Andres Ducasse is a Two-Time North American Champ!
Posted August 02, 2014
Andres Ducasse of Chile won his second Sunfish North American Championship on the strength of book-end dominance on Days 1 and 4 in Mississippi. Greg Gust of Texas was the near-miss 2nd place finisher. More updates to come at this space.
Former World Champ Jonathan Martinetti of Ecuador has taken the lead going into the final day at the North Americans. No throwout yet, but if/when there is one, things are very tight!
American Greg Gust is 2nd, just one point behind, followed by Stewart Draheim.
The race committee got in 3 light-air races on Friday, the first of which was so light there were requests for redress by 2x world champ Alexander Zimmerman and Jorge Santiago. The judges threw out the requests, however.
The light easterly has created challenging conditions. The Black Flag was out and used on Friday.
A light northerly fought it out with the southerly sea breeze on Thursday leaving the fleet stranded ashore with no wind. Similar conditions are forecast for the rest of the regatta. Fingers crossed for breeze!