2013 North Americans

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The weather forecast was for light airs but there was hope that the warm weather would result in the famous Kingston thermal kicking in.

Twelve crews arrived in Kingston to sail the 2013 North Americans as part of the CORK One Design Regatta.  Kingston, site of the 1976 Olympic sailing events, has long had a reputation for good winds and great sailing.  Expectations were high as the fleet left Portsmouth Olympic Harbour for the start on the One Design Regatta.  Unfortunately the thermal struggled and the result was light and somewhat shifty breezes.  With four other fleets sharing the course the start sequences were long especially if there were any postponements as a result of the shifty conditions. Two races were sailed and with several boats (including a couple of the frontrunners) scored OCS the day ended with the top three boats separated by three points and a promise of more wind the next day.

The winds filled in for the last day of CORK One Design Regatta with 10 knots from the South West.  With three more races sailed the Fireball North American Championship finished with a total of 5 races. The North American Fireball Champions are Robert Levy and Jonathan Driver with 6 points over the 5 races.

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2013 North American Champions Rob Levy and Jon Driver from Pointe Claire YC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second and third place crews were tied on 9 points however the tiebreaker went to Stephen Waldie and Nic Mocciutti.

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Stephen Waldie and Nic Mochiutti

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Joe Jospe and Tom Egli

 

 

Completing the Pointe Claire YC sweep of the podium was Tom Egli and Joe Jospe.  Full results can be found on the CORK results page