This is the second of the two articles I found in old Australian Sailing magazines written by Bob Ross. This one from April 82.
“In winning the J24 worlds, Mark Bethwaite and his Soling crew Ian MacDiarmid and Glen Read brought a fresh approach to tuning and equipment detailing that cut across much of the conventional wisdom in the class. ………. (look under boat talk or Click here for more)
I thought it would be nice to share the experience I had recently…..
Our team has just come back from Malmo Sweden after participating in the J24 World Championships. The J24 class is the world’s largest keel-boat sailing class and each boat has a crew of five people. On our boat are: Borstnar Valdimir (helm), Ng Daojia (trimmer), Borstnar Rafaela (center), Ronnie Tay (mast), and Omar Agoes (bow). This year’s world championships had a total of 55 boats with teams from 14 different countries. Asia Pacific was represented by three countries; Japan with four entries, Australia with two, and ourselves as the sole Singapore entry.
Hugo is back and talking about the Worlds – very interesting! And there is stuff I know he can’t put in here that he has told me. No doubt more will come out as the crews come back. Read Hugo’s very informative report on the 2010 Worlds in Sweden. Click here to read and keep checking back on this page as we will be putting more stories online as we get them.
We haven’t had much from anyone actually, but Kirby, our very own treasurer has been touring in Europe and cruised by the worlds – here’s what she told me, you’ll laugh your socks off – Click here for the Worlds Report