Tight at top of J/24 US Nationals

Published on May 23rd, 2015

Berkeley, CA (May 23, 2015) – Three more races were completed at the J/24 US National Championship, with only one point now dividing the top two in the standings: Chris Snow’s Bogus and David Klatt’s Jaded. Snow, of San Diego, CA, dropped a six in Saturday’s middle race to keep scores of 1,2,3,3,1 for 10 points. Klatt, of Oxnard, CA, had to drop his last tally (a fifth), leaving a line of 3,4,1,2,1 for 11 points. Mark Laura’s Baba Louie stands in third place with 15 points.

Light winds between 4-6 knots greeted the 25 teams on Saturday morning on San Francisco Bay, when Pat Toole’s 3 Big Dogs of Santa Barbara, CA won the opening contest. Klatt and Snow then settled in the familiar top three. Klatt inched out Laura’s Baba Louie to claim the top spot in the next race in breeze between 6-8 knots (Toole got the bronze position). The wind stepped up to 10-12 in Saturday’s final battle, and it was Snow who secured the victory, trailed by Scott Milne’s Tremendous Slouch and Laura.

The Championship, hosted by the Berkeley Yacht Club, will conclude on Sunday, May 24 with three races scheduled.

Day Two Standings (Top 10 of 25; 6 races, 1 discard)
1. 5208, Bogus, Chris Snow, SDYC, 1-2-3-3-[6]-1- ; 10
2. 1892, Jaded, David Klatt, Ventura YC, 3-4-1-2-1-[5]- ; 11
3. 2365, Baba Louie, Mark Laura, SYC, 2-[7]-4-4-2-3- ; 15
4. USA 5253, 3 Big Dogs, Pat Toole, Santa Barbara YC, 5-5-6-1-3-[14]- ; 20T
5. JPN5449, GEKKO, Tokuma Takesue, Japan Sailing Federation, [6]-1-5-6-4-4- ; 20T
6. USA 4906, TMC Racing, Michael Whitfield, Berkeley Yacht Club, 4-6-7-[11]-7-10- ; 34
7. USA 5471, Tremendous Slouch, Scott Milne, CYC Seattle, 16/SCP-3-[26/RET]-8-10-2- ; 39
8. 3421, Suspence, Carl Sheath, Corinthian Yacht Club, Seattle, 12-9-7/SCP-7-9-[23/SCP]- ; 44
9. 5350, Feral Rooster, paul van ravenswaay, severn sailing association, 7-8-[20/SCP]-18-5-8- ; 46
10. 126, GIGGLES, Natalie Penner, AYC, [18]-13-8-5-13-11- ; 50

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