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Whittemore separates at J/24 Worlds

Published on October 23rd, 2019

Miami, FL (October 23, 2019) – Only one team has recorded all scores in the top 10 so far at the J/24 World Championship, and that is the day two leader after four races: Keith Whittemore’s Furio (above). After part of a three-way tie for the lead yesterday, the Seattle, WA-based Furio crew added scores of 7,3 today for sole possession of first place.

Conditions were again on the light side (winds at 5-7 knots) as temperatures remained in the 90s, testing the competitors’ ability to locate the better breeze and tackle the shifts.

Rossi Milev’s Clear Air notched their second bullet of the Championship in race four, however, a 14 in the day’s initial contest gives them 22 points and second place. Bangor Packet, led by Tony Parker, held their own, tallying a 6,2 for third place (24 points). When the fifth race has been completed, a discard will take effect.

Keiji Kondo’s Fox finished ahead of all others to start today’s matches, and the Japanese team was exuberant to earn a World Championship race win. “I did come to Miami last year for the J/24 World Council Meeting, representing Japan,” said Kondo. “It was so nice weather and a good place, so I wanted to bring my guys here.”

Following Kondo across the line were Andrew Carey’s Mr. Hankey and Robby Brown’s Angel of Harlem. Milev’s Clear Air racked up bullet number two to close the day with Parker and Whittemore behind.

Seventy-nine 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 Two Results (Top 10 of 79; 4 races)
1. Furio, Keith Whittemore, USA – 4 -3 -7 -3 ; 17
2. Clear Air, Rossi Milev, CAN – 1 -6 -14 -1 ; 22
3. bangor packet, Tony Parker, USA – 15 -1 -6 -2 ; 24
4. Velocidad, Christopher Stone, USA – 5 -2 -4 -14 ; 25
5. Angel of Harlem, Robby Brown, USA – 7 -12 -3 -29 ; 51
6. JJONE, Daniel Frost, GER – 17 -9 -8 -17 ; 51
7. Nautalytics, Mike Ingham, USA – 2 -14 -39 -7 ; 62
8. Mr. Hankey, Andrew Carey, USA – 18 -30 -2 -13 ; 63
9. Lifted, Evan Petley-Jones, CAN – 12 -16 -29 -6 ; 63
10. Fox, Keiji Kondo, JPN – 6 -43 -1 -15 ; 65

Source: J/24 Class

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