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Williford and Waddell win 29er North Americans

Published on July 19th, 2015

Twenty-four teams competed in the 2015 29er North American Championship, hosted by Columbia Gorge Racing Association on July 17-19 at Cascade Locks , OR. After finishing six races on Friday, the fleet sat ashore on Saturday as the reliable Gorge winds pulled a no-show.

From the racing concluded on Friday, the top 5 teams and their points (after the first discard) were:

Max Brill/Andrew Person – 13
Eric Lyall/Andrew Moreno – 13
Romain Screve/Quinn Wilson – 14
Christopher Williford/Wade Waddell – 16
Nicolas Muller/Ian MacDiarmid – 20

Early Sunday morning, the scene was bleak – no wind anywhere. But by the 10am First Warning, there was race-able wind and it was soon was back to something resembling “Gorge” conditions – approximately 15 knots.

As the day progressed, the teams of Nicolas Muller/Ian MacDiarmid and Christopher Williford/Wade Waddell stepped up their game while the other three teams slid down the ranks.

The race committee was able to complete 6 races, bringing the race count to the full 12 races scheduled and allowing for the second discard.

Nicolas Muller/Ian MacDiarmid won the day but Christopher Williford/Wade Waddell won the last race to take the title by two points.

Final Results (Top 10 of 24; 12 races, 2 discards)

1. Christopher Williford/Wade Waddell, 3-1-4-4-4-[12]-2-[6]-2-1-4-1- ; 26
2. Nicolas Muller/Ian MacDiarmid, 2-4-5-[10]-3-[6]-1-3-1-2-2-5- ; 28
3. Max Brill/Andrew Person, [11]-5-1-3-1-3-7-5-4-[11]-1-4- ; 34
4. Ryan Wood/Andrew Wood, 8-[10]-9-[15]-2-4-6-1-9-4-3-7- ; 53T
5. Samuel Merson/Michael Sabourin, 6-[9]-8-7-6-[17]-3-4-8-3-5-3- ; 53T
6. Eric Lyall/Andrew Moreno, 1-8-3-2-5-2-[18]-8-14-[20]-8-8- ; 59
7. Romain Screve/Quinn Wilson, 7-3-2-1-11-1-12-[16]-12-8-[14]-13- ; 70
8. Neil Marcellini/Robbie Englehart, [13]-6-7-[13]-8-5-11-11-3-7-13-2- ; 73
9. Jacob Rosenberg/Evan Heffernan, 4-2-11-5-7-7-5-2-5-[26/DNS]-[26/DNS]-26/DNS- ; 74
10. Stephane Vinet/Sophie-Andree vinet, 10-[15]-[16]-8-9-9-4-10-7-6-7-10- ; 80

Complete resultsPhotos

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