Tight at top of J/22 Midwinters
Published on March 20th, 2021
New Orleans, LA (March 20, 2021) – Seven races are in the books at the J/22 Midwinter Championship hosted by Southern Yacht Club, and only one point separates the leaders heading into the final two races tomorrow.
Day one leader Glenn Darden’s Baby Doll opened today with a pair of bullets, but added a 5 and 13 (their discard) for 11 net points. Travis Odenbach’s Honeybadger notched all top-three finishes on the day, and now dropping a 10 from yesterday, bringing him within a single point of the lead. Casey Lambert’s Blackburn Marine Racing remains in third place with 27 net points.
The 30 J/22s enjoyed a brightening day on Lake Pontchartrain in winds averaging 7-10 knots and lighter chop. Darden picked up where he left off the prior day with back-to-back wins (first ahead of Lambert and Odenbach, then again topping Odenbach and Benz Faget’s Fats). Odenbach took race six for his second victory of the series, followed by Boo Heausler’s Rebound Girl and Alexander Schwinn’s Tilt. Mark Foster’s Pressure Drop led the fleet back to shore, as Odenbach placed second allowing him to close in on the overall Championship, and Faget came in third.
Nine races are planned for March 19 to 21.
Source: J/22 Class