Tied at top of J/24 World Championship

Published on October 22nd, 2019

Miami, FL (October 22, 2019) – The 41st J/24 World Championship got underway today in hot and sunny weather, requiring the 80 teams to wait out a two-hour onshore postponement while the seabreeze kicked in at 8-10 knots.

After two races, three teams are tied at 7 points: Rossi Milev’s Clear Air (1,6 on the day), Chris Stone’s Velocidad (5,2), and Keith Whittemore’s Furio (4,3).

Milev, 2017 J/24 World Champion and winner of the first contest, summarized his starting strategy, “We started just above the mid-line boat. There were a couple of boats we barely lived with, and then we saw something on the left. It was nice pressure, and more about the wind than the five-degree shift.”

Milev and Mike Ingham’s Nautalytics traded the lead until Clear Air passed them on the second downwind for the victory. Todd Fedyszyn’s Spoony Tactics followed in third. Tony Parker’s Bangor Packet and Stone were launched on the fleet in race two, when winds decreased slightly. Whittemore placed third, lining up the three-way knot for first.

Eighty teams from 19 countries are competing from October 22 to 26, with ten races scheduled for the five days of racing. For a complete list of all J/24 World Champions, click here.

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Day One Results (Top 10 of 80; 2 races)
1. Clear Air, Rossi Milev, CAN – 1 -6 ; 7
2. Velocidad, Christopher Stone, USA – 5 -2 ; 7
3. Furio, Keith Whittemore, USA – 4 -3 ; 7
4. Nautalytics, Mike Ingham, USA – 2 -14 ; 16
5. bangor packet, Tony Parker, USA – 16 -1 ; 17
6. YouRegatta, Carter White, USA – 9 -8 ; 17
7. Angel of Harlem, Robby Brown, USA – 7 -12 ; 19
8. A-salt, Edmond Rees, CAN – 21 -4 ; 25
9. JJONE, Daniel Frost, GER – 18 -9 ; 27
10. Lifted, Evan Petley-Jones, CAN – 12 -16 ; 28

Source: J/24 Class

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