Stone/Breault Team Remains in Lead After Day 2 of J/105 North American Championship

Good Trade, led by Nicole Breault and Bruce Stone, is in first place with 12 points after day two of the J/105 North American Championship hosted by Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA on Friday. Conditions were considerably stronger than on day one, with steady winds from the Northeast and ENE between 10-15 knots and building as the day went on, along with the seas, in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian’s brush by on Saturday. Taking the first race of the second day of competition (race four) was Tim Russell’s NeNe out of Tiburon and St. Francis Yacht Club, followed by Texan Ken Horne on Final Final in second, and Marblehead boat Merlin, skippered by Charlie Garrard. Team Good Trade came in fourth, but made up for it in the next race by taking first place, and then a second for race six, to retain their top spot. Final Final was again second in race five, and fifth in race six for a total of 19 points, followed closely by NeNe with a sixth place in race five, and first place in race six for 23 points and third overall by tiebreak (though numerically tied with Merlin, who rolled a 3-4-3 for the day for fourth overall). Terry Michaelson’s The Usual Suspects, winner of the first race of the Championship, has clawed back into fifth place overall, taking third in race five. No racing occurred on Saturday, September 7, due to high winds and sea state from Hurricane Dorian. Photos are available on the J/105 Class Facebook page, and complete results may be found at https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=6023.

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