Vamos double J/70 champ

Vamos goes back-to-back in the J/70 Australian Championship.

Photography by Nic Douglass @sailorgirlhq

20 April 2022


Congratulations to Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) member Tim Ryan and his crew on Vamos, who successfully defended their title at the 2022 J/70 Australian Championship.

The regatta was hosted by the CYCA over the Easter weekend, with 14 races across four days. Vamos was skippered by Ryan, who was accompanied by his crew Rob Greenhalgh, Jess Grimes and Charlie Gundy, who are all CYCA members.

The most consistent performer throughout the Championship, Vamos won six times and finished on the podium in all but three races.

Vamos secured back-to-back national titles following their 2021 triumph in Blairgowrie, with a race to spare. The team finished seven points clear of Swish, skippered by Steven Proud, representing Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.


“This crew sailed fantastically throughout the week and I’m very grateful for their efforts,” Ryan said.

“The crew work was good and Rob put us in places that I don’t think a lot of other boats went, so it worked really well for us.

“The regatta has become a lot more competitive than 12 months ago, which shows how much the class is building. I think there are a few skippers just getting into the class, so hopefully it will continue to build.”

Reg Lord’s Juno was again on the podium, finishing third for the second consecutive year, while Sam Haynes’ Celestial finished strongly with five podiums (including two wins) from the final six races.

Also representing the CYCA, Marco Poli’s Nuvola finished 10th overall and fourth in the Corinthian division.

View the full results here.

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