Wednesday, March 11, 2020

J/70 Bacardi Invitational Report

J/70s sailing Bacardi Invitational off Miami, FL

(Miami, FL)- Forty-three J/70 teams from ten nations (USA, Argentina, Italy, Thailand, Brazil, Great Britain, Chile, Germany, Canada, and Mexico) started off their regatta with three races. Coral Reef YC is hosting the event, in coordination with Biscayne Bay YC, and the combined PRO’s hope to get in at least 3 to 4 races per day.

A stellar fleet is assembled for the event, following on the previous week’s J/70 Midwinter Championship that was hosted in the same venue.

J/70s sailing Bacardi Regatta off Miami, FL
After three races on the first day, leading the fleet is current J/70 World Champion Paul Ward's EAT SLEEP J REPEAT from the United Kingdom. Ward's crew includes Ruairidh Scott, Ben Saxton, and Mario Trindade have accumulated an astonishing 2-2-1 tally for 5 pts. The balance of the top five includes Ryan McKillen's SURGE in second with a 5-3-4 for 12 pts, third is Pablo Herman's NEW WAVE from Chile with a 3-4-10 for 17 pts, fourth is Oivind Lorentzen's NINE with a 13-5-2 for 20 pts and fifth place is John Evans' AIRPLANE with an 8-13-5 for 26 pts.  For more J/70 Bacardi Invitational sailing information