North Sails Experts Claim 2022 J24 World Championship

📸 Emily Stokes

There are plenty of clichés in sailboat racing, and perhaps one of the best is, “you’re only as good as your last race.” And what exactly does this mean? We’ll get to the answer eventually, but let’s begin our story with Mike Marshall and his teammates on American Garage—trimmer David Hughes, tactician Allan Terhune, pit Jeff Hayden and bowman Rod Favela—as they are pacing near the signal boat at the J/24 World Championships in Corpus Christi, Texas, having been dinged with a black flag on the fourth and critical penultimate day of racing.

Ok, you can see this story as a bit of an ad for North, but if you dig more deeply into the content, thee are some huge lessons on J sailing here. Read more …