Bowen dominates J/70 North Americans

Published on May 19th, 2018

Valle de Bravo, México (May 19, 2018) – The daily leader of the J/70 North American Championship never changed over four days and 12 races. Thomas Bowen’s Reach Around commanded the 32-boat fleet and earned the privilege of returning to host Club de Vela La Peña in Valle de Bravo Mexico to watch the final race from ashore.

With crew Jacolyn Wetmore, Alec Anderson, and Bill Hardesty, Bowen won a third of the races and didn’t record a finish lower than 8 to end with 30 net points (discarding a DNC in race 12). Fellow American Oivind Lorentzen’s Nine sailed a solid series, but settled for second place with 46 points. Ander Belausteguigoitia’s Bandoola of Mexico took third place with 71 points.

Finishing 8th overall and winning the 13-boat Corinthian division was Hector Guzman Gonzalez’s Escipion (MEX).

Picture perfect conditions again greeted competitors today with winds at 10-14 knots. Fernando Stephan Gutierrez seized the first win of the day, with Lorentzen and Diego Berho behind him. Lorentzen concluded the Championship on a high note, followed by Chris Snow and Ignacio Perez.

Twelve races were held on May 16 to 19.

Final Results (Top 10 of 32; 12 races, 1 discard)
1. Thomas Bowen, USA – 4-1-2-3-8-1-1-1-2-3-4-[34]; 30
2. Oivind Lorentzen, USA – 5-5-9-1-1-2-8-[22]-7-5-2-1; 46
3. Ander Belausteguigoitia, MEX – 9-8-1-[18]-3-3-4-14-4-9-12-4; 71
4. Fernando Stephan Gutierrez, MEX – 6-16-4-[25]-7-7-3-16-6-1-1-16; 83
5. Chris Snow, USA – 12-6-3-2-15-[17]-12-2-13-2-14-2; 83
6. Diego Berho, MEX – 16-14-[24]-7-9-5-6-3-3-12-3-7; 85
7. Ricardo Brockmann, MEX – 1-2-19-[21]-10-9-10-11-8-4-6-12; 92
8. Hector Guzman Gonzalez, MEX – 11-18-6-[23]-5-11-5-4-16-7-8-9; 100
9. Peter Wiegandt, MEX – 14-[17]-10-14-13-4-2-7-9-13-9-6; 101
10. Sebastian Halpern, ARG – 3-9-7-5-17-12-13-5-10-6-17-[18]; 104

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Source: J/70 Class

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