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. 

Final Results

Updated 8 AM ET on Aug 2

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. 

The regattta concludes on Saturday.

Latest Results Here

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Updated 3 PM ET on Aug 1

Fleet back on the water after a long postponment on Friday

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Updated 2:30 PM ET 1.

Jonathan Martinetti won a drifter Friday morning to tighten things up. Currently postponed ashore. Andres Ducasse of Chile remains in the lead.

Results here

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Updated 730 AM ET Aug 1.

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! 

Results here

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Andres Ducasse of Chile, the 2011 champ, leads the Sunfish North Americans after two bullets on Wednesday. 

Reports from Mississippi indicate that winds were light and shifty, with the southerly sea breeze fighting it out with a prevailing northerly. Some skippers reported 180 degree shifts in both races. 

Greg Gust of Rush Creek, Texas is 2nd, Stewart Draheim, also of Rush Creek, is 3rd.

Racing resumes at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday and runs through Saturday.

Check this space for updates throughout the event.

Results here

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