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J24 World Championship - Closely fought final day


'Howth Yacht Club, Co. Dublin, Ireland; Friday 30th August 2013: Part of the 40-strong fleet during the penultimate race on the final day of the BMW J24 World Championships at Howth Yacht Club.'    David Branigan/Oceansport

In a tense and closely fought final day at the J24 World Championship, Tim Healy and his crew from Newport, Rhode Island, on board ‘Helly Hansen’ were impressive winners at Howth Yacht Club (near Dublin, Ireland), with eight top-five results (including three race wins) in the 10-race series.

Healy, who previously won the title in 2010, was pushed all the way by the defending champion Mauricio Santa Cruz from Brazil on ‘Bruschetta’, who also demonstrated remarkable consistency, but who had to be content with the runner-up spot, four points adrift of his rival.

Third place overall went to another American crew led by Travis Odenbach from Rochester on ‘Honey Badger’ who had been the series leader overnight but who did not enjoy the final day. A 20th and an eighth effectively knocked his chances, although he was only two points off Santa Cruz in the end.

In fresh westerly winds which touched 25 knots at times, the penultimate race saw a second win in the series for Britain’s Ian Southworth on ‘Il Riccio’, ahead of fellow Briton Bob Turner’s ‘Serco’. Third place went to local Howth skipper Mossy Shanahan on ‘Crazyhorse’, following up on his great form the previous day, a result which contributed to him finishing as the top Irish boat overall in 19th place.

Success in the last race went to the German boat ‘Rotoman’ (Tobias Feuerherd), with Keith Whittemore (‘Furio’) from Seattle second and Santa Cruz third. The Brazilian, however, needed Healy to be further down the fleet than his finishing place of fifth and so surrendered his world title to the American crew by four points after the one allowed discard.

With the exception of the Tuesday when racing was abandoned due to lack of wind, the championship featured four good racing days, with the wind strength progressively increasing as the week went on. There were six different race winners and the four US entries all finished in the top 10 which featured two German boats and the sole Italian entry.

Howth Yacht Club, Co. Dublin, Ireland; Friday 30th August 2013: Team Rotoman from the Blankeneser Segel Club winning the tenth race on the final day of the BMW J24 World Championships at Howth Yacht Club. -  David Branigan-Oceansport  

Howth Yacht Club, Co. Dublin, Ireland; Friday 30th August 2013: Mossy Shanahan (right) and the crew of Crazyhorse, the top Irish boat overall on the final day of the BMW J24 World Championships at Howth Yacht Club. -  David Branigan-Oceansport  

Howth Yacht Club, Co. Dublin, Ireland; Friday 30th August 2013: Tim Healy (left) and the crew of Helly Hansen from Sail Newport (USA) on their way to overall victory on the final day of the BMW J24 World Championships at Howth Yacht Club. -  David Branigan-Oceansport  

Howth Yacht Club, Co. Dublin, Ireland; Friday 30th August 2013: Tim Healy (right) and the crew of Helly Hansen from Sail Newport (USA) start the final race before taking overall victory on the final day of the BMW J24 World Championships at Howth Yacht Club. -  David Branigan-Oceansport  

Howth Yacht Club, Co. Dublin, Ireland; Friday 30th August 2013: Jim Anderson’s Boomerang from the Island Sailing Club on the final day of the BMW J24 World Championships at Howth Yacht Club -  David Branigan-Oceansport  

After 10 races, the overall standings (after one discard) were:

1. Tim Healy (USA) 38 points
2. Mauricio Santa Cruz (Brazil) 42 points
3. Travis Odenbach (USA) 44 points
4. Ian Southworth (GB) 53 points
5. Tobias Feurherd (Ger) 73 points
6. Keith Whittemore (USA) 77 points
7. Bob Turner (GB) 83 points
8. Ignatio Bonanno (Italy) 88 points
9. Tony Parker (USA) 114 points
10. Sullberg (Ger) 115 points

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by Graham Smith

  

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