Benz Faget Wins Third Mallory
Published on September 28th, 2014
Fort Worth, TX (September 27, 2014) – A balanced field and limited racing usually leads to close races and a crowded leaderboard. This was the situation on Eagle Mountain Lake for the last day at the U.S. Adult Championship, hosted by Fort Worth Boat Club.
After just two races over three days due to lack of wind, Saturday afternoon featured three races for the fleet of talented J/22 teams.
In the end, the Southern Yacht Club’s Benz Faget (Metairie, LA), Randall Richmond (New Orleans, LA), and Thomas Sweeney (New Orleans, LA) came away with the championship. The win for Faget represents his third Mallory Trophy (’99, ’94) and the first for the Southern Yacht Club. Faget is also a member of the New Orleans Yacht Club.
Following another lengthy delay, the late afternoon breeze returned, and the race committee scrambled to set up the race course. Faget won Races 3 and 5 today, and three out of five for the championship.
Final Standings – Top 5
1. Faget/Richmond/Sweeney, Southern Yacht Club, 3-1-1-3-1- ; 9
2. Wilson/Davis/Scull/Stevens, Vineyard Haven Yacht Club, 1-5-3-2-3- ; 14
3. Dyer/Johnson/Arno, Fort Worth Boat Club, 2-3-8-7-2- ; 22
4. Meno/Schwinn/Keller, Fort Worth Boat Club, 5-7-2-4-6- ; 24
5. Quigley/Maher/Bryan, BYC & BSC, 4-4-9-5-5- ; 27
Report by Event Media