Light and Shifty Conditions Greet 63 Boats at J/24 World Championship

While major storms continue to batter coastal regions of North America, fickle breeze was the theme of the opening day at the J/24 World Championship in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Sixty-three teams from Argentina, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru and the USA endured winds around 6 knots to complete two races. Tony Parker’s Bangor Packet and James Freedman’s Miss Conduct are tied on points at 9, with Parker holding that tie-breaker by way of a 7,2 on Tuesday (Freedman earned a 4,5) for the early advantage. David Klatt’s Jaded and Mark Laura’s Baba Louie sit tied at 21 for third and fourth place, respectively. A big wind shift in the opening contest doomed teams to the left, but benefited Klatt’s Jaded and two Japanese teams (Nobuyuki Imai’s Siesta and Einosuke Morita’s Wailea) who comprised the top three. Aidan Glackin’s Mental Floss took line honors in the second race, ahead of Parker’s Bangor Packet and Blair Dinsdale’s Journey. Racing continues through Saturday from Port Credit Yacht Club. Complete results may be found at, and photos are available on the J/24 Class Facebook page.

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