02 March 2009

Kings Pointers Battle it out in Jaguar Cup Regatta

Bill Hardesty '98 and Tom Lihan '82 go down to the wire-

HARDESTY WINS BATTLE - KNEULMAN/ SMITH/ LAMMENS WIN WAR Miami, FL (March 1, 2009) - The fourth and final event of the Etchells Jaguar Series - the Jaguar Mid-Winters - garnered a 55-boat fleet this past weekend, and provided a show down between the preeminent teams in the class. Last year’s Jaguar champion, Bill Hardesty’s team had been playing catch-up this season after missing the first event (DNC-5-1), and needed a good regatta to overcome the consistency of the co-skippered Dirk Kneulman/Jud Smith/ Hank Lammens (1-6-2) to have a chance at repeating. Hardesty was on form this weekend, and had built an 8 point lead over Tom Lihan going into the last race. However, after a poor start that dropped Hardesty back to the twenties, a rally was rewarded with a 13th in a tight row of downwind boats, making it hard to call onboard, but ultimately they took the regatta by one point over Lihan. With the Jaguar Series scoring counting the best three events, the third place finish at the Mid-Winters by the Kneulman/ Smith/ Lammens trio earned them the Jaguar Series title by one point over Hardesty. News thanks to Scuttlebutt

Trivia- How many Kings Pointer's can you find on this linked page?

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