CHAOTIC Crowned British J/24 Champion

A strong fleet of 21 J/24 teams showed up at the Poole Regatta to sail for their 2018 UK National Championship. The crew at Poole YC ran nine races over the three days in sun and good breeze. The regatta went down to the wire for the duel that started right out of the gate on the first day. The two protagonists were Nick Phillips CHAOTIC and Duncan McCarthy’s MADELEINE, both hailing from the same Parkstone YC. McCarthy’s MADELEINE won the first race, with CHAOTIC taking second. Then, CHAOTIC won the next two races in succession, with MADELEINE getting two seconds. In the fourth race, McCarthy got black-flagged, then snapped back in ensuing races 5 to 8 with a 4-1-4-4 tally to be leading with 18 points with a toss race (his BFD). Meanwhile, Phillips’ crew on CHAOTIC posted a 4-9-7-2-5 for those same five races to drop to second place with 22 points (including tossing the 9th). As a result, the final race was going to determine everything between these two teams. Phillips’ CHAOTIC crew rose to the occasion to score an 11th (their toss race) versus McCarthy’s MADELEINE getting DSQ’d (their earlier BFD/20 points being their toss). CHAOTIC won with 31 points net to MADELEINE’s 32 points net. Jim Torr’s MAJIC team from Saltash Sailing Club leapt onto the podium with 43 points net. Giles Kuzyk’s crew on TEAM IMPACT U25, an under 25 years old youth team ended with 46 points net for fourth place. Rounding out the top five was Shane Hewlett’s MOJOSI with 52 points net. For more UK J/24 Nationals information, visit

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