This year’s International Paints Poole Regatta in England was blessed with great breeze and awesome race committee work, making it fun and exhausting for all. The regatta is a huge bi-annual event held over the three days of the late May Bank Holiday Weekend. This was the U.K. National Championship for J/24s, who had one of their local hotshots from Parkstone YC take class honors—Duncan McCarthy sailing Madeleine to a dominating win with just 18 points net. Bob Turner & Ian Brown’s Serco from Castle Cove SC took second place followed by another local PYC boat, Nick Phillips’s Chaotic in third. For complete regatta information, visit http://pooleregatta.co.uk/.