Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Chill J/22 East Coast Champs

(Eastport, MD)- It was true to form, a fall sailing classic on the Chesapeake Bay with moderate breezes both days with fall foliage in full bloom all around the edges of the waterfront.  While Saturday was mostly cloudy and cool all day, Sunday dawned with nice northerly chill winds and a gorgeous partly cloudy day.  Severn Sailing Association welcomed everyone on the opening day with a warm-hearted cookout, good eats and good drinks as teams assembled, launched and got ready for the weekend of racing.

J/22 sailing East Coasts in AnnapolisTaking home the grand prize for the J/22 East Coast Championship was JR Maxwell from the host SSA team with just 18 pts based on a consistent 4-2-5-3-2-2 scoreline.  Second was Chris Junge from Eastport YC with a nearly equal record save for a last race disaster, scoring a 2-4-6-1-4-10 for 27 pts total.  In fact, Junge had to win the tie-breaker over Chris Gaffney’s crew that had posted a 3-10-4-2-3-5 for an equal 27 pts.  Just one point away from this duo was Jeff Todd’s Annapolis YC team, winning an astonishing three races but for a few bombers tossed in to torpedo the scoreline to secure 4th from the jaws of defeat.  Fifth place was Brad Julian’s crew with 29 pts, yet one point further back.  Sailing photo credits- Dan Phelps/ Spinsheet.com   For more J/22 East Coast sailing information