The third annual J/70 Corinthian US National Championship, hosted by Fort Worth Boat Club in Texas, welcomed 15 all-amateur teams in winds of 5-8 knots under sunny blue skies. David Hiebert’s USA546 grabbed the day one advantage, by way of a 4,1 in Friday’s two races for 5 points thus far. Dave Dennison’s Piranha is hot on his heels with 6 points, after posting a 2,4. Forbes Durdin’s Mojito holds the third position with 9 points. Eagle Mountain Lake provided a gorgeous setting as Glenn Darden’s Hoss began the Championship with a victory, trailed by Dennison and Durdin. Hiebert took the day’s second contest, while Elizabeth Barker’s Your Mom’s a Hooligan and the Mark Allen/Mike Welch team on Helium Racing completed the top three. Local sailmakers and professional sailors are onsite to conduct on-water clinics and briefings for the Corinthian sailors. The competition continues through Sunday. Photos are available on the J/70 Class Facebook page, and complete results may be found at

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