Eddie & Kate Cox Win the MC National Championship

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17 June 2017

Melges Press ReleaseEddie Cox wins MC Nationals

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Eddie and Kate Cox win the MC National Championship

Rush Creek Yacht Club, Texas (June 17, 2017) – Eddie and Kate Cox took the MC National Championship title in a brand new Melges MC Scow powered by North Sails. It is the first MC Nationals win for the sibling duo from White Bear Yacht Club. Cox won three out of seven races.

The title came down to the final race. Leading up to the final day’s one scheduled race, Cox was close at the heels of regatta leader Mark Tesar. It was Cox vs Tesar in the final shootout. Cox set up on the starting line immediately to leeward of Tesar. Cox’s boat speed put his bow out, and just after the cannon the race was his to control. At the first windward mark he had a 30 second lead ahead of Kenny Wolfe and Virginia Hannen, the second place boat. Tesar was 18 boats back. Cox led the race wire to wire, holding off Wolfe and Tesar. Tesar climbed back on the last beat and finished with a 13th place, the deepest finish in a very strong, consistent regatta for the MC veteran.

The day started with winds blowing 20 to 26 mph. A very patient Principle Race Officer Chip Mann and the race committee team held the fleet onshore until the breeze came down to 15 to 20 mph. It was fun sailing all regatta long with fair racing in moderate to heavy winds on Lake Ray Hubbard. Rush Creek Yacht Club proved to be a great venue for the championship, bringing masses of volunteers, strong leadership, and an excellent racetrack.

North Sails finished first and second. Andrew Vandling won the Youth Division. Katie Arvesen took the Women’s Division. In the Grand Master’s Division, Greg Gust edged out Eric Hood and Kelson Elam. Mark Tesar won the Master’s Division followed by Bill Draheim and Ron Baerwitz. Mike Keenan took the Mega Master’s Division. In the Singlehanded Division, Mark Tesar beat out former US Sailing Team member Andrew Casey and Ivan Lopatin. Races were won by Eddie Cox, Mark Tesar, Bill Draheim, Will Crary, and Ivan Lopatin.

The next three major-scale events for the fleet are the Masters Nationals, the Inland Lake Yachting Association Championship and the Western Michigan Championship.

 

Eddie Cox wins MC Nationals

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FULL RESULTS

Pos Sail Boat Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
Points
Pos
1 2685 Cox, Eddie [18] 5 1 11 1 2 1 21.00 1
2 2178 Tesar, Mark 5 3 4 12 6 1 [13] 31.00 2
3 808 Casey, Andrew 2 7 13 2 [15] 4 3 31.00 3
4 2579 Wolfe, Kenny 7 2 6 [23] 5 14 2 36.00 4
5 1973 Draheim, Bill 1 15 [16] 5 2 6 8 37.00 5
6 2220 Baerwitz, Ron 6 12 3 4 [34] 3 14 42.00 6
7 2675 Crary, William [26] 6 7 1 3 9 17 43.00 7
8 2644 Colburn, Bill 4 20 5 [21] 18 7 4 58.00 8
9 1790 Lopatin, Ivan 19 1 2 10 7 20 [31] 59.00 9
10 2153 Johnston, Rob 10 4 14 13 9 12 [19] 62.00 10
11 2040 Chesnutt, Henry 13 14 [31] 24 4 5 11 71.00 11
12 2656 Slocum, Scott 14 [30] 8 7 12 23 7 71.00 12
13 2323 Hatton, Brett 20 10 [29] 15 8 16 5 74.00 13
14 2085 Schloemer, Erich 9 16 [20] 20 13 8 9 75.00 14
15 2122 Gust, Greg 8 17 15 [58/OCS] 20 10 15 85.00 15
16 2148 Adams, Justin 25 18 [58/RET] 3 16 24 6 92.00 16
17 2645 Hood, Eric 3 19 [30] 22 25 11 12 92.00 17
18 2401 Tesar, Todd 17 8 [28] 17 19 15 24 100.00 18
19 2549 Hoye, David 12 13 17 32 [38] 18 10 102.00 19
20 2392 Harestad, Scott 29 11 [32] 9 11 27 16 103.00 20
21 2481 Elam, Kelson [28] 9 12 28 17 25 22 113.00 21
22 1871 Cole Jr., Robert 31 32 9 26 [35] 13 18 129.00 22
23 2268 Grinnan, Jeff 27 23 22 18 21 22 [30] 133.00 23
24 2661 Driessen, Vince 16 38 24 [45] 14 17 25 134.00 24
25 2248 Kern, Doug 11 28 18 [33] 26 32 26 141.00 25
26 2100 Johnson Jr., Dave 34 36 10 41 10 19 [58/DNS] 150.00 26
27 2052 Fink, Dan 24 29 33 14 22 29 [58/DNS] 151.00 27
28 2521 Powers, Steve 39 33 21 8 29 30 [58/DNS] 160.00 28
29 2006 Gent, Stephen 23 27 11 27 40 37 [58/DNS] 165.00 29
30 2161 Blake, Richard 37 34 45 6 27 21 [58/DNS] 170.00 30
31 2162 Ziegler, Danny 35 24 26 16 31 39 [58/DNS] 171.00 31
32 1685 Hamilton, David 22 22 34 34 39 [40] 20 171.00 32
33 2154 Morical, Kieth 33 [45] 38 35 23 26 21 176.00 33
34 2310 Vandling, Andrew 38 35 19 31 [41] 31 23 177.00 34
35 2010 Keenan, Mike 30 21 41 [42] 30 28 29 179.00 35
36 2124 O'Connell, Peter 21 39 36 40 24 47 [58/DNS] 207.00 36
37 2363 Jones, Ian [58/NoFin] 58/NoFin 37 19 28 33 33 208.00 37
38 2600 Baker, Scott 41 40 35 30 [43] 38 27 211.00 38
39 1946 Bright, Chris 32 26 47 38 46 34 [58/DNS] 223.00 39
40 2592 Morgan, Brian 36 37 44 29 37 43 [58/DNS] 226.00 40
41 1763 Porter, Alex [51] 50 43 25 45 35 38 236.00 41
42 2230 Crump, Jonathan 44 47 39 37 [58/DNS] 36 36 239.00 42
43 2164 Gent, Mike 42 43 40 36 44 [45] 35 240.00 43
44 2005 Draheim, Stewart 15 25 27 [58/DNS] 58/DNS 58/DNS 58/DNS 241.00 44
45 2163 Bright, John 45 31 25 46 49 48 [58/DNS] 244.00 45
46 2278 Huffeldt, Per 47 41 42 39 33 42 [58/RET] 244.00 46
47 2557 Black, Kevin 46 44 23 43 47 44 [58/DNS] 247.00 47
48 2349 McMahon, Tim [58/DNS] 58/DNS 46 47 32 41 28 252.00 48
49 2072 Peters, Jimmy 40 46 51 44 [52] 50 34 265.00 49
50 2 Brown, Mike 43 48 49 [52] 51 49 32 272.00 50
51 2008 Camiel, Jeff 49 49 [58/DNF] 48 42 46 39 273.00 51
52 2669 Arvesen, Katie [54] 52 52 49 36 53 37 279.00 52
53 2348 Gilliland, David 50 42 48 51 48 51 [58/OCS] 290.00 53
54 2479 Greenwood, Jeff 53 51 53 50 50 52 [58/DNS] 309.00 54
55 2433 Benson, Austin 52 53 50 53 53 [58/DNS] 58/DNS 319.00 55
56 2514 Jacobs, Tom 48 [58/RET] 58/DNF 58/DNS 58/DNS 58/DNS 58/DNS 338.00 56
57 222 Mason, Skutch [58/DNS] 58/DNS 58/DNS 58/DNS 58/DNS 58/DNS 58/DNS 348.00

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MC Nationals Day 1 Report, Photos and Results: conta.cc/2suVNKN

MC Nationals Day 2 Report, Photos and Results: conta.cc/2tx4EbN

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