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Final Race Determines J/24 US National Champion: Robby Brown’s Angel of Harlem

By way of a second-place finish in Sunday’s final, and only, race, Robby Brown’s Angel of Harlem clinched his first J/24 US National Championship. The Florida-based helmsman came into Sunday nine points behind Tony Parker’s Bangor Packet, but Brown’s second, paired with Parker’s 12, gave him the Championship by a single point over Parker in...

Leaderboard Shuffle at J/24 US National Championship

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...

J/24 US National Championship Launches in Falmouth, Maine

It was worth the wait for the 48 teams on the initial day of the J/24 US National Championship, hosted by Portland Yacht Club in Falmouth, ME. After several hours of anticipating the wind to settle, it came in at 6-8 knots, then increased to 8-10, allowing two long races to go in the books...

Remembering Lambert Lai

Thanks to Lee Ann Zaretsky, owner of the J/24 LADY MINX, for this report of the Lambert Lai Memorial Regatta, hosted by Rochester YC: The all-female J/24 Sailing Team, Lady MINX, recently spent a wind-whipped weekend racing on Lake Ontario in the J/24 District 7 Pendant Series Lambert Lai Memorial Regatta at the Rochester Yacht...

Will Welles’ Kaster Crowned 40th J/24 World Champion

Will Welles’ Kaster of the USA has achieved his second J/24 World Championship in five years, this time at the 40th edition of the prestigious Championship in Riva del Garda, Italy. With crew Nick Turney, Rich Bowen, Giuliano Cattarozzi and Andrea Casale, the Newport, RI-based helmsman recorded 47 net points in 10 races. Next best...

Will Welles’ Kaster Keeps Hold of J/24 World Championship

Lake Garda delivered more of the same champagne conditions on the middle day of the J/24 World Championship in Riva del Garda, Italy. American Will Welles’ Kaster showed the same consistency, posting two second place finishes in Wednesday’s pair of races. Welles now boasts a seven-point advantage over Nobuyuki Imai’s Siesta of Japan, who won...

Will Welles’ Kaster Holds Lead at J/24 World Championship

The leaderboard tightened up Tuesday at the J/24 World Championship in Riva del Garda, Italy. Lake Garda again produced fantastic conditions as the 89 teams recorded two more races, bringing the total to five, including now one discard. American Will Welles’ Kaster maintained the top spot with 18 net points, but Hungarian Tomai Bala’zs’ J.Bond...

Eighty Nine Boats Commence 40th J/24 World Championship

Lake Garda lived up to its "bucket list" reputation on the opening day of the J/24 World Championship in Riva del Garda, Italy. Eighty-nine teams from 14 countries (Australia, Brazil, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden and United States) descended on the picturesque lake for the 40th edition of...

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