Drifter day at Viper 640 North Americans

Published on October 26th, 2017

Fort Walton Beach, FL (October 26, 2017) – The second day of the Viper 640 North Americans began with a 2-hour shore postponement due to lack of wind, followed by an additional postponement on the water waiting for the wind to fill and settle.

This was a decidedly different situation than yesterday when breezes from the northwest averaging from 12-15 knots with puffs to 20 delivered four races in exceptional sailing conditions.

With winds pushing 5 knots today, only one race was squeezed out, won by Henry Amthor (Hampton, VA) sailing with Neal Fowler and Russell Miller. Finishing second was Tom Loutrel (Charleston, SC), sailing with John Bowden and Karl Schutte, which moved them up the leaderboard from fifth to first.

Patrick Ryan, sailing with Norman Vallette and Langston Goldenberg, remain on top of the 26 entrants in the Corinthian fleet.

The forecast looks better for tomorrow with another sunny day but stronger northwesterly breezes in the low teens.

When six or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her scores excluding her worst score.

Racing is planned for October 25 to 28.

Top 10 of 55 (5 races)
1. Choppy Seas , USA221, Thomas Loutrel – 1 -4 -3 -25 -2 ; 35
2. Moxie, USA287, Zeke Horowitz – 10 -2 -13 -1 -13 ; 39
3. Cajun Underwriting , USA263, Marcus Eagan – 2 -1 -1 -17 -19 ; 40
4. Southern, USA250, Patrick Ryan – 5 -15 -6 -5 -12 ; 43
5. Mambo Kings, GBR237, Rob Crane – 4 -7 -14 -9 -10 ; 44
6. Jackpot, CAN235, Brad Boston – 12 -9 -2 -4 -18 ; 45
7. Mo’ Grins, USA208, Dave Nickerson / Moise Solomon – 3 -11 -23 -3 -7 ; 47
8. ‘Merica, USA255, Paul Kleinschrodt – 7 -5 -26 -2 -16 ; 56
9. Neal ,Russell & Henry, USA227, Henry Amthor – 17 -13 -5 -27 -1 ; 63
10. Terminally Pretty, USA248, Mary Ewenson – 8 -16 -8 -21 -15 ; 68

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