Wednesday, November 2, 2016

J/Teams Sweep Seattle Grand Prix

J/133 sailing off Seattle (Seattle, WA)- The 40th Annual Seattle Grand Prix Regatta took place last weekend on Puget Sound, hosted by Seattle YC.  The fleet enjoyed two gorgeous days of sailing in relatively light winds on the Sound.  Amongst the J/tribe, there was one-design class racing for J/105s and there were two PHRF classes for the J/160, J/145, J/122E, J/111, J/109s and others.

The “big boats” in PHRF 2 Class saw the famous and beautiful J/160 JAM; owned and skippered by John McPhail from Gig Harbor YC, win their class with a steady 1-1-3-2 record for 7 pts total.

J105 sailing off SeattleIn the IRC 3 Class, it was Brian Duchin’s J/133 TANGO from Seattle YC that took first on a tie-breaker with a 4-1-3-2 tally for 10 points.  Their record was identical to John Murkowski’s beautiful J/122E JOY RIDE from Seattle YC, who had to settle for second place based on who-beat-who in the last race!  Taking 6th was Ron Holbrook’s J/133 CONSTELLATION and 7th was Jerry Woodfield’s J/109 SHADA.

James Geros’ LAST TANGO won the J/105 one-design class with a 1-1-2-5 for 9 pts total.  Chris Phoenix’s JADED was second with a 2-5-1-6 for 14 pts.  Third was determined by a tie-breaker, with Lance Rummel’s INCONCEIVABLE with a 5-4-7-2 for 18 pts taking it over the famous FREE BOWL OF SOUP campaigned by the trio of Schenk/ Davis/ Hopper.  Fifth place was taken by Jerry Diercks’ DELIRIUM.  For more Seattle Grand Prix sailing information