Congratulations to Tom & Diana Sutton of Houston, TX and the Leading Edge crew for winning the J/109 East Coast Championship at J/Fest New England hosted by Sail Newport the weekend of 10-11 August. The six race series occurred over two days with Leading Edge having a commanding lead at 10 points, 8 points ahead of the second place boat.
Second place and the top Corinthian award went to Ted Herlihy and the Gut Feeling crew. The podium was rounded out with Brooke Mastrorio and the URSA crew one point behind Gut Feeling. The results may be viewed at this link.
The racing and social events put on by Sail Newport were spectacular. Racing the first day was up Narragansett Bay where the winds supported four races. The second day of racing was in Rhode Island Sound where the AP was flown until the sea breeze kicked in to allow two races.
Two more J/109 Class sanctioned One Design events are scheduled for this year:
- Tues-Sat 20-24 August – J/109 North American Championship at New Bedford YC
- Sat-Sun 21-22, 28-29 Sept – AYC Fall Series (3rd & Final Event for East Coast Regatta Series)