North American J/80 Class Association
The Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series in Annapolis had three days of extremely challenging light winds, strong currents and ultra-competitive fleets from May 5-7. Mike Beasley and his teammates on the J/80 Black Sheep were the most dominant of the weekend, topping their fleet by a whopping 18 points after winning seven of eight races. "Tuning was key," Beasley says. "We put a lot of time into boat setup and understanding what the demands were from the sails we had and what we were trying to achieve with upwind speed," Beasley says. "Working as a team was a highlight of the weekend; we had a guy from the youth team. On Friday, he was a little ropey, but he was a machine today."
1st – Black Sheep - Mike Beasley - 10 points
2nd - Kopp-Out - Thomas and Jennifer Kopp - 28 points
3rd - Meltemi - Mike Hobson - 29 points
Top Mixed Plus Team - Stacked Deck - Ramzi Bannura
Full Results: www.sailingworld.com/regatta-series-annapolis
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