J/24 North American Championship at The Florida Yacht Club – Day 2, by Chris Howell, 17 November 2012
14-17 November 2012
Peter Bream takes the lead
Peter Bream on Team Tarheel claimed the lead on day 2 of the J/24 North American Championship in Jacksonville, FL. Bream holds the advantage over second place John Mollicone on 11th Hour Racing (24 points) and Mike Ingham on 11th Hour Racing in third (36 points).
The day began with Bream’s Team Tarheel notching two bullets in races 3 and 4. Travis Odenbach’s Honey Badger crossed the line behind Bream in Friday’s first race, however took an 8 due to a scoring penalty. Mollicone’s 11th Hour Racing was third. In the next contest, another 11th Hour Racing—this time Ingham—placed second, followed by Clark Dennison’s Kobayashi Maru. Then it was Mollicone who grabbed the top spot in Race 5, with Rossi Milev and Robby Brown rounding out the top three. Ingham ended the day with a victory in race 6, trailed by Odenbach and Ron Medlin, Jr.’s Bash.
Conditions in Jacksonville were chilly and overcast with winds at 6-8 knots, building to 10-12 throughout the day.
Twenty-nine teams are competing in the event at The Florida Yacht Club, and racing continues through Sunday. Live updates and results are available at www.j24northamericans2012.com.