Keane, Firey win J/70 Winter Series

Published on February 9th, 2020

Forty-eight J/70 teams qualified to win the 2019-20 J/70 Winter Series, requiring them to compete with the same boat and skipper in two of the three events held in Tampa, Florida. For the third consecutive year, Brian Keane’s Savasana is Series Champion.

Keane’s crew included Nic Baird, Christian Koules, and Conner Harding. The Corinthian division was won by Peter Firey’s Phoenix with team of Timothy Mangus, Michael McNamara, and Eric Mentzell. Joshua Goldman’s Building A finished second overall for the Series, followed by Will Welles’ Bribona in third.

For overall series results, click here.

Fifty teams competed in the final event on February 8-9 which saw perfect conditions, with winds Sunday at 10-15 knots (slightly lighter on Saturday), blue skies and temperatures in the 70s. The weekend winner was the Corinthian team on Key Player, including Eddie Keller, Wade Waddell, Chris Keller, and Peter Lynn.

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Final Results (Top 10 of 50; 7 races, 1 discard)
1. Key Player, Eddie Keller / Wade Waddell / Chris Keller / Peter Lynn , USA – 2 -[51/UFD] -5 -1 -3 -16 -14 ; 41
2. Pinta, Michael Illbruck / John Kostecki / Patrik / Chris , USA – 12 -11 -3 -[19] -6 -8 -1 ; 41
3. Building A, Joshua Goldman / Allan Terhune / Cate Terhune / Francisco Lobato , USA – 20 -1 -10 -7 -[51/BFD] -14 -3 ; 55
4. Savasana, Brian Keane / Nic Baird / Christian Koules / Conner Harding , USA – 9 -8 -13 -22 -[51/BFD] -1 -4 ; 57
5. Enjoy 1.0, Carlo Tomelleri / De Luca Pietro / De Luca Daniele / Taddei Alberto , ITA – 4 -14 -28 -[30] -1 -2 -10 ; 59
6. Columbia, Nelson Mills / Ian Moriarty / Willem van Waay / Salvador “Chewy” Sanchez , USA – 3 -17 -12 -[33] -22 -3 -2 ; 59
7. Highlander’s, Selmo Nissenbaum / Mauricio Santa Cruz / Pedro Trouche / Gabriel Penido , BRA – 15 -5 -2 -5 -[27] -12 -20 ; 59
8. Planet Claire, John and Marisa Koten / Zeke Horowitz / Mike Coe , USA – 13 -3 -9 -[32] -10 -9 -15 ; 59
9. Victory, Buddy Cribb / Scott Ewing / Greiner Hobbs / Bogan Whitehead , USA – 11 -26 -8 -[51/UFD] -4 -4 -6 ; 59
10. Honeybadger, Mark Foster / Travis Odenbach / Ian Coleman / Mark Liebel , USA – 7 -18 -[20] -4 -17 -6 -9 ; 61

2019-20 DIYC J/70 Winter Series
December 7-8
January 11-12
February 8-9

Source: J/70 Class

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