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Andy & Sarah Graff's Exile collects J/88 Midwinter Championship at St. Petersburg Yacht Club

by Julie & Christopher Howell 9 Jan 22:14 PST January 8-9, 2022
2020 J/88 Midwinter Championship © Christopher Howell

The J/88 Midwinter Championship returned this weekend amid picture-perfect conditions in the waters off St. Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida.

Four J/88s participated in the Championship, a part of the John Jennings Memorial Spinnaker Regatta, with above-average temperatures, blue skies and gorgeous winds between 10-15 knots. In the no-discard, seven-race series, Andy & Sarah Graff's Exile won four of the contests on the way to victory with 12 points.

William Purdy's Whirlwind was the runner-up, followed by previous Champion Iris Vogel's Deviation.

Overall Results:

1. Exile, USA88, Andy & Sarah Graff - 1 -2 -2 -1 -4 -1 -1; 12pts
2. Whirlwind, USA56, William Purdy - 4 -4 -1 -2 -2 -2 -2; 17pts
3. Deviation, USA24, Iris Vogel - 2 -1 -4 -3 -3 -3 -3; 19pts
4. Gaucho, USA16, Dave Tufts - 3 -3 -3 -4 -1 -4 -4; 22pts

Complete results may be found here...

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