Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mollicone Leading J/24 Midwinters

J/24s sailing Midwinter USA Championships- Tampa, FL(Tampa, FL)- John Mollicone's HELLY HANSEN team has seized the lead after five races on the opening day of the J/24 Midwinter Championship. Beautiful conditions allowed the abundance of racing for the 20-boat fleet in Tampa Bay, Florida.  Under sunny skies and temperatures near 80 degrees at Davis Island Yacht Club, winds began at 6-8 knots for the first three races.

Sailing with Tim Healy, Geoff Becker, Dan Rabin and Gordon Borges, Mollicone on board the might HELLY HANSEN from Newport, RI, they lead the regatta by one point after the first day of sailing three races.  Mike Ingham from Rochester, NY is in second and three points further back is Will Welles team on COUGAR from Newport, RI.

On the second day, the 20 teams were postponed in the morning due to lack of wind, but the sea-breeze was worth the wait when it kicked in at 14-16 knots with puffs around 18. After six races, Mollicone's HELLY HANSEN continues to lead with Will Welles' COUGAR leaping into second overall and dropping Mike Ingham's team to third.  Racing continues through Wednesday/ Thursday.
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