Chris Doyle Dominates J/22 North American Championship
31 Teams Completed Nine Races at Tawas Bay YC in Michigan
East Tawas, MI, USA – September, 12, 2012 – Chris Doyle of Youngstown Yacht Club in New York controlled the 31-boat fleet at the J/22 North American Championship at Tawas Bay Yacht Club in Michigan. With crew Will Harris and Adam Burns, the team ended the nine-race regatta with just 16 points, after dropping a 22 from Race 1. During the other eight races, they had all top three tallies. Behind Chris Doyle was Brad Julian of Annapolis, MD with 28 points and Terry Flynn of League City, TX with 29 points.
Tod Sackett of Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland, OH got the day started off with a victory, with Julian and Chris Doyle behind. In the next race, Allan Terhune of Arnold, MD earned the win, Chris Doyle second and Julian third. Flynn ended the regatta with a victory, ahead of Julian and Chris Doyle.
Conditions were ideal again on Tawas Bay with breeze between 8 knots at the beginning of the day, and building to 16 with gusts to 18 by the last race with 2-4 foot waves. The J/22 Class extends its appreciation to the Tawas Bay Yacht Club and the Race Committee for a superb regatta.
The top 10: Chris Doyle (16 points), Brad Julian (28), Terry Flynn (29), Allan Terhune (31), Lee Sackett (38), Marvin Beckmann (43), Chris Wientjes (54), Tod Sackett (65), Jeffrey Todd (69), Nick Turney (86).
Visit www.j22na.com for complete results.