Sam Pearson Hustles U.K. J/24 Nationals

The Plymouth Yacht Regatta took place from July 12-14, and the event co-hosted the U.K. J/24 National Championship. The Port of Plymouth Sailing Association organized the regatta, and the RNSA (Royal Navy Sailing Association) and Plymouth Yacht Clubs provided the on-the-water race management. The 29 J/24s enjoyed great racing, getting in 10 races over the three-day event. In the end, it was Sam Pearson’s HUSTLE that won with 39 points net. There’s was not an easy win as Nick Phillips’ CHAOTIC was running away with the regatta until the seventh race, as they had posted three bullets and a 2-4 in their tally. However, a seventh-race DSQ ruined Phillips’ chances of winning the Championship, settling for the silver. Tied on 49 points net with them was the Swedish team on FRONT RUNNER (JIVE), sailed by Monica & Per-Hakan Persson. The team gelled in their last four races, posting a 1-2-2-12 to leap up the standings to tie CHAOTIC, but lose the countback to settle for the bronze on the podium. The balance of the top five included Dave Hale’s CACCON in fourth place and James Torr’s MAJIC U25 youth team took fifth position. For more Plymouth Regatta information, visit

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