Sunday, August 5, 2018

REX Crowned Canadian J/70 Champion

J/70 sailing offshore J/29s & J/100s Cruise @ Charlottetown Race Week
(Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island)- The annual Charlottetown Race Week was recently held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island over the July 12th to 14th weekend. The event feature a J/29 one-design class, a PHRF class, as well as the Canadian J/70 class hosting their Canadian Nationals.

Starting out with just five bullets, Scott Weakley’s team on REX simply put the hammer down and never looked back, winning the Nationals with a mere 8 pts net after seven races! However, the balance of the podium was a dogfight the entire weekend between Graeme Carr’s JOYRIDIN’ and Stu McCrea’s CAN 550. In the last two races, these two boats traded off 1st and 2nd, but neither could get enough boats in between them to gain further separation. As a result, Carr’s team took the silver with 12 pts net over McCrea’s team with 14 pts net.

In the J/29 division, it was Randy Johnston’s SATISFACTION that walked off with the class honors, winning easily with six 1sts in seven races. Second was David McInnis’ GEORGIA GIRL with 12 pts and third was Jason Aspin’s ONE 4 SURPRISE.

Leading a near sweep of the PHRF Spinnaker division were two J/100s. With three 1sts and three 2nds, it was not an easy win for Larry Creaser’s YOUNG BLOOD, finishing with 9 pts. Just one point back with four 1sts and three 3rds was Terry McKenna’s DOG PARTY with 10 pts! Other J’s in the top five were John Rankin’s J/35 PEPPER in 4th and Brandon Forbes’ J/30 ENDEAVOUR in 5th place. For more Charlottetown Race Week and Canadian J/70 Nationals sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.