2017 ETCHELLS NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP


Scott Kaufman Wins 2017 Etchells North Americans

Scott Kaufman (NYYC) sailing with Jesse Kirkland, Alex Curtiss and Austen Anderson are the 2017 Etchells North American Championships, besting a fleet of 20 Etchells in San Diego, CA.

Today was an exciting last day of the 2017 Etchells North American Championship hosted by San Diego Yacht Club (SDYC) and Etchells Fleet 13. Twenty-nine teams completed the last two races in Coronado Roads, culminating in a new North American Champion after eight total races.
It was another day of remarkable conditions at the 2017 Etchells North American Championship hosted by San Diego Yacht Club and Etchells Fleet 13. Out on the Coronado Roads race course were twenty-nine teams that completed three races on the second day of the championship in bright skies and winds ranging from 7-10 knots.  The theme of Friday's racing can be described in two words: go right. Shannon Bush (USA 1415) realized early on that this was going to be the key to success out on the water.  “The story today was go right. We learned to connect the dots and stay in pressure. There was more pressure on the race course today compared to yesterday, but you still had to get right. It’s San Diego… go right!"