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J/24 Midwinter Championship - Overall

by J/24 International Class Association 5 Mar 06:49 GMT 3-4 March 2018

All eight scheduled races were completed in gorgeous Miami, FL conditions at the J/24 Midwinter Championship, but Will Welles' Bogus only needed seven of them to tie up the victory.

Rhode Island-based helmsman Welles led his team of Rich Bowen, Jock Hayes, PJ Schaffer and Nick Turney to a scoreline of 2,1,1,5,1,2,3 for 15 points, allowing them to forego the eighth and final race. Tony Parker's Bangor Packet secured second place with 33 points, six ahead of both Aidan Glackin's Mental Floss and Ron Medlin's Bash.

Thirty-five teams competed from March 2-4. The Bogus team is a blended group of all J/24 World Champions—Welles, Bowen and Turney from Cougar in 2014 and Hayes and Schaffer from Salsa in 2004. This Championship was the first time they had all sailed together, and it was on a chartered boat. Welles names Miami as one of his favourite places to sail but said this year was, "Super shifty and hard to see the puffs and lulls. There was a lot of gear shifting and trying to get on the lifted tack." The J/24 Midwinter Championship debuted 40 years ago in 1978 in Key West, Florida. "There are a lot of famous names today who cut their teeth in this Class," said Welles. "The difference today is that people know all the tricks when it comes to sail trim and rigging. It usually comes down to good starts and teamwork."

Overall Results:

PosBowSail NoYacht NameR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
152  USA 5208Bogus2115123DNS15
258  USA 58Bangor Packet62RET12119233
357  USA 5257Mental Floss71093RDG119339
477  USA 5277BASH9682644939
592  USA 2917Long Shot8524149131051
67  USA 2365Baba Louie (Corinthian)3816SCP1761152
732  USA 5432HoneyBadger 49610UFD512652
899  USA 799Angel of Harlem1111SCP71082453
936  USA 2736Boreas (Corinthian)16410815UFD5765
1010  Mex 4029Monster Fish (Corinthian)1913UFD12578569
1130  USA 1530Mr. Hankey147211381261272
1234  USA 3734Miss Conduct (Corinthian)121911913317873
1326  USA 126Giggles (Corinthian)1171311715201781
1411  USA 78Buschwhacker518196UFD1071681
153  USA 267BadMoon (Corinthian)17201417314161394
1622  USA 555USA 555 (Corinthian)102251521UFD151199
1728  PUR 2928Urayo (Corinthian)153UFD2016162215107
1814  USA 2314Zia (Corinthian)2115UFD194132120113
1918  USA 2918Sea Bags Women's Sailing Team (Corinthian)2414151612231419113
202  USA 2502Sugar (Corinthian)1816UFD2211212718133
2140  USA 3895Moxie23291224181811DNF135
2251  USA 451J-Peas (Corinthian)2231725SCP202321145
2333  USA 49Septopuss (Corinthian)2532262123UFD1022159
248  USA 4800A Good Hair Day (Corinthian)2812202922192929159
259  USA 1565Gray Wolf (Corinthian)293417SCP19SCP2824172
2629  USA 229YounG'uns (Corinthian)1333283229262428180
2780  CAN 3880Woodjchuck (Corinthian)3527222327UFD3023187
2862  USA 39622XS (Corinthian)32211830UFD2825DNF190
296  USA 4306The Goat30SCP2528251735SCP192
3094  USA 2843Muy Muy (Corinthian)3135243126223425193
3172  USA 5333Erika II (Corinthian)2623UFD26UFD273126195
3221  USA 3358Chupacabra2028273424SCP3330196
3315  USA 329Glide33302327UFD2426DNS199
3416  USA 3416Scouts' Honor (Corinthian)3424DSQ3328253227203
3531  USA 2535Sabotage (Corinthian)27SCPUFDDNSDNSDNS18SCP207

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