Skelton Key wins 2021 J/111 World Championship

Published on October 24th, 2021

Hampton, VA (October 24, 2021) – The 2021 J/111 World Championship was decided both on the water and in the Jury Room, with Peter Wagner’s Skelton Key taking the title in the nine race series. The team included Wagner, John Collins, John Hayes, Dave Lyons, John Pernick, Cory Schillaci, Russ Silvestri, and Seadon Wijsen.

Heading into the final day of racing Sunday, Rodrick Jabin’s Ramrod held a six-point advantage in the seven-boat fleet. Today, they posted a 6,6,2 while Skelton Key won the last two races, and had a DSQ from yesterday overturned by the Jury after new evidence became available.

The revised jury verdict restored Wagner’s win of race six which gave Wagner a one point winning margin over Ramrod in second place with Jeff Davis’ Shamrock five points further back in third.

“Any boat could and probably did win a race, and almost all of the boats could have won this regatta,” said Wagner. “It was an incredibly humbling event. It’s great for the Class and the level of the competitiveness.”

Breeze on the final day averaged 10-12 knots under sunny skies. In addition to Wagner’s two bullets, the other race winner was Bill Baxter’s Fireball (including youngest crew of the event, nine-year-old, Finley Webster).

Racing was on October 21-24.

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Final Results (9 races, 1 discard)
1. Skeleton Key, Peter Wagner , USA – [7] -4 -2 -1 -6 -1 -7 -1 -1 ; 23
2. Ramrod, Rodrick Jabin , USA – 1 -2 -1 -[7] -1 -5 -6 -6 -2 ; 24
3. Shamrock, Jeffrey Davis , USA – 3 -5 -5 -2 -[7] -7 -2 -2 -3 ; 29
4. Bravo, Andrew Ward / Sedgwick Ward , USA – 2 -3 -4 -[5] -4 -3 -4 -5 -4 ; 29
5. Fireball, Bill & Jackie Baxter , USA – 5 -7 -[8/DSQ] -3 -3 -2 -1 -4 -7 ; 32
6. Spaceman Spiff, Rob Ruhlman , USA – [6] -6 -3 -4 -2 -4 -5 -3 -6 ; 33
7. Sitella, Ian Hill , USA – 4 -1 -[8/DSQ] -6 -5 -6 -3 -7 -5 ; 37

Source: J/111 Class

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