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Chris Doyle Edges Out Competition to Win J/22 Midwinter Championship

35 Teams Complete Six Races on Galveston Bay in Texas

Chris Doyle of Kenmore, NY won the J/22 Midwinter Championship in a tie-breaker over local Terry Flynn. The two teams battled during all four races on Sunday, both ending the regatta with 12 points. Doyle, sailing with Will Harris and Jason Suitor, won the championship thanks to two bullets on day one. Travis Odenbach rounds out the top three with 18 points.

The weather was glorious on Galveston Bay on Sunday. The sun returned, and breezes started around 5-7 knots, increasing to 10-15 as it moved right. In the day's first race, Flynn earned the top spot, followed by Allan Terhune and Doyle. Travis Odenbach won Sunday's second race, as Terhune lodged another second and Nick Turney came in third. Eric Faust took honors in the next race, trailed by Flynn and Chad Wilson. Terhune won the closing race, with Flynn and Doyle behind.

The top five: Chris Doyle (12 points), Terry Flynn (12), Travis Odenbach (18), Allan Terhune (23), Scott Young (29).

Thirty-five teams competed in the six-race event, under the guidance of PRO Jack Yoes. Thank you to the Houston Yacht Club for hosting the J/22 Class.

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Christopher E. Howell
Cell: 440-796-3100 e-mail: j22@roadrunner.com