J/24 World Championship 2011 day 1

J24 Worlds day 1
J24 World Championship
J/24 World Championship 2011 day 1.

Reigning world champion Tim Healy and his team on 11th Hour Racing hold the lead after the first day of racing at the J/24 Worlds in Argentina.


Healy, from Newport, Rhode Island, showed top form with consistent third and fifth place finishes in the 58-boat fleet.

After an on-the-water postponement waiting for wind, the two scheduled races were completed in 8-12 knot breezes on the Rio de la Plata.

Each race was started under a black flag after one general recall, with several boats earning a BFD in Race 2. As the wind built during the day, the sailors were challenged by the short chop on the race course, which also allowed for some fun surfing on the downwind legs.

The conditions were much to the liking of the locals as the remainder of the top-five positions are held by Argentinean teams, led by Francisco van Avermaete in second place and Miguel Saubidet in third place overall.

10 races are scheduled and racing will continue through Saturday.

Top-5 Results:
1. Tim Healy (USA) – 8 pts.,
2. Francisco Van Avermaete (ARG) – 11 pts,
3. Miguel Saubidet (ARG) 15pts,
4. Alejo Rigoni (ARG) 18 pts,
5. Juan M. Duarte (ARG) 19 pts.

Report from Tim Winger – IJCA Technical Committee Chairman

Things started a bit late, but pretty much as predicted. I thought we could have started about a half hour earlier, but the delay gave me time to pester everyone about mainsails hoisted above the mast band. This RC did not mess around once they started at about 3:30 – after one recall the black flag went up. Same thing in the second race but this was necessary if they wanted to get in two races for the day.

Once settled, the wind built nicely through the races from about 7 to maybe 15 mph. There was only one course change, and that was in the second race. The chop is short here and pretty variable in size and it made for some nice surfing at the end of the day. After two good races, the first boats got back to the marina just after sunset at around 7:30.

It was a pretty day, but there were a lot of protests. I passed by the protest rooms a little after 11:00PM on my way back to my room and there were still a few waiting to be heard. Emillio, the head judge, is staying in the room next door to me. I heard him come in about 12:15AM. All through measurement I was thinking I should have been a judge. Now I remember why measurement is better! I don’t know if they even got any dinner. The weather has been fabulous here. You guys in the northern hemisphere – eat your hearts out!

Report from Andrew MacFarlane – Team Cinquecento (aka Tundra Rose)

The first race was scheduled to start at 2:00 PM; however the wind was very light and shifty. The race committee did a great job setting a course and waiting until the wind filled in enough to get a start. Finally the postponement flag came down and we were ready to race. The first start was a general recall. The next start was under a Black Flag and the pressure was about 8 kts. We started mid line with a few boat lengths to spare. We had clean air and boat speed off the line but the boat end of the line was favored by a wee bit. We went left up the first beat rounded in the top 15. At the leeward gate, we were forced out to the right mark, which was unfavored. The next leg was very much the same and we finished 14th.

Race 2 started with a general recall followed again by a Black Flag. We started mid-line again but pulled the trigger too soon….you don’t want to hear your number called at the worlds, but we did!

PlB#SailSkipperBoat NameFm12Tot
1565235TIMOTHY HEALY11TH HOUR RACINGUSA358
2245461FRANCISCO VAN AVERMAETEMENDIETAARG11011
3235460MIGUEL SAUBIDETFEFEARG12315
4185447ALEJO RIGONILUCAARG17118
5255463FRANCISCO CAMPEROAUDIARG21719
6434618LUIS OLCESEGUERREROPER61319
7125230JUAN M. DUARTEPALACIO & ASOCIADOSARG16\SCP420
8215458JUAN I. GRIMALDIA PRUEBA DE BALASARG417\SCP21
9465044PEDRO GARRAEXTASISURU15722
1085043LUIS CERRATONORMAII MEDIO POLLOARG91423
11205454MATIAS PEREIRACARRERA DOUBLE TAKEARG22224
12605476WILL WELLESPUMAUSA71825
13375464MATIAS SEGUELVOLVOCHI161228
14135398JOAQUIN DOVALU2ARG26834
15505470NICOLAS GONZALEZNEGRAURU201535
16225459FERNANDO MONTESCOCOONARG112839
1795095SERGIO PENDOLACACIQUEARG242044
1874943JORGE SAMITIERFAIR PLAYARG212445
1954878SANTIAGO DOVALU2ARG38947
20575448MIKE INGHAMRELOADEDUSA42\SCP648
211744SANTIAGO RIGONISEX SIMBOLARG134053
22165403ALEJANDRO ROSSITOMMY HILFIGERARG253156
23145399NICOLAS CUBRIARINAARG282957
24365465ROBERT VERNONJOYITACHI3623\SCP59
25495226ALEJO MORALESMONARCAURU2336\SCP59
26485091MARCELO ALZOLAKAMIKAZEURU332659
2744649FERNANDO LANDINISALVAJEARG273360
2840274FERNANDO NANDIN4SAIL GRANDI AMICIITA293261
2926458MARIANA CROUSSENUBARRONARG313061
30175424GASTON TAGLIAFERRIEVOLUTIONARG441963
3141416IGNAZIO BONANNOLASUPERBAITA3034\SCP64
32105127LUIS MONJEAUPINGUIARG1852\SCP70
33345371PATRICIO SEGUELMATCH POINTCHI3238\SCP70
34274483SEAN KIRKJIANDEATHSTARAUS343771
35475087GONZALO ALCANTARASIMBAURU373572
36553843KEITH WHITTEMORECINQUECENTOUSA1459\BFD73
37514674LUIS CHIAPPARROTADEUS JRURU512273
383033RONALDO RUSCHELIUCABRA17\SCP59\SCP76
39543747MICHAEL JOHNSONHOT PURSUITUSA20\SCP59\BFD79
403350NELSON HORN ILHADIFERENCIAL SAILING TEAMBRA394281
41155500ROBERTO AUTHIERDEEP SUMPARG493483
42284770DAVID WESTCINCO CAPITANESAUS434386
43585471SCOTT MILNETREMENDOUS SLOUCHUSA454489
44617HENRIQUE HORN IHLAMATACOBRA425092
45521036DON TAYLORON BELAYUSA543993
46455039DIEGO GARCIAALFA BETAURU3559\DSQ94
4732757FEDERICO LLOVERASCUNNIGTONARG464894
48442145GUSTAVO COLLALEPH 3URU59\BFD3695
4964939FEDERICO RESERPAJARRACO J CABOTARG4059\DSQ99
50355462JORGE GONZALEZ AHRENSAHORA SICHI59\BFD41100
51385455KEN JOHNSONOJOTAGBR55\SCP45100
52115168PABLO GIECOMEU VICIOARG4854\SCP102
5322748FABIO CANZIANIFENIXARG5349102
54532998PETER FISCHELRUMBLEFISCHUSA4759\SCP106
553134JOSE ORTEGAVENTO NEGROBRA5552107
56595472JOHN SURGY USA5059\BFD109
5742487PAOLO RINALDICITTA DI ANZIOITA5653109
58195453AVEDIS HAIG SAHAKIANHAIKARG5259\SCP 
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