In a close battle that turned into match racing Stu WALKER, Doug LOUP, and Andrew DIZER from Annapolis beat Joe HOEKSEMA his wife Rose and Matias COLLINS who finished third.
Jim MEDLEY, Mark HULBERT and Raiden HASEGAWA finished fourth after taking a left tack in the lead at the first race, saw all chances disappear when the breeze come fresh into the course from the right, leaving him into the middle of the fleet. The same happened to Charlie KAMPS, John WALTON and Vitas KASUINAS who finished in sixth. It was a good day for the Johnsson family who finished with a third and a fourth and kept climbing positions after a redress given in the third race finishing at the overall results into the fifth place.
The event was excellent, and the parties were astonishing with the best three minute history of each skipper in the Soling class. There was excellent food and drinks and the organization by the Wilmette Harbour and Sheridan Shore Yacht Club was well done.
Next Soling Masters will be back into Europe next year and some of the sailors are already planning the trip.
|1||CAN||Bill Abbott||Joanne Abbott||Paul Davis||8||2||1||1||2||1||1||DNC(13)|
|2||USA||Stuart Walker||Doug Loup||Andrew Dize||15||3||2||2||1||6||4||3|
|3||USA||Joe Hoeksema||Matias Collins||Rose Hoeksema||21||1||5||3||5||5||2||DNF(13)|
|4||USA||James Medley||Marc Hulbert||Raiden Hasegawa||22.8||4||4||RDG(3.8)||4||8||6||1|
|5||USA||Jorgen Johnsson||Martin Johnsson||David Snodgrass||24||6||3||RDG(5)||8||3||3||4|
|6||USA||Charlie Kamps||Vitas Kasuinas||John Walton||26||5||7||5||3||4||7||2|
|7||USA||John Kennedy||Salvador Aguinaga Jr||Niels Heemskerk||36||7||9||4||11||2||9||5|
|8||ISV||John Morgan||Kathy Morgan||Christopher Morgan||39||DNC(13)||6||6||6||7||8||6|
|9||ARG||Juan Carlos Gozzi Valdez||Stephen Bobo||Levente Deak||52||9||8||7||12||11||10||7|
|10||USA||Jack Lane||Peter Dickinson||Gordy McDonald||53||8||10||8||10||9||11||8|
|11||USA||Joseph Van Gieson||Victor Gorokhov||Bruce Buckheit||54||RAF(13)||11||10||9||10||5||9|
|12||USA||J.P. Vam Horn||Ross Richards||J Mattheiu||60||10||RAF(13)||9||7||12||12||10|