The setting was perfect: the clear blue waters of Tawas Bay left pretty much empty for the fleet of J/22s to sail and play on in beautiful sunshine, flat water and 10-15 knots of unpredictable shifty breeze! Tawas Bay Yacht Club’s team of race professionals got off four great races in tough conditions. Racing was tight across the fleet, and roundings were close. The wind shifts were crazy and unpredictable, and rounding marks in first place meant nothing. In the end, a couple boats figured out how to finish the races better than the rest. In a close second place was Tom Barnes from the Charlevoix, Michigan fleet and his team sailing Green Eggs. In first place, an all family affair: USA 454, Squealer with Mike Scott with his two sons Matt and Tim. Congratulations to the 2019 State of Michigan J/22 Champions who received a beautifully sand carved glass award from Award & Sports in Saginaw, Michigan.

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