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J24 European Championship at the Royal Western Yacht Club - Day 2

by Rob Clark 16 Aug 2016 20:19 BST 13-19 August 2016

Another fantastic day of racing was enjoyed by the J/24 fleet on day 2 of the European championships hosted by Royal Westen Yacht Club in Plymouth. As the wind had dropped slightly the majority of the fleet opted for genoas from race one, deciding to remain powered up in the lulls and endure the gusts.

Lessons were clearly learned from day one, compacting the already tight fleet and making tactical decisions and crew work vital for success. The day's winners were the German team, Sullberg, whose results of 1,2,2,5 brought them to the front of the fleet and recovered from the disappointment of an OCS yesterday.

The Sullberg team commented, "We are very happy to be here and have such great conditions, the racing couldn't have been better. It is a very tight fleet and we are really happy with our results so far, we hope we can keep it up but it is still a long way to go."

Team Jool from Holland said "4 weeks ago we decided to join the Europeans fleet, assembled a team and started training and dieting! Now we are here in Plymouth and enjoying the beautiful views, perfect sailing conditions and good organisation. We are unbelievably proud to get a third place result today."

With 7 races in the bag, a top three of Sullberg, JJone and Phoenix, and with lighter winds forecast for tomorrow the eventual winners of the European championships will certainly have proved to be the quickest boat across the wind range.

Results after Day 2:

PlaceSail NoBoat NameHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Points
1GER 5381SullbergStefan KarsunkeBlankeneser113(OCS)521224
2GER 5475JJoneDaniel FrostJSC82(OCS)763127
3GBR 4242Hitch HikerAndy TaylorParkstone353‑938729
4JPN 5449GekkoTokuma TakesueJapan Sailing Federation587614‑1431
5GER 5316Hungriger WolfMaz AugustinSvaoe7‑12810%55639
6IRL680KilcullenCillian DicksonHowth‑167111461241
7GBR 4206Jam TooAusten DaviesBude6‑2710%3167444
8GER 5467VitesseManfred KonigHSC2312‑261491353
9GER 5386TintoTill PomariusSvaoe‑1596810111054
10GBR 4269CacoonNick McDonaldRWYC912‑207201655
11FRA 4934JaguarAorelian GarciaYCCA13159‑1992856
12GER 5330LuvTom StryiSvaoe114101‑18161557
13GBR 4245Unity LetsMatt ConyersRWYC186‑24215191171
14SWE 982Another CacoonMartin FridMSS12115‑2419121978
15GBR 4270Jolly RogerRoger MorrisParkstone410%22(24/SCP20%)8141889
16GER 5313JuelssandAnn‑kathrin FrankSvaoe202111(34/SCP20%)10%10992
17NED 36JoolDirk OlyslagersWV De Maaskant‑2630%14211110%393
18GBR 4266Flying ColoursWilliam PollockParkstone14(36/SCP10%)13182110%593
19GBR 4260JeliStig McDonaldRWYC1010161627‑322099
20GBR 4271JawbreakerDavid CooperSaltash171821151317(30/SCP10%)101
21GER 5269PfauLars HaagerAsvik19161912‑262417107
22GBR 4213HijinksMark LewersRWYC24(DSQ)2513201323118
23ITA 371J OCFabio ApollonioSTDV251727102227‑29128
24GBR 4241Jineration XSteve WassellTMSC2122(OCS)22232124133
25GER 5266 Lynn WolgastMuhlenberger292317311228‑32140
26GER 1185GlenJanne SchleiferBlankeneser Segel22‑311829242922144
27GBR 4251Italian JobJohn GormanRYA28‑2910%25292221144
28GBR 4035JiffyDavid MooreSaltash32242814‑332627151
29GBR 4268JiggyMike MackieRoyal Dart3110%29232525‑34162
30GBR 4100Midnight ExpressSamuel MarshallSaltash23202332(38/SCP30%)3035163
31GBR 4026Just the TonicChris RandallSaltash‑36263334282336180
32GBR 4103JoJoJames TorrSaltash273031‑35303131180
33GBR 4254JuJuQuinton HallEast Dorset3033263036(38/SCP30%)30185
34IRL 4115Johnny BravoAlex ShackletonHowth342832‑37313628189
35FRA 4032J'adoreErwan RichardLoguivy Canot33(OCS)10%28343720%194
36GBR 4153JamBen MaddafordSaltash3534303635(38/SCP30%)25195
37GBR 779XP RiggingJacob BennettParkstone‑37353433323537206

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