Pacific NorthWest Championship goes to IT’S ONLY ROCK n ROLL

“It’s only Rock n Roll” wins 1st annual PNW Championship
Bob Arney & crew on “It’s only Rock n Roll” won the J/109 Pacific Northwest Championship regatta, held in conjunction with J/Fest in Seattle. They overtook Jim Prentice’s “Diva” in the standings in the last race, to win by 2 points. Stuart Burnell’s “Tantivy” placed third. It was a tight regatta all around, with only 16 points separating 1st through 8th after 5 races. After dealing with fickle wind all weekend, the breeze filled in to a steady 10 knots Sunday afternoon, allowing the RC to get 4 races off. Those that were able to get to the favored side were generously rewarded, and flyers were punished severely. The racing was pretty exciting, as any boathandling mistakes meant losing places and the pack was always tight. And for a pleasant Seattle surprise, there was sunshine all weekend, so all the crews were looking pretty tanned and happy at the awards presentation.

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