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2022 J/70 U.S. Youth National Championship at St. Petersburg Yacht Club

by Julie & Christopher Howell 20 Nov 13:41 PST November 17-20, 2022

Nine teams vied for the fifth annual J/70 U.S. Youth National Championship, hosted by St. Petersburg Yacht Club in St. Petersburg, FL from November 18-20.

Thirteen races were completed in fresh breeze on Friday and Saturday, however Sunday's cold front brought a bit too much wind and waves.

Overall Results: (top three)

1. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Emery Diemar - 5 -1 -3 -1 -1 -3 -7 -2 -7 -1 -1 -6 -5; 43pts
2. Corinthian Yacht Club, Pearse Dowd - 7 -4 -5 -4 -5 -2 -5 -1 -4 -6 -4 -1 -3; 51pts
3. Suss buss, Callen Burnett - 8 -6 -1 -9 -4 -1 -2 -7 -1 -2 -3 -7 -1; 52pts

The goal of this event is to help develop and build leading-edge junior keelboat sailing programs across America. Youth teams representing yacht clubs from as far away as Minnesota competed on provided J/70s with class sails. Boats were identically rigged and tuned at base settings recommended by the sailmaker.

Complete results available here.

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