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J/111 Midwinter Championship at St. Petersburg Yacht Club - Overall

by Julie & Christopher Howell 26 Jan 19:23 PST

Current J/111 World Champion Rob Ruhlman on Spaceman Spiff narrowly took victory at the J/111 Midwinter Championship, a part of J/Fest hosted by St. Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida.

After eight races in three days, the Cleveland, OH-based Spaceman Spiff team, including Karl Felger, Doug Moose, Debbie Probst, Ryan Ruhlman, Abby Ruhlman, Jim Sminchak and Mark Wiss, tied on points with Ian Hill's Sitella at 12. Both crews racked up the exact same scoreline, but Ruhlman placed one better than Hill in the last contest to claim the title.

Conditions on Tampa Bay ranged from 6-8 knots on Friday and Sunday, with Saturday having the best breeze at 10-12 knots.

Overall Results:

1. Spaceman Spiff, Rob Ruhlman 1 - [4] - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3; 12pts
2. Sitella, Ian Hill 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 1 - 1 - [4]; 12pts
3. Bravo, Andrew Ward/Sedgwick Ward 3 - 2 - 3 - [5/DNF] - 1 - 3 - 4 - 1; 17pts
4. Wicked 2.0, Douglas Curtiss 4 - 3 - [5/DNF] - 5/DNS - 5/DNC - 5/DNC - 3 - 2; 27pts

Full results available here.

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