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J/24 European Championship at Patras, Greece - Day 2

by Julie & Chris Howell 8 May 15:06 BST 4-10 May 2019

Six races have been accomplished at the J/24 European Championship, hosted by the Sailing Club of Patras in Greece. Ignazio Bonanno's La Superba of Italy has jumped into first place.

With scores of 3,2,3 on Wednesday, and factoring in the discard race (a fourth for them), La Superba tallies just 12 net points. Anthimos Nikolaidis' Evniki of Greece moved up a spot to second overall (17 points), and fellow countryman Alexandros Tagaropoulos' Hellenic Police can now be found in third (25 points). Winds began at 5-8 knots under blue skies and increased to 10-12 by day's end for the 30 J/24s.

Nikolaidis rattled off two bullets in the first two races on Wednesday, shadowed initially by Tagaropoulos and Bonanno, and then again by Bonanno and Dave Hale's Cacoon of Great Britain. Two German teams rocked the day's final and windiest battle: Lynn Wolgast's Derbe Kerle and Thomas Cramer's Jux and Dollerei. Bonanno placed third.

Racing continues through Friday. Complete results may be found at j24europeans2019.gr, and photos are available on the International J/24 Class Facebook page.

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