Forty-two J/24 teams are vying for the 2023 J/24 US National Championship hosted by The Lake George Club in Diamond Point, NY. Spectacular conditions lit up the lake under sunny skies with warm spring temperatures and breeze ranging from 13-22 knots. Four races were completed, and reigning World Champion Mike Marshall’s American Garage soared to the early advantage, posting a 1,4,3,2 for 10 points. Tony Parker’s Bangor Packet racked up a solid day for second place (15 points), while Carter & Molly White’s You Regatta stands one point back in third. Leading the Corinthian Division is Mike Stasko’s Redline (fifth place overall). Marshall launched the Championship with a victory, well ahead of Travis Odenbach’s Honeybadger and Parker’s Bangor Packet. Odenbach steered to the top spot in race two, with Stasko’s Redline and Bill Fastiggi’s Fawn Liebowitz in on the action. Parker took line honors in the next contest, trailed by White’s You Regatta and Marshall. Odenbach earned his second bullet to close out the day, leading Marshall, White and the fleet back to shore. Sailors gathered at the quaint Lake George Club after racing for debriefs and an Italian-themed dinner. Racing continues through Sunday. Complete results may be found at https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/19642#home, and photos are available on the USA J/24 Class Facebook page.