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Picked Clean

I
really enjoy writing championship previews and form guides before an On-The-Water
Anarchy report – it helps get my head into the competition, and
gives me a chance to learn more about the teams and sailors at any big
event. When it’s the kind of racing I do most, it’s even better.

All that said, picking the likely winners of this week’s Melges 24
North American Championship is harder than most, simply because of the
sheer depth of the talent assembled here at Eastport Yacht Club. So
I’ll do my best for you, and you can see for yourself whether I’m right
on the money or just another clueless hack by watching our
live OTW reports
. They’ll start tomorrow night with interviews and
some pre-race stories, and the real action begins on Wednesday. Today
was brutally cold and wet, and tomorrow’s practice race promises more
of the same, with 20+ knots instead of 15. We can’t thanks our sponsors
enough for bringing this exciting event to you, so if you’re psyched
about it, show some love to Latis
Yachting Solutions
, Coral
Reef Sailing Apparel
, and the Eastport
Yacht Company
, with their hot Eastport
32
motor yacht.

Here are the picks, with the rational behind them: