Ignacio Perez leads J/70 Midwinters

Published on February 22nd, 2020

Miami, FL (February 22, 2020) – Sporty conditions on Biscayne Bay presented a challenging three races for 54 J/70s at their Midwinter Championship, with a stand out performance by Ignacio Perez’s Zaguero (above), including Santiago Perez, Juan Perez and Moritz Spitzauer.

In winds averaging 18 knots, the team from Mexico eclipsed the large fleet with scores of 1,2,1 to finish the day with 7 net points in five total races (discarding a fourth from yesterday).

Joel Ronning’s Catapult dropped to second overall with 11 net points, following scores of 4,7,5. Pamela Rose’s Rosebud moved up to third with 18 net points. Pedro Camargo’s Mancha Negra of Brazil leads the Corinthian division. Besides the USA, seven other nations are competing, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Great Britain, Mexico and Turkey.

Perez racked up his first bullet of the day in race three, trailed by Ryan McKillen’s Surge and Rose. The same group comprised the top spots in the middle race but in this order: McKillen, Perez, Rose. In the final battle, Perez returned to first, ahead of John Heaton’s Empeiria and John and Molly Baxter’s Team Vineyard Vines.

Nine races are scheduled on February 21-24 in Miami, FL.

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Day Two Results (Top 10 of 54; 5 races, 1 discard)
1. Zaguero, Ignacio Perez / Santiago Perez / Juan Perez / Moritz Spitzauer , MEX – 3 -[4] -1 -2 -1 ; 7
2. Catapult, Joel Ronning / Victor Diaz De Leon / Christopher Stocke / Patrick Wilson , USA – 1 -1 -4 -[7] -5 ; 11
3. Rosebud, Pamela Rose / Willem Van Waay / Goncalo Ribeiro / Bernardo Freitas , USA – 2 -[10] -3 -3 -10 ; 18
4. Surge, Ryan McKillen / John Wallace / Mark Mendelblatt / Sam Loughborough , USA – 12 -6 -2 -1 -[24] ; 21
5. Team Vineyard Vines, John Baxter / Molly Baxter / Allan Terhune / Ben Lamb , USA – 6 -3 -[16] -9 -3 ; 21
6. Empeiria, John Heaton / Will Felder / Zeke Horowitz / Zach Mason , USA – 7 -2 -[41] -13 -2 ; 24
7. Midlife Crisis, Bruce Golison / Steve Hunt / Brian Porter / Erik Shampain , USA – 5 -[17] -5 -11 -13 ; 34
8. NINE, Oivind Lorentzen / Ian Coleman / David Shriner / Lucas Calabrese , USA – [26] -5 -15 -6 -8 ; 34
9. Rascal, Henry Brauer / Karl Anderson / Marc Gauthier / Carlos Robles , USA – [25] -7 -7 -5 -15 ; 34
10. Mr. Pitiful, Kevin Downey / Matt Woodworth / Brian Thomas / Patrick Norris , USA – 4 -13 -12 -12 -[40] ; 41

Source: J/70 Class

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