J24 World Council Meeting at HYC 13th October 2012
Author: Emmet Dalton Posted on: 19/10/12 Print Version

The J24 Class held it’s World Council Meeting in HYC on Saturday, October 13th 2012.

In advance of next year’s J24 World Championships, delegates from Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Monaco, Sweden and USA met up in Howth and brought the fine weather with them!

(L-R) Tim Winger, USA - IJCA Technical Committee Chair,
receives HYC Club Burgee from HYC Commodore, Roger Cagney
Amongst the topics on the agenda were a post-mortem of the 2012 Worlds in Rochester and a progress report on the 2013 Worlds in Howth. For a video from the 2012 Worlds see the link below:

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For only the second time since 1977, the new J24 Class Chairman is from outside the USA. Robin Eagleson from Lough Erne Yacht Club has been chosen as the man to lead the class for the next few years, a very timely appointment, given Howth’s 2013 event.

(L-R) Melanie McCaughey (HYC), Marylou Chapman (Canada),
Mrs. Porter (Mexico), Mrs. De-Fraia (Italy), Frank Pelly (Irish Lights)
While the delegates got down to the nitty-gritty of sailing issues, their partners and children toured the Baily Lighthouse (Thanks to David Delamer for organising this special visit) and then enjoyed a guided tour of Dublin city.

Over the weekend, the area benefited from the visitors staying and eating locally and enjoying a comfortable amount of Smithwicks, Jameson, Cork Gin and Guinness!

The weekend was topped off with an informal dinner in the club, with Commodore Roger Cagney exchanging burgees with the visitors.

Emmet Dalton
Championship Project Manager
BMW J24 Worlds 2013