Alex Roepers and the Plenty team celebrate after winning the 2014 Rolex North Americans

Plenty Wins

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Alex Roepers Wins The 2014 Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship

Long Beach, Calif. (May 17, 2014) - Determining the 2014 Rolex North American Champion came down to the 10th and final race of the series that was held over four days (May 14-17) from Long Beach Yacht Club, as conditions rebounded to allow the race committee to run three races on the last day of the regatta.

With an earlier start time, the fleet sailed into the offshore haze which gave way to patches of blue sky as the first race got underway at 1115 in a seven-and-a-half knot southwesterly breeze with puffs registering between 10 and 11 knots. Chicago’s Helmut Jahn, the 2012 Farr 40 World Champion on Flash Gordon 6, was leading the fleet through the bottom gate followed by Ray Godwin’s Temptress, Wolfgang Schaefer’s Struntje light, Gary Ezor’s Coquille and Alex Roepers’ PLENTY. Jahn, who had come into the final day of the series tied for second in the overall standings, went on to win the race, his first of the series, and took the overall lead with 29 points. Roepers on PLENTY, finished third for 31 points, while Shaefer finished eighth on Struntje light to drop in the standings on 33 points.

Plenty Wins Rolex Farr 40 North Americans

Full report to follow.

Final top ten results:

1. Plenty, Alexander Roepers, 33.0 points
2. Flash Gordon 6, Helmut Jahn, 35.0
3. Groovederci, John Demourkas, 50.0
4. Enfant Terrible, Alberto Rossi, 55.0
5. Nightshift, Kevin McNeil, 59.0
6. Struntje light, Wolfgang Schaefer, 63.0
7. Flojito y Cooperando, Bernardo Minkow / Julian Fernandez, 70.0
8. Dark Star, Jeff Janov, 72.0
9. Blade 2, Michael Shlens, 91.0
10. Temptress, Ray Godwin, 112.0

Full results

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