Steve Rhyne wins J/105 North Americans
Published on October 28th, 2017
Seabrook, TX (October 28, 2017) – Steve Rhyne’s appropriately-named Mojo continued to cast a spell on the 22-boat fleet at the J/105 North American Championship hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club.
Winds at 12-14 knots allowed an additional three races to be completed today for a total of 10 so far, with one more on the docket tomorrow. Rhyne and crew posted another two race wins and added a rare sixth to give the local helmsman 23 points total. With a 27-point advantage, Rhyne has already secured the Championship.
Bill Zartler on Deja Vodoo recorded scores of 4,10,12 but maintained a hold on second place with 50 points. Bill Lakenmacher’s Radiance stumbled in race 9 with a 15th place but recovered with a bullet to retain the third position overall with 57 points.
Rhyne and Rick Goebel’s Sanity locked in the gold and silver spots in today’s first two contests, followed initially by Osmond Young and then by Bruce Stone’s Good Trade. Lakenmacher ended the day on a positive note, as did James Macdonald’s Distant Passion and Uzi Ozeri’s Infinity in the top trio.
Racing concludes tomorrow.
Racing will be held on October 26 to 29 with a total of 11 races planned (no discard).
Day Three Results (Top 10 of 22; 10 races)
1. 15 / 41, Mojo, Steve Rhyne, Lakewood Yacht Club, 4-1-1-2-1-5-1-1-1-6- ; 23
2. 6 / 130, Deja Voodoo, Bill Zartler, Lakewood Yacht Club, 1-3-4-4-2-8-2-4-10-11- ; 49
3. 16 / 649, Radiance, Bill Lakenmacher, LYC, 3-6-5-8-4-6-3-6-15-1- ; 57
4. 13 / 88, Sanity, Rick Goebel, SDYC/CRA, 8-9-3-1-3-7-9/SCP-2-2-18- ; 62
5. 12 / USA 96, Good Trade, Bruce Stone, St. Francis Yacht Club, 12-10-2-6-7-1-8-13-3-8- ; 70T
6. 22 / 628, Double Dare, Rick Schaffer, Fort Worth Boat Club, 5-4-10-3-12-3-6-19-4-4- ; 70T
7. 21 / 490, Distant Passion, James Macdonald, Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, 2-11-8-23/ZFP*-8-9-13-8-7-2- ; 91
8. 9 / 43937, Pesto, John Barnett, lyc, 9-7-7-18/SCP-6-15/SCP-12-10-6-9- ; 99
9. 3 / 03, Ne * NE, Osmond Young, LYC, 6-2-22/SCP-17/ZFP*-18-10-7-3-13-10- ; 108
10. 1 / USA 378, Infinity, Uzi Ozeri, LYC, 16-17-12-18-15-4-10-7-9-3- ; 111
Source: J/105 class