melges wins melges
Harry Melges, alongside tactician Andy Burdick, and crew comprised of his brother Hans and Matt Woodworth aboard Zenda Express, whipped out an impressive 1-1-1-2--1-2-1 score line to win by a twelve point margin in Seattle at the 2012 CSR Marine Melges 24 U.S. National Championship, hosted by the Seattle Yacht Club . Alan Field on WTF and Australia’s Warwick Rooklyn on Bandit finished second and third respectively.
Melges went into the final day with a solid six point lead ahead of Rooklyn in second and Field in third. His 1-2-1 on the day safely sealed the deal and the title. For Field and Rooklyn, it was a heated battle with Field getting the upper hand in races seven and eight. Field won race seven while Rooklyn finished fifteenth (also his discard), enabling him to secure second place overall. Capping the top five was Bruce Ayres’ Monsoon in fourth and Argyle Campbell on Rock n’ Roll finishing fifth. Results here. Photo by Jan Anderson – more here.