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Beam 6' 6"
Draft up/down 5"/4' 11"
Minium Weight 700 lb
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April

Red Bank, New Jersey April 26 - 27
Carlyle, Illinois April 26 - 27
May

Buenos Aires, Argentina May 1 - 4
São Paulo, Brazil May 1 - 4
Leesylvania State Park, Virginia May 3 - 4
4/12-13
Virginia Island Sailing Association - Fleet 509- Moneta, VA
  1. Justin Coplan
  2. Tom Allen, Jr.
  3. Mark Schneider
4/5-6
Houston Yacht Club - Fleet 521- Shoreacres, TX
  1. Larry Frost, Chance Miller, Paul Barnes 
  2. Robert Bernhardt, Mike Ardnt, Scott Kircharr
  3. Cal Herman, Kate Buras, Jeffrey Buras
3/15–22
Coral Reef Yacht Club – St Petersburg Yacht Club    Photos
  1. Skip Dieball, Jody Starck, Ian Jones
  2. Greg Fisher, Jo Ann Fisher, Jeff Eiber
  3. David Starck, Joe Starck, Neal Fowler, Marcus Eagan, Sarah Paisley
3/19–22
St Petersburg Yacht Club – Fleet 109 –St Petersburg, FL
  1. Allan Terhune, Jr, Katie Terhune & Sarah Chin
  2. Greg Fisher, Jo Ann Fisher & Jeff Eiber
  3. Jody Starck, Ian Jones & Skip Dieball