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Dream start for J/70 North Americans

Published on September 25th, 2019

Cleveland, OH (September 25, 2019) – Postcard conditions on Lake Erie greeted 35 teams for the first day of the J/70 North American Championship at Edgewater Yacht Club. A south breeze from 12-16 knots and gusts in the 20s delivered perfect planing opportunities, and alongside sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s, allowed for three races to kick off the Championship.

Oivind Lorentzen’s team on Nine (Lucas Calabrese, Ian Coleman, and Will Felder) rocked all three contests to take the early advantage with 6 points, posting a 1,2,3. Martin Johnsson’s Aquaholiks crew of Jorgen Johnsson, Lindsay Hernandez, and August Hernandez has the advantage in the 12-boat Corinthian division, sitting 19th overall.

Lorentzen’s Nine launched the regatta with a bullet, followed by John Brim’s Rimette and Bruce Golison’s Midlife Crisis. The Baxter family took the second and third victories, ahead of Lorentzen and Ronning in race two, who flipped spots in race three.

Four days of racing is planned for September 25 to 28.

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Day One Results (Top 10 of 35; 3 races)
1. Nine, Oivind Lorentzen / Lucas Calabrese / Ian Coleman / Will Felder , USA – 1 -2 -3 ; 6
2. Team Vineyard Vines, John Baxter / Molly Baxter / Allan Terhune / Ben Lamb , USA – 7 -1 -1 ; 9
3. Catapult, Joel Ronning / Victor Diaz De Leon / Christopher Stocke / Patrick Wilson , USA – 5 -3 -2 ; 10
4. Midlife Crisis, Bruce Golison / Steve Hunt / Jeff Reynolds / Erik Shampain , USA – 3 -5 -5 ; 13
5. Rimette, John Brim / Scott Ewing / Zeke Horowitz / Collin Leon , USA – 2 -4 -8 ; 14
6. Savasana, Brian Keane / Thomas Barrows / Mack Bryan / Conner Harding , USA – 4 -9 -4 ; 17
7. Zaguero, Ignacio Perez / Juan Perez / Santiago Perez / Willem Van Waay , MEX – 6 -6 -10 ; 22
8. Ducasse Sailing Team, Andrés Ducasse / Ignacio Ducasse / Francisco Ducasse / Mathias Robertson / Andres Ducasse R , CHI – 10 -7 -9 ; 26
9. Rosebud, Pamela Rose / Taylor Canfield / Tomas Dietrich / Guy Thomas Avellon , USA – 8 -8 -13 ; 29
10. USA 167, James Prendergast / Alexander Curtiss / Sam Hallowell / Orrin Starr , USA – 11 -14 -7 ; 32

Source: J/70 Class

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