La Superba Tops Italian J/24 National Circuit Act I

After six races were held, a familiar team was standing atop the podium—Ignazio Bonanno’s LA SUPERBA from the Italian Navy. Sailing with him for this regatta were Simone Scontrino, Francesco Picaro, Ciccio Linares and Alfredo Branciforte. In the end, they pumped out four firsts and two seconds for the victory. […]

J/24 Italy Winter Championship

The Roman J/24 Italy Fleet has concluded the 39th Winter Championship. Again, it was Ignazio Bonanno’s LA SUPERBA team of the Italian Navy who won. Luca Sivlerstri’s ENJOY 2 took second, and Gianni Riccobono’s PEELE ROSSA finished in third. A newcomer to the fleet and top woman helm was Michele […]

Bob Johnstone Awarded US Sailing’s Herreshoff Trophy

Robert L. Johnstone, lll has been named the 2023 recipient of the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy, US Sailing’s most prestigious annual award, going to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of sailing in this country in any associated activity. Presentation of the Trophy is planned […]

2024 Nationals in Sydney

Thanks to Simon Grain and Dave West for this report: Once again, the Australian J/24 Nationals were held in Sydney, this time on the harbour. As opposed to huge swells off Cronulla last year, this year we were battling the traffic and their wakes. Sydney is a very congested place, […]

Entries Open for 2024 J/24 European Championship

Entries have officially opened for the J/24 European Championship 2024, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in collaboration with the International and Italian J/24 Classes. The event, open to all J/24s, is scheduled from 10 to 16 June. It will officially open on the evening of 12 June […]

Stuart Jardine Passes Away

One of the best known and most highly respected sailors in the UK has passed away at the age of 90. Lt Col. Stuart Jardine OBE won championships over a remarkable eight decades, representing Great Britain at both the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games in the Star class, and winning […]

BRUSCHETTA Wins Italy J/24 Cup 7th Stage

It was sisters Sonia and Alessia Ciceri and their skipper Pierluigi Puthod who sailed BRUSCHETTA GUASTAFESTE to victory in the seventh stage of the Italian J/24 Cup in the waters of Mandello del Lario. Taking second place on the podium was Ubaldo Ranzi’s CUCUIA which was skippered by Marco Giannini. […]

USA’s Team Furio Reigns at J/24 World Championship

Keith Whittemore’s Furio of the USA, with team Willem van Waay, Marianne Schoke, Brian Thomas and Melanie Edwards, have been crowned 2023 J/24 World Champions. Whittemore, who also won the 2019 J/24 World Championship in Miami, Florida USA, ended this event with only 25 net points in the full 10-race […]

J/24 World Championship Finale Approaches

With nine of 10 races completed at the J/24 World Championship hosted by the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki in Greece, Keith Whittemore’s Furio has yet to relinquish hold of first place. Posting scores of 1,3 Friday, the American team has 21 net points, nine ahead of Cillian Dickson’s Headcase. This […]

USA, Italy and Ireland Showdown at J/24 World Championship

Patience paid off for both the Race Committee and competitors on the middle day of the J/24 World Championship hosted by the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki in Greece. Scheduled for a 1500 start, and then postponed ashore, the 35 teams may have started making their evening plans. But the breeze […]

USA’s Furio Maintains Advantage at J/24 World Championship

Five of the scheduled 10 races are in the books at the J/24 World Championship hosted by the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki in Greece. Thirty-five boats reveled in another gorgeous day of bright skies, warm temperatures and breeze of 8-12 knots. Two races were completed Wednesday, and now taking into […]

Grand Opening to J/24 World Championship in Greece

During the 45th anniversary of the J/24 Class, 10 nations are on hand to open the 2023 World Championship. This year’s edition is hosted by the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki in Greece with 35 boats representing Argentina, Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan and the United States. […]