Discard kicks in at J/24 Worlds

Published on October 24th, 2019

Miami, FL (October 24, 2019) – The third day of the J/24 World Championship brought the conditions the 79 teams came for—breeze in the mid-teens, sunny skies, warm temperatures, and the Biscayne Bay chop.

Day two leader Keith Whittemore on Furio (above) overcame his worst finish in today’s beginning race (32nd) to earn a second in the next, and with the discard taking effect as of race five, Furio keeps all top-seven scores for 19 net points to remain in first after six of ten races.

Chris Stone’s Velocidad shot up the leaderboard into second, posting a 4,7 on the day for 22 net points. Rossi Milev’s Clear Air and Tony Parker’s Bangor Packet remain in the hunt in third and fourth places, Milev with 25 points to Parker’s 26.

Clear Air tactician Victor Diaz de Leon, racing in only his second J/24 regatta, is enjoying the vibe. “The camaraderie in the fleet is really fun. Everyone is super friendly and nice.” A regular in other one-design Classes, Diaz de Leon has been impressed with the high level of female participation, including two all-women teams. “There’s a ton of great sailors here, and the boats are very challenging.”

Kohei Ichikawa, from Japan, racing Gekko Diana proudly crossed the finish line first in race five, trailed by Parker and Milev. Travis Odenbach’s Honeybadger completed the day triumphantly, with Whittemore rebounding in second place and Ichikawa again in the top three.

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 Three Results (Top 10 of 79; 6 races, 1 discard)
1. Furio, Keith Whittemore, USA – 4 -3 -7 -3 -[32] -2 ; 19
2. Velocidad, Christopher Stone, USA – 5 -2 -4 -[14] -4 -7 ; 22
3. Clear Air, Rossi Milev, CAN – 1 -6 -14 -1 -3 -[16] ; 25
4. bangor packet, Tony Parker, USA – 15 -1 -6 -2 -2 -[27] ; 26
5. Nautalytics, Mike Ingham, USA – 2 -14 -[39] -7 -8 -5 ; 36
6. Honeybadger, Travis Odenbach, USA – [22] -19 -19 -5 -9 -1 ; 53
7. Buckaroo, Will Welles, USA – 13 -[24] -13 -21 -6 -14 ; 67
8. JJONE, Daniel Frost, GER – 17 -9 -8 -17 -16 -[80] ; 67
9. Lifted, Evan Petley-Jones, CAN – 12 -16 -29 -6 -5 -[35] ; 68
10. Angel of Harlem, Robby Brown, USA – 7 -12 -3 -29 -[80] -23 ; 74

Source: J/24 Class

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