Annapolis to host J/105 North Americans
Published on October 26th, 2021
Thirty-five teams are set for the 2021 J/105 North American Championship on October 28-31 in Annapolis, MD. Seeking to defend their title in the 11-race series is Bruce Stone and Nicole Breault, who won in 2019 in Marblehead, MA.
“In addition to perennial local champions Cedric Lewis and Fredrik Salvesen on Mirage, Hugh Bethell on Jester, and newcomer Peter Bowe on Good Trade, there’s a strong line-up of out-of-town teams,” observed Stone who hails from San Francisco, CA.
“Favorites must include two Texan teams: Bill Zartler’s Deja VooDoo who dominated the recent AYC Fall Series with three bullets, and Ken Horne on Final Final, a close second behind us in the previous NAs.
“We will also have our eye on New Yorker Damian Emery on Paul Beaudin’s loulou, frequent winner of the East Coast Championship and Block Island Race Week; and SF Bay Area sailor Tim Russell on Ne*Ne, recent winner of the SF Fleet #1 Season Championship. We expect to see each of these well-sailed local and out-of-town boats in the hunt, plus a few dark horses.”