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2019 J70 North American Championship at Edgewater Yacht Club - Day 1

by Julie & Christopher Howell 25 Sep 2019 22:30 PDT 23-29 September 2019

Postcard conditions on Lake Erie greeted teams for the first day of the J/70 North American Championship at Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland, OH. A south breeze from 12-16 knots and gusts in the 20s equaled perfect planing opportunities.

Adding in sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s, everyone relished the three races to kick off the Championship. Oivind Lorentzen's team on Nine (Lucas Calabrese, Ian Coleman and Will Felder) rocked all three contests to take the early advantage with 6 points, after posting a 1,2,3. John and Molly Baxter's Team Vineyard Vines started with a seven and added two bullets for 9 points and second place. 2016 J/70 World Champion Joel Ronning on Catapult is only one notch behind the Baxters in third (scores of 5,3,2). Martin Johnsson's Aquaholiks crew of Jorgen Johnsson, Lindsay Hernandez and August Hernandez has the advantage in the Corinthian division.

Lorentzen's Nine launched the regatta with a bullet, followed by John Brim's Rimette and Bruce Golison's Midlife Crisis. The Baxter family took the second and third victories, ahead of Lorentzen and Ronning in race two, who flipped spots in race three.

Racing continues through Saturday.

Results after Day 1:

PosBow NoSail NoYacht NameSkipper / CrewR1R2R3Pts
119  USA 819NineOivind Lorentzen / Lucas Calabrese / Ian Coleman / Will Felder1236
21  USA 901Team Vineyard VinesJohn Baxter / Molly Baxter / Allan Terhune / Ben Lamb7119
387  USA 187CatapultJoel Ronning / Victor Diaz De Leon / Christopher Stocke / Patrick Wilson53210
426  USA 26Midlife CrisisBruce Golison / Steve Hunt / Jeff Reynolds / Erik Shampain35513
534  USA 340RimetteJohn Brim / Scott Ewing / Zeke Horowitz / Collin Leon24814
696  USA 96SavasanaBrian Keane / Thomas Barrows / Mack Bryan / Conner Harding49417
723  MEX 1323ZagueroIgnacio Perez / Juan Perez / Santiago Perez / Willem Van Waay661022
818  CHI 218Ducasse Sailing TeamAndrés Ducasse / Ignacio Ducasse / Francisco Ducasse / Mathias Robertson / Andres Ducasse R107926
994  USA 494RosebudPamela Rose / Taylor Canfield / Tomas Dietrich / Guy Thomas Avellon881329
1067  USA 167USA 167James Prendergast / Alexander Curtiss / Sam Hallowell / Orrin Starr1114732
1179  USA 179SurgeRyan McKillen / Tony Rey / David Shriner / John Wallace12121135
1280  CHI 580MemphisVictor Lobos / Pablo Lorca / Juan Sanchez / Javier Conte / Sebastian Ducasse9131436
1342  BRA 641VikingHaroldo Solberg / Maurício Santa Cruz / Flávio Andrade / Henrique Pellicano13101740
1484  USA 84Bazinga!Daniel Goldberg / Kristen Berry / Tomas Hornos / Nick Turney14112146
1589  USA 389Hooligan: Flat Stanley RacingTrey Sheehan / Tyler Black / Brad Boston / Curtis Florence18171247
1660  USA 600Airplane!John Evans / Tac Boston / Martin Kullman / Abie McLaughlin2124651
1740  USA 40HoneybadgerTravis Odenbach / Lee Sackett / George Szabo / Michael Booker20181553
1812  USA 312RUFKMDavid Koski / Jackson Benvinutti / Geoff Becker / David Koski / Doug Moose23161655
1932  USA 326Aquaholiks (Corinthian)Martin Johnsson / Jorgen Johnsson / Lindsay Hernandez / August Hernandez24151857
2093  USA 93Wild Card (Corinthian)Kevin Morgan / Mike Sheehan / Caroline Sundman / Sarah Paisley / Mark Hassett19202261
2135  USA 335NitemareAmy Neill / Tony Bowman / Geoffrey Ewenson / John Stanley15212864
2239  USA 339Bad Hombres (Corinthian)Charlie Pendleton / Jim Raisides / Stein Skaane / David Zymba16312572
2316  USA 160Free Energy/Grin Factor (Corinthian)John Zelli / Craig Kvale / Michael Lechner / Kevin Milligan25281972
2458  USA 581TootlesAndy Deak / Charles Essi / Chris Snow / Seth Young27222372
2597  USA 497ChinookFrank McNamara / Paula Grasberger / Rick Guardia / Nurhajati McMahon / David Thompson17263073
266  USA 236Little Side Hustle (Corinthian)Ted Pinkerton / Rob Ralston / Peggy Allen / Chris Brown22272473
2748  USA 487Escape (Corinthian)Polk Wagner / Owen Beckley / Holt Condon / Max Ellsworth32192778
2881  MEX 815Woodstock (Corinthian)Fernando Gutierrez / Leopoldo Turco / Ramon Benitez / Gerardo Benitez29232678
2913  USA 313FM (Corinthian)Tod Sackett / Jeff Haase / Blair Hamilton / Dave Kerr28252982
3036  CAN 360REX (Corinthian)Scott Weakley / David Weakley / Rene Serin / Kelly Flood35342089
3188  USA 188Chinook (Corinthian)Carrie & Ed Austin / Mathieu de Premorel / Jean Marc Papin / Ed Austin / Carrie Austin26323189
3211  USA 411Selkie (Corinthian)Jack Wallace / Vivien Allan / Lauren Barth / Kathryn BookerDSQ293292
3378  USA 781StratosMarcus Wunderlich / Paul Abdullah / Klaus Brinkbaeumer / Karl Felger30SCP3399
3420  USA 220PhoenixPeter Firey / Dan Bowman / John Meiser / Eric Mentzell333334100
3549  USA 549Black Pearl (Corinthian)Adam Bowen / Michael Schreiber / Sumner Mead / Hyde Perce343535104

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