Will Welles wins J/24 US Nationals

Published on May 15th, 2016

Blue Point, NY (May 15, 2016) – Great South Bay challenged the J/24 US National Championship teams today with sustained winds in the mid-20s, gusts in the low 30s and large waves by the day’s third and final race.

Fortunately for Will Welles and his team (Chris Morgan, Monica Morgan, Jeff Linton and Todd McGuire), they were already back on shore, able to discard their 10th race score after wrapping up the title by then with 22 points. The Newport, RI-based helmsman counted all top three finishes until a seven in race nine, but the team was comfortably ahead of the 39 teams representing the United States, Argentina, Canada, Chile and Mexico.

The balance of the top five battled tightly until the end with Carter White earning the silver position (43 points), Chile’s Matias Seguel the bronze (47 points), with John Mollicone in fourth (48 points) and Argentina’s Nicolas Cubria in fifth (52 points). The race winners today were Cubria, Mollicone and Travis Odenbach.

Racing was held May 13 to 15.

Final Results (Top 5 of 39; 10 races, 1 discard)
1) Will Welles, Will, 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 1, 3, 2, 7, [40/DNC] = 22
2) Carter White, 5, 1, 4, [15/10%], 2, 3, 5, 11/20%, 5, 7 = 43
3) Matias Seguel, 10, 8, [11], 8, 1, 4, 2, 4, 3, 7/10% = 47
4) John Mollicone, 11, 10, 3, 4, 4, 6, 7, [18/20%], 1, 2 = 48
5) Nicolas Cubria, 3, 3, [17], 1, 5, 14, 1, 1, 15/10%, 9 = 52

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Source: J/24 Class

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