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Benjamin Repeats as Etchells NA Champion

Published on October 8th, 2016

Belvedere, CA (October 8, 2016) – The 2016 Etchells North American Championship finished today at the San Francisco Yacht Club. The racing area was in the vicinity of the Berkeley Circle and/or Southampton Shoal.

Eighteen boats have entered the regatta, hailing from the US and New Zealand. Eight races were sailed over the three days of the event.

Steve Benjamin with his team of Michael Menninger, George Peet, and Ian Liberty held onto the lead that they had over the weekend, finishing the three races today with an 11/ZFP, a second, and winning the last race of the regatta. Benjamin won the North American Championship for the second year in a row.

Jim Cunningham with crew Jeff Madragali, Mark Ivey, and Bryn Bachman had an equal day to Benjamin, with finishes of 11, 2, 1. They finished second overall, four points behind Benjamin.

Team KGB (Ben Kinney, Senet Bischoff and Clay Bischoff) finished 3rd overall, but the team wins the Corinthian Trophy.

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