Cliffhanger Final for J/105s at Phyllis Kleinman Swiftsure Regatta

St. Francis Yacht Club hosted the Phyllis Kleinman Swiftsure Regatta on August 18-19, with 19 J/105s. After five races, it was apparent the entire podium was going to be determined by a cliffhanger finale in the last race, as anyone could have won amongst the top five. In the end, Tim Russell’s NENE won the countback on a tie-breaker for first place with Ryan Simmons’ BLACKHAWK. NENE was consistent from the start and faltered a bit in the end, posting a 4-1-1-2-8 for 16 points. BLACKHAWK had a 3-3-2-7-1 tally to nearly pull off the win, also finishing with 16 points. Just out of the money was Bruce Stone’s ARBITRAGE, posting a tally of 1-6-3-6-3 for 19 points total to hang on to third place. Fourth went to Ian Charles’ MAVERICK with a 6-7-4-1-2 record for 20 points. Fifth place was Doug Bailey’s AKULA with a 2-2-6-4-10 for 24 points total. For more event information, visit

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