Hijinks leads J/88 North Americans

Published on August 9th, 2018

Chicago, IL (August 9, 2018) – Fourteen J/88s vying for the title of 2018 North American Champion reveled in beautiful breeze and sunshine on the opening day for three races.

Laura Weyler’s Hijinks started her quest to repeat as Champion with two bullets and a fourth for 6 points. Ben Marden’s Banter also won a race and holds second place with 8 points, one notch ahead of Mike Bruno’s Wings. Douglas Newhouse’s Yonder is just one more point back with 10.

Winds started around 8 knots and increased to 12-15 for the fleet racing as part of the Verve Cup Offshore Regatta at Chicago Yacht Club. Weyler’s Hijinks opened the Championship with her first victory, as Marden’s Banter and Newhouse’s Yonder followed. Marden’s Banter moved up to the top spot in the day’s middle race, ahead of Bruno’s Wings and John & Jordan Leahey’s Dutch. Looking at Weyler’s Hijinks in Thursday’s final contest were Newhouse’s Yonder and Bruno’s Wings.

Racing is planned for August 9-12.

Day One Results (3 races)
1. Hijinks, Laura Weyler , USA – 1 -4 -1 ; 6
2. Banter, Ben Marden , USA – 2 -1 -5 ; 8
3. Wings, Mike Bruno , USA – 4 -2 -3 ; 9
4. Yonder, Douglas Newhouse , USA – 3 -5 -2 ; 10
5. Exile, Andy Graff , USA – 6 -10 -4 ; 20
6. Deviation , Iris Vogel , USA – 8 -6 -6 ; 20
7. Blondie 2, Tod Patton , USA – 5 -7 -9 ; 21
8. Dutch, John & Jordan Leahey , USA – 9 -3 -10 ; 22
9. Seaweed, Tim Finkle , USA – 7 -8 -8 ; 23
10. BLUE, Brian O’Malley , USA – 11 -9 -7 ; 27
11. Windsong, Tim Wade , USA – 10 -11 -12 ; 33
12. Hokey Smoke, Richard and Lori Stearns , USA – 12 -12 -11 ; 35
13. Rambler, Benjamin Wilson , USA – 13 -13 -13 ; 39
14. Slyaza II, Gordon Dill , USA – 14 -14 -14 ; 42

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Source: J/88 Class

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