Day 2 of 2017 F18 Americas

Day 2 of 2017 F18 Americas

The second day of the 2017 Formula 18 Americas Championship was sailed inside the breakwater and gave sailors a nice break after being pounded by the Pacific Ocean swells the day before.  The fleet sailed out in just 8 knots but the typical Long Beach thermal didn’t leave the fleet waiting long as it built from 12 to 18 in the first race. The winds stayed 15+ for most of the racing until the last race when it died off to just around 7 knots on the final lap.

Ken and Eric Marshack continue to lead and took two wins today. Ken is the oldest sailor in the fleet at 66 years old! Robbie Daniels and Gary Chu won the first race while Todd Riccardi Bryan Paine won the final race.
Overall, in Second place are Steve Stroebel and Matt Morris from San Diego followed by Charles Tomeo and Dalton Tebo from Sarasota, Florida in Third.
Second place through fifth place are close in points and after the next drop comes into place after race 10 there will be a few boats dropping DNF’s from yesterday and moving to battle for the top 5.
The forecast for the final two days of the even is  around 10 knots.
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Photo credit Rohan Hollingsworth