J/24 Midwinter Championship – Day One
February 12, 2012
Tampa, Florida – After the first day of racing defending champion, Peter Bream, of Jacksonville, Florida leads the 2012 J/24 Midwinter Championship. The 28-boat fleet completed four races in beautiful 10-12 knot conditions under sunny skies.
The remains of Saturday’s strong cold front brought cool temperatures and 20 degree oscillations, which made staying of the lifted tack the rule of the day. Bream, aboard Team Tarheel, found the weather to his liking and posted four top-three finishes to take a commanding 13 point lead over Mike Ingham of Rochester, New York in second. Third place currently belongs to John Mollicone of Newport, Rhode Island.
Racing continues through Wednesday in this 11 race series.