Flojito y Cooperando Leads J/70 North Americans

Published on May 21st, 2016

Seabrook, TX (May 21, 2016) – Two more races went in the books today at the Torqeedo J/70 North American Championship hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club.

For day one leader Julian Fernandez Neckelmann’s Flojito y Cooperando, it was feast or famine as a 13 in the opening meeting briefly dropped them out of the regatta lead. But a bullet in the day’s only other contest gave the Mexican team 17 net points, four in front of Bruce Golison’s Midlife Crisis (who recorded a 5,8 today). Bruno Pasquinelli’s Stampede holds third place with 28 points, with Glenn Darden’s Hoss hot on his heals with 29. Racing concludes Sunday.

In breeze around six knots, Pasquinelli bested Peter Duncan’s Relative Obscurity, Robert Hughes’ Heartbreaker and the remaining 36 teams. Following a pause to allow the wind to stabilize (which it did at 10 knots), Neckelmann and teenager Gannon Troutman’s Pied Piper renewed their Charleston Race Week battle, with Neckelmann earning the win. Brian Keane’s Savasana was third.

In tenth overall, Jack Franco’s 3 Ball JT holds a healthy lead in the 10-boat Corinthian division.

Tomorrow is the final day of competition for the 39 teams from Brazil, Japan, Mexico and the USA, with racing to conclude on Sunday, May 22.

Day Two Results (Top 10 of 39; 6 races, 1 discard)
1. Flojito y Cooperando, Julian Fernandez Neckelmann[Open], 1-3-1-11-[13]-1- ; 17
2. Midlife Crisis, Bruce Golison[Open], 2-1-5-[16]-5-8- ; 21
3. STAMPEDE, bruno pasquinelli[Open], 10-8-4-5-1-[13]- ; 28
4. 1Hoss, Glenn Darden[Open], [23]-4-3-3-10-9- ; 29
5. Relative Obscurity, Peter DUNCAN[Open], 14-7-2-[22]-2-5- ; 30T
6. Heartbreaker, Robert Hughes[Open], 4-9-[22]-7-3-7- ; 30T
7. Cloud Nine, Phil Haegler[Open], 5-10-[25]-1-7-20- ; 43T
8. 1Scamp, Will Welles[Open], [19]-16-10-2-9-6- ; 43T
9. Savasana, Brian Keane[Open], 16-[18]-15-9-4-3- ; 47
10. 3 Ball JT, Jack Franco[Corinthian][Open], 3-2-[26]-6-19-25- ; 55

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Source: J/70 Class

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