Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik 2020 AnneMarieRindom LEADERBOARD

Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships at Royal Torbay Yacht Club - Day 2

by Louay Habib 3 Sep 2019 12:31 PDT 2-6 September 2019

20 nations are competing for the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships, and teams from seven different countries occupy the top ten places after six races.

The breeze for Day Two started with a stable 10 knots from the southwest, but backed south after the first race building to a 18 knots, with brilliant sunshine providing spectacular condition for the international fleet. With the wind direction and speed fluctuating, today's results were far from stable.

After six races there are new leaders for both the Open and Corinthian classes. Alberto Rossi (ITA) racing Enfant Terrible, acknowledged as one of the best in Europe if not the world, moves up to pole position for the Open Class, after posting 1-16-2 today. Joel Ronning (USA) racing Catapult, drops to second, three points behind the leader. Boat of the day was Eat, Sleep, J, Repeat raced by Paul Ward (GBR) propelling the team to third just a point off second. Pichu Torcida (ESP) racing Noticia is only one point off the podium. In the Corinthian Class, Doug Struth (GBR) racing DSP, is the new leader. Wilson & King's Soak Racing (IRL) discarded a Black Flag infringement in Race 5, to place second for the amateur status class, as did Denis Cherevatenko (RUS) racing Joyfull. All results are provisional pending protest decisions. There were race wins today for Alberto Rossi (ITA) Enfant Terrible, Andrey Malygin (RUS) Maria, and Peter Duncan (USA) Relative Obscurity.

Quotes from the Boats

Henry Brauer USA Rascal
Past President J/70 International Class and Vice Commodore Eastern YC hosts of the 2018 J/70 Worlds.
"The folks at the Royal Torbay YC, led by Bob Penfold, are doing a great job, this us a tough regatta to organise with a lot of volunteers and a lot of moving parts, and it has been seamless, they are doing a fantastic job. On Rascal we are getting it together, a bit better every day. The competition is world class and the sailing conditions are challenging, you have to keep your head out of the boat and keep on your toes. The last race today was the stand out, things didn't work out upwind and we rounded the top mark pretty deep, but our tactician Brian Kamilar called for a quick gybe, and we got a great puff and moved up into the top ten, so it paid off in spades. Tomorrow the weather man says we will have more breeze, but Torquay seems to have its own micro-climate with its spectacular topography of climbing cliffs, I think Torquay does what Torquay wants to do!"

Doug Struth GBR DSP
2018 J/70 UK National Champions for both the Corinthian and Open Classes.
"So far it has ben very good but we have had tricky sailing conditions, unlike the conditions we normally get in the Solent. Everyone is having the same issues with the shifty wind and awkward chop but for us so far so good. The team has been together for nearly a year and a half, and it has always been the worlds that we have been building towards, and we have been refining our roles. As with all teams we have our moments but it is all beginning to click together. I think we are better than last year, and we are pretty happy with our results so far."

Andrey Malygin (RUS) Maria
One of four Russian teams participating in the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championship.
"I apologise for my small amount of English - great sailors, great competition especially at the start, great race management, great Torquay - Fantastic!

Racing at the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championship continues Wednesday 4th September with three more high octane races scheduled in conditions predicted to be a solid 20 knots from the northwest.

The Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships, hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club, up to the minute coverage as the drama unfolds at www.facebook.com/j70uk

Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 Worlds Website, www.j70worlds2019.com

Full results can be found here.

J/70 teams from all over the world are competing at the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships: Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States of America.

Related Articles

2020 J/70 Midwinter Championship overall
John and Molly Baxter's Team Vineyard Vines takes the title John and Molly Baxter's Team Vineyard Vines, along with crew Allan Terhune and Ben Lamb, bested 53 fellow J/70s to earn the title of 2020 J/70 Midwinter Champions. Posted today at 4:08 am
2020 J/70 Midwinter Championship day 2
Ignacio Perez's Zaguero shines on breezy middle day Sporty conditions on Biscayne Bay presented a challenging three races for 54 J/70s at their Midwinter Championship, testing both crews and equipment. Posted on 23 Feb
2020 J/70 Midwinter Championship day 1
Fifty-four teams from eight nations launched on Biscayne Bay Fifty-four J/70s took to the famous waters of Biscayne Bay to open the 2020 J/70 Midwinter Championship in fresh conditions of 15-20 knots, topping out at 24. Posted on 22 Feb
Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg overall
Lightning fleet's David Starck wins the overall title First-time Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg skipper David Starck and his teammates on TeamPatStrong closed the regatta with a six-point overall lead in the Lightning fleet, winning the 23-boat class and earning a berth Posted on 17 Feb
Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg day 2
Duncan's Melges 24 Team keeps perfect scoreline Peter Duncan's Melges 24 USA 829 took full advantage of a fantastic day on Tampa Bay to solidify his lead in the Melges 24 class on the second day of the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg. Posted on 16 Feb
SCYA J/70 Midwinter Regatta at California YC
The sixteen J/70s sailed off Marina del Rey The annual Southern California Yachting Association J/70 Midwinter Regatta took place last weekend in what will be the site for the 2020 J/70 World Championship later this summer. Posted on 14 Feb
J/70 Winter Series at Davis Island
Brian Keane's Savasana wins 2019-2020 series Forty-eight J/70 teams qualified to win the 2019-2020 J/70 Winter Series at Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, Florida by competing in at least two of the three weekends with the same boat and skipper. Posted on 10 Feb
Primo Cup Trophee Credit Suisse overall
Event committee always aiming for something new The Primo-Cup Trophée Credit Suisse is one of those classic winter events that keep up with tradition while always adding something new. Posted on 9 Feb
Primo Cup Trophee Credit Suisse day 1
J/70, Smeralda 888, Longtze Premier, Melges 20 and L30 compete This will be a day to remember for the 450 sailors competing in the 36th Primo Cup - Trophée Credit Suisse. "It's exceptional to have a hundred boats in February," says a delighted Bernard d'Alessandri, the Yacht Club de Monaco's General Secretary. Posted on 7 Feb
J70 class joins the 39 Copa del Rey MAPFRE
To race in the Bay of Palma at the beginning of August The J/70 has seen about 1,500 boats built worldwide of which half - some 750 - are in Europe and 50 in Spain. That makes it the world's most popular one-design keelboat class. Posted on 6 Feb
ETNZShop-SAILRACING-728X90 HR BottomGul 2019 CODEZERO EVO FooterOfficial-Team-Gear-Red 728x90 BOTTOM