The Magnificent Seven

Sean Wallis and crew lifts the trophy again, flanked by SYC Commodore Phil Burn and Vic State J24 President Michael Lewenhagen

Still the name of a very famous western movie, but also the very deserving winners at this year’s nationals. The J24 National Association congratulates our magnificent seven and their crews.

Sean Wallis, who […]

2010 Australian Championship – The final day!

The commencement of the final day’s racing in the 2010 J24 Australian Championship saw NSW sailor Doug McGain sailing Code Violation one point ahead of Sean Wallis and his team from WA sailing Wetty Gripper, and with two races scheduled it was to be a battle to the end to decide this years Australian Champion.


Wetty Gripper Wins 2010 Title

On a day where bad luck stories abound, Sean Wallis and his team on Wetty Gripper came home to win one of the closest and most hard fought titles for many years. Doug McGain on Code Violation was bridesmaid and Dave Suda sailing Pacemaker third.

Adam Evans and his youth team won the Handicap Title.


What a difference a day makes………….

Tight racing at the bottom mark – 2010 J24 Nationals in Melbourne

In true one design tradition you can always rely on great a competition.

With only one days racing to go in the Australian J24 championships, there is only one point between first and second and one point between third and fourth. The […]

Regatta Results

Click here for the 2010 Nationals results

Dave wins the raffle

Last night’s Mexican hijinx was a night to remember. The Mexican spirit flowed liberally and stick on moustaches ponchos and sombreros were all the rage. Live music, Mexican accents and margaritas all combined to make sure that the night was a huge success. Dave off Wetty Gripper won the major prize in the raffle […]

When left is right

It’s rumoured that Dougie McGain must have gone home after the first day and written lines – ‘I must not go right, I must not go right, I must not go right, I must not go right, I must not go right, I must go left’. And clearly it worked because he came back with […]

My first race!

Story of Day One of the Nationals by Mel Hawkes, sailing on Starpac

When my legs had finally stopped shaking and after I had stuffed a roll in my face I headed for the bar. Not normally a drinker I am finding I am quickly making up for that in the last few days. […]

2010 AGM

The AGM was held at the SYC on Sunday afternoon with a very good turnout of around over 60 competitors. The current executive was returned and the meeting received proposals for next season’s Nationals and NSW regattas from Terry Wise. You can read the President’s report on the Presidents’ Message page of this site.

Gripper presses go button

“Wetty Gripper crewman Todd Harnett covers the pain area with electrical tape after a day of abrasion on the inside of his embroidered shirt.”

Sean Wallis in Wetty Gripper from Perth leads day one of the 2010 J24 National Championships being held at Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne this week.

Melbourne really turned on […]