Martin Dent’s Jelvis had an exceptional day, scoring three straight bullets in the highly competitive 27-boat J/70 fleet for the UK National Championships. Paul Ward’s Eat Sleep J Repeat scored a 4-2-3 today and drops to second place.
“When you add together 20-25 knots of wind with a fleet of 27 J/70s, managed by a great Race Officer and team, who set perfect courses and start lines, you are in for a spectacular day,” commented Jelvis’ Martin Dent. “Normal J/70 racing is sick, today was super-sick. Given the strong wind, boat handling was at a premium and Ruby (Dent), and Wetherell Brothers; Jack and Henry did a great job.”
Doug Struth’s DSP had another belter of a day, scoring a 5-3-2 to retain third in the Open Division. DSP leads the 19-strong Corinthian Division by an impressive18-point margin. In the Open Division DSP is one point ahead of the 2021 Open J/70 National Champion, Nick Phillips’ Chaotic, as well as two points ahead of Charles Thompson’s Brutus and Simon Patterson’s Standfast. Tim Dickinson’s Jellyfish, with son Fin on the helm, moves up to second in the Corinthian Division, three points ahead of Jon Calascione & Marshall King’s Calypso.
Results after five races (three more scheduled tomorrow for the final day!