Thunder Chicken Success on Day 2 J/22 Worlds

Terhune Stays in the Lead on Day 2

Allan Terhune’s Thunder Chicken has been putting his local knowledge to good use at the J/22 World Championship hosted by Annapolis Yacht Club in Maryland. While many teams have struggled with the strong current and light air, Terhune strengthened his first-place advantage during Wednesday’s two races.

With the benefit of a discard upon the sixth race, Thunder Chicken is able to toss an 18, leaving them with net scores of 4,6,1,2,2 for 15 points. That’s nine points better than fellow local Zeke Horowitz’s Uncle Fluffy, who moved up a spot to second with a 5,6 today for 24 net points. Michael Marshall’s Bad News placed 35th in race five, and even with this being their throw-out, dropped to third place with 35 points.

Sunshine returned to the Chesapeake Bay, but the breeze stayed calm at about 6 knots. The day’s opening match saw some new names at the top: Chris Wientjes’ Us, Cory Sertl’s Lucy and Kevin Doyle’s Mo’ Money. Kevin’s son Jake Doyle on Zesty Enterprise took the next contest, shadowed by Terhune and David Waiting’s Solstice.

After racing Wednesday, competitors gathered for a casual social at the AYC Annex down by Spa Creek. SpinSheet was on hand to capture a few smiles (photos to come in our final report).

Racing concludes Thursday, expedited one day due to Hurricane Florence. An awards dinner follows the final race Thursday evening at the AYC Dock Street clubhouse.

Sixty-four teams are representing Canada, The Netherlands, South Africa and the USA. Find SpinSheet photos here and learn more about the J/22 Worlds here