Please select your home edition
Edition
J Composites 2022 - J99 LEADERBOARD

Bangor Packet eclipses J/24 East Coast Championship

by J/Boats 7 Nov 2021 22:06 GMT
J/24 East Coast Championship 2021 © j24eastcoastchampionship.com

On the same weekend the Severn Sailing Association was hosting the J/22 East Coasts, they were also playing host to a massive fleet for the J/24 East Coast Championship.

The J/24 fleet enjoyed an amazing three-day, nine-race championship regatta.

Who would have guessed that octogenarian, old-man-of-the-sea, J/24 Portland rock star, wise-man-of-the-sea, Tony Parker, and his BANGOR PACKET team would simply blitz, obliterate, roast, toast, nearly white wash, and school the "locals" on how to get around the race track. Well, for many of you other sailors who don't know Tony, he's been racing J/24s since 1979... maybe earlier. And, he nearly won a J/24 Worlds some time ago. So, his performance was not unsurprising for many J/24 class veterans.

It may have helped that Tony's BANGOR PACKET crew were not exactly a bunch of hackers. Sailing with him were Zeke Horowitz, James Niblock, and Will Bomar. Their record of five 1sts, two 2nds, a 3rd and 5th were quite an eye-opening performance for even the most jaded of all J/24 class sailors. They won with just 17 pts after 9 races, a 1.89 average.. wow!

Behind Parker's remarkable performance was an amazing "shoot-out at the OK Corral". To say it was battle would be an understatement. Second to fifth placed teams were separated by only five points, with the last race determining everything for the balance of the podium.

Surviving that scrum with a few bumps, bruises, and scratches was Mike Stasko's REDLINE team of Mays Dickey, Austin Zauner, Gavin Smith, and Jeff Becker. Taking the silver medal, REDLINE finished with 50 pts due to their consistent performance in the last four races of a 4-2-7-2.

In such tight, close racing, the final step on the podium, unsurprisingly, was determined by a tiebreaker at 52 pts each. Winning that battle to take the bronze medal was Mike Wilde's GOIN LEFT team of Billy Stuart, Max Lopez, Danny Lawless, and Patrick Murphy. Losing that countback was Bill Fastiggi's WHISKEY RIVER with crew of Steve Callison, Matt Bologna, Monica Morgan, and Suzy Coburn. Rounding out the top five just three points back was Aidan Glackin's MENTAL FLOSS.

More information at j24eastcoastchampionship.com

Related Articles

J/24 Europeans at Howth overall
Greek Team JMania edges ahead in Ireland Every point matters. After 10 races among 34 boats, the J/24 European Championship hosted by Howth Yacht Club in Ireland concluded in a tie at 65 points with the third-place team only one more point back. Posted on 3 Sep
J/24 Europeans at Howth day 4
Irish teams benefit from home field advantage The Irish teams benefited from home field advantage for races 8 and 9 of the J/24 European Championship hosted by Howth Yacht Club. In winds between 8-10 knots, the top three in both of Friday's matches were comprised solely of boats from Ireland. Posted on 2 Sep
J/24 Europeans at Howth day 3
Windy and wavy middle day Taking advantage of solid breeze at 12-16 knots, the Howth Yacht Club (Ireland) Race Committee pounded out three races at the J/24 European Championship Thursday. Conditions challenged the 34 teams and boats with choppy seas. Posted on 1 Sep
J/24 Europeans at Howth day 2
Early shuffle Two points are separating the top three boats after the second day of the J/24 European Championship, hosted by Howth Yacht Club in Ireland. Another warm, sunny day welcomed the 34 J/24s who completed an additional couple races Posted on 31 Aug
J/24 Europeans at Howth day 1
A brilliant start to the event for the 34 teams in Ireland 34 J/24s vied in two races in winds of 6-10 knots to open to 2022 J/24 European Championship, hosted by Howth Yacht Club in Ireland. Six nations are represented: Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy and the United States. Posted on 31 Aug
Jarchow wins J/24 Florida State Championship
A summer tradition looked forward to by fanatical J/24 sailors Sailed for over 40+ years, the Florida State Championship has been a summer tradition looked forward to by fanatical J/24 sailors in the southeastern region. Posted on 27 Aug
SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta returns
Making a comeback after three years hiatus Over two weekends from 13 August 2022, Raffles Marina played host to the three-day 23rd SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta (WCSR) in partnership with local university, the Singapore Management University (SMU). Posted on 22 Aug
J/24 Worlds at Corpus Christi, Texas overall
Mike Marshall's American Garage secures the title in the final race Mike Marshall's American Garage may have never been in first place overall during races one through nine, but he was after the tenth and final race to claim the title of 2022 J/24 World Champion. Posted on 23 Jul
J/24 Worlds at Corpus Christi, Texas day 4
Penultimate day ends with four points separating the top four boats Four points separate the top four boats heading into the final day of the J/24 World Championship hosted by Corpus Christi Yacht Club in Texas USA. Posted on 21 Jul
J/24 Worlds at Corpus Christi, Texas day 3
A gusty middle day After the first race on Wednesday (Race 5) at the J/24 World Championship hosted by Corpus Christi Yacht Club in Texas USA, Paul Foerster's Grand Slam 2 and Mike Marshall's American Garage were tied for the top position. Posted on 20 Jul