Skeleton Key wins J/111 North Americans

Published on September 21st, 2018

Holland, MI (September 21, 2018) – Peter Wagner’s Skeleton Key improved his J/111 resume by adding the 2018 J/111 North American Championship to his 2017 J/111 World Championship title.

With crew John Collins (bow), Nick Gibbens (headsail trimmer), John Hayes (mast), Dave Lyons (spinnaker trimmer), John Pernick (main trimmer), Cory Schillaci (pit), and Seadon Wijsen (tactician), the St. Francis Yacht Club member recorded no scores lower than a sixth in the no-discard, eight-race series.

Skeleton Key ended with 18 points, including three bullets. Jim Connelly’s Slush Fund secured the silver position with 36 points, just one ahead of Bradley Faber’s Utah and Rob Ruhlman’s Spaceman Spiff who tied on points at 37 for third and fourth, respectively.

Sixteen teams competed over the three-day event hosted by Macatawa Bay Yacht Club in Holland, MI.

In breeze sometimes sustained over 20 knots, today’s race winners were Faber’s Utah, Jeffrey Davis’ Shamrock and the trio of Karl Brummel, Steve Henderson and Mike Mayer on Kashmir. However, race 6 was later abandoned due to an improper action by the Race Committee.

Racing was held from September 19 to 21.

Final Results (8 races)
1. Skeleton Key, Peter Wagner , USA – 1 -6 -1 -2 -1 -0 -5 -2 ; 18
2. Slush Fund, Jim Connelly , USA – 2 -1 -3 -1 -16 -0 -8 -5 ; 36
3. Utah, Bradley Faber , USA – 6 -3 -4 -7 -7 -0 -3 -7 ; 37
4. Spaceman Spiff, Rob Ruhlman , USA – 5 -7 -8 -5 -5 -0 -4 -3 ; 37
5. Shamrock, Jeffrey Davis , USA – 3 -2 -5 -8 -14 -0 -1 -9 ; 42
6. No Quarter, Mark & Colin Caliban , USA – 9 -8 -6 -10 -6 -0 -2 -4 ; 45
7. Kashmir, Karl Brummel, Steve Henderson, Mike Mayer , USA – 4 -5 -7 -12 -12 -0 -7 -1 ; 48
8. Rowdy, Richard Witzel , USA – 13 -4 -2 -15 -2 -0 -6 -10 ; 52
9. Warlock, Tom Dickson , USA – 10 -10 -11 -13 -4 -0 -9 -6 ; 63
10. Bravo, Andrew Ward/Sedgwick Ward , USA – 7 -12 -12 -3 -8 -0 -11 -11 ; 64
11. Momentus, Kevin Saedi & Raman Yousefi , USA – 11 -13 -10 -11 -10 -0 -12 -8 ; 75
12. Evonne.com/3, John Yonover , USA – 8 -9 -14 -14 -11 -0 -13 -12 ; 81
13. Solution, Tracy Brand , USA – 17 -15 -9 -4 -3 -0 -17 -17 ; 82
14. Pura Vida, John Kalanik , USA – 14 -11 -15 -6 -9 -0 -10 -17 ; 82
15. Variance, Carl Hanssen , USA – 12 -14 -16 -9 -13 -0 -14 -17 ; 95
16. Shmokin Joe, Jeff Schaefer , USA – 15 -16 -13 -16 -15 -0 -17 -17 ; 109

Event DetailsResultsFacebook

Source: J/111 Class Association

Tags: , ,



Back to Top ↑

Get Your Sailing News Fix!

Your daily or weekly download by email.

Subscribe - In popup

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

We’ll keep your information safe.