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23 July 2002, 02:33 pm
Two Races Completed
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J24 World Championship
Kingston

Britt Hughes (USA) is leading the J24 World Championship after two races, that is taking place in Kingston, Canada.
Brad Read (USA) is lying in second position, and Geoffrey Moore (USA) is in third position.

Racing continues through until Friday 26 July at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour hosted by the Canadian Olympic-training Regatta, Kingston (CORK).

Day One

Sixty-two competitors representing ten nations were greeted by 12-15 knot southeasterly winds for the first race of the 2002 J/24 World Championships. The steady wind direction and 4-6 foot swells put a premium on proper rig tune and boat speed. Geoff Moore (USA) of Newport, RI took the bullet followed by fellow East Coast sailor, Britt Hughes. Race two showed the wind slowly turning left and dying as the swell remained making power through the waves the primary concern. A Japanese team skippered by Tsurugi Kasahara showed these conditions to their liking as they finished first as the breeze died to less the five knots. Britt Hughes (USA) finished third behind Tim Healy's (USA)Newport team to top the score sheet at the end of the day.

Back at the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, site of the 1976 Olympic Regatta, the competitive spirit continued with a street hockey tournament featuring teams composed of sailors from various countries. In the end, team Mexico prevailed in the challenger division and will face team Canada in tomorrow's finals.

Results

Position Nation Skipper + Crew Total Points Race 1 Race 2
1 USA HUGHES, BRITT Tom Treat,Paul Foley,Jim Donegan,Joby Breck 5 2 3
2 USA READ, BRAD Randy Borges,David McClintock,Paul Grenaver,Will Jeffers 8 3 5
3 USA MOORE, GEOFFREY John Mollicare,John McCabe,Rob MacMillan,Sam Howell 12 1 11
4 USA HEALY, TIMOTHY David Crocker,David Moffet,Gordon Borges,Mick Judson 14 12 2
5 USA INGHAM, MIKE Curt Barnes,Bobby Bryant,Lynda Bryant,Quinn Schwenker 15 5 10
6 AUS KIRJIAN, SEAN Kevin Bloor,Anthony Walsh,Duncan Rutherford,Ian MacDiarmid 16 9 7
7 CAN IRVING, TODD David Shepherd,Peter Wickwire,Jefferson Hall 18 4 14
8 USA ZALESKI, WALDEK Kris Zaleski,Randal Perkins,Jachu Glinski,Piotr Sernicki 23 19 4
9 USA CHALLONER, STUART Ted Wiedeke,Bill Bogardus,Steve Lopus,Pat Larkin 23 7 16
10 USA BREAM, PETER Paul Abdullah,Scott Griffin,Scott Smith,Chris Smith 23 8 15
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