2017 J/70 North American Championship:
Fifty-three teams competed in the 2017 J/70 North American Championship, hosted by American Yacht Club on October 12 to 15 in Rye, NY. By winning the final race, 2016 World Champion Joel Ronning and his Catapult team of John Kostecki, Christopher Stocke, and Patrick Wilson leaped over 2017 World Champion Peter Duncan to take the title in the 8-race series. Finishing 14th overall and winning the 20-boat Corinthian title was Jenn and Ray Wulff with crew Catherine Pelo, Brady Stagg, and Fletcher Sims. Details.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – 2017 J/70 North American Championship, Editor
Outstanding Performances in 2017:
US Sailing is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards, widely acknowledged as the foremost individual sailing honors in the nation. The mission is to determine the male and female sailor that had the most outstanding on-the-water performance(s) during the 2017 calendar year.