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J24 European Championship at the Royal Western Yacht Club - Day 1

by Robin Price 15 Aug 2016 21:00 BST 13-19 August 2016

The opening day of the J24 European Championship started in what only can be described as champagne sailing conditions in this year's host city, Plymouth.

The 37 boats were greeted by sunshine and the prospect of force 5 conditions for the day and were not disappointed during the three races held today south on Plymouth breakwater.

Unusually, for the highly competitive J24 fleet all three races got underway safely with no sign of a black flag being raised. Race Officer, David Lovegrove, said: "I was very pleased with the behavior of the fleet today, those who chose to head back to the breakwater gained best from the tide and the wind shifts".

The top three are subject to protest are Phoenix GBR 4242, Cocoon GBR 4269 and Vitesse GBR 5467.

Phoenix said of the first day of racing, "It's has been a fantastic day, great breeze and excellent courses set by Race Officer, David Lovegrove, and his team. The competition is exceedingly close with every place hard fought, we can't wait for more of the same tomorrow. Up and down the fleet the racing was close and every good tack and mark rounding made a difference."

The results at the end of the day show that the fleet is closely matched, its competitive racing at its best! Results after three races can be found on The Royal Western Yacht Club later tonight.

Back on shore tonight's entertainment is hosted by the German Fleet and thanks to them for their hospitality on a balmy evening to end Day 1 in style.

Results after Day 1:

PosSail NoNameHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
1GBR 4242Hitch HikerAndy TaylorParkstone35311
2GBR 4269CacoonNick McDonaldRWYC91212
3GER 5467VitesseManfred KonigHSC231217
4JPN 5449GekkoTokuma TakesueJapan Sailing Federation58720
5IRL680KilcullenCillian DicksonHowth167124
6GER 5330LuvTom StryiSvaoe1141025
7GER 5316Hungriger WolfMaz AugustinSvaoe712827
8SWE 982Another CacoonMartin FridMSS1211528
9GER 5386TintoTill PomariusSvaoe159630
10GBR 4260JeliStig McDonaldRWYC10101636
11FRA 4934JaguarAorelian GarciaYCCA1315937
12GBR 4206Jam TooAusten DaviesBude62710%41
13GER 5475JJoneDaniel FrostJSC82OCS48
14GBR 4245Unity LetsMatt ConyersRWYC1862448
15GBR 4270Jolly RogerRoger MorrisParkstone410%2249
16GER 5381SullbergStefan KarsunkeBlankeneser113OCS52
17GER 5313JuelssandAnn‑kathrin FrankSvaoe20211152
18GER 5269PfauLars HaagerAsvik19161954
19GBR 4271JawbreakerDavid CooperSaltash17182156
20GBR 4266Flying ColoursWilliam PollockParkstone1410%1363
21NED 36JoolDirk OlyslagersWV De Maaskant2630%1465
22GBR 4100Midnight ExpressSamuel MarshallSaltash23202366
23GER 5266 Lynn WolgastMuhlenberger29231769
24ITA 371J OCFabio ApollonioSTDV25172769
25GER 1185GlenJanne SchleiferBlankeneser Segel22311871
26GBR 4251Italian JobJohn GormanRYA282910%76
27GBR 4241Jineration XSteve WassellTMSC2122OCS81
28GBR 4035JiffyDavid MooreSaltash32242884
29GBR 4213HijinksMark LewersRWYC24DSQ2587
30GBR 4103JoJoJames TorrSaltash27303188
31GBR 4254JuJuQuinton HallEast Dorset30332689
32GBR 4268JiggyMike MackieRoyal Dart3110%2989
33IRL 4115Johnny BravoAlex ShackletonHowth34283294
34FRA 4032J'adoreErwan RichardLoguivy Canot33OCS10%95
35GBR 4026Just the TonicChris RandallSaltash36263395
36GBR 4153JamBen MaddafordSaltash35343099
37GBR 779XP RiggingJacob BennettParkstone373534106

www.j24europeans2016.co.uk

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