Great conditions for Club 420 NA’s
Published on August 19th, 2016
San Pedro, CA (August 19, 2016) – The 2016 Club 420 Association North Americans continued today hosted by Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club in conjunction with the Club 420 Class Association. Thirty-five boats are competing in the regatta held on the open waters of the Pacific Ocean off of the yacht club.
Racing got started just after 12 p.m. today and the temperatures were in the mid 70s with winds that built to about 18 knots from the West and remained for all of the races. As the afternoon progressed the sun stayed out, temperatures were in the mid 70s and the strong winds continued.
“Absolutely great conditions for a North American Championship, challenging with solid breeze and chop,” says John Morgan, Club 420 Class president. “The race committee pulled the trigger on four solid races today and did a great job.”
The competitors sailed on trapezoid courses and completed four races today making the regatta total seven races. The racing remained close among the fleet with Eduardo Mintzias and Declan McGranahan holding onto their lead from yesterday. Today they finished the day with 20 points tied for points with second place Jack Johansson and Claudia Loaicono who moved up from fourth place today. The rest of the fleet’s scores are close and the next two days of racing will be exciting.
Racing will continue tomorrow with another 12 p.m. first warning scheduled. The last day of racing will be on Sunday, August 21.
Top 10 Overall, Preliminary Results (7 races):
1. Eduardo Mintzias / Declan McGranahan, 20
2. Jack Johansson / Claudia Loaicono, 20
3. Joseph Hermus / Reese Guerriero, 28
4. Nicholas Marwell / Aidan Morgan, 30
5. Cole Harris / Tanner Chapko, 34
6. Timothy Greenhouse / Jack Denatale, 38
7. Luke Arnone / Mariner Fagan, 45
8. Jack Reiter / Dot Obel, 56
9. Seth Rizika / Josh Zeelander, 63
10. Michael Wollmann / Camile Chin-Gurret, 67
1. Payton Thompson / Laurel Foster, 76
2. Helen Horangic / Teddy Horangic, 131
3. Gloria Kevliciute / Becca Rose, 165
1. Jack Johansson / Claudia Loaicono, 20
2. Luke Arnone / Mariner Fagan, 45
3. Seth Rizika / Josh Zeelander, 63
Source: Club 420 Association