Glamour Day at RC44 Worlds Championship:
Andalusia, Spain (May 13, 2016) – On the second day of the RC44 World Championship, the fleet reveled in brilliant sunshine, wind regularly over 20 knots, monster shifts, but surprisingly flat water in the lee of the Andalusian coast.
Appropriately local hero John Bassadone and his largely Spanish crew on Peninsula Petroleum Sailing Team were the star performers. Winning the first race brought them level with yesterday’s overall leader, Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF. The Gibraltar team followed this up with a 3-4, ending the day one point ahead.
“I’m extremely happy with how the day went – it was very good fun, tricky conditions,” said an e…
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Will Welles leads J/24 US Nationals:
Blue Point, NY (May 13, 2016) – Friday the 13th brought good fortune to Will Welles on the opening day of the J/24 US National Championship, hosted by Saville Yacht Club. Enduring light breeze (4-8 knots) and overcast/wet conditions, Welles recorded two bullets and a second for just 4 points in the three races.
Carter White shadows Welles with 10 points (including the day’s other race win) while Canadian Michael Howarth’s second-place in the final contest pushed him into third overall with 22 points.
Thirty-nine teams are competing, including entrants from various areas of the United States as well as Argentina, Canada, Chile and Mexico. Following Welles in the fir…
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