WAYZATA — Sailboats flocked to Lake Minnetonka’s Wayzata Bay for a weekend of races, June 19-23.

Towering M32 catamarans glided across Lake Minnetonka over the weekend for the Wayzata Match Cup. The goal of the event, which was organized by professional sailor Sam Rogers and community leader Andrew Mullin, was to bring world-class sailing to the area.

Jennifer Wilson and the Convergence team, racing on the SkyView Partners boat, won the fourth Wayzata Match Cup on Sunday, June 23, according to the Wayzata Match Cup Facebook page.

J/22 North American Championship

Thirty-eight J/22 Class sailboats battled it out on the water in the J/22 North American Championship, hosted by the Wayzata Yacht Club, over the weekend.

Chris Doyle and his team — Peter Doyle and Nick Doyle — won the eight-race series with a 21-point lead, a news release says. Doyle’s team, helming “The Jug 4 1,” won four of the eight races.

The Wayzata Match Cup and the J/22 North American Championship were held as part of the Lake Minnetonka Summer Splash event, which also featured the Wayzata Art Experience and live music.

Melissa Turtinen is the community editor for Lakeshore Weekly News and Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about adding context to stories and informing people about what's going on in their community. She enjoys being outside, traveling and good beer.


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