Hoss takes lead at J/70 Midwinter Championship

Published on February 27th, 2016

St Petersburg, FL (February 27, 2016) – They say “Everything is bigger in Texas,” which currently applies to the advantage of Fort Worth sailors Glenn Darden and Reese Hillard on Hoss at the J/70 Midwinter Championship. After posting a 1,2 on the middle day of the event, Hoss now takes an eight-point lead into Sunday.

After dropping a six from race two, Darden and Hillard keep a very lean line of 3,2,2,1,2 for 10 points. Will Welles’ Sea Bags Sailing Team moved into second place with 18 points, just one in front of Allan Terhune’s Dazzler.

Team Darden/Hillard took Hoss to the front of the pack in Saturday’s initial race when winds were about 10-12 knots, tailed by Welles and Kerry Klingler’s Menace. The Corinthian B Squared with Bryan Cameron and Brian Elliott earned the next victory, as Darden/Hillard took second and Klingler again third. The breeze dropped to about 5 knots at the end of this contest, and didn’t pick up enough to start another.

Racing continues through Sunday, February 28.

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