The 2017 edition of the Brazilian J/24 Championship took place over two weekends off Rio de Janeiro, hosted by YC Rio de Janeiro. The regatta had a great turnout, with 11 teams competing for national honors. The teams were treated to a range of conditions, but mostly seabreezes from the east/southeast that were a result of clear, warm days. There was one day that was a bit light, cloudy, and mostly overcast. In the end, it was a very close battle for the top three boats, with the results going all the way down to the wire on the last day. After starting out with an OCS, Ronaldo Senfft’s crew on EURUS (Andrea & Leticia Nicolino, Adhara Ginaid and Carlos Eduardo Brandao) sailed fast and conservatively, sailing the most consistent series in the top three to win the regatta counting only top four finishes for a total of 18 points net. Also starting with an OCS and winning four races was Fernando Tover Gioia’s team on MALABAR (Mauricio Santa Cruz, Rafael Pariz, Joao Pedro Soute de Oliviera and Sergio Almeida). They took the silver spot with 22 points net. Rounding out the podium was Murilo Borges’ BRUSCHETTA with crew of Tatiana Almeida, Jorge Bueno, Matheus Goncalves and Mario Tinoco. They sailed well and consistently, posting all top five finishes in their final tally to secure the bronze with 24 points net. For more Brazilian J/24 Class information, visit https://www.facebook.com/J24.BRAZILIAN.NATIONAL.CLASS/.