Lakewood members Chris & Karen Lewis outsailed the competition on
for the 2nd year in a row to repeat as J/44 North American Champions in late September.
The Lewis' along with crew and fellow LYC members Mike McGagh & Bill Zartler took a hard-fought win over second-place winner Lenny Sitar on
and third-place finisher Bill Ketchum on
in the six-race series hosted by American Yacht Club Sept. 22-30.
sealed the series in the last race crossing the fleet on port with one other boat on her weather hip that eventually had to tack away as we headed to the favored side of the course," Chris Lewis commented. "We finished 1,1,1,1,2, 4 discarding a 5 to take the series by only four points. Although not a large fleet the series was hard fought in identical boats with the same forestay lengths and using class owned sails," added Lewis.
With Kenai now having traveled over 30,000 blue-water miles, the Lewis' are planning a trip to South Florida to participate in the Southern Ocean Racing Conference series beginning in mid-November.
Lakewood is proud to have such experienced and accomplished sailors at our Club.