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J/80 World Championship update

by J/Boats 19 Jul 15:24 PDT 13-20 July 2019
J/80 World Championship 2019 © Real Club Marítimo del Abra

The Real Club Marítimo del Abra has been hosting the 2019 edition of the J/80 World Championship that started on July 13th off Bilbao, Spain.

Eighty teams have been battling on the Cantabrian Sea from twelve nations across the world (Canada, Spain, France, USA, Russia, Portugal, Cyprus, Ireland, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Belgium, and India).

The battles have been epic so far, especially between the two top countries that have continuously been at the top of the world in J/80 events for over a decade, the French and the Spanish.

As a reflection of that fierce competition, tied on points at 23 each are the Frenchman Laouenan Pierre's COURRIER ECOLE NAVALE and the Spaniard Pablo Santurde's M&G TRESSIS. The balance of the top five are all Spanish, including two former J/80 World Champions, and they are all within 6 pts of the lead!

The final two days of competition promise to be epic and full of anxiety as the five teams duel to the end. Sitting in third is Jose Asqueta's BIOBIZZ, fourth is Rayco Tabares' HOTEL PRINCESA YAIZA, and fifth is Marc de Antonio's BRIBON MOVISTAR.

More information on the event Facebook page and event website j80worlds2019.com.

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