The Lake George Club hosted the 2020 Northeast J/22 Championship as part of their annual Lake George Open Regatta. Racing for the eight-boat fleet was close for the top of the leaderboard, as well as for the bronze step on the podium. In what became a closely-fought two-boat duel, Richard Hallagan’s CHIBOUGANAU and Alfie Merchant’s FAMILY FEUD exchanged winning races all weekend long. After six races completed, Hallagan’s four bullets and two seconds was enough to win the regatta by a mere two points. Second was FAMILY FEUD, also counting all firsts and seconds. The bronze was settled on a tie-breaker at 22 points each. Russ Merchants’ III counted 3-8-2-4-5 while Rik Alexanderson’s BRASS RING posted a 6-5-4-4-3, losing the countback to take fourth. The next two places to round out the top five were also determined on a tiebreaker. Joe Favero’s KNOT ON CALL and Doug Brandow’s JOIA were knotted together on 24 points each, with Favero getting the nod on the tiebreaker. For more Lake George J/22 Open Regatta information, visit https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/19971.