sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Rainy Day 2 at J24 Worlds
Rainy Day 2 at J24 Worlds

'Start line - J24 world championship'    Clarity Nicoll    Click Here to view large photo

Racing for day two of the J24 Worlds had a grey start. Boats headed out to the start under consistent light rain and winds steadily building. With a promise for heavy winds and a storm coming in, the race committee was eager to get two races with a slight possibility for a third.

The third race of the series was set for winds out of the southeast at about 8-10 knots. Winds continued to lighten throughout the race to four knots, leading to lots of protests and plenty of boats taking penalties.

The fourth race did not start quite as smoothly, as we were plagued with wind shifts and a few small errors from our otherwise outstanding race committee. After several AP’s, general recalls and an abandoned race, the boats were off. Winds steadily built as a storm approached from land. After most boats had rounded the final leeward mark the storm finally hit with winds upwards of 20 knots with gusts to 30 knots. We saw one blown spinnaker and another boat broached, some boats finished the last upwind with their genoas down.

Winds approaching 25-30 knots in race 4 - J24 world championship -  Clarity Nicoll   Click Here to view large photo

All in all, racing was good. Everyone was a little wet but thank goodness we were met onshore with free beer provided by Coors Light. No free dinner tonight but I’m sure most of the racers are going to spend the night trying to dry up.

Preliminary results have been posted. Bruschetta is still in first, driver Mauricio Santa Cruz receiving a ninth and first place finish. Top Canadian boats placed 16th, 17th and 18th with Clean Air’s Rossi Milev capturing second in the last race of the day.

Sail-World signing off.

Keep Sailing!!!!


by Clarity Nicoll

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=102153

2:28 PM Wed 19 Sep 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World



















International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA




















Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition   
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5   
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos   
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show   
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco   
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT