Hijinks retakes lead at J/88 North Americans

Published on August 11th, 2018

Chicago, IL (August 11, 2018) – Some teams did more swimming than sailing on day three of the J/88 North American Championship, part of the Verve Cup Offshore Regatta at Chicago Yacht Club. After a long postponement, 14 J/88s finally embarked on one race, which was enough for Laura Weyler’s Hijinks to return to the top of the leaderboard.

Hijinks’ bullet, paired with an 8th by day two leader Ben Marden’s Banter, leaves Weyler’s crew with a six-point advantage heading into the final day of the Championship tomorrow. Douglas Newhouse’s Yonder maintained third place with 32 points.

Following Hijinks in today’s lone contest in about 6 knots of breeze were Mike Bruno’s Wings and Newhouse’s Yonder.

Racing is planned for August 9-12.

Day Three Results (8 races)
1. Hijinks, Laura Weyler , USA – 1 -4 -1 -4 -1 -2 -4 -1 ; 18
2. Banter, Ben Marden , USA – 2 -1 -5 -2 -3 -1 -2 -8 ; 24
3. Yonder, Douglas Newhouse , USA – 3 -5 -2 -6 -2 -10 -1 -3 ; 32
4. Wings, Mike Bruno , USA – 4 -2 -3 -7 -4 -12 -5 -2 ; 39
5. Deviation , Iris Vogel , USA – 8 -6 -6 -1 -5 -6 -8 -4 ; 44
6. Seaweed, Tim Finkle , USA – 7 -8 -8 -5 -6 -3 -3 -7 ; 47
7. Dutch, John & Jordan Leahey , USA – 9 -3 -10 -3 -11 -5 -6 -6 ; 53
8. Exile, Andy Graff , USA – 6 -10 -4 -11 -9 -7 -11 -5 ; 63
9. Blondie 2, Tod Patton , USA – 5 -7 -9 -9 -10 -8 -7 -10 ; 65
10. BLUE, Brian O’Malley , USA – 11 -9 -7 -8 -8 -9 -12 -9 ; 73
11. Windsong, Tim Wade , USA – 10 -11 -12 -13 -7 -12 -9 -12 ; 86
12. Hokey Smoke, Richard and Lori Stearns , USA – 12 -12 -11 -10 -12 -11 -10 -13 ; 91
13. Rambler, Benjamin Wilson , USA – 13 -13 -13 -12 -13 -13 -13 -11 ; 101
14. Slyaza II, Gordon Dill , USA – 14 -14 -14 -14 -14 -14 -14 -14 ; 112

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Source: J/88 Class

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