Finishing 2013 as the number one U.S. Open Match Racer is Don Wilson (Chicago, IL), sailing from the Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC), who finished the year strong by winning the Carlos Aguilar Grade 2 Match Race in the U.S. Virgin Islands (sailed in the modded J/24s (IC-24s) that Canfield grew up on.
Wisconsin native Stephanie Roble (East Troy, WI) and her EPIC RACING TEAM also finished the year as the number one U.S. women’s match racer. Notably, Steph also ended up 5th in the Open (combined Men & Women) rankings for 2013! On the women’s side of the equation, the skippers who Steph beat out for top spot reads like a “rogue’s gallery” of the top women sailors in America, including 2nd Anna Tunnicliffe, 3rd Sally Barkow (fellow Wisconsin native), 4th Genny Tulloch, 5th Nicole Breault and 6th Sandy Hayes. Another interesting fact, ALL six skippers have raced J/22s extensively in both fleet racing as well as match-racing. For more Chicago Match Race Center sailing information