New leader at J/88 North Americans:
Chicago, IL (August 10, 2018) – A steady day of scores today made Ben Marden’s Banter the current front-runner at the J/88 North American Championship after two days of racing.
Four more races were recorded in a lumpy chop and winds between 6-10 knots for the 14 J/88s as part of the Verve Cup Offshore Regatta at Chicago Yacht Club. Banter advanced from a two-point deficit yesterday to hold a thin one-point advantage over Laura Weyler’s Hijinks after seven total races. No score will be discarded for the series.
Atlantic hurricane outlook improves:
In this report from the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA), forecasters are now lowering their 2018 Atlantic hurricane season prediction.