2023 J 24 Midwinter Championship at Eau Gallie Yacht Club
John Mollicone’s Sparcraft with crew Geoff Becker, Nick Turney, Dan Borrer and Jeff Hayden have been crowned 2023 J/24 Midwinter Champions.
Two final light-air races went in the books Sunday for a total of seven at Eau Gallie Yacht Club in Indian Harbour Beach, FL. Al Constants’ Blitz topped the 19-boat Corinthian division with family crew David, Michael and Steve, and David Hammond. Mollicone and Constants earned berths for the 2024 World Championship in Seattle, WA (one Open and one Corinthian).
Tony Parker’s Bangor Packet won both of Sunday’s matches to claim second place on a tie-breaker over Travis Odenbach’s Honeybadger.
Overall Results: (top three)
1. Sparcraft, John Mollicone, [9/SCP]-1-1-1-4-2-2-; 11pts
2. Bangor Packet, Tony Parker, -2-5-8-2-1-1-; 19pts
3. Honeybadger, Travis Odenbach, 4-3-3-3-1--5-; 19pts
Corinthian Results: (top three)
1. Blitz, Alfred Constants, 8-5--4-5-5-11-; 38pts
2. Caramella, Frederick Wiedeke, -12-12-7-7-9-3-; 50pts
3. Classic, James Howard, 5-10--14-12-6-4-; 51pts
Twenty-eight boats competed from February 24-26. Complete results are available here.