Mike Marshall Takes Lead at J/22 Worlds

Published on August 23rd, 2016

Kingston, Ontario (August 23, 2016) – The day before the J/22 World Championship began, Mike Marshall led a panel discussion focused on techniques for heavy breeze and waves. Today, he and his crew of Todd Hiller and Luke Lawrence put those practices to good use on day two to lead the series.

In winds that began in the mid-teens and quickly built to a steady 19 knots with gusts into the 20s and 2-4 foot waves, Marshall’s team posted a 2-1-3 for a net score of 12 points in six races, able to discard a 10th from race three. Chris Doyle dropped to second place with 18 net points, and Jeff Todd moved up to third with 22.

Travis Odenbach opened the day with the race win, as Marshall placed second and Terry Flynn third. Flynn again followed Marshall in the middle contest, as Chris Gaffney made the top three. Flynn continued his solid day with a bullet in Tuesday’s final race, ahead of Zeke Horowitz and Marshall.

Forty-one teams continue racing through Thursday, August 25.

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