The J/24 category championship of North America was conducted recently at Valle de Bravo in Mexico. The final races saw fierce competition between Bruschetta of Will Welles and Bangor Packet of Tony Parker. Will was finally able to secure the winner’s trophy and bring it back to Newport, Rhode Island.
Welles has been two-time world champion in this series and this win has now made him a champion of the North American chapter four times of the J/24 category. The two races on the final day in the first weekend of April saw the teams close together. Welles has a mere two-point advantage. He was helped by a local boat owner as well as other team members who helped to take the boat to victory when race 9 occurred. Parker was on their heels and came in the second position.