Healy Wins J/24 World Championship in Malmö, Sweden
August 20, 2010
Tim Healy is the new champion of the J24 class 2010. This crew mastered the various conditions in Malmo and won convincing. Ian Southworth (GBR) sailed good at the end for the silver medal and Andrea Casale took the bronze. Best Swedish boat was Per-Håkan Persson finishing eight.
It has been an honour and pleasure for Malmö Segel Sällskap to arrange J24 Worlds 2010. During the first days of registration and measurement the rain poured down and thunder and lightning crossed the skies for hours and nights. Bob Turner’s speach at the wonderful Opening Dinner at Malmö Town Hall started with a pray that the ancient Thor – God of Thunder - and his hammer would keep quiet the rest of the competition. Thor listned to Bob and understood his message. The weather improved day by day. The winds were strong until the last and 5th day racing - when the warmth of the sun embraced the sailors and light winds hit the course. The courses laid close to the harbour. It was OK for spectators the follow the races from the West Habour pier. The water is called Malmö Sailing Arena. What MSS has learned is that the J24 people from all over the world are fantastic. They have sailed each race without complaining. They are all heroes and winners.
Full results at: http://www.j24worlds2010.com