Friday, June 10, 2011

J/109 Wins IRC2- Susan Hood Trophy

(Port Credit, Ontario, Canada)- A popular race amongst the J-fleet on Lake Ontario is the Susan Hood Trophy Race, an offshore course around the lake that goes from Port Credit to Oakville, Ontario to Port Dalhousie, Ontario and back to Port Credit. It's often used as the "warm-up" regatta for that "other super-long" lake race- the Lake Ontario 300 (longer by 11 nm than the "other" Great Lakes long-distance classic- the Chicago-Mackinac).  The J contingent usually does well in this race as it's often a mix of beating, reaching and running, playing to the strengths of "J-performance" as all-around designs.

Winning IRC 2 Class was the Gainer's J/109 LIVELY from ABYC. Second in the IRC 1 Class was the Eckersley's veteran campaigner, the J/109 BLUE STREAK from QCYC.  Second in  PHRF 1 Class was the Disney's J/105 THE USUAL SUSPECTS from Royal Canadian YC in Toronto, Ontario. Seventh in the same class was the Borgundvaag's J/105 VOODOO MAGIC.    For more Susan Hood Trophy sailing information