Keith Whittemore wins J/24 US Nationals

Published on May 21st, 2017

Seattle, WA (May 21, 2017) – Of the nine races completed at the J/24 US National Championship, Keith Whittemore’s Tundra Rose won five of them. Four races were completed on Sunday, but after tallying a 1,2,1 in the first three, Whittemore and crew of Shelby Milne, Brian Thomas, Kevin Downey and Mark Rodgers could head for shore as Champions at their local Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle.

Reigning US National Champion Will Welles launched up the standings with two bullets on the day to claim second place on a tie-breaker over Nobuyuki Imai’s Siesta (both with 39 points to Whittemore’s 31).

Thirty-two teams completed nine races over the three-day event. Sunday’s race winners were Whittemore (twice) and Welles (twice).

Final Results (Top 5 of 32; 9 races, 1 discard)
1. Keith Whittemore, Tundra Rose, Seattle, WA, 1, 6, 18, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, (30/DNF)—31
2. Will Welles, Portsmouth, RI, 12, 1, 4, 13, 5, 2, 1, (17), 1—39
3. Nobuyuki Imai, Siesta, Wakayama, Japan, 6, 2, (20/SCP30), 5, 7, 3, 3, 4, 9—39
4. Michael Johnson, Pearl, Edmonds, WA, (16), 4, 1, 7, 3, 10, 7, 5, 3—40
5. Scott Milne, Tremendous Slouch, Seattle, WA, 5, 11, 6, 6, 2, (13), 5, 11, 2—48

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