Local Roundup: Healy wins J24 World Championship
Howth, Ireland - Tim Healy, a Niantic native sailing with a crew aboard the "Helly Hansen" out of Newport, R.I., won the BMW J24 World Championship regatta Friday at Howth Yacht Club, near Dublin, Ireland.
Trailing heading into the final day of racing, Healy finished with 38 points in the 10-race series, topping defending champion Mauricio Santa Cruz of Brazil (42 points) and fellow U.S. sailor Travis Odenbach (44).
Healy, who last won the title in 2010, won three races in the 40-boat regatta and finished in the top five in eight races. On the final day he recorded a fourth- and a fifth-place finish. His worst finish, 24th in the regatta's seventh race on Thursday, was thrown out.
Odenbach, from Rochester, led Healy 23-29 going into the final day. Odenbach was 20th and eighth in the final two races, however.
The regatta, which began Monday, was abandoned on Tuesday due to lack of wind. There were two races Monday, three Wednesday, three Thursday and two Saturday.
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Jesus Ustariz was 3-for-4 and scored three runs, Powell drove in two runs and Tyler Gibson and Verlander had two hits each for the Tigers (33-39). Johnnie Kirkland (4-2) was the winner and Scott Sitz earned his third save of the season.
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