FORT WORTH, Texas (September 27, 2014) – A balanced field and limited racing usually leads to close races and a crowded leaderboard. This was the situation on Eagle Mountain Lake for the last day at the U.S. Adult Championship, hosted by Fort Worth Boat Club.
After just two races over three days due to lack of wind, Saturday afternoon featured three races for the fleet of talented J/22 teams.
In the end, the Southern Yacht Club’s Benz Faget (Metairie, La.), Randall Richmond (New Orleans, La.), and Thomas Sweeney (New Orleans, La.) came away with the championship. The win for Faget represents his third Mallory Trophy (’99, ’94) and the first for the Southern Yacht Club. Faget is also a member of the New Orleans Yacht Club.
Following another lengthy delay, the late afternoon breeze returned, and the race committee scrambled to set up the race course. Faget won Races 3 and 5 today, and three out of five for the championship.
Final Standings – Top 5
1. Faget/Richmond/Sweeney, Southern Yacht Club, 3-1-1-3-1- ; 9
2. Wilson/Davis/Scull/Stevens, Vineyard Haven Yacht Club, 1-5-3-2-3- ; 14
3. Dyer/Johnson/Arno, Fort Worth Boat Club, 2-3-8-7-2- ; 22
4. Meno/Schwinn/Keller, Fort Worth Boat Club, 5-7-2-4-6- ; 24
5. Quigley/Maher/Bryan, BYC & BSC, 4-4-9-5-5- ; 27
Check out Saturday’s social media coverage:
— US Sailing (@ussailing) September 27, 2014
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Media & Coverage
• For results, standings, photos, Twitter updates, and more information on the 2014 U.S. Adult Championship, please visit the event website. Video highlights will be available later this week.
• US Sailing medals were awarded to the first, second and third place competitors.
• The winning team was presented the Clifford D. Mallory Trophy.
• The Staton J. Peele, Jr. Trophy for Sportsmanship was awarded to Mike Schwinn (Keller, Texas).
The U.S. Adult Sailing Championship is sponsored by Gill North America and Old Pulteney and supported by the Clifford D. Mallory family. This US Sailing National Championship is a Sailors for the Sea – Clean Regattas certified event.
US Sailing Media Contact: Jake Fish
*Photo credit to Sue Bodycomb.
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About Old Pulteney
Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky is strongly rooted in the whisky’s nautical heritage and is commonly referred to as ‘The Maritime Malt.’ Old Pulteney is the Official Scotch of US Sailing and recently released a limited-edition ‘Navigator’ expression, commemorating the brand’s sponsorship of the 2013-2014 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Crafted in Pulteney Distillery in Wick, Scotland, the distillery was founded in 1826 by James Henderson in the heart of “Pulteneytown,” one of the largest fishing ports in Europe. Each Old Pulteney expression is carefully crafted and carries the windswept and rugged character of the North and the salty, fresh air of the North Sea. It is distributed by International Beverage, Inc. Visit Old Pulteney on Facebook or at www.oldpulteney.com for more information.