Friday, March 21, 2014

J/24 North Americans Update

J/24 sailors- Mike Ingham and Tim Healy sailing Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Sailors Enjoy Spectacular Sailing Conditions
(Riviera Nayarit, Mexico) – The Riviera Nayarit have greeted competitors with stunning sailing conditions for the thirty-seven teams from Brazil, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Peru, Sweden and the United States.  For the second straight day, the sailors have enjoyed clear skies and warm sea-breezes starting off around 6-8 knots and steadily building to 12-14 with gusts to 16 kts— all 150% class genoa weather all week so far.

Mike Ingham of the United States continued posting steady scores to maintain his lead on day two of the J/24 North American Championship in Mexico. Sailing DIGGER, Ingham recorded another first, plus a fourth (which was dropped), leaving the team with only 7 points after five races. Ian Ilsley’s JOBBIT of Monaco kept his hold on second place with 11 points, as did Mauricio Santa Cruz’s BRUSCHETTA of Brazil with third place and 14 points.

Ingham notched his second win of the event in the second race, shadowed by Ilsley and Jeronimo Landauer’s JJONE of Germany.  The next duel, won by sixteen-year-old Brayan Matthew’s Tango Jr. of Brazil, also saw fellow Brazilian Santa Cruz as runner-up, with American Tony Parker’s BANGOR PACKET in third.  Racing continues through Sunday. This event is a 2015 Pan American Games country qualifier.
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