Peter Duncan wins J/70 Worlds

Published on September 16th, 2017

Porto Cervo, Italy (September 16, 2017) – Peter Duncan (USA), sailing with Jud Smith, Victor Diaz de Leon and Willem van Waay, won the 2017 J/70 World Championship. Continuing their remarkable consistency today with a 1-3, the team never finished worse than third in the six race series, finishing with a 15 point margin over runner-up Brian Keane (USA).

“Awesome! Top of the world!” exclaimed Peter Duncan dockside at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. “It is a great feeling, I have sailed with some great guys, we had a great event, and everything seemed to go our way, it was just one of those weeks. It is hard to put into words how I feel like now, but this was just exceptional. This fleet has some really great talent, and the organizers, and the yacht club have done such an amazing job. Most of all I want to credit the crew, Victor, Jud, Willem, have been just fantastic.”

Winning team (from left): Jud Smith, Victor Diaz de Leon, Peter Duncan, Willem Van Waay
© YCCS/Kurt Arrigo

Said Brian Keane: “We chartered the J/70, so we are really pleased to have come second in the championship. I have been racing in the class since the beginning, and now that we have fleets racing J/70s all over the world, the standard is just amazing, and so is this regatta. A world record keelboat fleet in superb surroundings.”

White Hawk – J/70 World Championship Corinthian Winner.
© YCCS/Kurt Arrigo

Racing for 161 teams was held September 12 to 16.

The 2018 J/70 World Championship will be September 22-29, hosted by the Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA, USA.


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Source: Louay Habib

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