Parker secures lead at J/24 US Nationals
Published on September 8th, 2018
Falmouth, ME (September 8, 2018) – Along with the wind being shifty on day two of the 2018 J/24 US National Championship, so were the standings.
After being tied for the lead yesterday with Nicolas Cubria’s Elvis, today Tony Parker’s Bangor Packet (above) claimed the overall advantage after posting a pair of thirds, giving his team a consistent record of 3,2,3,3 in the four races thus far (11 points).
Whereas Elvis stumbled today with a 11-40, Robby Brown’s Angel of Harlem shot up to second place with 20 points after rocking a 1,2 among the 48-boat fleet. Aidan Glackin’s Mental Floss cracked the top three with 38 points at the Championship hosted by Portland Yacht Club in Falmouth, ME.
Fickle winds around 6-8 knots made for a long day on Casco Bay. Brown started his leap up the leaderboard with a bullet in race three, trailed by Matt Coughlin’s Fudgie and Parker. Evan Petley-Jones’ Lifted earned the next victory with Brown and Parker again in the top three.
Racing is planned from September 7 to 9.
Source: J/24 Class