Wednesday, August 17, 2016

MISS TRIXIE Tops J/27 North American Championship

J/27 Curved Air sailing fast (Oakville, ONT, Canada)- Not much farther west on Lake Ontario from the J/80 NA’s, a strong fleet of nine J/27s had assembled for their North American Championship, hosted by the Oakville Yacht Squadron.  Like their stablemates, the J/27s enjoyed great RC/PRO committee work from the OYS volunteers, sailing 11 races with 9 counters (two to toss!).  Winning was long-distance travelers from Metarie, Louisiana- Patrick Ryan’s MISS TRIXIE!

Dueling all weekend from August 5th to 7th were two long-time rivals in the J/27 class, Andrew Riem’s CURVED AIR and Andre Breese’s MESSING ABOUT.  It was neck-n-neck for these crews, fighting for every advantage possible; after eight races, they were essentially tied on points with a throw-out. However, the “wheels came off the shopping trolley” for Riem’s CURVED AIR crew in final races; posting a 6-4-5 to Beese’s 3-2-3.  Consequently, the silver medal was awarded to the MESSING ABOUT crew with Riem’s team taking the bronze.

The balance of the top five was made up of Jason Wilson’s TENACIOUS crew with 32 pts net to take fourth place and in fifth position was Doug Hawksworth’s DIOMEDEA with 42 pts net.   For more J/27 North Americans sailing information