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Morgan Stanley J/22 Midwinter Championship at Southern Yacht Club - Day 1

by Julie & Christopher Howell 19 Mar 18:43 PDT 18–21 March 2021

Thirty J/22s got back to Championship racing at the J/22 Midwinter Championship hosted by Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans, LA. Conditions were breezy and bumpy on Lake Pontchartrain, testing some boats and equipment.

Glenn Darden on Baby Doll mastered the shifts, winning two of three races and placing second in the other for 4 points and the early advantage. Travis Odenbach's Honeybadger bounced back from being over early in race two, and added a pair of top three finishes for second place overall (14 points). Casey Lambert's Blackburn Marine Racing stands three points back in third. Nine total races are planned through Sunday.

Eager teams were greeted with a grey sky, and winds consistently in the mid-teens. Odenbach opened the regatta with a bullet, trailed by Darden and Benz Faget's Fats. Darden earned his first victory in the next contest, ahead of Tommy Meric Jr.'s Carnival Time and Lambert. Following Darden in the day's final match were Alexander Schwinn's Tilt and Odenbach.

Results after Day 1:

PosBow/Sail  Boat NameSkipperYacht ClubR1R2R3Pts
1  16 / 1076  Baby Doll  Glenn Darden   Fort Worth BC  2  1  1  4  
2  26 / 1542  Honeybadger  Travis Odenbach   Rochester YC  1  10  3    
3  06 / 1531  Blackburn Marine Racing  casey lambert   Lakewood YC  6  3  8    
4  24 / 1024  Carnival Time  tommy meric jr.   Southern YC  7  2  10    
5  33 / 954  Fats  Benz Faget   Southern YC/ NOYC  3  6  14    
6  43 / 918  TILT  Alexander Schwinn   Lakewood YC / Fort Worth BC  9  13  2    
7  05 / 206  Why Knot?  Mitch Guess   Shreveport YC  14  7  4    
8  20 / 863  USA 863  Jon Larson   Lakewood YC  10  4  12    
9  08 / 870  Wild Tchoupitoulas  J.Dwight LeBlanc   Southern YC  12  9  7    
10  03 / 752  Miss Conduct  James Freedman   Dallas Corinthian YC  13  14  6    
11  35 / 814  STAMPEDE  Colin Feik   Oklahoma City BC  8  8  18    
12  18 / 1646  VooDoo Baby  Keith zars   Lake Canyon YC  5  25  9    
13  17 / 1501  Pressure Drop  Mark Foster   CCYC  4  5  31/RET‑BF    
14  12 / 754  USA 754  Chris Wientjes   New Orleans YC  15  12  15    
15  15 / 1578  Bad Pony  Scott Binzer   Louisville SC  19  11  13    
16  04 / 830  Veloce v2.2  Josh Richline   Corpus Christi YC  16  16  11    
17  07 / 919  Troublemaker  Kevin Orff   Lakewood YC  11  19  19    
18  23 / 964  Humbucker  Ted Lischer   Perry YC  18  15  16    
19  25 / 788  Juicy  Alyssa Thomas   Jacomo SC  20  17  17    
20  09 / 1754  Lola  Louise Bienvenu   New Orleans YC  22  20  21    
21  30 / 1271  Dog Shot  Ryan Schwend   Rush Creek YC  21  21  23    
22  13 / 893  Toy Monster  Joseph Kuebel   Southern YC  17  18  S    
23  01 / 1043  Rebound Girl  Richard Heausler   Bay Waveland YC / Southern YC  S  S  5    
24  14 / 748  Men's Kouch  robert Hughes   Southern YC  26  23  22    
25  74 / 1646  My Girl  Steven Pracht   Shreveport YC  31/RET‑BF  22  20    
26  02 / 663  Wizard  Chip Carpenter   Southern YC / Storm Trysail Club  23  24  S    
27  29 / 689  Grain H20  John Snyder   ERYC  24  26  S    
28  31 / 1050  Zulu Time  David Ebbrecjt   Weatherby Lake YC  25  S  S    
29  10 / 8  Whistling Wind III  Billy Marchal   Southern YC  C  C  C    
29  22 / 1081  Cayenne  Deborah Grimm   SYC / NOYC / LPWSA / CSA  C  C  C    

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