Pinckney’s Sail Away with Championships

For the 2nd year in a row, Jon and Gale Pinckney have won the Harbor 20 Division A Championships with an impressive four 1st place finishes out of a total of 8 races over two days in Newport Harbor over the weekend. A total of 33 teams participated in the annual event which represents the final event for the Harbor 20 sailing year.

Jim & Mary Buckingham received 2nd place while Kurt & Anne Wiese received 3rd place. Six of the top eight competitors in A Division were husband / wife teams, which is common among the Harbor 20 Fleet.

Len Bose and Craig Chamberlain won the B Division Championship, with Daniel and Mariah Geissmann and John & Mary Whitney getting 2nd and 3rd places. Similar to the A Division, five of the top 9 finishers in B Division were husband / wife teams.

Porter Killian & Chris Killian, a father / son team, dominated the C Division by getting 1st place in all eight races, earning him them the right to sail in B Division.

The Harbor 20 Fleet thanks Newport Harbor Yacht Club as the OA and hosting the social events surrounding Championships. Complete race results are available here.

Photos will be posted to the Harbor 20 Facebook Page in the coming days.

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