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Zhik 2022 Choice of Champions LEADERBOARD

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

by Julie & Christopher Howell 2 Oct 2022 21:22 PDT September 29 - October 2, 2022
2022 J/105 North American Championship © Martha Blanchfield / Renegade Sailing

Randy Hecht's Niuhi mastered the J/105 North American Championship through 11 races to become 2022 Champion. With crew Maggie Bacon, John Bonds, Spencer Cole, Ethan Doyle, Russ Silvestri, Juliana Testa and Ryan Treais, they dominated from Race One, tallying only 29 points.

Even without a discard for the event, Niuhi wouldn't need to participate in the final contest, although they did join their 27 fellow J/105s for one last trip around the course. Ryan Simmons' Blackhawk landed in the runner-up position with 62 points. Tim Russell's Ne*Ne earned third place via tiebreaker at 75 points over Jeff Littfin's Mojo. The San Francisco Yacht Club in California hosted from September 29-October 2.

Sunday's race winners were Hecht's Niuhi in winds of 8-12 knots and Charles Pick's Box of Rain as the breeze increased to 12-15.

Overall Results: (top five)

1. Niuhi, Randy Hecht - 1 -7 -2 -1 -2 -2 -1 -2 -2 -1 -8; 29pts
2. Blackhawk, Ryan Simmons - 3 -13 -1 -3 -1 -7 -2 -8 -3 -14 -7; 62pts
3. Ne*Ne, Tim Russell - 20 -12 -9 -5 -4 -4 -6 -1 -1 -11 -2; 75pts
4. Mojo, Jeff Littfin - 5 -6 -13 -2 -9 -15 -10 -3 -7 -2 -3; 75pts
5. Maverick, Ian Charles - 2 -9 -3 -11 -3 -6 -11 -7 -8 -6 -15; 81pts

Complete results available here.

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