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Chris Doyle’s The Jug 4 1 Takes J/22 North American Championship on Tie-Breaker

Chris Doyle’s The Jug 4 1 Takes J/22 North American Championship on Tie-Breaker

In sports, coaches always say that every point matters. That was certainly the case at the J/22 North American Championship hosted by Buffalo Yacht Club in Buffalo, NY. Chris Doyle’s The Jug 4 1 went into the ninth and final contest in third place, four points behind Travis Odenbach’s HoneyBadger. Doyle did his part by scoring a bullet, and paired with Odenbach’s fifth-place finish, the local team of Chris Doyle, Will Harris and Adam Burns took the Championship with 27 points on a tie-breaker over Odenbach. Jeff Todd’s Hot Toddy, the day two leader, won Sunday’s opening race, but added a 13 in the final battle (their discard) to end with 29 points and third place.

After Todd won race eight in winds around 6 knots, teams waited for breeze for about an hour. "The nice Northwesterly came in, but sailing here for a few years, we thought it would go southwest," summarized Burns. Their local knowledge paid dividends, especially in race nine. "The RC started at 275, and we just knew it would go back to the true 260. So we started right near the pin. Travis was to windward of us, but we got lucky that he went after Jeff Todd, and we just sailed our race. This was not Chris Doyle weather," joked Burns, referring to his skipper’s knack for excelling in heavier breeze.

The event included four teams in the Doyle family: Chris, brothers Kevin and Peter, plus Kevin’s son Jacob. All four placed in the top eight overall. Also competing was the current recipient of the US J/22 Class Association scholarship boat program from Jacksonville University, led by David Hein. They finished as high as second place in race eight, and ended 14th overall.

The top five:

  1. Chris Doyle, The Jug 4 1, 2-1-4-5-7-1-6-[8]-1; 27T
  2. Travis Odenbach, HoneyBadger, 3-2-6-2-1-[8]-3-5-5; 27T
  3. Jeffrey Todd, Hot Toddy, 1-3-5-9-3-5-2-1-[13]; 29
  4. Mike Marshall, Bad News, 5-[19]-8-6-9-7-4-10-3; 52
  5. Zeke Horowitz, Uncle Fluffy, 22-5-2-1-5-2-7-[24/TLE]-15; 59

Thirty teams competed in the three-day event. Photos are available on the J/22 Class Facebook page, and complete results are available at www.j22na.com.

Camp Robber Steals J/22s at Dillon Open Regatta
Written by Chris Howell   
Friday, 07 October 2016 22:44

The Dillon Open is hosted by Dillon Yacht Club in Colorado each August, the nation’s highest yacht club at 9,017 feet above sea level, located just west of the Continental Divide, a 70-mile drive from downtown Denver. As usual, the DYC offers a great schedule of racing, entertainment, food and other special events that makes it fun for all participants and their families. After five races, it was a clear-cut victory in the J/22 fleet for CAMP ROBBER. Stealing the show was skipper Bill Darling’s team, posting an almost perfect score of 2-1-2-1 for 6 points total to win by a margin of 10 points. However, behind them it was a fight for the balance of the podium. Ultimately, winning that battle was Keith Lawrence’s SHAMELESS with a 1-9-3-3 record for 16 points. Although he beat SHAMELESS in the last race, it was not enough for Mike Kline’s NAUTI MOOSE to overtake them, finishing with a 6-5-4-2 tally for 17 points. Rounding out the top five were Cameron & Cooper Robinson’s USA 720 in fourth place with 18 points, and in fifth place was Peter Fornell’s MAYBE LATER with 23 points. For more Dillon Open information, visit http://www.dillonopen.com/.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 August 2017 21:02
 
J/22 North American Championship
Written by Chris Howell   
Sunday, 25 September 2016 20:41

July 20-23, 2017
Buffalo Yacht Club, Buffalo, NY
www.j22na.com

The J/22 North American Championship will be held at the historic Buffalo Yacht Club. Mark your calendars for July 20-23 to make the memorable trip to western New York. Race against the best and most competitive racers on the circuit while taking in the flourishing city and ever-developing waterfront and to be next door to Niagara Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Registration includes:
-Top notch racing led by Wayne Bretsch, PRO noted for his extensive nationwide sailing resume in Race Committee work
-Three social tickets for beverages and food (entertainment, food and beverage details are outlined and can be found in the posted NOR)
-Warm-up racing on Thursday, followed by three days of action packed, top-tier, one-design racing
-A complimentary keg courtesy of sponsors following each day of racing to refresh and rehydrate
-Three continental breakfast tickets for each morning of racing as well as for the cookout by the grill scheduled for Friday after racing
-Premium chicken dinner buffet on Saturday evening, complete with all the fixins
For more information, or to register, visit www.j22na.com (regatta entry fee until 6/30/17: $350, late entry: $425).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:16
 
Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Annapolis
Written by Chris Howell   
Monday, 25 July 2016 19:22

It was the largest Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in recent years, with more than 200 boats in 17 fleets competing in the unpredictable conditions of the Chesapeake Bay from May 5-7. In the 29-boat J/22 fleet, Terry Flynn’s Tejas dominated with 15 points in the six-race series. Zeke Horowitz’s Uncle Fluffy took second with 24 points, and Jake Doyle third with 30. For complete results, visit https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=3007.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 May 2017 18:54
 
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