Charleston wins Team Race Nationals:
Mount Pleasant, SC (May 28, 2017) – With an ominous forecast tomorrow, the LaserPerformance Team Race National Championship finished a day early with the home team College of Charleston winning the title.
The day began with completing the first round of 16 teams with winds from the southwest at around 7 knots and temperatures in the 80s. Places 9-16 were determined and the round robin for the top eight began midday with all scores carrying over. The wind increased to about 8-10 knots in the next round.
Twenty-seven races were completed in that round, with tight competition continuing. Places 5-8 were determined and after a break, racing continued with the final four a…
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Will Welles wins J/24 North Americans:
La Porte, TX (May 28, 2017) – For the third consecutive year, Will Welles holds the title of J/24 North American Champion. With crew Jeff Linton, Chris Morgan, Monica Morgan and Erik Rexford, team Bogus bested 28 other J/24s at the Championship hosted by Houston Yacht Club in Texas.
Mike Ingham’s Nautalytics entered today with a shot at the victory, however, they lodged a 12, 3 on the day, compared to Welles’ 7, 2, leaving Ingham and crew in the silver position with 31 points. Welles finished with 22 points. Despite a bullet in the tenth and final contest, Travis Odenbach’s Honeybadger settled for third, just one point behind Ingham.
Over the three-day regatta, a…
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