Doyle leads J/22 North Americans

Published on June 21st, 2019

Wayzata, MN (June 21, 2019) – Thirty-eight teams from throughout the United States battled the wind shifts, and each other, on the inaugural day of the J/22 North American Championship on Lake Minnetonka.

Four races were completed and the Youngstown Yacht Club team on The Jug 4 1, including Chris Doyle, Will Harris, and Nick Doyle are leading after scores of 2-1-1-7. Local boat En Fuego, helmed by Mike Schmidt, has 18 points to claim second place. Mike Marshall on Bad News from New York Yacht Club is third place with 24 points.

Racing got underway in eight knots as Marshall opened the Championship with a win. Doyle on The Jug 4 1 and Schmidt on En Fuego followed in the top three. Doyle gained the second victory, pursued by Marshall and Colin Feik on Stampede from Oklahoma City Boat Club. While winds worked their way up to about 13 knots, Doyle earned the next bullet, chased by local boats 963, helmed by Mike Bowers, and Schmidt on En Feugo.

Racing is scheduled through June 23.

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Source: Holly Jo Anderson

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