Pushing Limits for Record Rewards:
by Lloyd Thornburg, owner, Phaedo3
The past few years we have had a good share of success with at least one wrong turn in our racing program. When Brian Thompson and I were planning the PHAEDO3 program, we had a wish list of races and records which would be nice to attempt if we had a MOD70. The Transpacific World Record was the crown jewel of our dreams.
Serious talk of a MOD70 began on our long journey home after dismasting the Gunboat PHAEDO during the Transpac Race of 2013. It was in this race when we watched the Trimaran LENDING CLUB take off over the horizon, seeking this very difficult record. They came heartbreakingly close to the record, but it was not to be…
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Travis Odenbach leads J/24 North Americans:
La Porte, TX (May 26, 2017) – Twenty-nine J/24s took to the waters of Galveston Bay today where 12-18 knots of breeze allowed four races at the J/24 North American Championship at Houston Yacht Club. Travis Odenbach’s Honeybadger has collected the early advantage with scores of 4,3,3,2 for 12 points. The Japanese team Siesta, led by Nobuyuki Imai, holds second place with 18 points.
The opening contest had Patricio Sly’s Muy Muy in the top spot. Imai’s Siesta took line honors in race two, ahead of Mike Ingham’s Nautalytics and Odenbach’s Honeybadger. It was the same winning trio in the third and fourth battles: Ingham, Will Welles’ Bogus and Odenbach in race three…
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