On the left of the course MEDLEY, HULBERT and ROBERTS with Charlie KAMPS, Vytas KASNUINAS and Jon BAILEY (USA) were able to gain ground and find some breeze. KAMPS, KASNUINAS and BAILEY rounded first with MEDLEY second and HOEKSEMA, COLLINS and HOEKSEMA third with a good advantage, but again 150 metres after rounding the light air died once again.
MEDLEY chose the open sea whilst KAMPS and HOEKSEMA chose the left but no wind came and the boats at the back of the pack were able to close in on the front group. USA 845 Augi HERNANDEZ, Jorgen JOHNSSON, Martin JOHNSSON made big on the extreme left and sailing perfect in light conditions and made their way up to finish third behind KAMPS who was second and MEDLEY first. HOEKSEMA came in fifth after giving up one spot to local sailors Scott CONGER, Mike RODAER and Greg CONGER (USA).
This action and no throw outs gave the title to USA 845 Augi HERNANDEZ, Jorgen JOHNSSON, Martin JOHNSSON followed by USA 840 Jim MEDLEY, Marc HULBURT and Chris ROBERTS and in third local sailor and in duty organizing the event USA 832 Charlie KAMPS, Vytas KASNUINAS and Jon BAILEY.
The Red fleet had a well known winner, Steve BOBO, Emily GENSHEIMER and Dagmar VAN ENGEN (USA) followed by David BAUM, Margaret CHAVEZ and Kiara CALDWELL (USA) and third Scott EVANS, Johnnathan DELLINGER and Daniel MORRIS (USA).
This was the first time a NA championship had sailing in different boats five teams with a woman on board. A special thanks to them who are becoming Soling lovers and then better sailors. Or should that be the other way around?
Final Results - Top Ten
|Pos||Nation||Helmsman||Midleman||Bowman||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race 4||Points|
|1||USA||Augi HERNANDEZ||Jorgen JOHNSSON||Martin JOHNSSON||1||1||4||3||9|
|2||USA||Jim MEDLEY||Marc HULBURT||Chris ROBERTS||3||5||5||1||14|
|3||USA||Charlie KAMPS||Vytas KASNIUNAS||Jon BAILEY||6||4||2||2||14|
|4||USA||Jamie HUMMERT||Mike SHOENDORF||Rob HAMMIL||4||2||3||8||17|
|5||USA||Scott CONGER||Mark RODAER||Greg CONGER||2||9||8||4||23|
|6||USA||John KENNEDY||Sam BOYER||Brendan KENNEDY||11||3||1||9||24|
|7||USA||Joe HOEKSEMA||Matias COLLINS||Rose HOEKSEMA||5||8||7||5||25|
|8||USA||Steve DOLAN||Eric ROMAN||Scott STROUD||8||7||6||6||27|
|9||USA||Steve BOBO||Dagmar VAN ENGEN||Emily GENSHEIMER||10||6||OCS||7||39|
|10||USA||David BAUM||Margaret CHAVEZ||Kiara CALDWELL||7||10||OCS||10||43|