Friday, November 13, 2015

MAGGIE In Tie-breaker for J/35 Mid-Atlantics Title

J/35 sailing Chesapeake Bay regatta off Annapolis (Annapolis, MD)- Over the Halloween weekend, the Annapolis YC hosted the J/105 Chesapeake Bay Championship and the J/35 Mid-Atlantic Championships.  Like their smaller one-design colleagues on the J/22s and J/24s, the fleet of 35-foot J’s enjoyed somewhat benign weather conditions on the upper Chesapeake Bay with close, thrilling racing for all.
Similarly, the J/35s had a nice turnout of six boats that provided nail-biting finishes in the overall standings for just about everyone.  How’s this for a final race, the winner was determined by a tie-breaker as was the balance of the top five!  “Holy bat cave, Batman,” said Robin, “that’s a Riddle we can’t solve!”  Sharing identical records, it came down to who-beat-who in the last race to crown the Mid-Atlantic Champion.  That title was bestowed upon Scheidt’s MAGGIE with a 2-1-2-1 tally for 6 pts, while Sagerholm’s AUNT JEAN had a 1-2-1-2 for 6 pts and lost!  Third was easy, since Travis’ BZING had a 3-3-4-4 for 14 pts.  But, 4th and 5th place finishers also had identical scores; Artmans’ T-BONE sailed to a 5-4-5-3 tally for 17 pts to win the tie-break over Lepich’s TIAMAT that had a 4-5-3-5 record for 17 pts.  Having some fun in the sun those guys had on Sunday, eh?!   Sailing photo credits- Dan Phelps/   For more J/35 Mid-Atlantic sailing information