Fast Ride for J/105s in Chicago Bi-State/Tri-State

The Bi-State and the Tri-State is a multi-leg offshore race held over Labor Day Weekend on the southern parts of Lake Michigan. Chicago to St. Joseph, MI is the first leg of the race. More than 100 boats departed Friday evening for a fast sprint of 50.5 NM across the lake, most boats finishing early Saturday morning. For most, Saturday was a day of rest in St. Joseph with the Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament and live entertainment at the St. Joseph River YC. Then, on Sunday morning, racers chose whether to continue to Michigan City, IN as part of the traditional Tri-State or head back to Chicago for the Bi-State leg of the race. Most chose the latter based on the forecasted light winds down the Michigan shoreline. The J/105s raced as a one-design class, with eight crews vying for control. Winning the leg across was Mike Hettel’s GLOBAL NOMADS. Then, on the Bi-State leg back to Chicago, Kris Reichert’s ANGRY SLOTH won. As a result, the combined scores saw Hettel’s GLOBAL NOMADS win with a 1-3 for 4 points, followed by a rare three-way tie for second place. Winning that on countback was Reichert’s ANGRY SLOTH with a 5-1 for 6 points. Third went to ESPRIT D’ECOSSE (Judith & Ross McLean) with a 4-2 for 6 points, and fourth position went to SEALARK (Clark Pellet) with a 2-4 for 6 points. Find all the YachtScoring information here:

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