Newport Harbor Yacht Club / August 5-8, 2019
Cover Photo: Tom Walker
Racing at the 2018 US 29er National Championships (hosted by Community Boating Center, Inc of New Bedford, MA) concluded with 4 solid races in excellent skiff racing conditions – a welcome change from the loss of racing the previous day due to a storm passing thru the region. Eric Lyall and Andrew Moreno (Vancouver, BC) comfortably bested the fleet in the 8 race series with 5 first place and 2 second place finishes. Their success follows a number of excellent performances in the class – previously honored by being selected as Sail Canada’s Sailor of the Month for April of 2017.
Peter Joslin (San Diego, CA) and Scott Mais (Newport Beach, CA) were the top finishing all-US team and are this year’s US 29er Class Association Champions.
Also recognized were the top all female team of Brooke Shachoy and Jana Laurendeau and the top Junior team of Galen Richardson and Jake Adair (CAN) – who finished second overall.
For results and official postings, please visit the 2018 US 29er National Championships website.
Please visit the 29er North American Facebook page for photos and videos. Click here.
For those looking to next summer’s racing, the US 29er Class Association announced that the 2019 US Nationals will be held at The Gorge (www.cgra.org) July 12-14, 2019.
Note: Your SCSN Editor attended this event as a Race Committee member and was very impressed with the maturity level and spirit of the young competitors.