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What a great weekend on the water! On Sunday, sailors headed out to rendezvous with the anticipation of winds coming in at 20 knots. This, either thankfully or unfortunately, did not come to pass. The biggest puffs were in the 15 range (and there weren't too many of them), with the majority of the day being in the 8-12 range from the south/southwest.
Within the J/24 fleet, Travis Odenbach held on to his lead with a first place in the seventh race (and a sixth in the last race). He won the regatta with 21 points over eight races, six points ahead of Tony Parker who had a great day on Sunday with a third and a first place finish. Carter White was right behind them with 31 points.
In the J/22 fleet, J.R. Maxwell came in first place with 18 points, head and shoulders above the next four boats, who all finished within two points of each other. Maxwell had 18 points in six races, while Chrises Junge and Gaffney were tied for second with 27 points. Jeff Todd came in with 28 points, and Brad Julian was right behind him with 29.
Photos will be up later this afternoon. Congratulations to all who competed - it was a great weekend of sailing to close out the 2015 season. Up next: Frostbiting!
Day Two of the J/24 and J/22 East Coast Championships is on the books! Currently, Travis Odenbach has maintained his lead on the fleet with a whole fistful of bullets, while in the J/22 fleet, J.R. Maxwell is on top.
On the race course, the RC threw up the AP and told both fleets they were seeing a building southerly that would make racing possible. After a short delay, where one boat actually decided to pull out some rods and go fishing, the J/24s got off two races and the J/22s got off three.
The SpinSheet Photo Boat will be on the water today, to capture the action.
Day One Photo Gallery, J/24 East Coast Championships
Sailors are seeing puffs at 15-18 out of the north, and there's great action on the race course. Currently, Travis Odenbach's Honeybadger is in first place, with two bullets in the first two races. But this is tight racing, with big shifts and tight crossings.
Severn Sailing Association is hosting the East Coast Championships for both the J/22 and J/24 fleets. Over 15 boats are signed up in each regatta, meaning there will be plenty of competition. The J/24s will be racing Friday through Sunday, while J/22s race Saturday and Sunday only. Wind looks to be best on Friday, with gusts anticipated at 20. Might need those foulies...
Our photoboat will be on the scene to capture all the action, and we'll have results and photos posted here throughout the weekend. Be sure to check back and see how your favorite teams are doing.