2017 J/24 World Championship in Toronto Canada

From September 15th to the 24th, we attended the 2017 J/24 World Championship in Toronto Canada as one of three US Representative Under-25 Youth Teams. It was the first time any of us had ever attended a J/24 World event, so we had our work cut out for us from the moment we got there. Attending a World Championship is unlike any regatta we’ve ever done before. The competition is the best of the best, the days are long and exhausting, and the level of boat preparation and attention to detail are on borderline OCD levels. The entire time you’re there, you can feel a buzz in the atmosphere like a live wire. Every decision you make from boat setup to the last finish of the regatta feels heavy and you always feel like you’re standing on a knife edge.

Sam Greenfield

Sam Greenfield Mudhead hat

Mudhead Sam Greenfield of Noank is the OBR for Dongfeng Racing in the Volvo Ocean Race. If you haven’t been following his blog from the middle of the race, start now.