Dan Walsh Wins His Fifth Nationals
Nathan Bayreuther - 8/27/2019
Congratulations to skipper Dan Walsh and crew Randy Swartley (#2778 Double Trouble
) for winning the 2019 Mariner Class Association National Championships this past weekend at Brant Beach Yacht Club in New Jersey! Only four races (instead of the usual six) took place as racing was cancelled on Sunday due to high winds. Nevertheless, 17 boats participated in the regatta, and special thanks goes to the Brant Beach Yacht Club for hosting the event - this is the 12th time they have hosted the Nationals since the regatta was first organized in 1969.
Congratulations also to skipper Dennis Russom (#3589) from Brant Beach who came in second place in his very first Nationals!
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Complete Results of the 2019 Mariner Nationals
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