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Thanks for this report by Mark Jardine: With a gentle start, a boisterous middle day and a fresh conclusion, the 2024 International Paint Poole Regatta organizers and competitors alike couldn’t have asked for better weather. The full series was completed for all classes on all courses, with the combination of Poole Bay and Poole Harbour giving racers the perfect location for fair competition. Combine that with backdrops that include Old Harry Rock and Studland beaches on one side, then Bournemouth beachfront on another, and you have a great amphitheater for yacht racing. The final day arguably provided the best conditions of all, with up to 20 knots of wind and mostly sunshine, completing the superb event on a high. Race management was slick, with quick turnarounds between races and clear communications with competitors. Most fleets sailed from 8 to 11 races. The great racing, combined with the social program spread throughout the organising clubs, made this a regatta to remember. Ten J/24 teams enjoyed a 10-race series on Poole Bay in gorgeous sailing conditions for their Southern Areas Championship. Winning on their home waters for Poole Yacht Club was David Hale & David Coward’s DAVY J, counting four bullets and five seconds for 14 points net. Winning the silver medal was David Cooper’s JAWBREAKER from Saltash Sailing Club with a total of 20 points net. The third step on the podium was taken by James Torr’s MAJIC, also from Saltash SC, counting 26 points net. For full event details, visit

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