Good Trade, led by Nicole Breault and Bruce Stone, won the J/105 North American Championship hosted by Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA on Friday. Conditions were considerably lighter after Dorian passed by the day before, and from the West.
Taking the first race of the 4th and last day of competition (Race 7) was Ken Horne on Final Final, followed by The Usual Suspects in 2nd, who slipped to 8th after a penalty, and Californian boat Ne*Ne in 3rd. Charlie Garrard and Merlin took 4th. The final race of the day made all the difference, Good Trade taking 1st place, Merlin in 2nd, and Terry Michaelson and The Usual Suspects in 3rd.
So overall, the North American Champion for 2019 is Good Trade, followed by Final Final in 2nd, and local favorite Merlin in 3rd. A hard fought regatta over 4 days, and some great racing and sportsmanship throughout.
Photos are available on the J/105 Class Facebook page, and complete results may be found here.