UK J/24 Class 2013 – May Newsletter

Posted 14 May 2013

Bit of a long one this month I’m afraid, but please read on, there’s a lot to tell….

J/24 Fowey Trophy.…. the last weekend of April saw some great conditions and superb racing for the J/24 fleet in the 2013 Fowey Trophy, congratulations to Duncan McCarthy and the Madeleine team, there is a full report in the news section of the website

J/24 Southerns @ Poole – 25/26 May – Entry Forms are available in the fixtures section of the website… please get your entries in NOW to assist the organising committee and to avoid the late entry fee

UK J/24 Nationals @ Plymouth – 4 to 7 July – Entry Form in fixtures section of website… please enter now… we are expecting around 30 teams including past champions, teams building up to the Worlds in Howth and others wanting to measure themselves against the top J sailors…. We have already had confirmations that amongst others the event will feature Mike Ingham and team – top 5 in last 3 J/24 World Championships, the Il Ricco team – multiple UK National and European champions, the Serco team – multiple UK National and European Champions, Flor O’Driscoll – multiple Irish National Champion, as well as Jiggy2 and Madeleine who have won the last two UK events… competition throughout the fleet is likely to give us all some incredible racing – the social arrangements look fun as well!

We have also been offered the chance and agreed to carry the Tack Tracker System at the J/24 UK Nationals courtesy of SailRacer – these units will be mounted to each boat and give supporting teams ability to watch us online to see where we are round the race course and how much we have made up or thrown away with each dropped tack or slick gybe….

Nationals Crew Search programme – the organising committee at Plymouth Race Week have put in place a crew search / available scheme through the event website. If you are looking for someone to make up the numbers / make a difference it could be a good place to look… contact the event team if you would like to make use of this service

Dogs Jorrocks available for Charter for Nationals, if you are looking for a boat to sail or would like to join up with an existing crew please let me know…

Membership and Transom Stickers – finally please can I remind you all that in order to be able to helm a boat within a J/24 class fleet you need to be a class member and the boat must have a valid transom sticker. It only costs £40 for owner membership, which covers all this and the costs to keep the class going. All the relevant forms are on the class website

Happy sailing

Rob – JUJU – GBR 4254 / 07967 563 237