Lee Sackett Leads Day 1 of J/22 North American Championship
31 Teams Complete 3 Races on First Day at Tawas Bay YC in Michigan
East Tawas, MI, USA – September, 10, 2012 – Lee Sackett of Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland, OH holds the lead over 30 other teams at the J/22 North American Championship. Three races were completed on the first day of racing at the Tawas Bay Yacht Club in Michigan. Lee Sackett scored a consistent line of 2,3,5 for 10 points, and Allan Terhune of Arnold, MD and Terry Flynn of League City, TX are tied for the next position with 12 points.
In the day’s first race, Richard Hallagan of Canandaigua Yacht Club took top honors, followed by two teams from the Cleveland area—Lee Sackett in second and his father Tod in third. In Race 2, Brad Julian of Severn Sailing Association grabbed first, with Chris Doyle of New York and Lee Sackett next. Terhune rounded out the day with a victory. Chris Doyle trailed in second, and Flynn in third.
Winds started light and shifty, but increased during each race to around 12 knots in Race 3. Sunny skies and temperatures around 70 degrees made for a gorgeous day on the bay.
Racing continues through Wednesday. Visit www.j22na.com for complete results.