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Welles solid at J/24 North Americans

Published on April 2nd, 2019

Valle de Bravo, Mexico (April 2, 2019) – Twenty-seven J/24s reveled in flawless conditions as the J/24 North American Championship got underway with three races in winds that started at 10-12 knots and increased to 12-16, with occasional higher gusts.

Current J/24 World Champion Will Welles (USA) racing Bruschetta (above) has taken the early advantage with 5 points, following scores of 1,1,3. The next positions are locked in a tie at 10 points: Javier Velasquez’s Trinquete (7,2,1) and Mark Laura’s Baba Louie (2,3,5).

Under cloudless skies on the picturesque lake in the mountains of Mexico, Welles opened the Championship with his first of consecutive bullets. Trailing him in race one were Laura and Kenneth Porter’s S. And in race two were Velasquez and Laura. Velasquez earned the final victory of the day, as Tony Parker’s Bangor Packet and Welles comprised the top three.

Ten races are scheduled from April 2 to 5.

Day One Results (Top 10 of 27; 3 races)
1. Bruschetta, Will Welles , USA – 1 -1 -3 ; 5
2. Trinquete, Javier Velásquez , Mex – 7 -2 -1 ; 10
3. Baba Louie, Mark Laura , USA – 2 -3 -5 ; 10
4. S, Kenneth Porter , MEX – 3 -5 -7 ; 15
5. Bangor Packet, Tony Parker , USA – 5 -12 -2 ; 19
6. Habanero, Denny Vaughan , USA – 11 -7 -12 ; 30
7. Giggles, Natalie Harden , USA – 9 -14 -9 ; 32
8. Capitan Ala Triste, Manuel Romero Lopez , MEX – 4 -19 -10 ; 33
9. Buenaventura, Erick Castillo Jimenez M , MEX – 16 -13 -4 ; 33
10. Mar 2, Tito Benitez , MEX – 13 -10 -11 ; 34

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Source: J/24 Class

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