Allan Terhune maintains lead after second day of J/22 World Championship
Published on October 2nd, 2013
Newport, RI (October 2, 2013) – Allan Terhune of Arnold, MD upheld his lead as three spectacular races were completed on day two of the J/22 World Championship, sponsored by Fidelity Investments.
Including the crew of Katie Terhune, Kristine Wake and Marcus Eagan, Terhune’s Dazzler has compiled a line of 1,2,3,(9),2 in the five races completed thus far, with the throw-out race now taking effect. Terhune has totaled just eight overall points, six ahead of Benz Faget’s Fats and ten in front of Chris Doyle’s The Jug 4 1. Hosted by Sail Newport, the five-day event marks the 30th anniversary of the J/22.
Wednesday dawned with promising winds, and when Brad Julian on ThreeDories.com began the day with a triumph in Race 3 of the Championship, winds were about 10-12 knots with a light chop. Legends Regatta winner Lars Hansen on OldsKool came in second and Terhune third. By the next battle, the breeze piped up to 16-20 knots with an increased chop. Faget took the bullet in that contest, with local Will Welles’ Cougar and Hansen following. Winds backed off slightly in the final contest of the day when Chris Doyle’s The Jug 4 1 collected the victory. Terhune took second, and Faget third.
Current standings (Top 10 of 71)
Pos,Bow/Sail, Boat, Skipper, Crew Results, Total Points
1. 03 / USA 1586, Dazzler, Allan Terhune/Katie Terhune/Kristine Wake/Marcus Eagan, 1-2-3-2- ; 8
2. 42 / USA 707, Tejas, Mark Foster/Brian Babbitt/Matt Romberg, 8-6-6-4- ; 24
3. 04 / 1649, The Jug 4 1, Christopher Doyle/Will Harris/Adam Burns, 12-1-12-1- ; 26T
4. 69 / 954, Fats, Benz Faget, 6-4-13-3- ; 26T
5. 18 / USA677, ThreeDories.com, Brad Julian/Matthew Schubert/Colin Robertson, 4-13-1-12- ; 30
6. 44 / USA 744, Box of Rain, Fred Hunger, 2-12-10-7- ; 31
7. 58 / 1578, Bad News Too, Michael Marshall, 11-10-15-14- ; 50
8. 52 / 1542, BEAR CLAWS, Travis Odenbach, 9-14-14-16- ; 53
9. 38 / CAN 481, Stampede, Jeffrey Love/Mark Bird/Kevin Brown, 5-8-18-23- ; 54
10. 72 / 1344, Cougar, Will Welles, 10-7-8-32/ZFP- ; 57
Racing continues through Saturday for the 71 teams from Canada, the Cayman Islands, South Africa and the USA. Complete results, regatta information and live racing updates are available at www.j22worlds.com.
Christopher E. Howell reporting