Forty-six J/70 teams traveled to Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, Florida for the first weekend of the 2019-2020 J/70 Winter Series. Three races were completed Sunday in winds of 8-10 knots on Tampa Bay. Brian Keane’s Savasana notched all seconds for 6 points to top both the Open and the 19-boat Corinthian division. Will Welles’ Bribona holds second place with 14 points, and John and Marissa Koten’s Planet Claire is in third with 19 points. Race winners were Bruno Pasquinelli’s Stampede, Mark Foster’s Honeybadger and Darby Smith-Long’s Africa. Each Friday of the Series, SAIL22 leads the Porch Series including a North Sails debrief. Jackson Benvenutti was this week’s coach. Practice races were run, followed by a debrief and prizes. The Series continues January 10-12 and February 7-9. Photos are available on the USA J/70 Class Facebook page, and complete details for the first weekend may be found at

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