2019 J/24 Worlds – 79 Teams Strong
Linda Ambrose, Regatta Manager
The “work horse” of the J/Boats family had an amazing number of competitors from around the globe on the waters of Biscayne Bay this past week, with 79 competitors wrapping up five days of competition on Saturday, October 26 after 10 races. In the summer of 1975, Rodney Johnstone designed and built hull number 1 in his garage in Stonington, Connecticut. Ragtime would serve as the master mold for the subsequent hulls. This design allowed him to start the very successful J/Boat company with his brother Bob Johnstone.
Glancing at the flags on the scratch sheet representing the entrants’ countries, you’ll see teams from Europe, the Americas, Australia, Japan, and more with quite a few names you’ll recognize from AYC and the greater Annapolis area. In 5th place calling tactics for Team Honeybadger, Scott Nixon. Tony Parker and crew on Bangor Packet, including future J/I member and ’18 J/22 Worlds Champion, Zeke Horowitz, wrapped up their regatta with a 10th place finish. Results available on Yachtscoring.