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Patience rewarded at J/111 Worlds

Published on August 21st, 2019

Chicago, IL (August, 21, 2019) – Following storms that rolled through yesterday, 23 J/111s had to wait a bit longer still today to launch the 2019 J/111 World Championship. After race one was abandoned due to lack of breeze and a severe shift, the winds eventually ramped up to 12-14 knots, allowing three races for the hungry teams.

Despite a pair of bullets by Rob Ruhlman’s Spaceman Spiff, it’s Andrew and Sedgwick Ward’s Bravo who ended the day at the front of the pack. The Bravo crew only placed in the top three once, but their scoreline of 7,3,5 for 15 points puts them one ahead of Spaceman Spiff who added a 14 for 16 total. Peter Wagner’s Skeleton Key lie in third place with tallies of 6,8,4 and 18 points.

Ruhlman’s Spaceman Spiff earned the first victory of the Championship in the day’s opening, and lightest, affair. Jeffrey Davis’ Shamrock and Richard Witzel’s Rowdy followed. Swiss sailor Jorg Sigg’s Varuna outdid the fleet in the middle race, with Douglas Curtiss’ Wicked 2.0 and Ward’s Bravo close behind. The Ruhlman family closed the day the same way it started, trailed by Martin Roesch’s Velocity and Rod Warren’s Joust.

The 23 teams from three countries will continue with the 11-race series through August 23.

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Day Two Results (Top 10 of 23; 3 races)
1. Bravo, Andrew Ward / Sedgwick Ward , USA – 7 -3 -5 ; 15
2. Spaceman Spiff, Rob Ruhlman , USA – 1 -14 -1 ; 16
3. Skeleton Key, Peter Wagner , USA – 6 -8 -4 ; 18
4. Velocity, Martin Roesch , USA – 8 -12 -2 ; 22
5. Joust, Rod Warren , AUS – 4 -15 -3 ; 22
6. Pura Vida, John Kalanik , USA – 9 -6 -8 ; 23
7. Varuna (Lällekönig), Jörg Sigg , SUI – 11 -1 -13 ; 25
8. Kashmir, Michael Mayer / Steve Henderson , USA – 13 -5 -7 ; 25
9. Sitella, Ian Hill , USA – 5 -16 -6 ; 27
10. Wicked 2.0, Douglas Curtiss , USA – 15 -2 -15 ; 32

Source: J/111 Class Office

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