Saturday, October 19, 2013

Brian Porter Wins M24 Worlds!

J/24 and Melges 24 Champion- Brian Porter from Chicago/ Lake Geneva(San Francisco, CA)- American Brian Porter on FULL THROTTLE recently won the Melges 24 Worlds on San Francisco Bay to finally lay claim to the title he has been trying to win for many years.  Brian and his brother John Porter are both very successful sailors hailing from the Chicago area (Winnetka, IL) with summer homes on Lake Geneva, WI.

For years, Brian and his brother fine-tuned their one-design keelboat skills sailing the J/24 in the Great Lakes, North American and World Championships (including the Capri J/24 World's won by Italian Francesco d'Angelis).  They also sailed and have won numerous E-Scow and A-Scow Blue Chip and National Championships.  Congratulations to Brian, Andy Burdick and crew!  Job well done!

Also participating were a number of other J/24 stars, including Terry Hutchinson, past J/24 World Champion sailing with some friends and finishing in the top ten.  Terry and crew had a more successful outing in the Rolex Big Boat Series, winning the M24 class in that event in another closely fought contest.