Thursday, October 5, 2017

SCOOBY Scoops J/22 East Coast Champs!

J/22 sailboats (Eastport, MD)- The Eastport Yacht Club hosted 16 teams for the J/22 East Coast Championships, held in the waters of the northern Chesapeake Bay.  The EYC RC team managed to run six races over the two-day event that produced a surprising last minute winner!

On the first day, the clear leader of the regatta was Mike Marshall’s BAD NEWS from Jamestown, RI with a 2-1-2 tally for 5 pts total.  Not far off that pace was JR Maxwell’s SCOOBY, a local team from Annapolis YC with a 3-4-1 scoreline for 8 pts.  Then, sitting in third after Saturday’s racing was Chris Junge’s THE CORNER OF SANITY & MADNESS with a 5-2-3 tally for 10 pts.

Sunday’s racing brought about a dramatic change in the overall standings.  While they won the first race, Marshall’s crew lived up to their boat’s name, having some “bad news” for their final two races- posting a 3-10 to throw away their regatta lead and finish in second with 19 pts.

With steady scores of 2-2-1, Maxwell’s SCOOBY easily ended up winning the event with 13 pts total.  Taking third for the regatta was Jeff Todd’s HOT TODDY from Annapolis YC, posting a consistent scoreline of 1-6-4-5-4-3 for 23 pts total.  Rounding out the top five was Junge’s crew with 24 pts in fourth and Brad Julian’s team on USA 677 in fifth place with 37 pts.  For more J/22 East Coast Championship sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.