2018 Force 5 Midwinter Championships

Published on February 24th, 2018

Thirty nine Force 5 sailors competed in the 2018 Midwinter Championships held February 19 to 24 in Key Largo, FL.

With 15-20 knots winds with higher gusts throughout the series of nine races, Fred Meno of the Ft. Worth Boat Club (Texas) won the Standard fleet by five points over Jason Breeden of the Bloomington Yacht Club (Indiana).

In the Short Rig Fleet, Jim Bigham of the Sarasota Sailing Squadron (Florida) had 10 points followed by Bruce McCord of the Upper Keys Sailing Club (Florida) with 17 and Rich Baumann of the Hunterdon Sailing Club (New Jersey) with 21 points.

Other events of the week included the DoubleHanded Championship won by the team of Marty and Kim Schilke of the Bloomington Yacht Club (Indiana), second was Shelby Hatcher and Angel Crowe of the Louisville Sailing Club (Kentucky), and third was Will Siebert and Curt O’Rourke of the Mt. Dora Yacht Club (Florida).

Complete results… click here.

Source: Tom Trump

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