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September 2nd

J/70 Heartbreaker- wins Chicago Verve(Chicago, IL)- After Saturday’s races were postponed due to weather, 71 boats made the most of a spectacular day of sailing in Chicago in the annual Verve Cup Inshore Regatta, hosted by the Chicago Yacht Club at its Belmont Station. The annual regatta features the best one-design sailing in the Midwest, with nine classes in this year’s event.

“It was some nice racing on Sunday,” said Jessica Jamieson, chair of the Verve Inshore. “Unfortunately, we had to abandon racing on Saturday due to the weather, but I was pleased to see the turnout of so many fleets— especially the J/70s!”

With temperatures in the upper 80s under sunny skies, winds shifted to the east/southeast at approximately 8 knots throughout the day.…

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September 2nd

J/70 sailboat rounding mark at New York YC regatta(Newport, RI)- At the 2014 U.S. Qualifying Series for the Invitational Cup presented by Rolex, top amateur sailors from two Texas yacht clubs— Rush Creek Yacht Club and Texas Corinthian Yacht Club— will hope to augment the nautical legacies of their respective clubs and the Lone Star State.

“This event is not about me,” says Ryan Glaze, the skipper for the RCYC entry and a former commodore of the club. “It’s about Rush Creek. We want to make our yacht known and respected in our circle. This isn’t about me or any of my teammates.”

The biennial keelboat competition is the only path for American yacht clubs hoping to compete in the 2015 Invitational Cup presented by Rolex, the premiere, international, Corinthian, big-boat competition.…

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September 1st

J/111 British Soldier sailing RORC Round Britain & Ireland RaceJ/111 and J/122 Excel in Body-Breaking Conditions
(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- Three yachts finished the RORC Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race on Friday 23rd August, deciding the winners of both IRC One and IRC Two and there were celebrations on the dock for all that survived to tell the tale of what may be one of the world’s most demanding races, short of the Volvo Ocean Race.

The J/122, RELENTLESS ON JELLYFISH, skippered by James George and owned by Chris Radford, crossed the finish line off the Royal Yacht Squadron line on Cowes at 14:52:57 on 22 August to win IRC Two.  The “Jellyfish” crew has been competing in the RORC Season’s Points Championship since May and their result in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race has lifted them to Top Yacht in IRC Two and third overall for the season!…

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September 1st

Steve Taylor of Steve Taylor-Builder, Inc. contacted us before undertaking a rather interesting project. He was about to build a boat shelter on an island in the St. Lawrence River. The design called for a row of curved laminated wooden struts, or columns supporting curved laminated tapered beams that would cantilever over the boat. The 25′ tall, 60′ wide structure would support a weatherproof fabric that would shelter both the dock and the boat.

Steve has built many high quality projects, but had limited experience in laminating. He asked the Gougeon Tech Staff to help him plan the laminating tasks this project required.…

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September 1st

J/70s sailing Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga in Berlin, Germany(Berlin, Germany)- This past week, the Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga sailed its third Act on the beautiful Wansee Lakes of Berlin, Germany.  The YC Berlin-Grünau with Jochen Schümann was the winner, just two points ahead of the Norddeutsche Regatta Verein (NRV) from Hamburg with Johannes Polgar as skipper.  The Deutsche Touring YC of Lake Starnberg with Julian Stückl as team leader finished third.

The very close total scores of the Berlin event reflects the “high voltage” competition that was palpable until the last race on the Wannsee. As a result of Schumann’s YCBG taking to top score, it prevented the first “hat trick” by any club in the series.  Nevertheless, Hamburg’s NRV team second place put them firmly in the lead on the overall series leader table with a five pts lead.…

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August 30th

J/24s sailing downwind(Portland, Maine)- This year’s J/24 Downeast Regatta will be the U.S. J/24 Class Northeast Regional Championship where the top teams not already qualified in the Northeast Region will qualify for the 2015 J/24 World Championship in Germany.  The event is hosted by Portland YC and sailed on the spectacular Casco Bay.

Also, the Downeast Regatta in 2015 will be the site and event for the 2015 J/24 North American Championship being sailed from September 10-13 (more news here- http://www.2015j24nas.org). 

The regatta organizers expect strong participation both this year and next with its close proximity to the 2014 Worlds (Newport) and 2014 Nationals (Buzzards Bay), both about 3.5 hours driving distance to their site in Southern Maine.…

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August 29th

J/100s sailing at Penobscot Bay RendezvousJ/100 SMITTEN & J/80 CHAISE LOUNGE Class Winners, too!
(Rockland, Maine)- And what a party it was for the crew aboard Ben Blake’s magnificent J/160 ATLANTIC.  The gorgeous french blue hull beauty sliced through the cobalt blue waters of Penobscot Bay with ease on her way to winning the largest class in the regatta- PHRF Cruise division!  Once again the parties and entertainment were memorable as were the spectacular days of racing on the scenic waters of western Penobscot Bay.  Co-hosted by Wayfarer Marine and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, the three-day regatta enthusiastically enjoyed local food specialities (lobstah’s!) along with evening dancing and fireworks.…

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August 29th

J/80s rounding mark(Annapolis, MD)-  Over the course of a three week period, the International J/80 Class will be hosting two massive events on their calendar on the Chesapeake Bay, with their North American Championship hosted by Annapolis YC from September 10th to 14th and the World Championship hosted by Eastport YC from September 25th to October 4th at Eastport YC.

While predominantly a North American affair, both events will feature a “who’s who” of top J/80 teams from the past few years.  The J/80 NA’s have 25 boats registered while the J/80 World’s have 30 teams scheduled to start; there’s about 95% overlap between the two as many are using the NA’s as a “pre-Worlds” practice regatta.…

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August 28th

J/70 sailor Heather Gregg-Earl, wins Nantucket IOD Invitational regatta(Nantucket, MA)- The annual Nantucket Race Week IOD Celebrity Invitational Regatta on August 14-15 once again attracted an elite list of accomplished North American sailors to serve as tacticians for  skippers and teams in a benefit for Nantucket Community Sailing.

Organizers generally don’t make the same skipper/tactician pairing two years in a row, so when skipper Heather Gregg of Stage Harbor YC won in 2012 with Celebrity Tactician Robbie Doyle, she couldn’t test the magic last year. But when the two paired up again last week, the magic was alive again, never finishing worse than second, winning the 14 boat event without sailing the final eighth race.…

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August 28th

J/24 German Open Preview

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German J/24s sailing in Europe(Hamburg, Germany)- From 29 to 31 August, the best German sailors in the J/24 class are expected to sail at the NRV Champions Week on the Baltic. The organizers, Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (NRV), expect more than 200 participating sailors.

“We have scheduled a total of ten races for the weekend. It will be tight racing for the participants,” announced the Race Director, adding, “I know both the sailing area as well as many of the participants for several years. In the J/24 class is the sailing legend Frank Schönfeldt from Hamburg and the defending champions from 2013- ROTOMAN with skipper Tobias Feuerherdt.”

The J/24 German Open is taking place out of the Bolton Marina, one of the most modern ports on the Baltic coast and longtime partner of the NRV for many of its sailing events.…

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