J/24 World Championship Photo Highlights

Teams from Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and the United States competed for the world title this week in Newport, RI.

American Will Welles and his crew aboard Cougar edged out 68 other J/24 teams to take the World Championship in Newport from September 22nd-26th, 2014. The regatta, hosted by Sail Newport, was spread over five days of racing. The first two days of racing saw a large number of penalties scattered among the fleet, which had a significant effect on the standings. Welles, however, held on to the lead of the fleet through all five days and ultimately came away the leader, with Brazil's Bruschetta, skippered by Mauricio Santa Cruz, taking second and John Mollicone's Helly Hansen rounding out the top three.

All photos courtesy of Paul Todd/Outside Images.

First place finisher Cougar (hull 62) just ahead of third place Helly Hansen© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Bruchetta, skippered by Brazil's Mauricio Santa Cruz follows closely behind the Argentinian boat, Elvis, skippered by Nicolas Cubria, on the final day of racing on Friday.© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport at Fort Adams from September 18-26th. Today is the fifth and final race day of the regatta held (outside) Narragansett Bay with an North Easterly breeze 8-12 knots and a clear blue sky. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport at Fort Adams from September 18-26th. Today is the fifth and final race day of the regatta held (outside) Narragansett Bay with an North Easterly breeze 8-12 knots and a clear blue sky. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport at Fort Adams from September 18-26th. Today is the first race of the regatta held (outside) of Narragansett Bay with a big rolling Southerly swell and a stiff Westerly breeze. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport at Fort Adams from September 18-26th. Today is the first race of the regatta held (outside) of Narragansett Bay with a big rolling Southerly swell and a stiff Westerly breeze. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport at Fort Adams from September 18-26th. Today is the first race of the regatta held (outside) of Narragansett Bay with a big rolling Southerly swell and a stiff Westerly breeze. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport at Fort Adams from September 18-26th. Today is the first race of the regatta held (outside) of Narragansett Bay with a big rolling Southerly swell and a stiff Westerly breeze. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport at Fort Adams from September 18-26th. Today is the first race of the regatta held (outside) of Narragansett Bay with a big rolling Southerly swell and a stiff Westerly breeze. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport at Fort Adams from September 18-26th. Today is the second race day of the regatta held (outside) of Narragansett Bay with a Southerly breeze and clear blue sky. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport at Fort Adams from September 18-26th. Today is the second race day of the regatta held (outside) of Narragansett Bay with a Southerly breeze and clear blue sky. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport at Fort Adams from September 18-26th. Today is the second race day of the regatta held (outside) of Narragansett Bay with a Southerly breeze and clear blue sky. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM