McMurray Wins 2007 W.M.Y.A. Melges 17 Regatta

McMurray Wins 2007 W.M.Y.A. Melges 17 Regatta

5 August 2007

05 AUGUST 2007 ? Brian McMurray and his wife Deb from White Lake Yacht Club put on a show this past weekend at the 2007 W.M.Y.A. Regatta with a bonified 1-1-6-2-1 score for eleven points overall, securing the win with five points to spare over second place contender Coye Harrett from Lake Geneva Yacht Club with sixteen points and Rob Terry from Crystal Lake Yacht Club in third with seventeen points.

From day one of the regatta the McMurray Melges 17 was fast winning race one in a series of five over Tom Munroe also from White Lake Yacht Club in second and Harrett securing a solid third place seat. The second race of the day spawned another bullet for McMurray, followed respectively by Harrett in second and Terry in third.

Then it was the other husband and wife team of Bill and Angie Wiggins taking charge in races three and four. This double dynamic team took the honors with Terry in second and Matt Ripkey, Jr from Lake Geneva Yacht Club in third in race three on Friday. In race four on Saturday, it was all Wiggins again, this time chased by McMurray and Harrett.

Going into the final day of racing, McMurray lead the fleet with a confident, yet slim two point lead ahead of Harrett, Terry was trailing by four so in true Melges faster-than-fast style this game was far from over. McMurray's home court advantage paid off in the long-run taking another bullet and winning the prestigious event! Ripkey poured on the speed grabbing second, Terry was third, while Harrett watched his chance of winning the regatta diminish as he finished fourth. Wiggins was fifth

FULL RESULTS
01.) Brian McMurray; 1-1-6-2-1 = 11
02.) Coye Harrett; 3-2-4-3-4 = 16
03.) Rob Terry; 5-3-2-4-3 = 17
04.) Matt Ripkey, Jr.; 5-8-3-6-2 = 25
05.) Bill Wiggins; 12/DNF-7-1-1-5 = 26
06.) Tom Munroe; 2-4-7-8-6 = 17
07.) Bill Fauntleroy; 4-6-5-7-7 = 29
08.) Bob Heathcote; 7-5-12/DNF-5-8 = 37
09.) Bob Wynkoop; 8-9-10-9-11= 47
10.) Jerry Gill; 9-10-9-11-9 = 48
11.) Keith Brand; 12/DNF-12/DNS-8-10-10 = 52

Congratulations to the entire fleet as this is the warm-up for Nationals being held August 25-26. The competition will be intense as the very best of the best will be out in full force looking to take the title of National Champion.
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