Strong start for Terhune at J/22 Worlds

Published on September 11th, 2018

Annapolis, MD (September 11, 2018) – It was a foggy morning as sixty-four teams set out into the Chesapeake Bay for the opening day of the 2018 J/22 World Championship. But patience prevailed to allow for four races to be completed, with Allan Terhune (above) dominating the day.

It was a solid day for the locals as all four races were won by Annapolis teams, led by 2013 J/22 World Champion Terhune with crew Skip Dieball and Cate Muller as the Thunder Chicken team recorded scores of 4,6,1,2 for 13 points.

2016 J/22 World Champion Mike Marshall’s Bad News started with a 13 but added a solid 3,4,3 to claim second place with 23 points. Zeke Horowitz’s Uncle Fluffy’s 11th in today’s final contest added to a count of 6,1,6 for 24 points and third position.

Following a postponement while the fog subsided on the Chesapeake Bay, racing got underway in 6-8 knots as local Jeffrey Todd’s Hot Toddy opened the Championship with a win. Travis Odenbach’s HoneyBadger and Christopher Doyle’s The Jug 4 1 followed in the top three. Horowitz gained the second victory, pursued by Pat Curran’s Alzo and Marshall.

While winds worked their way up to about 10 knots, Terhune earned the next bullet, chased by fellow Annapolis YC member J.R. Maxwell’s Scooby and Odenbach. Brad Julian’s USA677 was able to lead the fleet back to shore after race four, with Terhune and Marshall.

With 11 races scheduled, it was a solid start as the threat of Hurricane Florence approaches the region. With teams from the USA, Canada, South Africa and The Netherlands, the forecasted winds for the event (Sept 11-14) appear sailable but the storm surge may cause complications.

Update: While the forecast for Hurricane Florence continues to suggest the storm will stay south of the race area and have minimal impact, the event organizers believed it to be prudent and finish the regatta a day early. The schedule is now changed to 10 races total, finishing on Thursday, September 13.

Day One Results (Top 10 of 64; 4 races)
1. Allan Terhune, USA – 4 -6 -1 -2, 13
2. Mike Marshall, USA – 13 -3 -4 -3, 23
3. Zeke Horowitz, USA – 6 -1 -6 -11, 24
4. Pat Curran, USA – 7 -2 -5 -21, 35
5. Brad Julian, USA – 10 -19 -10 -1, 40
6. Christopher Doyle, USA – 3 -4 -15 -19, 41
7. Travis Odenbach, USA – 2 -8 -3 -29, 42
8. Kevin Elion, USA – 19 -10 -14 -12, 55
9. J.R. Maxwell, USA – 18 -5 -2 -31, 56
10. Jeffrey Todd, USA – 1 -26 -8 -22, 57

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Source: J/22 Class

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