Twenty-three J/22s Compete at Annapolis NOOD

The Helly Hansen Annapolis NOOD regatta took place May 3-5. For Matt Schubert (Annapolis, MD) in the 23-boat J/22 fleet, 4 points separated him and former college rival J.R. Maxwell (Annapolis, MD) heading into the final race. In the end, Schubert came out on top. "A bunch of people were in the mix," said Schubert. "It seemed like a lot of them were so fixated on getting out of the current that they missed a few windshifts, so we did a good job of staying in phase and keeping in the pressure." Maxwell had been putting pressure on Schubert the entire series, and continued to do so to the end. "When we rounded the last mark heading up to the finish, we knew we had it locked up," said Schubert. "There was a big gap between us and the third-place boat, so we took a breath and pushed on to the finish. J.R tried to tack on top of us and steal our wind a few times, but we it wasn’t anything we couldn’t handle." Todd Hiller’s Escape took third place. For complete event details, visit https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=6036.

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