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9 October 2002, 10:09 am
Defending Champions Take Lead
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J/22 World Championship
Corpus Christi Yacht Club, Texas

Yesterday saw day one of racing at the J/22 World Championships and with a tenth in race 1, to be followed by a bullet in each of races 2 and 3 it is the South African team of Ian Ainslie, Greg Davis and Charles Nankin who have taken an early lead.
The opening races of the series saw a steady 5-10 knot wind which increased to 10-15, with sixty boats on the start line.

Ian Ainslie is the defending World Champion and will be pleased with this clear indicator after three races.

Whilst ISAF does not have a complete report, the preliminary results after three races are as follows. A total of nine races are scheduled to complete the series, with racing continuing until 12 October.


Provisional Results
Position - Crew - R1 - R2 - R3 - Total

1. Ian Ainslie, Greg Davis & Charles Nankin (RSA) - 1, 1, 10,12
2. Eric Faust, John Greening & Bonner Cordelle (USA) - 2, 6, 5 - 13
3. Bill Drahiem, Scott Self & Jim Bookhout (USA) - 3, 14, 4 - 21
4. Terry Flynn, Randy Borges & Paul Grenauer (USA) - 9, 2, 12 - 23
5. Scott Nixon, David Van Cleef & Ted Kaczmarski (USA) - 19, 3, 3 - 25
6. Rob Johnston, Stephen Andre & John Skiles (USA) - 8, 12, 9 - 29
7. Ray Wulff, Joe Gibson, Jenn Wulff & Jason Currie (USA) - 15, 8, 7 - 30
8. Scott Young, John Bartlett & Gregg Plunkett (USA) - 17, 16, 1 -34
9. Greg Fisher, Jeff Elber, Jo Ann Jones & Kaven Elber (USA) - 6, 9, 21 - 36
10. Marvin Beckmann, Chris Klein & Scott Cheaey (USA) - 12, 5, 20\ZFP - 37
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