Monday, October 1, 2018

McLaughlin Eclipses Canadian J/105 Nationals

J/105s sailing offshore (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)- The 2018 Canadian J/105 Nationals were hosted by Royal Canadian YC for a fleet of seventeen boats on Lake Ontario.  The RCYC RC crew managed to produce five races for the fleet over the two-day weekend.

Not surprisingly, ace Canadian sailor Terry McLaughlin (an America’s Cup skipper for Canada, 2x J/105 North American Champion, and Olympic Medallist) managed to post five bullets to be crowned the 2018 J/105 Canadian Champion.  Fellow J/105 North American Champion, James Rathbun, guided his famous HEY JUDE to an easy second place with a tally of 2-2-3-4-2 for 13 pts total. Rounding out the podium in third place was Frank McLaughlin’s STARCROSS with a tally of 3-7-4-3-3 for 20 pts total.  The balance of the top five included THE USUAL SUSPECTS in 4th and Peter Hall’s JAMAICA ME CRAZY in 5th position.  For more Canadian J/105 National Championships sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.