Zhik F18 US Nationals – Newberry/Whitehead extend lead on day 3

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Newberry/Whitehead leading in front of Pilon/Loiselle

Sarah Newberry and Matthew Whitehead have turned the 2015 F18 Americas Championship into a race for second place, winning three of four races Wednesday in shifting winds that ranged from 12 knots to 16 knots. Newberry and Whitehead have nine points, 15 points clear of their closest pursuers, Olivier Pilon and Maxime Loiselle of Canada. Pilon and Loiselle overtook John Casey and Colin Page with a pair of second-place finishes in the final two races of the day to claim second place.

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Easton/Burd (front) in a close fight with Casey & Page

Casey and Page sit in third, tied with Michael Easton and Tripp Burd. Both crews one point behind Pilon and Loiselle at 25. Three-time defending champs Easton and Burd notched their first win of the regatta in the third race Wednesday, and were able to throw out their worst score of the regatta as the number of races hit eight. Charles Tomeo and Dalton Tebo are in fifth place, with 34 points and Robbie Daniel and Keenan Madewell moved up to sixth with 61 points after discarding a missed race caused by a starting line collision that left a 16-inch gash in their boat.


F18 Americas Championship Race Day 3 (by David Sussman)

Overall Top 5 results:

  1. Newberry/Whitehead (9 points)
  2. Pilon/Loiselle (24 points)
  3. Casey/Page (25 points)
  4. Easton/Burd (25 points)
  5. Tomeo/Tebo (34 points)

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Text: Brian Gleason