Better Day at J/70 North Americans
Published on May 20th, 2016
Seabrook, TX (May 20, 2016) – Reigning J/70 World Champion Julian Fernandez Neckelmann didn’t have to shake off any rust after the opening day of the Torqeedo J/70 North American Championship was postponed yesterday due to storms. The Flojito y Cooperando team from Mexico top the rank with 16 points after four races were completed today.
In winds between 6-8 knots, Neckelmann nailed two bullets and added in a 3-11 to build an eight-point advantage over Bruce Golison’s Midlife Crisis. Bruno Pasquinelli’s Stampede holds third place with 27 points.
Flojito y Cooperando began the Championship with their first victory, ahead of Golison and Jack Franco’s 3 Ball JT. Those same three teams swapped places in the next contest to: Golison, Franco, Neckelmann.
It was Flojito’s turn back at the top in race three, trailed by Peter Duncan’s Relative Obscurity and current J/70 Midwinter Champion Glenn Darden’s Hoss. Darden and Will Welles’ Scamp then followed Phil Haegler’s Cloud Nine to the dock to begin the evening festivities.
Two more days of competitions lie ahead for the 39 teams from Brazil, Japan, Mexico and the USA. Racing concludes Sunday, May 22.
Source: J/70 Class