Whittemore wins J/24 North Americans

Published on June 20th, 2021

Blue Point, NY (June 19, 2021) – Keith Whittemore’s Furio needed only seven of the eight races to secure the title of 2021 Good Samaritan Hospital J/24 North American Champion. With crew Shelby Milne, Mark Rodgers, Brian Thomas, and Willem van Waay, Seattle-based skipper Whittemore racked up four bullets and kept all top-four finishes for 13 net points.

Mike Marshall’s American Garage also scored only top-four finishes and was able to take a DNS in the last race, earning second place at 17 net points. Travis Odenbach’s Honeybadger rounded out the top three with 26 net points. Mark Hillman’s Sisu won the Corinthian division (fourth overall).

Whittemore won the last major J/24 Championship pre-pandemic at the October 2019 J/24 World Championship in Miami, Florida. “Long awaited fun to come to Sayville,” he said. “Everybody said this is one of the greatest places to sail in the United States. It’s an unbelievable venue, and the sailing is extraordinary. Perfect races…when do you ever get that in three days?”

Racing was held at Sayville Yacht Club on June 18-20.

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Final Results (Top 10 of 32, 8 races, 1 discard)
1. Furio, USA5325, Keith Whittemore – 1 – 1 – 4 – 2 – 1 – 1 – 3 – [33/DNS] ; 13
2. American Garage, USA3379, Mike Marshall – 4 – 3 – 3 – 1 – 3 – 2 – 1 – [33/DNS] ; 17
3. Honeybadger, USA5208, Travis Odenbach – 2 – 5 – 1 – 3 – 9 – 4 – 2 – [11] ; 26
4. SISU, USA3750, Mark Hillman – 5 – 6 – 2 – 6 – 7 – 5 – [33/UFD] – 3 ; 34
5. YouRegatta, USA2785, Carter White – 7 – 4 – 6 – 4 – 2 – [9] – 7 – 5 ; 35
6. Mental Floss, USA5257, Aidan Glackin – 8 – 8 – 7 – 5 – 10 – 3 – [33/UFD] – 4 ; 45
7. Blitz, USA3775, Al Constants – 3 – 9 – 12 – 12 – [33/OCS] – 10 – 4 – 2 ; 52
8. Redline, USA799, Mike Stasko – 6 – [11] – 9 – 11 – 8 – 11 – 8 – 1 ; 54
9. Bangor Packet, USA58, Tony Parker – 14 – 2 – 5 – 10 – 12 – [33/DNF] – 5 – 6 ; 54
10. Boreas, USA2736, Finn Hadlock – 13 – 12 – 11 – 8 – 5 – 8 – 12 – [17] ; 69

Source: J/24 Class

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