, 2022-07-02 01:09:36,
The Key Yachting J-Cup, in association with B&G, had superb conditions for the second day of racing. Brilliant sunshine with a south-westerly breeze, pumping up to over 20 knots, produced stunning, planing conditions for the 56 J/Boats. Hundreds of sailors were grinning from ear to ear after a ballistic day on the Solent, three races were completed by all classes.
Race winners on Day Two of the Key Yachting J-Cup: J/99 Jump 2 it, J/122 Jahmali, J/105 Jacana, J/92 J’ronimo, J/111 McFly, J/111 JourneyMaker II, J/109 Joule, and J/70 Jelvis.
Results link here
J/70 UK National Championships
Martin Dent’s Jelvis had an exceptional day, scoring three straight bullets in the highly competitive 27-boat J/70 fleet for the UK National Championships. Paul Ward’s Eat Sleep J Repeat scored a 4-2-3 today and drops to second place.
“When you add together 20-25 knots of wind with a fleet of 27 J/70s, managed by a great Race Officer and team, who set perfect courses and start lines, you are in for a spectacular day,” commented Jelvis’ Martin Dent. “Normal J/70 racing is sick, today was super-sick. Given the strong wind, boat handling was at a premium and Ruby (Dent), and Wetherell Brothers; Jack and Henry did a great job.”
Doug Struth’s DSP had another belter of a day, scoring a 5-3-2 to retain third in the Open Division. DSP leads the 19-strong Corinthian Division by an impressive18-point margin. In the Open Division DSP is one point ahead of the 2021 Open J/70 National Champion, Nick Phillips’ Chaotic, as well as two points ahead of Charles Thompson’s Brutus and Simon Patterson’s Standfast. Tim Dickinson’s Jellyfish, with son…
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