Tampa, Florida – After a brief morning postponement, the seabreeze filled as expected and three races were completed on the third day of the J/24 Midwinter Championship in Tampa, Florida. The sailors were treated to perfect sailing conditions with 10-15 knots southeast winds, sunny skies and warm temperatures. In the day’s first race, Travis Odenbach of Rochester, New York played the final run perfectly to just edge out John Mollicone for the win. Mollicone responded by winning the next race in convincing fashion. In the day’s final race, defending champion and regatta leader, Peter Bream, snuck past Rochester’s Kris Werner to take the bullet.
After eight races Bream still tops the leader board ahead of John Mollicone of Newport, Rhode Island in second and Tony Parker of Annapolis, Maryland in third place overall. Back on shore, the hosts at the Davis Island Yacht Club are once again pulling out all the stops with a pig roast and bluegrass band on the schedule.
The eleven race series concludes on Wednesday with more sun and wind in the forecast.