Slow Start to J/24 Worlds
Published on September 19th, 2016
Wakayama, Japan (September 19, 2016) – With a tropical storm heading toward the area, it was the calm before the storm on day one of the J/24 World Championship. Forty-one teams representing Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Korea, Peru, Singapore, and the USA kicked off the Championship in winds of 4-6 knots over two races.
Daniel Frost’s JJOne of Germany mastered the conditions with a 1,2 to grab the early advantage in the five-day event. Demichi Kousuke’s Ichimokusan of Japan holds a slim lead on second place, just one ahead of Peru’s Javier Arribas on Hawky. The day’s race winners were Frost in race one and Naoto Kitazume’s Maril in race two.
Ten races are scheduled on September 19 to 23. When five or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores, excluding her worst score.
Source: J/24 class