Thursday, October 6, 2016

ZEPHYR 2.0 Dominates J/30 North Americans

J/30s sailing NA in Annapolis, MD (Eastport, MD)- From September 23rd to 25th, the most amazing fleet of nineteen J/30 teams assembled for a 30 love-fest at Eastport YC’s docks- it was the largest J/30 one-design event in at least a dozen years!  Great fun was had by all and there were many examples of lovingly restored J/30s- a “concours d’elegance” would not have been out of the questions for this classic cruising/racing J/Boat design from 1980!

J/30s sailing North AmericansWinning in grand style was Scott Tonguis’ crew on ZEPHYR 2.0 with an astounding record of four 1sts in their scoreline to count just 14 pts total after 7 races- an average of 2nd for the regatta!  Winning the first race, but never overcoming ZEPHYR’s pace was Doug Wallop’s CANNONBALL 2.0, posting 26 pts for the regatta.  The balance of the top five and the fight to get on the podium was fierce for the next three boats.  In the end, Bob Rutsch & Mike Costello’s BEPOP took the bronze with 40 pts.  Just one point back was Doug & Amy Stryker’s TOTAL MAYHEM with 41 pts and fifth was taken by Steve Buzbee’s famously famous BLUE MEANIE with 42 pts.  Top women skipper and owner Linda Wojcik sailed here GUNSMOKE to a very respectable 6th overall!  For more J/30 North Americans sailing information