Travis Weisleder's Lucky Dog Remains the Lead in Charleston

April 30, 2022 - Charleston, SC, USA - by Bill Wagner - Competitors at Charleston Race Week encountered winds that started fairly light in the morning then steadily built to the low teens. What made Friday's racing particularly challenging were the significant shifts that, in combination with the always powerful current, kept skippers and tacticians on their toes.

Travis Weisleder and his Lucky Dog team remain on track for a third straight Charleston Race Week win in the Melges 24 Class. The Richmond, Virginia skipper has gotten the gun in six of eight races and now boasts a low score of nine points. Harry Melges IV posted a pair of bullets and a couple seconds Friday and is five points back after tossing an eighth. The 2021 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year can take encouragement from the fact Lucky Dog suffered a fifth in the final race Friday.

Top 10 after 8 races:

  1. LUCKY DOG USA858 Travis Weisleder - 1-1-1-1-3-1-1-(5) 9pts
  2. ZENDA EXPRESS USA866 Harry Melges IV - 3-2-(8)-3-1-2-2-1 14pts
  3. SUNNYVALE CAN415 (COR) Fraser McMillan - 2-6-2-2-4-4-3-(8) 23pts
  4. EX-KAHN USA575 (COR) Brent McKenzie - 5-9-5-6-5-5-4-(10) 39pts
  5. GOLD DIGGER USA49 Jonathan Goldsberry - 6-4-4-4-(12)-8-10-4 40pts 
  6. LONG SHOT USA777 John Poulson (10)-8-9-9-2-3-8-3 42pts
  7. THE 300 USA839 Steve Boho - 7-3-3-10-6-(12)-7-6 42pts 
  8. RAPSCALLLION USA446 William Morang - 4-5-6-11-7-6-6-(12) 45pts 
  9. SURPRISE CAN629 Dan Berezin - 8-(10)-10-5-9-7-5-2 46pts 
  10. HERMES USA610 Tony Stanley (COR) - 9-7-12-8-(13)-10-9-7 62pts 

Full results

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Lucky Dog USA858 of Travis Weisleder