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J/105 North American Championship at San Francisco Yacht Club - Day 3

by Julie & Christopher Howell 1 Oct 18:23 PDT September 29 - October 2, 2022
2022 J/105 North American Championship © Martha Blanchfield / Renegade Sailing

There may be quite a few position changes at the J/105 North American Championship, but they aren't at the top of the 28-boat fleet. Hosted by San Francisco Yacht Club in California, conditions were Bay-like again with breeze at 15 knots, gusting near 20 and choppy seas.

Randy Hecht's Niuhi continued to dominate, posting a 1,2,2 on the day for 20 points. There are no discards in the regatta, now standing at nine races. Ryan Simmons' Blackhawk (41 points) and Ian Charles' Maverick (60 points) held on to second and third places respectively.

Hecht's Niuhi kicked off Saturday just like the prior two days—with a bullet. Simmons' Blackhawk stayed strong in second and John & Michael Rivlin's Peaches broke into the top three. Tim Russell's Ne*Ne moved up the leaders' list with a victory in the middle battle, in advance of Hecht and Jeff Littfin's Mojo. Russell's Ne*Ne went back-to-back in the final contest (launching him to fourth overall with 62 points), tailed by Hecht and Simmons.

Racing concludes Sunday with two races planned. Complete results available here.

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