International J/24 Class Association

Collisions and Wreckage at the J/24 Worlds in Malmö, Sweden

August 16, 2010

Strong offshore winds disturbed the sailors during the two first races of the Worlds in J24. Some of them broached and capsized an further sailors expirienced broken equipment causing them disappointing results.

Matias Pereira from Argentine sailed up to a nice lead ahead of Tim Healy, US and Stefan Karsunke from Germany. The former champion Andrea Casale from Italy is in forth place followed by Ian Southworth from Great Britain. The most successful sailor and champion of the class Mauricio Santa Cruz from Brazil struggled on the first day and is well behind at number 15.

The swedish boats is still in good position with PH Persson in 10th and A Gunnarsson in 11th place with results that could be counted in a top score series if they improve a litte and avoid mistakes the following days.

The 2010 Worlds in J24 is sailed on Malmoe Sailing Arena (used in the Americas Cup 2005) and visible from the area Västra hamnen.  The start is 1030 daily mo-fr 16-20 aug.”

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