Wagner Leads at J/111 NA Champs

Published on September 20th, 2018

Holland, MI (September 20, 2018) – Peter Wagner’s Skeleton Key had a near perfect day to move into the lead at the J/111 North American Championship, hosted by Macatawa Bay Yacht Club. Good breeze allowed three races, two of which were won by 2017 J/111 World Champion Wagner.

Skeleton Key also had a second in the middle contest, ending with 11 net points in the no-discard series. Jim Connelly’s Slush Fund stumbled in the last race of the day, dropping to second overall with 23 points. The consistency of Bradley Faber’s Utah puts them in third with 27 points among the 16-boat fleet.

Chasing Wagner in the initial race were Richard Witzel’s Rowdy and Connelly. Then it was Connelly back in the driver’s seat, beating Wagner and the Andrew and Sedgwick Ward team on Bravo. The final battle went to Wagner again, as Witzel earned another second and Tracy Brand’s Solution took third.

Racing is scheduled for September 19 – 21.

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Source: J/111 Class Association

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