Holz Wins Chicago Match Race Invitational
Published on October 9th, 2016
Chicago, IL (October 9, 2016) – Eight teams competed this weekend in the Autumn Invitational, the final event of the Chicago match racing season. The mostly Chicago-based field of teams sailed in Chicago Yacht Club’s fleet of Sonars.
Peter Holz’s Windy City Match Race Team, with crew Meg Six and Mike Whitford won the event.
Steve Lowery’ Shadow Racing Team with crew Jacob Bruce and Travis Cottle finish second.
After the round robin of 7 flights, Lowery was undefeated at 7-0, and Holz’s record was 6-1. Breeze was up this morning, but slowly faded as the day went on. After the Semi-Finals, Holz and Lowery were through to the Finals. Camarda and Johnson would sail the petite finals.
Andy Camarda wins the Petite-Finals and finishes 3rd overall. Mark Johnson took 4th place.
The finals came down to 2-2 before Holz won the final race.
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