Conditions became sporty on day four of the J/70 European Championship in Hyeres France as winds rose from 16-22 knots. Increasing gusts approaching 30 knots allowed a single race on this penultimate day. Jonathan Calascione’s Calypso (GBR) placed fourth in that contest to ascend to the top of the leaderboard at 41 net points. Calypso also controls the One-Pro Division. Richard Witzel’s Rowdy (USA) dropped to second place overall, but only two points in arrears. In third place and currently leading Corinthians is Ahmet Eker’s Eker Kaymak (TUR) at 53 points. Laura Grondin’s Dark Energy (USA) stayed close in fourth place and 55 points. Race seven was moved forward to 1000 in anticipation of the pending mistral. Tim Ryan’s Vamos (AUS) took the gun, followed by Alessandro Molla’s Viva (ITA) and Ludovico Fassitelli’s Junda (MON). Forty-one boats are participating fully amateur and 19 with one professional, out of 88 total. Nineteen nations are on hand: AUS, BRA, DEN, ESP, EST, FRA, GBR, GER, IRL, ITA, MEX, MON, NED, NOR, POR, SUI, SWE, TUR, USA. Racing concludes Saturday. Photos are available on the International J/70 Class Facebook page, and complete results may be found at

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