2008-08-21 / News

Porters win J/22 series scoring two bullets on final day

By Jeff Westcott

Bright sun and blustery conditions provided the perfect setting for Bill and Alice Porter to punctuate this year's Fleet 12 Championship with a pair of wins.

While this week's wins were only their second and third of the year, the Porter's USA 1533 was a model of consistency, never finishing worse than third. Louis Mariorenzi and Priscilla Szneke's Blues eRacer dueled to a draw on the final day with FJ Ritt's Paladin exchanging seconds and thirds but securing second place for the series, just two points ahead of Paladin.

Paladin won twice earlier in the season but was unable to compete in every race which hurt her series chances.

The Marshall brothers finished fourth in the series, missing the fi- nal week in order to compete in the J/22 Worlds.

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