Forty-two years after the first J/24 was built in Rod Johnstone's garage, the Class will attract 81 boats from 20 countries to Miami, Florida for the 2019 J/24 World Championship.
The tricky conditions put high pressure on the teams and the racing showed that good tactical decisions could make a huge difference. The matches were tight with many lead changes in the first flights of the day.
The Noakesailing team of Sean Langman, Ed Powys and Nathan Edwards had to come from behind over the final lap of the course to grab a narrow victory in Race 1 of the Australian 18 Footers League's Spring Championship on Sydney Harbour today.
As Race 2: The Commodore's Cup to Punta del Este, Uruguay, continues, huge squalls brought powerful wind, driving rain, hail, thunderstorms, and put on a spectacular lightning show for the Clipper Race fleet on the twenty-eighth day of racing.
After 215 nautical miles of ever changing conditions along the New South Wales coastline, Matt Allen and his team on the TP52 Ichi Ban have taken the overall win in the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore Series Newcastle Bass Island Race.
The first day of racing at China International Women's Match Race at Dishui Lake took off in perfect sailing conditions. With a steady breeze at 12 knots and gusts up to 16 knots.
After 18 months of heavy secrecy shrouding anything to do with the AC75s, the 75 foot foiling monohull is quickly becoming an open affair with two new boats unveiled last week less than 48 hours apart.
Far Niente's Vince Brun and Drew Freides sailed brilliantly to come away with a new world title over a talented international field in Long Beach, CA, USA/