The 2017 Catalina 22 Nationals held at the Fort Worth Sailing Club from June 11th to the 15th was a success with three different fleets inside the championship. 20 boats competed in the Genoa Gold Fleet, 12 boats in the Genoa Silver Fleet, and boats from both of those fleets made up the 12 boat Spinnaker Fleet.
Tuesday’s conditions were the windiest with winds from 19 knots to gusting over 25 knots. This prompted the race committee to put up the J Flag that requires boats to sail with genoas only. The winds settled down the next few days with an average of 14 knots to 22 knots, with the last day down to 8 to 12 knots.
The top eight boats saw some tight racing. 1st place went to skipper Justin Chambers with an impressive 9 points. 2nd place was hotly contested with a three-way tie with 40 points. It took 5 different tiebreakers to get the final standings. Craig White and crew came out on top of the tiebreaker, followed by Ty McAdens team in 3rd, and then Keith Bennett and team in 4th.
Final results for this Catalina 22 Nationals can be found here on the Catalina 22 website:
Catalina 22 Class Website:
Thank you to regatta contact Bill Heirendt for information on the Catalina 22 Nationals.