Hiebert leads J/70 Corinthian Nationals

Published on April 27th, 2018

Fort Worth, TX (April 27, 2018) – The third annual J/70 Corinthian US National Championship welcomed 15 all-amateur teams in winds of 5-8 knots under sunny blue skies.

David Hiebert’s USA546 grabbed the day one advantage, by way of a 4,1 in today’s two races for 5 points thus far. Dave Dennison’s Piranha is hot on his heels with 6 points, after posting a 2,4. Forbes Durdin’s Mojito holds the third position with 9 points.

Eagle Mountain Lake provided a gorgeous setting as Glenn Darden’s Hoss began the Championship with a victory, trailed by Dennison and Durdin. Hiebert took the day’s second contest, while Elizabeth Barker’s Your Mom’s a Hooligan and the Mark Allen/Mike Welch team on Helium Racing completed the top three.

Local sailmakers and professional sailors are onsite to conduct on-water clinics and briefings for the Corinthian sailors. The competition continues through Sunday, April 29.

Day One Results (2 races)
1. USA 546, David Hiebert , USA – 4 -1 ; 5
2. Piranha, Dave Dennison , USA – 2 -4 ; 6
3. Mojito, Forbes Durdin , USA – 3 -6 ; 9
4. HOSS, Glenn Darden , USA – 1 -9 ; 10
5. Nasty Baby, Rick Schaffer , USA – 7 -5 ; 12
6. Stampede, Bruno Pasquinelli , USA – 5 -7 ; 12
7. Helium Racing, Mark Allen / Mike Welch , USA – 11 -3 ; 14
8. Your Mom’s A Hooligan, Elizabeth Barker , USA – 15 -2 ; 17
9. 1143, Michael Duff , USA – 9 -10 ; 19
10. Pazzi, Mark Gorman , USA – 12 -8 ; 20
11. Boomtown, James Mitchell , USA – 6 -15 ; 21
12. Two Feathers, Mark Masur , USA – 8 -14 ; 22
13. 1041, Bill McNally , USA – 10 -13 ; 23
14. USA 241, Al Poindexter , USA – 14 -11 ; 25
15. Texas Chrome , Jason Bradley , USA – 13 -12 ; 25

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Source: J/70 Class

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