J/Boats

J/111 BLUR Sailing Gothenburg Ocean Race Video!

27 Aug

J/111 BLUR.SE sailing Gothenburg Offshore Race(Gothenburg, Sweden)- J/111 BLUR.SE report- owner/ skipper Peter Gustafsson commented on the Gothenburg Open Sea Race:  “This is perhaps the only proper offshore race on the west coast of Sweden- the Gothenburg Open Sea Race.  It is a short 120 nm over-night stunt back and forth over Kattegat bay.

Most of the J/111 BLUR.SE crew were on vacation, but I was keen to go anyways- – so we decided to do it double-handed.  We thought it might be fun to challenge the fully-crewed teams. Or, so we thought.  As we got closer to the race, the forecast became more and ...

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New J/70 Corinthian Nationals Announcement

26 Aug

J/70s sailing off Key West(Annapolis, MD)- The US J/70 Class Association announced the inaugural US Corinthian National Championship will take place this fall in Annapolis, Maryland. Eastport Yacht Club will host the “amateur-only” event in conjunction with the established Fall Brawl regatta from October 20-23, 2016. In addition to three days of racing, J/World will conduct practice races on Thursday, October 20, and both Friday and Saturday evenings will include a competitors’ social and industry professional debrief.

As a Corinthian event, all competitors, including the owner/driver, must provide proof of a valid ISAF Group 1 classification at the time of registration. “The concept of ...

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Challenging Chester Race Week

25 Aug

J/29 crew loving Chester Race Week(Chester, Nova Scotia)– Sailors are a resilient lot– they race hard when conditions allow, and when they don’t. After hours on the course looking for wind, Chester Race Week organizers finally cancelled races for Bravo, Delta, and One Design fleets, sending wind-weary sailors back to shore on the final day of Chester Race Week. The only fleets to get races on the final day were Alpha and Bluenose.

“This was a tough week for everybody, weather wise,” said Chief Principal Race Officer Brian Todd. “Huge thanks to our race Course PRO’s– Ken Legler, Oliver Bone, and Daniel Conrad– and their ...

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J/80 UK Nationals Preview!

25 Aug

J80 UK Nationals- Lymington YC(Lymington, England)- There are only 10 days to go until the J/80 Nationals at Royal Lymington YC that start on Saturday 27th August. With 23 boats entered so far and more expected, this is looking like it will be a spectacular event. Entries will be accepted until 9am on Saturday 27th August.

Amis Production drones are revving their blades, Seahorse Magazines are fattening the pig for the Hog Roast, Skyscanner are sound checking the Sunday night band, North Sails are trimming last minute sails, Berthon are sweeping the docks, Nick Cox are sizing up the gear from Helly Hansen and ...

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Arendals Wins Norway J/70 Sailing League Act III

24 Aug

J/70 sailing Norwegian sailing league(Stavanger, Norway)- While Olympic sailors were fighting for medals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, so gathered Norway’s best Sailing Clubs to participate in their third round of the Norwegian Sailing League at Stavanger Yacht Club in Stavanger, Norway.  The initial forecast was promising for the fifteen participating teams from across Norway- 10 kts from the West on Saturday, followed by a little less from the Northwest on Sunday, with Saturday being a bit wet and a sunny Sunday for all!

It turned out the weather forecasters in Oslo were quite accurate.  It was cold, wet and windy on the first ...

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Cape Crow YC Leading J/70 Swedish Sailing League

24 Aug

J/70 sailing Swedish Sailing League(Malmo, Sweden)- Series leader Crow Cape Yacht Club from Gothenburg retained the lead in the Swedish J/70 Sailing League after winning Act III in Malmö this past weekend; they finished only two points ahead of the KSSS- the Royal Swedish Yacht Club from Stockholm. Third was Ekolns Sailing Club from Uppsala.

Sailing in their fleet of six identically matched J/70s, eighteen clubs sailed in Malmo, completing 14 races for each club over the three-day weekend. Cape Crow YC won nine of their 14 races and had only one race outside the top three! For the Royal Swedish Yacht Club, they ...

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Hot, Sunny J/Fest New England!

23 Aug

J/109 Sweet Caroline- sailing J/Fest New England(Bristol, RI)- The first New England J/Fest was a popular event that saw forty-one boats from across New England enjoy roasty-toasty weather, intermittent thunderstorms on Saturday and spectacular sea breezes on Sunday.  The sailing conditions provided for tight racing in the one-design classes and spirited competition in the PHRF Class.  Bristol YC hosted the regatta and racing took place on the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay, with most classes getting in six races.  One of the highlights of the regatta was the Friday evening skipper’s Ken Read & Charlie Enright from North Sailsmeeting and “local knowledge” presentation put on by local heroes Ken Read and Charlie Enright ...

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J/Sailors Lovin’ AAM Cowes Race Week

23 Aug

J/70 Under 25 winner- Musto!(Cowes, IOW, England)- This year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, hosted by the Cowes Combined Clubs, provided competitors a wide-range of sailing conditions- from the “shorts & shades” variety with plenty of wind and lots of sun to light air, cloudy and drifts!!

The final day was a brilliant conclusion to top off a most extraordinary AAM Cowes Week.  High pressure, brilliant sun and a solid westerly breeze again delivered perfect conditions. The wind dipped briefly in strength to around 10 knots as a belt of thin cloud moved across the Solent around midday, before increasing to 15 knots with ...

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J/111 MAJIC 2 Sailing the PALERMO-MONACO Race

22 Aug

J/111 MAJIC 2 sailing offshore(Monte Carlo, Monaco)-According to J/111 MAJIC 2 owner JP Deage, “the race is organized by the Circolo della Vela Sicilia in collaboration with the Yacht Club Monaco and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, the 12th edition starts August 21 in the Gulf of Mondello.

The race is 430nm with the passage of a gate off Porto Cervo and a buoy off the Corsican coast, before taking a turn directly towards the finish line in Hercules Harbor just off YC Monaco.

Our team consists of Orel Kalomeni, Roberto Lauro, Nico Poons, and a young crew from YC Monaco’s sportsboat classes- like ...

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J/22 Worlds Preview

22 Aug

J/22s sailing offshore(Kingston, ONT, Canada)- The world-famous CORK International Sailing Week will also be playing host to the 2015 J/22 World Championship, held in Kingston, Ontario and sailed on the eastern end of Lake Ontario from August 19th to 25th, 2016.  The regatta is renown for its steady weather conditions in late summer, the natural geography forms a perfect “cone” at the end of the lake, generating stable sea breezes in the 12-18 kts range from the southwest.  There are forty-six teams participating from Canada (15 boat), the Cayman Islands (three teams) and the USA (28 crews).

The field of competitors is ...

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