Thursday, July 7, 2016

Thrilla’Minute Eastport One-Design Classic

J/22 sailing off Annapolis (Eastport, MD)- While many of their friends were drifting around Long Island Sound, ironically, the Chesapeake Bay sailors enjoyed good racing all weekend and were able to sail four races in each one-design division of J/22s and J/70s.  Kudos to the host, Eastport YC, for persisting each day to provide fun racing over the weekend.

Winning the J/70 division was Jennifer Wulff’s JOINT CUSTODY from Annapolis YC with a consistent 3-2-1-2 record for 8 pts.  Hoping to reel her team back in was Peter Firey’s PHOENX from Annapolis YC, but they could only manage a 1-4-2-3 for 10 pts to secure second.  Third was Todd Jenner’s AYC crew on TEA DANCE SNAKE with a 2-5-4-1 tally for 12 pts.

A cast of characters appeared to have a go at around-the-cans racing in the J/22 fleets.  Starting from the post position in first and never looking back after the racing was over was Eastport YC’s Chris Gaffney on COMMITTED- indeed, they were committed to getting just 1st places!  Second place went to Annapolis YC’s Gunnar Gode on his mighty steed- USA 977- with a 2-5-2 record for 9 pts.  Third was taken by Trevor Perkins from Severn Sailing Association on SLOW SHOW, posting a 4-3-4 for 11 pts total.  For more Eastport YC One-Design Classic sailing information