Thursday, September 5, 2019

NINE Over 70’s @ Verve Cup Inshore Regatta

J/70s sailing offshore
(Chicago, IL)- The 2019 Verve Cup Inshore Regatta & J/70 Great Lakes Championship was held August 23rd to 25th. The J/70 fleet raced over three days while the rest of the fleets raced over two days. The regatta served as a J/70 World Championship Qualifier for the 2020 J/70 World Championship being sailed in Long Beach, CA.

The J/70 fleet had nine races for their Great Lakes Championship. Winning was Oivind Lorentzen’s NINE with crew of Lucas Calabrese, Ian Coleman, and Collin Leon with an astonishing record of six 1sts, one 2nd, two 3rds in nine races for a total of 14 points. It was a real battle for the balance of the podium between three boats. Winning that dogfight to take the silver was Sarah Renz’s BERTEAU GROUP with crew of Matt Clark, Andy Graff, Will Holz, and Michael Miller. Third was Martin Johnsson’s AQUAHOLIKS, fourth John Heaton’s EMPEIRIA and fifth John & Marisa Koten’s PLANET CLAIRE. Winning the Corinthians Division was Sarah Renz’s BERTEAU GROUP.

In the J/24s, Mark Soya’s 2XS won a duel over their friendly combatants- Eric Christenson’s BUBBLES- by a mere one point! Third was Dan Walsh’s GOLDRUSH.  For more Verve Cup Inshore Regatta sailing info Add to Flipboard Magazine.