Oct 14, 2012, 5:09 PM
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Paine Wins 2012 Finn US Nationals
2012 Finn US National Championship
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Sunday, October 14, 2012
Caleb Paine, US Sailing Team member, won the 2012 US Nationals held in Sheboygan, Wisconsin October 11-14. Paine and Canadian 2012 Olympic Finn sailor, Greg Douglas swapped lead changes several times during the grueling Lake Michigan conditions.
No races were held Saturday due to 8 to 10 foot seas and 20 knots of breeze from the southwest. Winds clocked to the northwest overnight allowing the seas to diminish to 3 to 5 feet Sunday. Sailors were challenged with a steady, cold rain and 8 to 20 knots of breeze to complete the series.
The top five place finishers are:
Complete results and photos can be found here. Sail Sheboygan would like to thank its sponsors, Heineken, Harken, Sailing Magazine and North Technology Group for their support. 2012 Finn US Nationals
- Caleb Paine from San Diego, CA
- Greg Douglas from Toronto, Canada
- Gordon Lamphere from Lake Forest, IL
- Martin Robitaille from Quebec, Canada
- John Dane from Pass Christian, MS
Friday, October 12, 2012
25 Finn sailors from all over the US and Canada are sailing in Sheboygan, Wisconsin USA this weekend for the title of US Champ. The regatta started with a sunny, but cold day with winds ranging from 4 to 8 knots. Two of the scheduled nine races were completed before Principle Race Officer, Rich Reichelsdorfer, called racing for the day. Caleb Paine from San Diego, California had two consistent races finishing 2nd and 1st. Illinois sailor, Gordon Lamphere, is close behind with 1st and 4th place finishes. Rounding out the top three is John Dane from Mississippi with 6 points.
Outlook for the weekend is calling for 10 to 20 knots of breeze with a chance of thunderstorms. Thanks to Sail Sheboygan sponsors Heineken, Harken, Sailing Magazine, and North Sails.
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