Thursday, May 07, 2009

2009 J24 World's Continue and Ontario Team Scores

Two Ontario teams are big winners today with the conclusion of race #4. Scott Weakley and the team aboard Rex charged ahead on the last downwind leg to take the bullet, about an hour ago. They overtook earlier leaders and notables American Chris Larsen and Italian champion Andrea Casale, others couldn't catch them, and they crossed well ahead. Weakley's team is out of Mississauga.

Andrea Casale's Fiamma Gialla now holds down 1st overall. Another team from Mississauga, Rossi Milev's Clear Air team has moved into 2nd overall. 3rd overall is held by Tony Parker's Bangor Packet. A bad thunderstorm came through, then the sun came out but the wind became unstable. Racing is over for the day.

Crazy wind emptying and filling randomly plus the crazy current yesterday resulted in my favourite quote coming from Moose McClintock: "WTF!!!! Annapolis at it's best." McClintock also reports that 2 boats were found to have lead shot epoxied into their keel sumps during measurement. I trust they weren't the Montreal entries.