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Challenger still to be decided at International Catamaran Challenge Trophy in New Orleans

Friday October 22nd 2004, Author: Jan Harley, Location: United States
Principal Race Officer Wallace Paletou and Chief Umpire Dobbs Davis determined today that conditions were not suitable for racing at the 2004 International Catamaran Challenge Trophy (ICCT). Racing in the Defender Series concluded yesterday with Johnny Lovell (New Orleans) and Charlie Ogletree (Houston, Texas) winning the right to defend for the 24th international Catamaran Challenge Trophy.

Racing in the Challenger Series will resume tomorrow, Friday, 22 October, to determine whether Mitch Booth and Herbert Dercksen of The Netherlands or Enrique Figueroa and Jorge Sanchez of Puerto Rico will challenge for the ICCT. Both teams are currently tied at three points each.

Sailing from Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans in F18HTs, the winners of the respective Defender and Challenger eliminations will compete head-to-head in a first-to-four points series for the Trophy on Friday, 22 October, and, if necesssary, Saturday, October 23.

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