Trey Sheehan and Hooligan Racing have won the 2019 T-10 North American Championship in commanding fashion with 27 points over 10 races! Second place Greg Kinney and Nick Ward on Proper Villain moved up to second place on the final day with a 3rd and 1st to finish with 44 points. Scott Irwin and Team I-Ball rounded out the podium with 48 points. Hanson Bratton and TAZ finished strong with two 2nd place finishes on the final day to move into 4th place with 57 points and Brian Kaczor and Erica finished out the top 5 with 61 points. Congratulations to all the racers!
T-10 NAC Day 3 - Hooligan Racing dominates the day with 3 bullets and seven points separates 2nd from 4th. And look out for TAZ who moved up aggressively in the fleet with a 3-2-2 for the day.
Update from James Keane on Nuts:
Day 3 of T-Ten NA’s featured perfect conditions of 12-17 knots and 2-4 foot seas. Race management was excellent yet again and we were able to get three great races off in quick succession. Tight racing once again led to some hairy weather marks, especially so for anyone coming in from the left side. Hooligan went 1-1-1, out hiking the fleet and leaving the rest of us as mere witnesses.
Day 2 Update courtesy of James Keane
Race Four began with a T-Ten class rule abandonment due to a sustained 30 degree shift, with Liquor Box being among the unfortunate leaders at the time. With the wind filling in from the west at 12-15, the restart saw even speed across the course with nearly all competitors trying for the same spot at the weather mark. Team I-Ball and Proper Villain fought it out for 1-2 with somewhat aggressive play on the final downwind.
Race 5 had similar conditions with Troll and Bear benefitting from a right shift on the first leg. Hooligan and I-Ball outworked the competition, playing the shifts up the second beat to find their way into the top 3.
Day 1 racing of the 2019 T-10 North American Championship is complete. Hooligan is in first place with 10 points, Team IBall in second with 12 points and Perfect and Cracker tied for 3rd with 13 points. Three different boats took bullets on the day and Chicago favorite Erica finished up with two 2nd place finishes to tie for 4th with Proper Villain.
Complete results can be found at https://www.yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm…
Here is the on-the-water report from James Keane on Nuts:
Race 1 saw a heavily favored pin and a long port tack to the first weather mark, with breeze in the 5-7 range out of the east. Nuts rounded mark 1 in first, with Proper Villain and Team I-Ball right behind. Hooligan and Cracker found a left shift on the second beat and made big gains.
Race 2 saw increasing wind, building to 10-15. After 1 general recall Mr. Colling showed he meant business, with the subsequent U-flag start claiming one unfortunate victim (OnePass). The wind continued to veer left, with Perfect and Diamond girl battling for the lead.
Race 3 had the velocity hold and oscillating breeze. The first 4-5 boats got around the weather mark clean, and built a big separation from the rest of the fleet. The the rest of the fleet arrived to the party all at the same time, causing a massive pileup at the top mark.