2020 (2021) World Champs

J24 World Championships 2020

At the recent J24 National Committee meeting it was decided the first six placegetters and the all-girl team from the 2020 Australian Championships held on Sydney Harbour, would be able to enter the 2021 J24 Worlds in Poole.  This is in accordance with the IJCA announcement.   Subject to International Travel restrictions being lifted, these qualifiers must advise the National Committee of their intention to participate in Poole by end of November 2020.  Should any of these qualifiers decide not to participate, then the  six qualifiers from the 2021 Australian Championships may enter instead.  Preference will be given in the order of the placegetters.  Any of the six 2021 qualifiers (plus an all-girl crew and Youth Boat) who do not wish to go to Poole may instead will be considered for the 2022 World Championships to be held in Argentina in March 2022.  This allows them 14 months to prepare for these Championships.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please refer these to your National Committee member.

Regards Ron Thomson

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2020 World Championships Update

Following a meeting of the International J24 World Council last night (20 April) the 2020 World Championships to be held in Poole, UK has been postponed to late Sept 2021. This will be dependent on the lifting of the current travel restrictions by that time.

In addition, the following World Championships have also been moved:

Argentina            March 2022
Texas, USA          2023
Greece                 2024

Further information will follow in due course.

J24SSF June Winter Regatta and beyond.

With the current health situation and the necessary restrictions on travel and gathering, we have obviously had to cancel the June Winter Regatta.

If everyone follows the advice on ‘social distancing’ and personal hygiene, we would hopefully see some progress in controlling the situation by then, but restrictions and a high level of caution will need to be in place for some months to come.

Let’s look forward to the NSW State Championships and hope we will all be able to get together again in November.

Take care,

Steve Wright

J24SSF President

Victorian State titles 2020

Always a tough competitive regatta, the Vic States also has a tradition of great hospitality and social get together.

The Vic States this year are to be held at Sandringham Yacht Club on March 28/29.

Starting with a welcome BBQ at the Ken King Centre on Friday evening, racing on Saturday followed by dinner in the Harbour View restaurant (Totally booked out for the J24 competitors), racing on Sunday followed by a presentation BBQ at the Ken King Centre.

ENTRY and NOR available on the SYC website here

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

  • J24 registration and crew weigh-in will take place in the SYC Auditorium on Friday 27 March between 1600 hrs and 1900 hrs and Saturday 28 March between 0700 hrs and 0830 hrs.

 Proposed Race Schedule

Race No. Date Warning Signal
1 Saturday 28 March No earlier than 0955 hrs
2 Saturday 28 March At the completion of race 1
3 Saturday 28 March At the completion of race 2
4 Saturday 28 March At the completion of race 3
5 Sunday 29 March No earlier than 0955 hrs
6 Sunday 29 March At the completion of race 5
7 Sunday 29 March At the completion of race 6
8 Sunday 29 March At the completion of race 7

No warning signal shall be made after 1430 hrs on Sunday 29 March 2020.

There will be no re-sails after Sunday 29 March 2020.

TRAILER AND CAR PARKING

  • Road trailers used to transport interstate boats to and from the regatta may be stored at the Sandringham Yacht Club for the duration of the event.
  • Each interstate boat will be provided with parking for one vehicle in the SYC member’s car park during the event. An access “key” will be required, subject to the payment of a refundable bond.
  • Car parking for Victorian members (boat owners and crew) will be subject to the normal rule of access at SYC. Car parking is available in Council car parks in Jetty Road or in nearby streets for those without SYC car park access.

All welcome, call Vic President Warren Campbell for more information on 0418 530 670

WINNER’S DEBRIEF:  KEITH WHITTEMORE

This is a great article from North Sails

North Sails Expert Mike Ingham spoke with the 2019 J/24 World Champion skipper about what it took to win. Team Furio had an impressive win at the J/24 Worlds. The class is going strong, and with 79 boats from 20 countries, they averaged 5.5 points!

I trained with Keith’s team leading up to the Worlds, and we were both pretty quick, so a few days after his win I called to ask him how they posted such a consistently impressive scoreline over conditions that ranged from go-below light air to sailing with the small jib. He called out three key factors: team (the right balance of skill and attitude); preparation (a well prepared boat, and a solid training plan); and speed (he is a fanatic about sails, rig tune, and trim).

Continue reading …

Three crews are at the 2019 Worlds in Miami

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Megan Aulich with the Aussie flag at the opening ceremony. Three crews from Sandringham YC are at the worlds.

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The first day of on water activity included a practice race and a few much needed practice starts. Pretty punishing weather saw a fleet of 50 odd boats out for the invitational race, which started on a black flag after nearly half the fleet jumped all three practice starts.

The opening ceremony was held at Shake-a-Leg Miami with live music and the procession of flag bearers, the Australian flag being borne by current 2019 Sandringham Yacht Club, Club person of the year Megan Aulich.

Megan is sailing with Jack Fullerton on Two Dogs competing with the other 81 J24s on beautiful Biscay Bay. There are two other Australian teams from Sandringham competing, being crews lead by Warren Campbell (J Force) and Ron Thomson ( Wildfire). Racing is expected to be very intense with 10 races over 5 days in one of the most competitive fleets seen in recent J24 world championships. 20 different nations have entered, 5 former world champions, and a number of professional teams showing the great depth the class worldwide.

Current results can be found here