Terry Flynn takes lead at J/22 Midwinter Championship

Published on March 28th, 2015

Ridgeland, MS (March 28, 2015) – With seven races now completed at the J/22 Midwinter Championship at Jackson Yacht Club, a new leader has emerged: Terry Flynn on Tejas. Notching a 1,3,2 in Saturday’s three contests, the Texan has launched to a 10-point lead heading into the final two races on Sunday. Allan Terhune’s Dazzler remained in the silver position with 26 points, while Benz Faget’s Fats dropped to third with 27 points.

As the throw-out race came into effect, Flynn was able to drop a 14 in the regatta’s opening race. Day 1 leader Faget wasn’t able to match his prior dominance and lodged a 6,14,8 today (dropping the 14).

The 37 teams were postponed on the water during the morning hours, waiting for the breeze to settle in. When Saturday’s racing got underway in winds around 4 knots, Flynn took the bullet, trailed by Sean Clare’s White Trash and Terhune. John Dyer’s Aquavit won the next duel as the breeze increased up to 12 knots. Macho Slavich on Bad Dog placed second, and Flynn third. By the day’s final battle, winds backed off to 7-9 knots. Dyer again snagged victory as Flynn and Chris Wientjes rounded out the top three.

Racing continues through Sunday. This event marks the highest J/22 Midwinters attendance since 2010.

Day Two Results (Top 10 of 37; 7 races, 1 discard)
1. 25 / USA 707, Tejas, Terry Flynn, GBCA, [14]-3-2-5-1-3-2- ; 16
2. 30 / USA 539, Dazzler, Allan Terhune, Jr, Annapolis Yacht Club, 3-1-3-[10]-3-10-6- ; 26
3. 15 / 954, Fats, Benz Faget, SYC/NOYC, 1-10-1-1-6-[14]-8- ; 27
4. 37 / 810, Aquavit, John Dyer, Wayzata Yacht Club, [38/OCS]-6-4-15-5-1-1- ; 32
5. 24 / 1586, Bad News, Michael Marshall, CYC, 5-7-5-8-12-9-[18]- ; 46
6. 26 / 1532, Axe Wound, RJ Moon, RYC, 6-16-[28]-2-15-4-4- ; 47
7. 7 / 1646, Baby Lips, Keith Zars, Lake Canyon Yacht Club, 4-12-13-3-[25]-6-13- ; 51
8. 40 / 754, , Chris Wientjes, NOYC, [38/DSQ]-4-7-11-16-16-3- ; 57
9. 5 / USA 489, Mo’ Money, Kevin Doyle, Youngstown Yacht Club, 17-9-6-4-17-[25]-5- ; 58
10. 2 / USA 669, Call The Ball, Robert Muller, Jackson Yacht Club, 2-14-9-20-[22]-12-15- ; 72

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