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Optimist Sailing: Weech 41st Overall After Day 4

FOLLOWING a day of team racing, competition shifted back to individual competition on day four of the 2019 Optimist North American Championships.

Sailors were regrouped in gold, silver and bronze groups as competition begins to narrow toward medal contention in Montagu Bay.

Two races were completed by all three fleets.

The United States emerged as the winners of the team competition.

Joshua Weech was the lone Bahamian sailing in the Gold Group among the top participants in the championships. He finished 21st in race seven and 40th in race eight on the day for a net score of 131 points, No.41 overall in the field of 164. The remaining members of Team Bahamas sailed in the Bronze Group.

Craig Ferguson had his most productive day of the event thus far and highlighted the group with his 15th place finish in race right. He also finished 34th in race seven for a net score of 312, No.153 overall. Matthew Reid also had a noteworthy Wednesday afternoon with his best outing of the championships. He finished 16th in race seven and 29th in race eight. He also has a net score of 266, No. 138 overall. Maison Koepke (No. 134) has a net score of 250 after finishes of 46 in race seven and an event best 21 in race eight. Patrick Tomlinson also had one of his best finishes, 22nd place in race eight and was 44th in race seven. He has a net score of 288, No. 145 overall.

Cameron Eldon maintained his place at No.143, with a net score of 281. He finished 22nd in race seven and 38th in race eight.

Zane Munro is one spot behind at No.140 with a score of 286. He finished 36th in race seven and 33rd in race eight. David Huber (No.146, Blue Group) has a net score of 288 after finishes of 42 and 35.

Jasmin Aberle is tops among the female members of team Bahamas No. 149 with a net score of 292 points, highlighted by her 25th place finish in race seven and 37th place finish in race eight.

Kaemen Floyd (No. 150) posted a net score of 293 after finishing 28th and 47th on day four.

The remainder of the Bahamians in the field includes Mary Jacqueline Nash (No.156) with 327 points - 52 and 41; Amy McSweeney (No.157) scored 327 in the eight race series 51 and 39; Finley McKinney-Lambert (No.160) with 341 points - 41 and 45; Saoirse Duffy (No.161) with 342 points - 37 and 46; Conry Raine (No.162) with 357 points - 47 and 49 and Scarlett McCarroll (No.164) with 366 points -50 and 51.

Christian Ebbin from Bermuda is holding first place with 26 points with James Dwyer Matthews (29) and Rocco Wright (34) in second and third respectively.

Lucas de Freitas (BRA) and Guido Van Avermaete (ARG) are still close runners up with 35 and 36 points.

Today’s final day will end with an ice cream social hosted by, Christchurch School, around 3 pm. This will be followed by the courtesy dinner provided by Captains Table. The awards ceremony will follow shortly thereafter at the Nassau Yacht Club.

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