Fuente info J24 Worlds
Malmo, Sweden: Worst possible touristic conditions but perfect sailing on the second day of J24 in Malmoe. Light and tricky winds in the first race was followed by broaches and breakage in the second, both races in heavy rain. Even starts and tight roundings challenges crew work and nerves for the participants.
In the first race of today A Gunnarsson (SWE) sailed in the lead from the end of the first upwind and won elegant the first race. M Garzmann (GER) advanced to second from a nice last upwind in the light and shifty breeze.
In the second race the wind increased to 12 m/s. M Santa Cruz (BRA) made a false start and have had a poor beginning of the worlds. T Healy (USA) won the fourth race before PH Persson (SWE), who had a nice start and sailed with good height and speed on the upwinds. Third was previous champion A Casale (ITA).
After four races Casale is leading Pereira (ARG) and Karsunke (GER). Ingham (USA), Gunnarsson (SWE) and Southworth (GBR) follows in the battle for the title.
Top ten provisional results after 4 races:
1. Andrea Casale, ITA, 17 points
2. Matias Pereira, ARG, 22
3. Stefan Karsunke, GER, 24
4. Mike Ingham, USA, 26
5. Anna Gunnarsson, SWE, 30
6. Ian Southworth, GBR, 30
7. Tony Parker, USA, 33
8. Nathan Batchelor, GBR, 51
9. Per-Hakan Persson, SWE, 53
10. Duncan McCarthy, GBR, 64