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J/24 World Championship 2011 day 1

by J/24 Class Association on 17 Nov 2011
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J/24 World Championship 2011 day 1.

Reigning world champion Tim Healy and his team on 11th Hour Racing hold the lead after the first day of racing at the J/24 Worlds in Argentina.


Healy, from Newport, Rhode Island, showed top form with consistent third and fifth place finishes in the 58-boat fleet.

After an on-the-water postponement waiting for wind, the two scheduled races were completed in 8-12 knot breezes on the Rio de la Plata.

Each race was started under a black flag after one general recall, with several boats earning a BFD in Race 2. As the wind built during the day, the sailors were challenged by the short chop on the race course, which also allowed for some fun surfing on the downwind legs.

The conditions were much to the liking of the locals as the remainder of the top-five positions are held by Argentinean teams, led by Francisco van Avermaete in second place and Miguel Saubidet in third place overall.

10 races are scheduled and racing will continue through Saturday.

Top-5 Results:
1. Tim Healy (USA) – 8 pts.,
2. Francisco Van Avermaete (ARG) – 11 pts,
3. Miguel Saubidet (ARG) 15pts,
4. Alejo Rigoni (ARG) 18 pts,
5. Juan M. Duarte (ARG) 19 pts.

Report from Tim Winger – IJCA Technical Committee Chairman

Things started a bit late, but pretty much as predicted. I thought we could have started about a half hour earlier, but the delay gave me time to pester everyone about mainsails hoisted above the mast band. This RC did not mess around once they started at about 3:30 – after one recall the black flag went up. Same thing in the second race but this was necessary if they wanted to get in two races for the day.

Once settled, the wind built nicely through the races from about 7 to maybe 15 mph. There was only one course change, and that was in the second race. The chop is short here and pretty variable in size and it made for some nice surfing at the end of the day. After two good races, the first boats got back to the marina just after sunset at around 7:30.

It was a pretty day, but there were a lot of protests. I passed by the protest rooms a little after 11:00PM on my way back to my room and there were still a few waiting to be heard. Emillio, the head judge, is staying in the room next door to me. I heard him come in about 12:15AM. All through measurement I was thinking I should have been a judge. Now I remember why measurement is better! I don’t know if they even got any dinner. The weather has been fabulous here. You guys in the northern hemisphere – eat your hearts out!

Report from Andrew MacFarlane – Team Cinquecento (aka Tundra Rose)

The first race was scheduled to start at 2:00 PM; however the wind was very light and shifty. The race committee did a great job setting a course and waiting until the wind filled in enough to get a start. Finally the postponement flag came down and we were ready to race. The first start was a general recall. The next start was under a Black Flag and the pressure was about 8 kts. We started mid line with a few boat lengths to spare. We had clean air and boat speed off the line but the boat end of the line was favored by a wee bit. We went left up the first beat rounded in the top 15. At the leeward gate, we were forced out to the right mark, which was unfavored. The next leg was very much the same and we finished 14th.

Race 2 started with a general recall followed again by a Black Flag. We started mid-line again but pulled the trigger too soon….you don’t want to hear your number called at the worlds, but we did!

Pl B# Sail Skipper Boat Name Fm 1 2 Tot
1 56 5235 TIMOTHY HEALY 11TH HOUR RACING USA 3 5 8
2 24 5461 FRANCISCO VAN AVERMAETE MENDIETA ARG 1 10 11
3 23 5460 MIGUEL SAUBIDET FEFE ARG 12 3 15
4 18 5447 ALEJO RIGONI LUCA ARG 17 1 18
5 25 5463 FRANCISCO CAMPERO AUDI ARG 2 17 19
6 43 4618 LUIS OLCESE GUERRERO PER 6 13 19
7 12 5230 JUAN M. DUARTE PALACIO & ASOCIADOS ARG 16\SCP 4 20
8 21 5458 JUAN I. GRIMALDI A PRUEBA DE BALAS ARG 4 17\SCP 21
9 46 5044 PEDRO GARRA EXTASIS URU 15 7 22
10 8 5043 LUIS CERRATO NORMAII MEDIO POLLO ARG 9 14 23
11 20 5454 MATIAS PEREIRA CARRERA DOUBLE TAKE ARG 22 2 24
12 60 5476 WILL WELLES PUMA USA 7 18 25
13 37 5464 MATIAS SEGUEL VOLVO CHI 16 12 28
14 13 5398 JOAQUIN DOVAL U2 ARG 26 8 34
15 50 5470 NICOLAS GONZALEZ NEGRA URU 20 15 35
16 22 5459 FERNANDO MONTES COCOON ARG 11 28 39
17 9 5095 SERGIO PENDOLA CACIQUE ARG 24 20 44
18 7 4943 JORGE SAMITIER FAIR PLAY ARG 21 24 45
19 5 4878 SANTIAGO DOVAL U2 ARG 38 9 47
20 57 5448 MIKE INGHAM RELOADED USA 42\SCP 6 48
21 1 744 SANTIAGO RIGONI SEX SIMBOL ARG 13 40 53
22 16 5403 ALEJANDRO ROSSI TOMMY HILFIGER ARG 25 31 56
23 14 5399 NICOLAS CUBRIA RINA ARG 28 29 57
24 36 5465 ROBERT VERNON JOYITA CHI 36 23\SCP 59
25 49 5226 ALEJO MORALES MONARCA URU 23 36\SCP 59
26 48 5091 MARCELO ALZOLA KAMIKAZE URU 33 26 59
27 4 4649 FERNANDO LANDINI SALVAJE ARG 27 33 60
28 40 274 FERNANDO NANDIN 4SAIL GRANDI AMICI ITA 29 32 61
29 26 458 MARIANA CROUSSE NUBARRON ARG 31 30 61
30 17 5424 GASTON TAGLIAFERRI EVOLUTION ARG 44 19 63
31 41 416 IGNAZIO BONANNO LASUPERBA ITA 30 34\SCP 64
32 10 5127 LUIS MONJEAU PINGUI ARG 18 52\SCP 70
33 34 5371 PATRICIO SEGUEL MATCH POINT CHI 32 38\SCP 70
34 27 4483 SEAN KIRKJIAN DEATHSTAR AUS 34 37 71
35 47 5087 GONZALO ALCANTARA SIMBA URU 37 35 72
36 55 3843 KEITH WHITTEMORE CINQUECENTO USA 14 59\BFD 73
37 51 4674 LUIS CHIAPPARRO TADEUS JR URU 51 22 73
38 30 33 RONALDO RUSCHEL IUCA BRA 17\SCP 59\SCP 76
39 54 3747 MICHAEL JOHNSON HOT PURSUIT USA 20\SCP 59\BFD 79
40 33 50 NELSON HORN ILHA DIFERENCIAL SAILING TEAM BRA 39 42 81
41 15 5500 ROBERTO AUTHIER DEEP SUMP ARG 49 34 83
42 28 4770 DAVID WEST CINCO CAPITANES AUS 43 43 86
43 58 5471 SCOTT MILNE TREMENDOUS SLOUCH USA 45 44 89
44 61 7 HENRIQUE HORN IHLA MATACO BRA 42 50 92
45 52 1036 DON TAYLOR ON BELAY USA 54 39 93
46 45 5039 DIEGO GARCIA ALFA BETA URU 35 59\DSQ 94
47 3 2757 FEDERICO LLOVERAS CUNNIGTON ARG 46 48 94
48 44 2145 GUSTAVO COLL ALEPH 3 URU 59\BFD 36 95
49 6 4939 FEDERICO RESER PAJARRACO J CABOT ARG 40 59\DSQ 99
50 35 5462 JORGE GONZALEZ AHRENS AHORA SI CHI 59\BFD 41 100
51 38 5455 KEN JOHNSON OJOTA GBR 55\SCP 45 100
52 11 5168 PABLO GIECO MEU VICIO ARG 48 54\SCP 102
53 2 2748 FABIO CANZIANI FENIX ARG 53 49 102
54 53 2998 PETER FISCHEL RUMBLEFISCH USA 47 59\SCP 106
55 31 34 JOSE ORTEGA VENTO NEGRO BRA 55 52 107
56 59 5472 JOHN SURGY   USA 50 59\BFD 109
57 42 487 PAOLO RINALDI CITTA DI ANZIO ITA 56 53 109
58 19 5453 AVEDIS HAIG SAHAKIAN HAIK ARG 52 59\SCP  
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