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J/88 Midwinter Championship at St. Petersburg Yacht Club - overall

by Julie & Christopher Howell 26 Jan 15:43 PST 23-26 January 2020

Iris Vogel's Deviation won half of the eight races at the J/88 Midwinter Championship to capture victory with 11 net points. Vogel is the J/88 Class President based out of New York, and her crew included Alan Capellin, Kevin Costello, Dave Coughlin, Tim Longo and Bill McCulloch.

Five J/88s participated in the Championship, a part of J/Fest hosted by St. Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida. Conditions on Tampa Bay ranged from 6-8 knots on Friday and Sunday, with Saturday having the best breeze at 10-12 knots. Second place went to Andy & Sarah Graff on Exile with 13 points, and third was William Purdy's Whirlwind.

Overall Results: (top five)

1. Deviation, Iris Vogel 1 - 2 - [3] - 3 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 1; 11pts
2. Exile, Andy & Sarah Graff 2 - 1 - [5] - 2 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 2; 13pts
3. Whirlwind, William Purdy 3 - 3 - [4] - 4 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 4; 22pts
4. One Too Many, Lawrence Cutler/Andrew Weiss 4 - 4 - 1 - 1 - [5] - 4 - 4 - 5; 23pts
5. Gaucho, Dave Tufts [5] - 5 - 2 - 5 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 3; 29pts

Full results available here.

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