Whittemore leads J/24 North Americans

Published on June 18th, 2021

Blue Point, NY (June 18, 2021) – Thirty-two J/24s kicked off the 2021 Good Samaritan Hospital J/24 North American Championship today on Great South Bay, with winds beginning around 8 knots and increasing into the teens throughout the three races in a light chop.

Reigning J/24 World Champion Keith Whittemore on Furio (bow 12, above) controlled the day with two bullets and a fourth for 6 points. Travis Odenbach’s Honeybadger closed the day with a victory, securing second-place overall with 8 points. Mike Marshall’s American Garage posted consistent finishes of 4,3,3 for 10 points and third place. Leading the Corinthian division is Mark Hillman’s Sisu.

Seattle-based Whittemore won the opening two contests, first ahead of Odenbach’s Honeybadger and Al Constants’ Blitz, then besting Tony Parker’s Bangor Packet and Marshall’s American Garage in the second race. Following Odenbach in the last battle were Hillman’s Sisu and Marshall.

Racing is planned for June 18-20.

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Day One Results (Top 10 of 32, 3 races)
1. Furio, Keith Whittemore , USA – 1 -1 -4 ; 6
2. Honeybadger, Travis Odenbach , USA – 2 -5 -1 ; 8
3. American Garage, Mike Marshall , USA – 4 -3 -3 ; 10
4. SISU, Mark Hillman , USA – 5 -6 -2 ; 13
5. YouRegatta, Carter White , USA – 7 -4 -6 ; 17
6. Bangor Packet, Tony Parker , USA – 14 -2 -5 ; 21
7. Mental Floss, Aidan Glackin , USA – 8 -8 -7 ; 23
8. Blitz, Al Constants , USA – 3 -9 -12 ; 24
9. Redline, Mike Stasko , USA – 6 -11 -9 ; 26
10. Caramella, Frederick Wiedeke , USA – 11 -14 -10 ; 35

Source: J/24 Class

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