J24 World Championship a Big Success
Published Mar 22, 2007, 1:00pm - (Updated Nov 28, 2011, 3:22pm)
A competitive group of interancional sailors ended the 2007 USB Vallarta J24 World Championship successfully. Banderas Bay was the perfect backdrop for a great sailboat race with his ideal weather and amazing landscape. From March 4 to 9, the Vallarta Yatch Club hosted the two races featuring almost 80 J24 sailboats. The J24 is the world’s most popular one-design keelboat, and since joining the J24 International Association in 1979 Mexico has grown to include 250 affiliates and over 70 active boats. Brazil’s Mauricio SantaCruz and his team on Bruschetta were the 2007 J/24 World Champions. Bruschetta led the boat parade through Nuevo Vallarta harbor to cheers and horns on the final day of what everyone is calling “The Best Worlds Ever.” Mike Ingham’s Brain Cramp finished in second place with Mark Hillman driving WIP in third. The final day saw some of the best racing of the week with 10 knot winds and mostly flat seas. Awards Presentations was the final official event of the 2007 J/24 UBS World Championship in Puerto Vallarta.