The J/88 North American Championship wrapped this weekend at Chicago Yacht Club, with John and Jordan Leahey’s Dutch winning overall honors. Sailing in the Corinthian Division, Dutch also took home the prize for the top Corinthian boat. Dutch won in convincing fashion, scoring four bullets in the 12-race series. The fleet did see a little bit of everything, as conditions varied dramatically during the four-day regatta. Thursday featured northerly winds over 20 knots for much of the day, with five to seven-foot waves. Friday’s conditions offered light and lumpy conditions, with southeast winds in the six to eight knot range for much of the day. Saturday brought lighter southwesterlies and a smoother sea state. And the finale on Sunday offer with west to northwest winds in the 10-15 knot range, with gusts of over 20 knots.
Final top ten:

  1. Dutch (Corinthian) – John & Jordan Leahey, 36.0
  2. Deviation – Iris Vogel, 49.0
  3. Exile – Andy Graff, 53.0
  4. Gaucho – Dave Tufts, 63.0
  5. Piranha (Corinthian) – Dave Dennison, 75.0
  6. Spray – Robbie Lowrance, 82.0
  7. Albondigas – Justin Scagnelli / Tim Price, 87.0
  8. Julia (Corinthian) – Grace and Michael Gillian, 93.0
  9. BLUE – Brian O’Malley , 97.0
  10. Banter (Corinthian) – Ben Marden , 104.0

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