Lowery Undefeated at Chicago Match Invitational
Published on October 8th, 2016
Chicago, IL (October 8, 2016) – Eight teams are competing this weekend in the Autumn Invitational, the final event of the Chicago match racing season. The mostly Chicago-based field of teams are sailing in Chicago Yacht Club’s fleet of Sonars.
Peter Holz’s Windy City Match Race Team and Steve Lowery’s Shadow Racing Team are the two teams to keep an eye on this event. They’ve gone head-to-head dozens of times before, and even though Lowery has more wins on the scoreboard this year and more time in the Sonars, Holz could still give him a run for his money. The roster this weekend includes (in ranking order): Peter Holz, Steve Lowery, Andy Camarda, Mark Johnson, James Wagner, Mark Croll, Jovan Brankov, and Ray Groble.
Saturday started out in a breeze of 5-10 knots from the North-east, but the breeze died after flight 2. After a two hour postponement, racing commenced in a fickle 4 knots. After five flights, Lowery remained undefeated with Holz is hot on his tail with only one loss. At the end of the day, Lowery finished 7-0, with Peter Holz 6-1.
Racing format is the Round Robin on Saturday, then knock-out rounds will follow on Sunday.
About the Chicago Yacht Club
The Chicago Yacht Club is one of the oldest and most respected yacht clubs in the world. Today, the club boasts a membership of nearly 1,500 boating enthusiasts and is one of the preeminent organizers of regattas, races and predicted-log events in the United States. The club offers an array of spectacular off the-water amenities, including fine dining and full-service catering at both its Monroe and Belmont stations. The club has dedicated itself to promoting the sport and perpetuating the values of camaraderie and community since 1875. Learn more at www.chicagoyachtclub.org.
About the Chicago Match Race Center
The Chicago Match Race Center was founded in 2009 to promote and grow the sport of match racing in the United States at both the grassroots and highest levels. CMRC served as the local organizer for the 2016 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago. Also, new for the 2016 season, CMRC will be a US licensing & training facility for the World Match Racing Tour M32 Catamarans. For the 2016 season, CMRC partnered with Chicago Yacht Club to co-host regattas and coach weekly training sessions. For more information, please visit www.ChicagoMatchRace.com.
Source: Event Media