Terry Flynn wins J/22 North Americans
Published on October 4th, 2015
Shoreacres, TX (October 4, 2015) – Terry Flynn’s Tejas won the opening race of the J/22 North American Championship and didn’t look back. A fourth in today’s only race secured victory for the local helmsman, who tallied just 10 net points in the six races, including three bullets on day one.
Past J/22 World Champion Flynn thanked his crew of Mark Foster and Matt Romberg, who “did all the hard work this regatta.” This same team won the J/22 Midwinter Championship earlier this year.
With a third in today’s light air match-up, Brad Julian’s Team ThreeDories.com from Annapolis, MD secured the silver position with 16 points. Texan Marvin Beckmann’s The Martian edged out Travis Odenbach’s Sea Bags Sailing Team of Rochester, NY for the bronze (22 points to 23). Newport-based Michael Marshall’s Bad News won Sunday’s contest to claim the fifth spot overall with 29 points.
The Houston Yacht Club in Texas hosted the three-day Championship for 39 teams from across the United States. Flynn summarized, “It was a great event, and while the weather didn’t completely cooperate, the Race Committee did great as well as all the volunteers at HYC.”