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Win at the US 470 Nationals!

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Stu, Dave, and Peter Commette

Stu, Dave, and Peter Commette

Dave Hughes and I just finished the 470 US National Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Lauderdale YC did an excellent job hosting the event. The 470 race committee, led by Peter Commette and Tom Lihan, did a great job setting square courses with long legs. Thanks to all the volunteers for making the event run smoothly.

The regatta was relatively well attended this year. There were ten teams including a top European team, so racing was close at times.

Two weeks ago, we took delivery of a brand new 470. We were pleasantly surprised with the boat and how well Mackay had rigged it. We were fast off the bat and our upwind advantage carried us nicely through the event with 6 race wins and one second place in seven races.

Complete results here.

Scuttlebutt’s press release is here.

One of the highlights is that we will be eligible for US Sailing’s Championship of Champions regatta in 2014, which is open only to National, North American, and World Champions.

Next up for us is a mix of Etchells and M20 racing interspersed with some more 470 training from Miami YC.

US 470 Nationals 2013. Photo credit Mr. Payne.

US 470 Nationals 2013. Photo credit Mr. Payne.

20-25 Kts, Nov. 25 - Day after the US Nationals.

20-25 Kts, Nov. 25 – Day after the US Nationals.

Author: stumcnay

Athlete and Coach, Sailing

One thought on “Win at the US 470 Nationals!

  1. I am so happy for you both. Stu I was sure it would happen. Look forward to see you in France in 2014 with Dave and your new 470.

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