Germans Strengthen Lead at J/24 Worlds
Published on September 21st, 2016
Wakayama, Japan (September 21, 2016) – With five races now in the books at the J/24 World Championship, the German team on JJOne has strengthened their lead over the 41-boat fleet. Daniel Frost’s crew now tallies just 6 net points, able to drop an 11 in race three and keep a skinny tally of 1,2,1,2.
Following yesterday’s tropical storm, winds calmed to 5-8 knots over today’s three races. Keiji Kondo’s Fox of Japan won the opening race, trailed by Demichi Kousuke’s Ichimokusan (JPN) and American Will Welles on Cougar. JJOne earned their second bullet of the regatta in the day’s middle battle, trailed by Fox and Mark Laura’s Baba Louie (USA). Einosuke Morita’s Wailea (JPN) won the final duel, with JJOne and Kato Fumiya’s Lull of Japan rounding out the top trio.
Kondo’s Fox moved up to second overall after a solid 1,2,4 today for 15 net points. Kousuke’s Ichimokusa rests in third with 22.
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