Maloney/Meech Conquer 29erXX Seiko Winter Challenge, Williford/Friesecke Awarded Top 29er Title

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14 February 2012

29erXX Winners

Congratulations to Alex Malony and Molly Meech as these two aspiring lady sailors won the 2012 Seiko Winter Challenge on two levels this past weekend – overall and womens team division.

Hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club and presented by Melges USA in Miami, Florida, the high-powered duo from New Zealand won the overall event on count back in points against the insanely strong second place team of Paris Henken and Matt Pistay. Canada's Sam Gustin and Ian Woodbury took third place honors. Special thanks to Seiko for four beautiful watches presented along with Melges trophies!

Malony and Meech also took top honors in the womens team division, just ahead of Kristin Lane in second and Annie Schmidt in third.

In the super competitive and youthful 29er division, Lauderdale Yacht Club's Christopher Williford and Kai Friesecke took home the top prize after delivering an impressive stretch of first place finishes. Second overall went to Cody Stansky and Scott Ewing. Canada's Federique Tougas and Florence Delhaes took home third place.

A very special thanks goes out to Coconut Grove Sailing Club as they put on a marvelous event! A great gesture of appreciation is also extended to Melges USA as not only did they support all 29er and 29erXX teams with awesome ground support, but they were also presenting trophy sponsor of the event. World-class trophies were presented to the top three competitors in each class.

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29erXX - OVERALL FINAL RESULTS (After Five Races)
1.) [NZL] Alexandra Malony/Molly Meech, 1-2-[4]-3-1 = 7
2.) [USA] Paris Henken/Matt Pistay, [5]-3-1-1-2 = 7
3.) [CAN] Sam Gustin/Ian Woodbury, 3-6-3-2-[10/DNF] = 14
4.) [USA] Kristin Lane/Molly, 2-9-2-[10/DNF]-3 = 16
5.) [USA] Annie Schmidt/Helena Scutt, 4-4-6-5-[10/DNF] = 19
6.) [USA] Erin Berry/Lauren Laventure, 6-5-5-4-[10/DNF] = 20
7.) [USA] Adele Whitmyer/Katie Kelly, 8-[10/DNF]-[10/TLE]-10/DNF = 29
8.) [CAN] Allie Blecher/Molly Robinson, 7-7-7-[10/DNF]-10/DNS = 31
9.) [CAN] Laura Bordon/Laurie Bennett, [10/DNF]-8-10/DNF/10/DNS-10/DNS = 38

29erXX - WOMENS TEAM FINAL RESULTS (After Five Races)
1.) [NZL] Alexandra Malony/Molly Meech, 1-2-[4]-3-1 = 7
2.) [USA] Kristin Lane/Molly, 2-9-2-[10/DNF]-3 = 16
3.) [USA] Annie Schmidt/Helena Scutt, 4-4-6-5-[10/DNF] = 19
4.) [USA] Erin Berry/Lauren Laventure, 6-5-5-4-[10/DNF] = 20
5.) [USA] Adele Whitmyer/Katie Kelly, 8-[10/DNF]-[10/TLE]-10/DNF = 29
6.) [CAN] Allie Blecher/Molly Robinson, 7-7-7-[10/DNF]-10/DNS = 31
7.) [CAN] Laura Bordon/Laurie Bennett, [10/DNF]-8-10/DNF/10/DNS-10/DNS = 38

29er – FULL RESULTS (After 8 races)
1.) [USA] Christopher Williford/Kai Friesecke, 1-[10/DNF]-2-1-1-1-1-1 = 8
2.) [USA] Cody Stansky/Scott Ewing, 2-1-1-[3]-2-3-2-2 = 13
3.) [CAN] Federique Tougas/Florence Delhaes, 3-2-3-4-3-2-3-[5] = 20
4.) [USA] Kyle Cobbs/Brendon Bottom, 5-4-4-5-[10/DNF]-5-4-3 = 30
5.) [USA] Jackson Fadely/Pere Puig, 4-3-[6]-6-4-6-6-4 = 33
6.) [USA] Virginie Corbeil/William Kelly, 6-6-5-[10/TLE]-10//DNF-4-5-7 = 43
7.) [CAN] Sean Kayser/Cameron Sawyer, 7-5-[10/DNF]-2-10/DNF-7-10/OCS-6 = 47
8.) [USA] Charlie Bess/Kristen Walker, [10/DNS]-10/DNS-10/DNS-10/DNS-10/DNS-10/DNS-10/DNS-10/DNS = 70
9.) [USA] Duncan Williford/Raul Lopez, , [10/DNS]-10/DNS-10/DNS-10/DNS-10/DNS-10/DNS-10/DNS-10/DNS = 70

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