Friday, October 14, 2016

Annapolis Fall Series Fun

J/70s sailing Chesapeake Bay- Annapolis Fall seriesHOT TODDY Wins J/22 East Coast Championship
(Annapolis, MD)- An annual classic during the fall in Chesapeake Bay happens to be the Annapolis YC Fall Series on the Chesapeake Bay. This year, the event also co-hosted the J/22 East Coast Championships.  The first weekend of the multi-weekend event featured J/22s, J/70s, and J/80s.  There was great racing on Saturday, with three races for each class.  However, Sunday dawned with grey skies and just about a “glass-out” across all northern Chesapeake Bay.  In the end, just three races counted for all three classes.

Winning the J/22 East Coast Championship was Jeff Todd’s HOT TODDY, posting a 2-1-2 for 5 pts over the ten-boat fleet.  Taking second was JR Maxwell’s SCOOBY with a 1-3-3 with 7 pts.  Third was Jonathan Sauer’s EKAS with a 4-2-4 for 10 pts.  Rounding out the top five was Chris Junge’s CORNER OF SANITY & MADNESS with 11 pts and fifth was Trevor Perkins’ SLOW SHOW with 15 pts.

J/80 sailing AnnapolisSchooling the J/70 class was the dynamic duo of Jenn & Ray Wulff on JOINT CUSTODY, winning all three races and winning their class by a total eclipse!  However, the fight for second place was nothing but a complete gunfight at the OK Corral.  Three boats just about ended up in a three-way tie.  Grasping the brass ring was Peter Firey’s PHOENIX with a 3-4-3 for 10 pts.  Behind them, winning the tie-breaker on 11 pts was Todd Jenner’s TEA DANCE SNAKE with a 7-2-2 over Robin Team’s newest TEAMWORK with a 2-3-6.  Fifth overall was David Schoene’s UNO MAS with an incredibly consistent (not kidding!) series- a 5-5-5 tally for 15 pts!

The J/80 class showed up in full force with ten boats enjoying some fun tight racing for the top of the leaderboard. Just eking out victory was Warren Richter’s LET’S GO with a 3-2-1 for 6 pts.  David Andril’s VAYU finished second with a 4-1-2 with 7 pts.  John White’s BASKET OF DEPLORABLES won the first race, but could not sustain that initial momentum, closing with a 3-4 for 8 pts total for third place.  Rounding out the top five was Vince Kalish’s WHITE LIGHTNIN with 14 pts and in fifth position was Alex Kraus’ COOL J with 16 pts.  For more Annapolis YC Fall Series sailing information