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J/70 European Championship at Mount Argentario, Italy - Day 2

by Julie & Christopher Howell 23 May 09:13 BST

It was a second day of racing in light winds in Tuscany for the J/70 European Championship, an event that has gathered almost 90 crews from 20 nations. The breeze, reaching up to 10 knots, was enough to complete three more races that add on to the two sailed Tuesday.

After two days of racing, it emerges that consistency in placements is the key factor in this European Championship, rather than individual race victories (with five different winners across five races). Wednesday's race results, after factoring in the discard, have reshaped the standings.

Leading the rankings is Viva, owned by Alessandro Molla and Tommaso Pavan, who were relieved after discarding a 62nd place, and secured a victory in the day's second race. They have taken the lead from Sofia Giondi's Wanderlust, which now sits in second place, just two points behind, but still dominating the Corinthian division.

In third place is the American team Good To Go, helmed by Doug Rastello. White Hawk, the winner of the 2023 Corinthian World Cup, has climbed to fourth overall and is second among the Corinthian teams. The top five is rounded out by Joel Ronning's former World Champion team Catapult, with the top five boats separated by just 14 points. The British team Jeepster holds sixth place overall and third in the Corinthian division.

Wednesday's race winners were G.Spot helmed by Giangiacomo Serena Di Lapigio, Viva by Alessandro Molla and Tommaso Pavan, and Black Swan by Lorenzo Bortolotti.

Races resumes Thursday at 11:30 AM, with the best boat of the day being awarded the iconic Garmin Cup, thanks to a collaboration with Garmin Marine Italy.

All information on the event is available at: linktr.ee/j70europeans.

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