With a dominating nine first-place tallies in 11 races, Jean Queveau of France won the 2012 J/22 World Championship at Crouesty Arzon Yacht Club in Brittany, France.
Queveau, skippering Julie, was phenomenal throughout the week winning nine out of 11 races with Pierre Laouenan, Damien Iehl and Pierre La Clainche. The quartet discarded their worst finish of 14th to end on 15 points.
Henri Lloyd, skippered by Wouter Kollman (NED), managed to win one of two races in which Julie didn't and finished second on 33 points followed by Ivo Kok onboard Thuishavens.nl Team on 35 points.
The French boat Jazzy won Race 3 but finished in sixth place.
Teams from France, The Netherlands, Germany and the Cayman Islands participated in the championship, which featured 24 boats. Next year, the J/22 will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a World Championship in the birthplace of the boat, Newport, Rhode Island, from October 1-5, 2013.
The top five:
1. Jean Queveau (FRA) - 15 points
2. Wouter Kollmann (NED) - 33
3. Ivo Kok (NED) - 35
4. Mike Farrington (CAY) - 50
5. Serge Raphalen (FRA) - 80