News: J/24 National Championship at the Port of Plymouth Regatta

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    Report by Johnny Allen: Returning to the J/24 Class after winning the 2015 World Championship and taking time off from the Class, Ian Southworth sailing Chris McLaughlin’s II Ricco showed no loss of form with an impressive set of consistent results to win the 2017 J/24 National Championship in Plymouth. Sailed as part of the Port of Plymouth Regatta, race officer Mike Johnstone and his crew ran an immaculate set of windward/leeward races in conditions ranging from 17 down to 6 knots over the three-day, nine-race competition, sailed outside the breakwater of Plymouth sound. With five different race winners, consistency was the name of the game, with Quinton Hall in Ju Ju, Matthew Conyers in Unity Lets and Roger Morris in Jolly Roger all showing excellent turns of speed, but all unable to maintain the performance throughout the weekend, finishing sixth, fifth and fourth respectively. In the end, second and third place were decided in the last leg of the event, following neck and neck racing in the lighter winds of Sunday morning. It was Class chairman Dave Cooper in Jawbreaker who pipped Nick Mcdonald’s Cacoon to take second place at the end of an excellent event, thoroughly enjoyed by all the competitors. The J/24 fleet is now preparing for a series of high profile championships, including 2018 the Worlds in Garda, Italy and the 2020 Worlds in Poole, UK. The local championships are already raising interest in the Class, with top quality competition available at a fraction of the cost of other Classes. The 2018 event is proving extremely popular with many teams already in training and using the events throughout Europe as an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming World Championships.

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    1 5219 Il Riccio Ian Southworth 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 3 1 (DNS) 14
    2 4271 Jawbreaker David Cooper ‑7 6 1 4 3 2 4 4 2 4 30
    3 5432 Cacoon Nick McDonald 2 5 5 3 2 3 ‑7 1 7 3 31
    4 4270 Jolly Roger Roger Morris 5 1 8 5 7 6 2 ‑9 3 5 42
    5 4245 Unity Lets Matthews Conyers 6 3 ‑9 6 8 9 8 2 6 1 49
    6 4254 Juju Quinton Hall 3 4 2 14 4 10 ‑15 10 5 2 54
    7 7207 Dogs Jorrocks Steve Wassell 8 7 4 ‑13 6 4 6 6 9 9 59
    8 4213 Hijinks Mark Lewers 12 8 13 10 ‑15 5 5 12 4 11 80
    9 4236 Team Impact Racing George Kennedy 4 9 7 9 12 (RET) 10 5 11 15 82
    10 4100 Midnight Express Sam Marshall 11 (DSQ) 11 2 10 11 14 16 10 6 91
    11 4206 Jam Too Austen Davies 10 10 12 ‑15 14 14 3 13 8 8 92
    12 4026 Just the Tonic Adrian Bennett 13 13 6 12 13 12 9 8 ‑14 10 96
    13 4153 Jam Ben Maddaford (DNS) 14 10 7 11 7 12 11 16 13 101
    14 4260 Jeli George Kerr 9 11 ‑14 8 9 13 13 14 12 14 103
    15 4103 Jojo James Torr 14 12 15 ‑16 5 8 16 7 15 12 104
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