Skipper David Rosow and the Loki crew captured the J/109 North American Championship at the Storm Trysail Club 2017 Block Island Race Week in a convincing fashion. Quantum professional Kerry Klingler trimmed the main while amateur Brian Comfort served as tactician as the Southport, Connecticut entry closed the regatta with three straight bullets finishing the regatta twelve points ahead of Rush, skippered by Bill Sweetser.
“Today was do or die and I thought our team really came through in the clutch,” Rosow said. “We tried to keep it simple the last two days. We got in trouble on Tuesday when we made things more complicated than they needed to be.”
Loki successfully defended its North American crown despite having four new crew members and still has not lost a J/109 one-design regatta in two years. “Putting together a new team was complicated, but the chemistry came together well,” Rosow said.
Regatta results are at this link.