Please select your home edition
Melges 14 2019 Leaderboard

2019 Melges 24 U.S. National Championship at Fairhope, Alabama - Day 2

by USM24CA 26 May 01:41 BST 22-26 May 2019
2019 Melges 24 U.S. National Championship - Day 2 © Hannah Lee Noll

An initial on-shore postponement kicked-off the second day of racing at the 2019 Melges 24 U.S. National Championship hosted by the Fairhope Yacht Club in Fairhope, Alabama. The intense heat produced more light air, keeping K.C. Shannon and tactician Jackson Benvenutti on Shaka in the lead for a second consecutive day.

Right on his heels are two very tough competitors. Tied with equal points in second and third respectively, are Michael Goldfarb on Warcanoe and Bruce Ayres Monsoon. Goldfarb with the advantage.

Once again it was a hot day with light air conditions, but Clermont, Floridas Alex Shafer at the helm of Vixen had it figured out for today's one and only race. We blinded the competition with our ultra-bright rock star shirts, said Marty Kullman, Vixen tactician very jokingly. It was super light. We did not have a great start, but we managed to stay clear, and get ahead.

It was a good day, said Alex Shaffer. It was tough racing for everyone. It was key that we got clear and had good boat speed.

Steve Suddaths 3 ½ Men continues to lead the all-amateur division, significantly ahead of second Corinthian Lee Eikels Last Call and Megan Ratliffs Decorum in third.

Sunday is scheduled to be the final day of competition, and teams are hoping to get in at least one more race. With a sixth race completed, discards go into effect and that could change many things, especially as to who will be the next Melges 24 National Champion.

Results after Day 2: (top ten, 5 races)

1.) USA - KC Shannon, Shaka; 2-7-4-3-6 = 22pts
2.) USA - Michael Goldfarb, Warcanoe; 1-17-1-5-2 = 26pts
3.) USA - Bruce Ayres, Monsoon; 8-5-3-7-3 = 26pts
4.) CAN - Richard Reid, Zingara; 10-8-2-11-4 = 35pts
5.) USA - Travis Weisleder, Lucky Dog/ Gill Race Team; 6-2-6-20-7 = 41pts
6.) USA - Kevin Welch/ Jeff Madrigali, MiKEY; 16-12-5-2-8 = 43pts
7.) USA - Brian Porter, Full Throttle; 21-4-14-1- 5 = 45pts
8.) USA - Steve Suddath (C), 3 ½ Men; 9-9-9-12-9 = 48pts
9.) USA - Alex Shafer, VIXEN; 28-3-7-16-1 = 55pts
10.) USA - Wes Whitmyer Jr., Slingshot; 11-10-20-8-17 = 66pts

Corinthian Results: (top five)

1.) USA - Steve Suddath, 3 ½ Men; 48pts
2.) USA - Lee Eikel/Max Albert, Last Call; 74pts
3.) USA - Megan Ratliff/Hunter Ratliff, Decorum; 84pts
4.) USA - Glen Tonguis/Chris Wientjes, Kryptonite; 90pts
5.) USA - Ryan Glaze, Gringo; 91pts

Top Ten National Ranking Results: (Preliminary after two events, 5 races)

1.) USA - Bruce Ayres, Monsoon; 90pts
2.) USA - Travis Weisleder, Lucky Dog/Gill Race Team; 88pts
3.) USA - KC Shannon, Shaka; 85pts
4.) USA - Brian Porter, Full Throttle; 85pts
5.) USA - Kevin Welch, MiKEY; 84pts
6.) USA - John Brown, Blind Squirrel; 72pts
7.) USA - Wes Whitmyer, Slingshot; 71pts
8.) USA - Megan Ratliff (C), Decorum; 61pts
9.) USA - Laura Grondin, Dark Energy; 57pts
10.) USA - Steve Suddath, 3 ½ Men; 55pts

Quick Links:

Related Articles

Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2020 Schedule
The eighth edition of the ESS will have six events As it always happens at the end of the sailing seasons, the winter period represents the best time to give shape to the events that will become new chapters of the great book of sailing. Posted today at 3:44 pm
2020 Melges 24 Worlds registration is open
Predicted to be one of the most well-attended Championships The 2020 Melges 24 World Championship will take place on 1-9 May 2020, in Charleston, South Carolina. Posted on 29 Nov
IM24CA World Council elects new Chair
Thank you, Jens Wathne! Welcome, Laura Grondin! While no remarkable amendments to the class rules or documents were made, a few members of the Executive Committee concluded their terms and new officers were elected and appointed to serve the Melges 24 class. Posted on 29 Nov
An accurate ping leads to a better start
Preferred instruments handpicked for you We all know that a bad start can cost you the race, so why leave it up to chance? We've handpicked our preferred instruments for you - including the new Vakaros Atlas Tactical Compass. Posted on 23 Nov
Melges 24 Atlantic & Gulf Coast Championship
Bruce Ayres' Monsoon wins inaugural Bushwhacker Cup The three teams leading Pensacola Yacht Club's Melges24 Atlantic & Gulf Coast Championship aka the Bushwhacker Cup after Day 1 were confirmed as the three podium finishers on Day 2. Posted on 18 Nov
Melges 24 Atlantic & Gulf Coast Championship day 1
Bruce Ayres and Bora Gulari's teams battle for the top spot Two teams, each with America's Cup challenger team members aboard, battled for the top two places after the first five races of Pensacola Yacht Club's inaugural Melges 24 Atlantic and Gulf Coast Championship. Posted on 17 Nov
Bushwhacker Cup a first for Chandler Self
New to the class and will be working the bow of Zane Yoder's Friday Night Gigolos For Galveston girl Chandler Self, the Pensacola Yacht Club Bushwhacker Cup is her first Melges24 regatta. She is new to the class and will be working the bow of Zane Yoder's lime green Melges24 Friday Night Gigolos. Posted on 16 Nov
3 days to go to PYC Bushwhacker Cup
A practice race and a Quantum sails clinic will help tune the fleet on Friday Five reigning 2019 Melges24 US champions and a former US Champion will duke it out with a stellar fleet of challengers on Pensacola Bay this weekend. Posted on 12 Nov
Inside Melges: The November Issue
2019 Melges 14 World League season closes with the Southern Championship With the Winter Series events right around the corner, Andy Burdick and Eddie Cox provide some insight on their pre-regatta checklists for a successful season on the road. Posted on 6 Nov
10 days to enter PYC Bushwhacker Cup
Entries build for Pensacola Yacht Club event Activities begin on Nov 15 when Quantum Sails hosts a Melges 24 clinic featuring Zane Yoder, the Melges 24 Gulf Coast District Chair, following afternoon practice racing at Pensacola Yacht Club. Posted on 6 Nov