Two more races were completed (now three total) on day two of the J/70 European Championship in Hyeres France with fluctuating wind and recurring showers. The constant for the day was the Turkish team Eker Kaymak, helmed by Ahmet Eker, who notched a 2, 5 for 14 total points and the lead. This all-Corinthian team gained a 15-point advantage over second place Tim Ryan’s Vamos (AUS) who is also the top boat in the One-Pro Division. Forty-one boats are participating fully amateur and 19 with one professional. Nick Phillips’ Chaotic (GBR) moved into third overall with 31 points. Eighty-eight J/70s took to the water on time at 11:00 am, however a pending line of storms sent them onshore briefly. Wednesday’s pair of races were held in variable wind, choppy seas and intermittent showers. Martin Dent’s Jelvis (GBR) took the first gun, chased by Eker and Gulboy Guryel’s Denizcik (TUR). Vasco Serpa’s Fake News (POR) led the pack back to shore after race three, along with two Swedish groups: Patrik Forsgren’s Team Pro4u and Jon Sindeman’s Pandion Racing. 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 continues through Saturday. Photos are available on the International J/70 Class Facebook page, and complete results may be found at

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