Saturday, August 1, 2015

MADELEINE Crowned J/24 UK National Champion!

UK J/24 Nationals off Plymouth, England (Plymouth, England)- Over the July 17th to 19th weekend, the UK J/24 Nationals were hosted during Plymouth Regatta by the Royal Western YC and the Port of Plymouth Sailing Association.

The sailors enjoyed fantastic sailing conditions in the more sheltered conditions inside Plymouth Sound.  With minimal tidal influences, the waters off Plymouth were perfect for close, competitive racing in the southwest UK’s premiere event.

J/24 women's team sailing EnglandThe J/24 Nationals were a hotly contested program.  However, asserting their recent hegemony on the fleet again was none other than Duncan McCarthy’s MADELEINE.  While they were pretenders to the throne of “King J/24”, Dave Cooper’s JAWBREAKER could not maintain the blistering pace and simply brilliant tactics displayed by the MADELEINE boys, having to settle for second overall.  Having their moments as well was Roger Morris’ JOLLY ROGER, but their inconsistencies were overcome and they still managed a bronze in the end.  Rounding out the top five were Nick McDonald’s CACOON in 4th and Daryl & Matt Conyers’ UNITY LETS in 5th.  For more UK J/24 Nationals sailing information