J24 North American Championship Recap and Results
The Houston Yacht Club hosted the J24 North American Championship this past weekend. 29 boats competed in the three-day event. Will Welles skippering Bogus won the regatta handily with a total of 22 points that included four 1st places in the ten races. Mike Ingham on Nautalytics finished 2nd with 31 points. Finishing one point behind Ingham was Travis Odenbach on Honeybadger for 3rd place.
The first day of racing included four and five leg races with winds ranging from 13 to 18 knots. In the first race Will Welles and Mike Ingham finished 1st and 2nd but were both OCS. Luckily for both of them this race was their discard. Local Texas boats Miss Conduct sailed by James Freedman and Giggles sailed by Natalie Harden had good moments on the first day with the pair rounding windward marks in 1st and 2nd place.
Will Welles and his crew on Bogus dominated day two by winning all four races. The winds were lighter from 12 to 16 knots. The final day of racing saw similar conditions to day two. Only two races were sailed on the final day and Bogus was able to hold onto first place with a 7th and a 2nd in the races respectively.
2017 North American Champion Will Welles and his team Bogus
For a link to the J24 North American Results click here – https://www.regattatech.com/scoring/action/showResultsRoster?clubCode=HoustonYC&eventCode=J24NA17&divisionName=J/24
Congratulations to all the competitors and thank you to the Houston Yacht Club for putting on a great championship. A special thanks to Bob Harden for supplying regatta updates.