Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Tiger Winning J/80 NAs First Day

(Larchmont, NY)-  The fleet of J/80s racing their 2011 North Americans in Larchmont, NY were greeted with spectacular sailing conditions on their first day of racing.  According to Regatta Chairman, Kerry Klingler, "racing toady at Larchmont yacht Club was a great.  They had perfect conditions to get the racing off.  A nice sunny day, winds out of the southwest, from 8 to 15 knots.'

The racing was dominated by two boats that are on top of the fleet.  LE TIGRE, sailed by the Glen Darden / Reese Hillard team from Fort Worth Boat Club in Fort Worth, TX, and FKA sailed by the Les Beckwith team.  Both boats showed consistency and the ability to edge out the competition in close racing.  They also showed great tactics to be able to bounce back in races when they were down in the fleet.  In third place ANGRY CHAMELEON, sailed by the Robinson team, raced consistently to hang in the top three.  The top five was rounded out by Kerry Klingler and Bruno Pasquinelli on TIAMO, who are currently tied for fourth place.

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