2010 J/24 East Coast Championship Photo Essay

Tim Wilkes takes us on a trip to the J24 Championships through his lens.

November 4, 2010
The fleet enjoyed slightly milder conditions on day two of the East Coast Championship. Tim Wilkes
Peter Rich and crew from Annapolis scramble to recover from a round up. Tim Wilkes
The 35 boat J24 fleet starts in front of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and a looming Navy battleship and submarine. Tim Wilkes
Tim Healy of Newport, RI is on a roll posting his second major win of the year. Aside from being the East Coast champion, Tim picked up his first World Championship title in Malmo, Sweden in August. Tim Wilkes
Mark Hillman, veteran J24 sailor from Annapolis who’s company Hillman Capital Management has sponsored the East Coasts for as long as I can remember, handles the big breeze and turbulent Chesapeake with control and poise. Tim Wilkes
Tim Healy, East Coast and World Champion, is greeted by a wall of port  layline boats while setting his kite. Tim Wilkes
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Competitive close racing is the norm for the J24 Class. Here are some of the best in the fleet battling for position on the downwind leg in 25+ knots of breeze. Tim Wilkes
Tim Healy and his team of Gordon Borges (bow), Ben McAndrew (mast), Geoff Becker (tactics), and Paul Abdullah (trimmer) consistently dominated the 35 boat fleet with no double digit finishes in the 8 race, no “throw-outs” regatta. They finished the event with a 26 point lead over second place finisher, Will Welles. Tim Wilkes
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J24 East Coast Championships 2010

Reigning World Champion and now East Coast Champion, Tim Healy of Newport, RI looking to break speed records on the J24! Tim Wilkes

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