470 US National Championships
Published on June 25th, 2017
Consistency was king for the eight boats at the 470 US National Championships, held June 24-25 in Oyster Bay, NY. Wiley Rogers and Jack Parkin proved it with five wins across the seven-race series to land on top and be crowned number one for the second year in a row.
Competitors were served a mixed bag of conditions over the two-day event. Fresh and steady breeze made for six solid races on Saturday but volunteers and officials had to work harder on Sunday to squeeze one last race out of late building pressure to give the fleet the most exciting contest yet.
There were four female teams present out of eight. The cross-country trip paid off for one of them; Californians and sisters, Atlantic and Nora Brugman, trailed just points behind Wiley and Jack with a win on the board in race 1 and four consecutive second place finishes.