Along with the wind being shifty at the J/24 US National Championship Saturday, so were the standings. Tony Parker’s Bangor Packet claimed the overall advantage after posting a pair of thirds, giving him a consistent record of 3,2,3,3 in the four races thus far (11 points). Robby Brown’s Angel of Harlem shot up to second place with 20 points after rocking a 1,2 among the 48-boat fleet. Aidan Glackin’s Mental Floss cracked the top three with 38 points at the Championship hosted by Portland Yacht Club in Falmouth, ME. Fickle winds around 6-8 knots made for a long day on Casco Bay. Brown started his leap up the leaderboard with a bullet in race three, trailed by Matt Coughlin’s Fudgie and Parker. Evan Petley-Jones’ Lifted earned the next victory with Brown and Parker again in the top three. Racing concludes Sunday. Complete results may be found at http://www.j24nationals2018.com/, and photos are available on the J/24 Class Facebook page.