Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club

New Hampshire sailor wins J-80 championship

Posted:  Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:15am
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The J-80 sailboat class held its annual East Coast Championship race Aug. 24-26 hosted by the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club. Sixteen boats competed in the three day event directed by area residents Ken Colburn and Jen Baker both of Southport.

The unquestioned winner was Les Beckwith from Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, who sailed a boat mysteriously named FKA  finishing 2 points ahead of MORE GOSTOSA sailed by Kevin Hayes and crew also from The Winnipesaukee Yacht club. Third place was taken by a boat named LAWYERS GUNS AND MANGOS from the Annapolis, Maryland Yacht Club with Dan Shanahan at the helm. Fourth place was the top BHYC finisher SKY ROCKET owned and sailed by Craig and Madeline Preston of West Boothbay Harbor and London, England.

Individual Race Results: First Place, Race 1 – Sky Rocket – Craig & Madeline Preston, Race 2 – FKA – Les Beckwith, Race 3 – FKA – Les Beckwith, Race 4 – Ghost – Ken Colburn, Race 5 – More Gostosa – Kevin Hayes, Race 6,7,8,&9 – FKA – Les Beckwith

The Corinthian Award was given  for the highest finishing boat with a completely Corinthian team. To be eligible for the Corinthian award, the boat’s entire crew is classified as a Category 1 sailor by World Sailing, and earned by UPSETTER skipper Jason Viseltear.

The final tally

Place

Total Points

Boat Name

Captain

16

111

June Moone

Blanchard, Tony

15

105

Wired    BHYC

Baker, Chip

14

82

Twilight Zone

Greenwell, Jim

13

80

Blondie

Blais, Jason

12

75

Blue Skies

Baker, Fred

11

75

Schooled

Crosby, Ben & Ben

10

72

Silkie      BHYC

Curtis, Jeff

9

68

Sea Biscuit

Stowe, David

8

64

Firebolt    BHYC

Hunt, Bill

7

62

GHOST   BHYC

Colburn, Kenneth

6

59

Mistress

Rabinowitz, Jeffrey

5

56

Upsetter

Viseltear, Jason

4

34

Sky Rocket  BHYC

PRESTON, CRAIG & Madeline

3

32

Lawyers Guns & Mangos

Shanahan, Dan

2

20

More Gostosa

Hayes, Kevin

1

18

FKA

Beckwith, Les