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Chris Doyle wins J/22 North Americans

Published on June 23rd, 2019

Wayzata, MN (June 23, 2019) – Chris Doyle on The Jug 4 1 dominated the J/22 North American Championship, crushing the competition with a 21-point edge on Lake Minnetonka. The now three-time North American Champion and his crew Peter Doyle and Nick Doyle won four of the eight races.

Chad Olness and his local crew on Fish Grease got the bullet in race seven and a second in race five but couldn’t catch team Doyle. Coming in third was Kurt Taken-Holtze and his crew, Jeff Hames and Erik Alquist on Turn Down for What.

Fun facts: Six of the thirty-eight boats were helmed by women. Coming in ninth overall for the championship, the top female driver trophy went to Judy Woellner, helming Shadowfax. Several J/22s were also raced by young adults. Finishing in 22th place for the regatta, the top youth driver trophy was won by Seamus Hendrickson along with his crew Kytalin Hendrickson, Graham Ness and Teddy Graham on Meddling Kids.

Eight races were held June 21-23.

Final Results (Top 5 of 38; 8 races, 1 discard)
1. The Jug 4 1, Chris Doyle, 2 -1 -1 -7 -1 -1 -2 -[12] ; 15
2. Fish Grease, Chad Olness, 4 -8 -9 -5 -2 -[18] -1 – 7 ; 36
3. Turn Down for What, Kurt Taken-Holtze, [17] -9 -5 -4 -3 -3 -3 -9; 36
4. Who’s Driving, Mike Bowers, 14 -[29] -2 -6 -11 -2 -7 -8; 50
5. Bad News, Mike Marshall, 1 -2 -7 -14 -8 -[19] -6 -14 ; 52

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Winning team

Source: Holly Jo Anderson

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