Barbehenn Continues Dominance with 19th National Championship

Brent Barbehenn (558)

Barbehenn and Paisley (558) round the bottom mark in a familiar position as the Parkers (1135) give chase

Brent Barbehenn and crew Sarah Paisley won the 2015 Jet-14 Nationals in typically dominating fashion at Mohican Sailing Club this past week.  Defending national champs Bryan and Tiffany Parker were the only team able to best Barbehenn/Paisley in any race over the 5-race series.  This is Barbehenn’s 19th National Championship in the Jet-14 as a skipper, his first coming in 1974.  Brent won his first Nationals crewing for his father Ed in 1972.

There were many other fine performances of note.  Nate Ireland and Ben Stock (#698) sailed consistently fast and were rewarded with their highest ever finish at Nationals (2nd).  Not too far behind was Nate’s better half Bridget, coming in with a strong top 5 result with some help from crew George Auer.  Tom Grace and Paula Pacheco, who have been cleaning up the North Carolina circuit this season, sailed a very consistent regatta (8 9 6 7 6) and just missed out on the perpetual trophies with a 7th place finish.

Look for a more detailed recap of the regatta very soon.  Full results are now posted on jet14.com.

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