Tied at the top of Championship of Champions

Published on October 11th, 2014

Cleveland, OH (October 11, 2014) – The second day of the 2014 Championship of Champions provided a full schedule of six races, with 20 teams facing off in equally matched Thistles on Lake Erie.

Interesting scenarios are emerging that could significantly affect the scoring and standings. Through Saturday, the fleet has now tallied nine races for the championship. Currently, a boat’s worst race score will be excluded. However, if three or more races are conducted Sunday, a boat’s two worst scores will be excluded. Weather conditions for Sunday are forecasted to be similar to Saturday. The scheduled warning signal for the first race Sunday is 9:30 am EDT. No warning signal will be made after 12:00 pm.

Saturday’s dual between leader Jack Parkin (Riverside, Conn.) and Mike Ingham (Rochester, N.Y.) figures to be a showdown for the title on Sunday. Parkin and his crew Florian Eenkema van Dijk (Darien, Conn.) are members of US Sailing’s 2014 ISAF Youth World Championship Team as an International 420 team. Jack’s father, Barry Parkin (Riverside, Conn.), is the third crewmate. Ingham, a J/24 champion, has a history of success at the Championship of Champions. He won the event 2005 and has placed second on multiple occasions. Mike’s wife, Delia Ingham (Rochester, N.Y.), and Dan Fien (Webster, N.Y.) are working hard this week as crew.

Top 5 – Complete Standings
1. Jack Parkin [I-420], 1-3-5-5-3-1-[10]-5-1- ; 24T
2. Mike Ingham [J/24], 6-[21/RET]-3-1-1-3-2-6-2- ; 24T
3. Brent Barbehenn [Jet 14], 8-4-1-10-2-6-[13]-1-10- ; 42
4. Greg Fisher [J/22], 15-6-2-2-10-8-1-[19]-4- ; 48
5. Doug Kaukeinen [Sunfish], 5-[10]-4-4-8-4-6-9-9- ; 49

Event websiteCompetitor listComplete resultsPhotos

US Sailing’s Championship of Champions is recognized as one of the more unique adult racing events in the country. All helmsmen have qualified for this event by winning a 2013 or 2014 one-design class National, North American, or World Championship. Helmsmen and their crew are being tested in Thistles this year.

Report by US Sailing media.

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