VX One Class Association

Marcus and Andrew Eagan Crowned First Ever VX ONE North American Champions

Marcus and Andrew Eagan triumphed at the inaugural VX ONE North American Championship in Pensacola, Florida.  The Louisiana-based team beat out 15 others to earn the victory with 16 points over the nine races.  They notched all top three tallies, after dropping an 8 in race 6. Sean Fidler and Hayden Bennett claimed second place (23 points), and Skip Dieball and Jeff Eiber placed third (28 points). The Eagan team came into the event with just one weekend of VX ONE racing experience under their belts, but credited their dinghy background with their quick learning curve on the VX ONE.  “This is a very forgiving boat,” Marcus Eagan summarized.  “People of all ages, weights and gender can enjoy it.”  During the course of the regatta, competitors saw varying levels of wind, with 6-8 knots on Friday, 10-12 on Saturday and 14-16 at the start of Sunday, building to 18-20. “It was a blast downwind, very exciting and fun,” Eagan shared.  “It was wild coming off those waves, but very stable.  This is a fun Class!” David Reich earned the win in Sunday’s lone race, with Eagan and Jeff Jones following. The top 5 overall: Marcus Eagan and Andrew Eagan (16 points), Sean Fidler and Hayden Bennett (23), Skip Dieball and Jeff Eiber (28), David Guggenheim and Ched Proctor (30), and David Bolyard and Rod Favela (35). Photos are available on the VX One Design Racing Facebook page. Visit http://www.vxonenac.com/ for complete results.