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

by Julie & Christopher Howell 21 Mar 18:55 PDT March 18–21, 2021

Glenn Darden's Baby Doll bested 29 other teams to secure the 2021 J/22 Midwinter Championship hosted by Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans, LA.

All nine scheduled races were completed in mostly breezy and lumpy conditions on Lake Pontchartrain. Darden, of Fort Worth, TX, with crew Marcus Eagan, Jackson Benvenutti and Sarah Raymond won Sunday's opening race. Travis Odenbach's Honeybadger, just one point off the pace at the start of the day, placed seventh. Honeybadger stormed back to win the final contest, however Baby Doll placed fourth and secured the Championship with 16 net points (Odenbach ended with 20). Casey Lambert's Blackburn Marine Racing put together a solid weekend for third place (40 points).

Darden's team members are all in the New Orleans area. He praised them, adding, "Marcus and Jackson are wizards of this lake." The group practiced last weekend at the local Mardi Gras Regatta. Darden summarized the Midwinters' conditions as, "Very streaky and shifty all three days. We like the lump with the breeze. We got off the line well, which was probably our key."

Overall Results:

PosBow No / Sail NoBoat NameSkipperClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
1  16 / 1076  Baby Doll  Glenn Darden   Fort Worth BC  2  1  1  1  1  5  [13]  1  4  16  
2  26 / 1542  Honeybadger  Travis Odenbach   Rochester YC  1  [10]  3  3  2  1  2  7  1  20  
3  06 / 1531  Blackburn Marine Racing  casey lambert   Lakewood YC  6  3  8  2  4  7  5  [21]  5  40  
4  17 / 1501  Pressure Drop  Mark Foster   CCYC  4  5  [RET‑BF]18  9  RDG  1  3  3  52  
5  43 / 918  TILT  Alexander Schwinn   Lakewood YC / Fort Worth BC  9  [13]  2  5  12  3  8  11  11  61  
6  05 / 206  Why Knot?  Mitch Guess   Shreveport YC  [14]  7  4  14  14  6  6  5  8  64  
7  01 / 1043  Rebound Girl  Richard Heausler   Bay Waveland YC / Southern YC  [DNS] DNS  5  4  6  2  7  2  9  66  
8  33 / 954  Fats  Benz Faget   Southern YC/ NOYC  3  6  [14]  9  3  DNE  3  13  2  70  
9  20 / 863  USA 863  Jon Larson   Lakewood YC  10  4  12  7  [15]  11  10  8  13  75  
10  08 / 870  Wild Tchoupitoulas  J.Dwight LeBlanc   Southern YC  12  9  7  21  8  8  [RET‑BF]4  7  76  
11  24 / 1024  Carnival Time  tommy meric jr.   Southern YC  7  2  10  8  [20]  12  18  6  16  79  
12  18 / 1646  VooDoo Baby  Keith zars   Lake Canyon YC  5  [25]  9  11  19  9  11  10  6  80  
13  35 / 814  STAMPEDE  Colin Feik   Oklahoma City BC  8  8  18  10  [21]  14  9  12  18  97  
14  12 / 754  USA 754  Chris Wientjes   New Orleans YC  15  12  15  15  11  [16]  4  15  15  102  
15  03 / 752  Miss Conduct  James Freedman   Dallas Corinthian YC  13  14  6  12  18  4  19  [27]  22  108  
16  23 / 964  Humbucker  Ted Lischer   Perry YC  18  15  16  20  5  10  [23]  9  17  110  
17  13 / 893  Toy Monster  Joseph Kuebel   Southern YC  17  18  [DNS] 6  7  13  20  19  20  120  
18  07 / 919  Troublemaker  Kevin Orff   Lakewood YC  11  19  19  13  [26]  21  15  14  12  124  
19  15 / 1578  Bad Pony  Scott Binzer   Louisville SC  19  11  13  17  10  20  16  22  [RET]128  
20  25 / 788  Juicy  Alyssa Thomas   Jacomo SC  20  17  17  16  [24]  19  12  17  21  139  
21  04 / 830  Veloce v2.2  Josh Richline   Corpus Christi YC  16  16  11  19  29  18  17  18  [DNS] 144  
22  09 / 1754  Lola  Louise Bienvenu   New Orleans YC  22  20  21  [24]  22  17  22  20  14  158  
23  02 / 663  Wizard  Chip Carpenter   Southern YC / Storm Trysail Club  23  24  [OCS]  22  16  22  14  26  19  166  
24  30 / 1271  Dog Shot  Ryan Schwend   Rush Creek YC  21  21  23  [27]  13  15  25  25  24  167  
25  29 / 689  Grain H20  John Snyder   ERYC  24  26  [DNS] 25  23  23  28  16  10  175  
26  74 / 1646  My Girl  Steven Pracht   Shreveport YC  [RET‑BF]22  20  23  30  27  21  23  26  192  
27  14 / 748  Men's Kouch  robert Hughes   Southern YC  26  23  22  [30]  25  26  27  29  23  201  
28  22 / 1081  Cayenne  Deborah Grimm   SYC / NOYC / LPWSA / CSA  [DNC]DNC  DNC  26  17  25  26  28  25  209  
29  31 / 1050  Zulu Time  David Ebbrecjt   Weatherby Lake YC  25  [DNS] DNS  29  27  24  24  24  27  211  
30  10 / 8  Whistling Wind III  Billy Marchal   Southern YC  [DNC]DNC  DNC  28  28  DNS  DNS  30  RET‑BF241 

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