Hard to ask for better conditions as the Royal Danish Yacht Club kicks off the 2021 J7/0 European Championship in Copenhagen, Denmark. Clear skies, sun and Northwesterly breeze of 5-8 knots delivered near perfect conditions for the 98 boats competing for the European title. Today’s three qualifier races were fully relished by all sailors after what seems like an eternal Corona break from international sailing. The boats sailed a round robin split in two fleets, competing on a Southern and Northerly course outside Skovshoved Harbour, north of the Danish capital of Copenhagen. Each grouping completed three races, resulting in a tie at the top of the leaderboard (6 points) between Claudia Rossi of Italy and Denis Cherevatenko of Russia. Jose Maria Torcida Seghers of Spain and James Peters of Great Britain are also tied on points at 10 for the next two places. The qualifying series concludes Thursday, and the final series runs Thursday through Saturday for the Gold and Silver fleets. Photos are available via the Royal Danish Yachtclub Facebook page or International J/70 Class Facebook page, and complete results may be found at https://www.manage2sail.com/en-US/event/4370a799-5fa9-4a8e-b853-bb3fe80bdaf3#!/.

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