Dodging Storms at U.S. Junior Sailing Championships

Published on August 4th, 2015

Osterville, MA (August 4, 2015) – Today’s weather in Cape Cod, and in most of Southern England, featured a line-up of variety from morning ominous thunderstorms to a sun-splashed afternoon on the waters of Nantucket Sound. Sailors racing on the second day of competition at the 2015 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships experienced a tremendous day of racing in single-, double-, and quadruplehanded fleets.

Yesterday, all fleets got an early start to the regatta, as the Byte CII (single) and Club 420 (double) fleets tallied two races each, and the Wianno Seniors (quad) totaled three. On Tuesday the Byte CII and Club 420s finished four races, while the Wianno Seniors finished three races.

Soon after launching this morning, another incoming storm forced sailors to return ashore for a brief postponement. The shower storm breezed through the area quickly and the boats relaunched at approximately 10:30 am. Most of the morning and early afternoon featured steady 7 to 10 knots, with stronger gusts and choppier conditions later in the day.

Leading the charge in the U.S. Junior Singlehanded Championship is Joseph Hou (Newport Beach, Calif.). Hou won the first four races of the championship. He was runner-up in races five and six and leads by six over Sam Morrell (Red Hook, USVI).

Byte CII Singlehanded Results (Top 5 of 20; 6 races, 1 discard)
1. Joseph Hou, Newport Harbor Yacht Club, 1-1-1-1-[2]-2- ; 6
2. Sam Morrell, St. Thomas Yacht Club, [5]-2-3-2-1-4- ; 12
3. Jack Bitney, Minnetonka Yacht Club, 6-3-2-[18]-5-1- ; 17
4. Lucas Pierce, Santa Barbara Yacht Club, [8]-6-4-3-3-7- ; 23
5. Gerard Eastman, Seawanhaka Corinthian YC, 3-4-9-[10]-7-3- ; 26

Jack McGraw (San Diego, Calif.) and Dot Obel (Los Angeles, Calif.) have commanding 12-point lead in the U.S. Junior Doublehanded Championship. They had a pair of wins on Monday.

Club 420 Doublehanded Results (Top 5 of 20; 6 races, 1 discard)
1. Jack McGraw/Dot Obel, Southwestern Yacht Club, 1-[6]-1-2-6-2- ; 12
2. Will Martens/J. Noble Reynoso, Sfyc, [21/DSQ]-2-4-3-14-1- ; 24
3. Timothy Greenhouse/Jack DeNatale, Wadawanuck Club, 7-12-6-1-1-[15]- ; 27T
4. Mark Davies/Graceann Nicolosi, Chicago Yacht Club, 6-1-5-[12]-4-11- ; 27T
5. Alyson Turner/Jessica Lietz, Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club, 8-8-2-[13]-5-7- ; 30

Skipper Dane Byerly (El Lago, Texas) has led his team to an early advantage in the U.S. Junior Quadrulehanded Championship. They have three wins and lead by four over Wianno Yacht Club helm Charlie Hibben (Concord, Mass.).

Wianno Senior Quadrulehanded Results (Top 5 of 11; 7 races, 1 discard)
1. Dane Byerly, Collin Scoville, Howdy Hughes, Carson Shields, Lakewood YC, 1-[9]-1-1-2-6-2- ; 13
2. Charlie Hibben, CJ McKenna, William Cannistraro, Morgan Farber, Wianno YC, 2-1-[5]-2-5/SCP-2-5- ; 17
3. Jacob Seicshnaydre, Dawson Doucet, Grant Kalil, Mallory Edwards, GYC, 6-3-2-5-3/SCP-3-[8]- ; 22
4. Reid Shanabrook, William Bedford, Grant Adam Benjamin Pitman, Pleon YC, [9]-4-4-3-8-5-1- ; 25
5. Sammy Shea, Nolan Van Dine, Chloe Bohannon, Jackson Ritter, San Francisco YC, 5-5-[7]-4-5-4-6- ; 29

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