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Club Vela Portocivitanova Wins Italian Sailing League Act II

28 Jul

Italian J/70 sailing league winners(Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy)- This past week, the YC Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, hosted the third leg of the AUDI Italian Sailing League.  The Italians sailing clubs all participated on YCCS’s matched fleet of one-design J/70s.

After three beautiful days of racing, the Club Vela Portocivitanova won the Audi Italian Sailing League, the second Act of the Lega Italiana Vela series in Porto Cervo.

J/70s sailing Italian League off Porto Cervo, ItalyDuring the last day of races the team of Club Vela Portocivitanova that consisted of Alessandro Battistelli, Alessio Marinelli, Gabriele Giardini and Sandro Iesari reconfirmed its high level of performance- thanks to perfect teamwork ...

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J/105 LOULOU Leads Red Grant Regatta

27 Jul

J/105s sailing offshore(Perth Amboy, NJ)- On its 151st anniversary, the Raritan Yacht Club, located in Perth Amboy, NJ, hosted the 70th annual Red Grant Regatta in Raritan Bay approximately 10 miles South of the Verrazano Bridge.  The regatta continued its tradition as the largest keelboat regatta in the New York Harbor and New Jersey region.  Forty-six boats raced in various windward/leeward and point-to-point races, including a competitive ten-boat J/105 division.  Competitors benefitted from steady breezes in the 15-knot range and good weather.  There were 3 races on Saturday in warm cloudy weather with 10-15 knots out of the Southeast.

In the J/105 ...

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JELVIS Clinches J/111 European Championship!

27 Jul

J/111 sailing Europeans(Hamble, England)- With a stiff south westerly breeze and sparkling sunshine, the J/111 European Championship went right to the wire with the champion decided on the very last race.  The J/111’s enjoyed beautiful weather for their six race series hosted by the Royal Southern YC on the River Hamble in the United Kingdom.

Chris Jones’ JOURNEYMAKER II scored two bullets to lead the class after the first day of racing, but three straight bullets from Martin Dent’s JELVIS, on the second day, secured the European Championship for the Scottish skipper’s young team.  Third was Paul Griffith’s JAGERBOMB.

“This was yet ...

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J/109 Wins Volvo CORK Week Regatta!

27 Jul

J/109 Cork Week winners(Cork, Ireland)- Shrouded in sea fog, the final day of racing at Volvo Cork Week was curtailed to just one race for some classes. However, as the mist cleared, class winners appeared and the inaugural IRC European Champion went to the wire. Located outside Cork Harbour, the visibility was just too bad for safe racing for IRC Zero, One and Two and the results remained unchanged from the previous day. The Final Prize Giving was held at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, established in 1720, the antique silverware being presented includes some of the world oldest and famous trophies but ...

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Rosow Wins J/109 North Americans

26 Jul

J/109 Loki- David RosowMAXINE Tops IRC 3, YONDER Dominates J/88s @ NYYC Race Week
(Newport, RI)- With 19 boats, the J/109 fleet was the biggest to compete in the 2016 New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. By the time the first race started on the final day, however, only two boats mattered. David Rosow’s LOKI (Southport, Conn.) and Donald Filippelli’s CAMINOS (Amagansett, N.Y.) started the day tied at 23 points each. With third place 14 points back and a morning delay limiting the class to just one race, the class’s North American Championship, and a Rolex Stainless Steel ...

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J/88 Sails Singlehanded TransPac

26 Jul

J/88 TransPac(Hanalei, Hawaii)- The Singlehanded Sailing Society puts on the Singlehanded TransPac race every two years, ever since the first race, way back in 1978.  Since then, more people have made it to outer space than have raced singlehanded from San Francisco to Hawaii.  But, if you like to sail by yourself, paradoxically, you’re still in good company.

The race is open to ocean-going boats and skippers.  This is not an event catering to the latest and greatest go-fast machines, but rather attracts the adventurous skippers that want to test themselves out on the Big Blue Pacific Ocean, and do it ...

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Wyman Crowned J/70 West Coast Champ!

25 Jul

J/70 Fiesta Cup off Santa Barbara, CA(Santa Barbara, CA)- The J/70 West Coast Championship was hosted by Santa Barbara YC as part of the fun-loving annual Fiesta Cup Regatta.  After the amazing luau-styled barbecue on Saturday night (a BBQ on the beach with awesome local band and free-flowing margarita bar), nothing was going to slow down nor stop Steve Wyman’s crew on NUNUHUNU from winning the regatta.  In fact, after three bullets and two 3rds in the first seven races, they did not have to sail the last race to win!

Starting out the weekend with two bullets in two races, Pat Toole’s crew on 3 ...

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J/Teams Dominate Bayview Mac Race

25 Jul

J/35 Mr Bill's Wild Ride- winners Bayview Mac race(Port Huron, MI)- The Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race proved to be a fast ride for the 214 boats that started Saturday, July 16, from Port Huron with all but 14 teams completing the contest in Mackinac Island.  After looking at weather models) most of the top boats stayed to the west of the fleet.

According to one winning navigator, “the first couple of hours were tricky, because the wind didn’t do what it was supposed to, but we still stuck with our plan, hugging the Michigan shoreline. We had some traffic issues in the first 6-8 hours, which cost ...

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J/Teams Dominate Bayview Mac Race

25 Jul

J/35 Mr Bill's Wild Ride- winners Bayview Mac race(Port Huron, MI)- The Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race proved to be a fast ride for the 214 boats that started Saturday, July 16, from Port Huron with all but 14 teams completing the contest in Mackinac Island.  After looking at weather models) most of the top boats stayed to the west of the fleet.

According to one winning navigator, “the first couple of hours were tricky, because the wind didn’t do what it was supposed to, but we still stuck with our plan, hugging the Michigan shoreline. We had some traffic issues in the first 6-8 hours, which cost ...

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SAILING Champions League Act I Announcement

25 Jul

J/70 sailing champions league(St Petersburg, Russia)- The first event of the SAILING Champions League 2016 will take place in St Petersburg, Russia from August 26th to 28th at St. Petersburg Yacht Club. The line-up for the qualification event for the finale that takes place at YC Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy includes a total of 32 sailing clubs from across Europe.  For the first Act in St Petersburg, the teams will be sailing in a matched fleet of International one-design J/70s.

So far, twenty-two clubs have already registered for the SAILING Champions League Act I in St. Petersburg. The current list ...

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