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Peter McChesney Wins J/70 Corinthian US Nationals

Published on October 23rd, 2016

Annapolis, MD (October 23, 2016) – Peter McChesney’s Alice & WondeRRRland (with crew Alice Christman, Scott Snyder and Shane Zwingelberg) earned the honor of being named the first ever J/70 Corinthian US National Champion. With 44 all-amateur teams competing, McChesney’s team tallied just 9 points in the six-race series, including three bullets and three second-place finishes.

After Saturday’s races were postponed due to high winds on the Chesapeake Bay, sunny skies and breeze between 15-20 knots allowed three more races to be completed today. Reach Around won the day’s first battle, trailed by McChesney and Peter Bowe’s Tea Dance Snake. McChesney returned to the top spot in the final two races, with 3 Ball JT and Reach Around comprising the top three in both cases.

The Liebel/Rubin/Walsh/Britts gang on Reach Around took the silver position with 20 points, just one ahead of Jack Franco’s 3 Ball JT. Eastport Yacht Club hosted the inaugural three-day event.

Joe Colling, US J/70 Class Association Past President, summarized, “The J/70 Class may only be four years old, but it has proven to have Championships that serve all levels of the membership. Whether it be a Corinthian division of an open event or a Corinthian Championship like this, there’s a place in this Class for pros and amateurs alike.”

Racing on October 21-23 was hosted by Eastport Yacht Club.

Final Results (Top 10 of 44; 6 races)
1. Alice & WondeRRRRRRRRRRRland, Peter McChesney , USA – 2 -2 -1 -2 -1 -1 ; 9
2. Reach Around, Liebel/Rubin/Walsh/Britts , USA – 6 -5 -3 -1 -3 -2 ; 20
3. 3 Ball JT, Jack Franco , USA – 1 -1 -6 -8 -2 -3 ; 21
4. Joint Custody, Jenn & Ray Wulff , USA – 3 -4 -4 -6 -4 -4 ; 25
5. Sea Bags, John Wilsey , USA – 8 -10 -2 -12 -5 -5 ; 42
6. Tea Dance Snake, Peter Bowe , USA – 11 -8 -5 -3 -7 -11 ; 45
7. Wild Child, Henry Filter , USA – 5 -3 -7 -14 -13 -12 ; 54
8. Moxie, Cole Allsopp Bill Jorch , USA – 7 -9 -13 -9 -11 -9 ; 58
9. Tsunami, Todd Olds / Thomas Iseler / Preben Ostberg , USA – 12 -23 -11 -4 -6 -13 ; 69
10. Vitesse, Robert Sweet , USA – 10 -16 -26 -5 -8 -6 ; 71

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