacht NameOwner / SkipperR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
135  USA 008VelocityMartin Roesch812213632
254  USA 115Skeleton KeyPeter Wagner68457232
356  USA 134Spaceman SpiffRob Ruhlman1141104737
425  USA 60909BravoAndrew Ward / Sedgwick Ward735361337
551  USA 47RowdyRichard Witzel320942442
662  USA 12KashmirMichael Mayer / Steve Henderson1357611648
750  USA 112Pura VidaJohn Kalanik968881150
852  USA 61666ShamrockJeffrey Davis27UFD713558
966  AUS 1110JoustRod Warren415314DSQ161
1024  SUI 2193Varuna (Lällekönig)Jörg Sigg1111312DSQ364
1140  USA 90UtahBradley Faber1011SCP139968
1217  USA 119Slush FundJim Connelly194111614872
1343  USA 132SitellaIan Hill5166UFD111274
1461  USA 30Wicked 2Douglas Curtiss15215UFD121078
1548  USA 24MomentusKevin Saedi / Raman Yousefi179172171880
1647  USA 72Lucky DubieLen Siegal1610129151981
1760  USA 28WarlockTom Dickson1218UFD1551488
1849  USA 117No QuarterMark & Colin Caliban18171411161591
1958  USA 100VarianceCarl Hanssen141319UFD101797
2053  USA 20Shmokin JoeJeff Schaefer212216171920115
2164  USA 25UnpluggedTim Clayson221918191822118
2228  USA 102Evonne.com/3John Yonover2021201820DNS123
2365  USA 111Skull CrackerDaniel Kitchens23232120RET21132

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