(Seabrook, TX)- Perhaps one of the most beautiful experiences any offshore sailor can have is to take off from Galveston Bay on an afternoon start, sail out into the Gulf of Mexico and turn left down the shoreline to Port Aransas about 50 nm down the coastline. In most years, it’s a gentle cruise down the coast under spinnaker with a massive “fall harvest moon” slowly emerging over the ESE horizon, seemingly ready to engulf the entire Earth in its glow. For those who have sailed this race over the years, it is a mind-bending experience to see the Moon ...Read More
(Arzon, France)- Eighteen teams enjoyed the 2016 edition of the Crouesty J/Cup. It was an incredibly challenging regatta, starting on Friday in light to moderate winds and ending up with mind-blowing 20-35 kts winds on the final day of racing on Sunday. Winning four races to take the title was Luc Nadal’s GAN’JA from NDCV Angers with a scoreline of 3-1-6-1-12-1-1-2-3 for 18 pts net.
The event started Friday with three general recalls in the first race alone! Two more races were sailed that day and leading after the first day’s racing was Sylvain Pellisier’s VOILERIE ALL PURPOSE with a ...Read More
(Annapolis, MD)- This year, J/World coaches will be participating in the Quantum J/70 Winter Series. They will have spaces available for sailors onboard their J/70’s for anyone who is interested in upping their sailing game, gaining experience sailing in a big one design fleet or exploring the shear joy of the easy speed of the J/70. Space fills fast, but there are three opening spaces for our programs in both December and January. Like all of the programs, clients will get to do it all, including driving, trimming and calling the shots on the race course.
For J/70 owners who ...Read More
(San Francisco, CA)- Quick and competitive races, on-the-water umpiring, no discards, and an improved viewing experience of the fleet racing for everyone involved, proved to be the key recipe for a successful 2016 U.S. Adult Sailing Championship held October 12-15 in San Francisco, CA.
Hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club on San Francisco Bay, this US Sailing National Championship truly challenged the ten teams competing in equalized J/22 one-design keelboats. In the end it was the experience, local knowledge and preparation of the team representing the Northern California Yachting Association/ St. Francis Yacht Club who came out on top. The ...Read More
(Manhasset, Long Island, NY)- The Manhasset Bay YC has for decades hosted what is the grand finale to the western Long Island Sound sailing season. Massively popular for years, it has now become the final event for masses of J/105s, J/109s and several offshore J/crews. This year, Chamber of Commerce fall weather greeted sailors with temps in the low-mid 60’s and winds in the 4-8 kt range Saturday and 14-18 kts on Sunday, offering a chance for the fleets to test out both light air and medium-heavy air skills and settings.
Out-of-towners dominated the J/105 fleet at the Manhasset Bay ...Read More
(San Francisco, CA)- The 2017 J/111 Worlds will be hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club (StFYC) in San Francisco, CA from August 23–27, 2017. This will be the fourth World Championship for this competitive one-design class and its first on the U.S. West Coast. Regatta chairman Gerard Sheridan is anticipating a strong turnout with a diverse entry list. Says Sheridan, “We’re expecting boats from the West Coast, the Midwest and the East Coast as well as a solid turnout from Europe and abroad.”
This announcement comes at the conclusion of an impressive 2016 racing season at St. Francis Yacht Club, ...Read More
Brun enjoyed a weeks racing with Kevin Marks and his team on VELOCITY for the J/88 North Americans. The event was hosted by the American Yacht Club in Rye, NY from September 24th to October 2nd.
Below you can read Vince’s tips on boat set-up and pre-race routines. These suggestions were put together from his observations taken during the course of the regatta and are applicable across a wide-range of keelboats- large and small!
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(Annapolis, MD)- As 45 corinthian J/70 teams (no category 3 sailors aboard) descend upon Annapolis to prepare for the inaugural J/70 Corinthian National Championship from October 20th to 23rd, they will be met with plenty of professionalism. In addition to the professional race management provided by Eastport Yacht Club, J/World will be providing on the water coaching, practice drills and short course practice races to all entrants on Thursday October 20th. Designed to be a high level primer to sailing in Annapolis and an opportunity for all teams to receive outside feedback this is one practice session you can’t afford ...Read More
(Larchmont, NY)- Since 1991, as the world’s first sprit “sportboat class”, the J/105 class continues to attract a strong group of corinthian sailors from across the spectrum of experience; both offshore sailors as well as round the buoys windward/leeward specialists. For the 2016 edition of the 2016 Stella Artois J/105 North American Championship, forty boats from across several continents- the USA, Canada, Bermuda and Europe- are participating.
The host, Larchmont Yacht Club, is famous for its “Pandemonium” facility and its unconditional support of one-design sailing and offshore events. The forty teams can expect terrific on-shore festivities for all four days ...Read More
(San Diego, CA)- It may be “horses for courses” in this year’s International Master’s Regatta, hosted by San Diego YC from October 21st to 23rd. Many of the sailors are past World, Continental and National Champions in various classes, some like heavy air, many prefer lighter air. San Diego Harbor can be a challenge and even on foggy mornings with a gentle breeze, the mighty thermal that develops from the massive heating over the mountains inland can produce 18-22 kt winds late in the day. In any event, everyone will likely have their shot at glory depending on the weather ...Read More