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Keane, Willis top J/70 Winter Series

Published on February 10th, 2019

Forty-nine J/70 teams qualified to win the 2018-2019 J/70 Winter Series at Davis Island Yacht Club by competing with the same boat and skipper at least two of the three events in Tampa, Florida.

Brian Keane’s Savasana repeated as Series Champion, including a commanding performance at the final stage February 9-10 with four bullets in seven races. Picture perfect conditions closed the annual winter circuit with two days of sunshine, temperatures in the 70s and breeze in the teens for the 51 teams.

The finale for the Corinthian division was narrowly won by Eddie Keller’s team on Key Player, nipping Bob Willis’s Rip Rullah (above) by one point

Along with Keane, the overall Corinthian division was won by Willis, qualifying both skippers for the 2020 World Championship in Los Angeles, CA.

Greiner Hobbs’ Dark Horse finished second overall for the Series, followed by Kevin Downey’s Mr. Pitiful in third. For complete Series results, click here.

Final Results #3 (Top 10 of 51; 7 races, 1 discard)
1. Savasana, Brian Keane , USA – 1 -1 -1 -[6] -1 -6 -5 ; 15
2. New Wave, Will Welles , USA – 2 -2 -[13] -7 -8 -1 -1 ; 21
3. Mr. Pitiful, Kevin Downey , USA – 3 -5 -19 -1 -[22] -2 -3 ; 33
4. Empeiria, John Heaton , USA – 12 -4 -11 -3 -[14] -14 -4 ; 48
5. Polar, Doug Clark , USA – 5 -8 -[20] -11 -11 -9 -6 ; 50
6. Simply Irresistible, Glenn Gault , USA – 15 -6 -[42] -2 -12 -7 -10 ; 52
7. Key Player, Eddie Keller , USA – 6 -28 -8 -4 -7 -4 -[43] ; 57
8. Rip Rullah, Bob Willis , USA – 7 -7 -3 -15 -3 -[42] -23 ; 58
9. Dark Horse, Greiner Hobbs , USA – 4 -18 -6 -10 -2 -[43] -21 ; 61
10. Black River Racing, Douglas Strebel , USA – [27] -10 -4 -8 -9 -13 -20 ; 64

Event #3 detailsResultsFacebook

2018-19 J/70 Winter Series
Dec 8-9: https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=5916
Jan 5-6: https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=5917
Feb 9-10: https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=5918

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