Teams Tied for Lead at J/22 Worlds
Published on August 24th, 2016
Kingston, Ontario (August 24, 2016) – After three days and nine races, it all comes down to the final contest tomorrow at the J/22 World Championship. By way of a victory in today’s third race, Mike Marshall, Todd Hiller and Luke Lawrence are tied at 30 points with Chris Doyle, Will Harris and Adam Burns. Jeff Todd is still in the hunt in third place with 35 points.
Marshall had been discarding a 10, but with a 16th in race 8, the team needed to rebound to keep pace with Doyle who took a four-point advantage into today’s final battle. Marshall holds the overall lead with the tie breaker being the three bullets for a line of 1,5,10,2,1,3,7,(16),1. Reigning World Champion Doyle has maintained a consistent tally of 4,4,2,4,4,(12),4,3,5. The 10th and final race is scheduled to begin tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. EDT.
It was another day of champagne sailing conditions on Lake Ontario with sustained winds of 12-15 knots for the three races. Brad Julian won the first two meetings, followed by Travis Odenbach and Jeff Todd in race seven, and by Chris Gaffney and Doyle in race eight. Behind Marshall in race nine were Terry Flynn and Jeff Todd.
Forty-one teams continue racing through Thursday, August 25.
Report by J/22 Class Association