Opener for J/70 Midwinter Championship

Published on February 4th, 2022

Tampa, FL (February 4, 2022) – A postcard day on Tampa Bay for the 63 teams competing in the 2022 J/70 Midwinter Championship, which is the final event of the 2021-22 J/70 Winter Series.

Four races were completed on the opening day under blue skies with temperatures in the 80s, winds started at 8-10 knots, then decreased briefly during a mid-day shift before increasing to 14-16 knots for the second half of the day.

The fleet included 27 Corinthians teams and six in the One-Pro division from across the United States, plus Argentina, Chile, Great Britain, Germany, Mexico, and Sweden.

Taking an early but strong advantage is David Jannetti’s Very Odd with crew Travis Odenbach, Kris Werner, and Terry Hutchinson who tallied 15 points (4,7,1,3). Fernando Perez Ontivero’s Black Mamba holds second place with 24 points. Following are Bruno Pasquinelli’s Stampede and Robert Hughes’ Heartbreaker tied at 27 points.

Francisco Van Avermaete’s Juicy has the lead among the amateur teams, and USA1516 led by Dave Kerr and Lee Sackett is atop the One-Pro group.

Today’s race winners were John and Molly Baxter’s Team Vineyard Vines, Pasquinelli’s Stampede, Jannetti’s Very Odd, and Richard Witzel’s Rowdy.

Series informationRace detailsResults

Day One Results (Top 10 of 63; 4 races)
1. David Jannetti/ Travis Odenbach/ Kris Werner/ Terry Hutchinson, USA-4 -7 -1 -3; 15
2. Fernando Perez Ontiveros/ Gonçalo Almeida/ Bernardo Freitas/ River Paquin, MEX-3 -2 -12 -7; 24
3. Bruno Pasquinelli/ Morgan Reeser/ Matt Woodworth/ Max Skelley, USA-5 -1 -8 -13; 27
4. Robert Hughes/ Willem van Waay/ Manu Weiller/ Rod Favela, USA-6 -12 -7 -2; 27
5. Brian Keane/ Ron Weed/ Conner Harding/ Thomas Barrows, USA-10 -4 -11 -10; 35
6. Richard Witzel/ Carlos Robles/ Tomus Dietrich/ Jud Smith, USA-23 -3 -14 -1; 41
7. Scott Spurlin/ Austin Powers/ Jay Lutz/ Michael Booker, USA-14 -8 -22 -8; 52
8. John Brigden/ Nevin Snow/ Ian McDill Barrows/ Ed Lebens, USA-21 -5 -16 -11; 53
9. Dick Kalow/ Brian Porter/ Alec Kalow/ Martin Kullman, USA-13 -21 -19 -4; 57
10. Dave Kerr/ Lee Sackett/ Geoff Becker/ Tom Sessions, USA-11 -13 -13 -21; 58

2021-22 J/70 Winter Series
Event #1: Dec 3-5, 2021 (2021 J/70 Midwinters) – https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=14755
Event #2: Jan 8-9, 2022 – https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=14756
Event #3: Feb 4-6, 2022 (2022 J/70 Midwinters) – https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=14757

Source: J/70 Class

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