International J/24 Class Association

Penultimate Day at J/24 World Championship

July 22, 2022

Four points separate the top four boats heading into the final day of the J/24 World Championship hosted by Corpus Christi Yacht Club in Texas USA. Paul Foerster’s Grand Slam 2 remains atop the leaderboard with 21 points, after posting a 4,7 on Thursday. Mike Marshall’s American Garage and Nobuyuki Imai’s Siesta are tied at 24 points for second and third, respectively. John Mollicone’s New England Ropes is only one point further back with 25 points. Foerster also leads the 27-boat Corinthian division, ahead of Imai’s Siesta and James Freedman’s LOL. Race 7 started on time with legs of 1.5 nautical miles. Wind speeds were 19-22 knots with peak gusts in the high twenties. Notable BFDs were Marshall’s American Garage, Keith Whittemore’s Furio and Travis Odenbach’s Bogus. Race 8 was also course four at a distance of 1.5 nautical miles. The Black Flag start was all clear. Wind speeds averaged 22 knots with a top gust of 33. Imai’s Siesta gained their first victory of the Championship to kick off the day, while William Fastiggi’s Fawn Liebowitz stayed on a hot streak in second and Mollicone’s New England Ropes placed third. Odenbach’s Bogus rebounded in Thursday’s second race, as did Marshall’s American Garage. Mollicone repeated a third in this contest as well. Racing concludes Friday with two scheduled races. Thirty-eight boats are representing Argentina, Chile, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Trinidad and the United States. A complete list of all J/24 World Champions can be found at http://www.j24class.org/about-the-j24/hall-of-fame/world-champions/. Complete event details may be found at https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/23467#home. Photos are available at https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0U5nhQSTGzx88.

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