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19 September 2012, 09:49 am
Bruschetta Holds And Extends
Tight start for the fleet
Tight start for the fleet

J/24 World Championship
Rochester, USA

Mauricio Santa Cruz on Bruschetta held his spot on the top of the leader board on day 2 of the Quantum Loop Solutions J/24 World Championship at the Rochester Yacht Club in New York.
Bruschetta from Brazil scored a 9 and a 1 on Tuesday for a total of 18 points after two days racing. Luis Olcese on Scaramoush from Peru is in second overall with 41 points, and Frithjof Schade on JJone from Germany has 43 points in third place.

In the day's first race, Mike Marshall on TBD claimed the top spot, followed by Tony Parker on Bangor Packet and Paul Scalisi on Rabit Cson Duck Cson.

In Race 2 Santa Cruz on Bruschetta of Brazil crossed the finish line first. Rossi Milev on Clear Air was second and Matias Seguel on Guru trailed him.

Conditions on Lake Ontario started at 4-6 knots and settled in at 10 to 12 for the second race of the day and reached highs of 18 to 20 knots towards the latter part of the race.

Ninety-six teams from 12 countries (Argentina, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Peru and the United States) are participating in the event.

Racing continues through Friday, and 10 total races are planned. Live updates will be available all week at www.2012j24worlds.com.
Christopher E. Howell
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