Showdown set at J/22 Worlds
Published on July 22nd, 2021
Corpus Christi, TX (July 22, 2021) – On the penultimate day of the J/22 World Championship, the discard race came into play but didn’t knock Jeff Progelhof’s Schitzen Giggles from the top of the leaderboard.
With crew Paul Foerster and Rod Favela, Progelhof added finishes of 2,4,9, but able to toss the 9, maintained first place at 15 points over seven races (two more planned for the Championship). Travis Odenbach’s Honeybadger is keeping well within reach at 18 points in the runner-up position, and Mike Marshall’s Pressure Drop held onto third with 24 points.
Favorable breeze at 10-12 knots allowed an on-time start for day three today. Glenn Darden’s Baby Doll logged their first bullet of the day in the opening contest, with Progelhof and Tom Meeh’s Meehem in the hunt. Chris Doyle’s The Jug 4 1 earned the next victory, chased by Odenbach and Bill Draheim in winds at 12-13 knots. Following Darden to shore in slightly increased breeze were Marshall and Brant Koepke’s Skank. Racing concludes tomorrow for 42 teams representing 14 states.