Jeff Linton leads field at Flying Scot North Americans
Published on July 23rd, 2014
Toms River, NJ (July 23, 2014) – With qualifying complete, the first day for the Finals at the Flying Scot North Americans had a south/southwest wind of 18-20 knots with some gusts to 25, offering a worthy challenge for the 31 teams on Barnegat Bay. There 3 or 4 people overboard, and one boat over, and many just trying to stay upright.
The first start seemed gentlemanly for the Championship Division, but there was lots of yelling on the start in the Challenger Division, with a boat or two doing spins. And in the second race, there was one general recall for the Championship Division before the Race Committee raised the “I” flag for BOTH fleets! The decision skippers had to make was to go left with more chop and more wind or go right with less wind but flatter water. Watching two local boats, one went left and the other went right, and when they met up with each other upwind, one had to dip the other… pretty equal
After the first day, the leaders in the Championship Division are Jeff Linton, John Kreidler and Rob Whittemore. In the Challenger Division they are Roy Childers and Joe Thorpe tied for first and third is Glenn Shaffer. Full results: http://www.fssa.com/content/2014-nac-toms-river-yc-toms-river-nj
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