FLYNN FLIES IN ANNAPOLIS By Michael Lovett, Sailing World

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FLYNN FLIES IN ANNAPOLIS By Michael Lovett, Sailing World

As the J/80 freight train rolls northward on its USA Tour, bound for the World Championships in Newport, R.I., in October, the class just keeps picking up steam. The 36-boat fleet at the 2010 Sperry Top-Sider Annapolis NOOD was the largest of the regatta’s 16 divisions, and, arguably, the most competitive.

Over the course of eight races, four boats posted first-place finishes; Houston native Terry Flynn had just one bullet in his scoreline, but his team sailed with enough consistency to win both the division and the overall prize, which includes an invitation to compete in the NOOD Championship in the B.V.I. in November.

The Annapolis NOOD was the first time Flynn had sailed with his crew of David Whelan, Mark Foster, and Charlie Snyder, but the Quantum sailmaker had no trouble getting everyone on the same page. “Too many times, when it’s your first time sailing together as a crew, everybody’s real quiet the first race of the regatta, and you do terrible,” says Flynn. “We made an effort to say, ‘You start giving input, and if we don’t want to hear it, we’ll tell you.”

With Foster and Snyder feeding information to Whelan, the tactician, Flynn was able to concentrate on steering the boat through the light wind and mixed-up chop on Chesapeake Bay. “I didn’t do anything but drive,” he says.  “I put my head down, concentrated on keeping the boat moving, and listened to what they wanted me to do. I very rarely got involved in the tactical end of things. I’m pretty good at listening, and they’re pretty good a putting me where we need to be.” — Read on: http://tinyurl.com/2anmfcc  Complete results: http://www.sailingworld.com/article.jsp?ID=1000082649

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Michael James
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Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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