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Blustery Conanicut YC Round Island Race

16 Sep

J/121 sailing Jamestown Round Island Race
J/29 Dominates Class B, J’s Sweep Class G!
(Jamestown, RI)- Sunday dawned with a rather intimidating forecast.  The remnants of Hurricane Harvey that left a catastrophe in its wake across the Texas Gulf Coast had moved northeast and was rolling over New England on Sunday morning.  Strong rains and wind gusting 15-30 kts greeted the sailors ready to participate in the 90th Annual Around The Island Race- an end of summer tradition for most active sailors on Narragansett Bay.  This year, an enormous fleet of 101 boats were registered, 23 of them J/Crews (about 23% of the fleet) in various ...

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J/88s & J/111s Dominate Chicago Bi-State

15 Sep

J/88 sailing offshoreFast Ride for J/105 Class!
(Chicago, IL)- The Bi-State and the Tri-State is a multi-leg offshore race held over Labor Day Weekend on the southern parts of Lake Michigan. Chicago to St. Joseph, MI is the first leg of the race. More than 100 boats departed Friday evening for a fast sprint of 50.5 NM across the lake, most boats finishing early Saturday morning.

For most, Saturday was a day of rest in St. Joseph with the Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament and live entertainment at the St. Joseph River YC. Then, on Sunday morning, racers chose whether to continue to ...

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J/133 Leads @ RORC Offshore Season Series!

14 Sep

J/133 sailing RORC Cherbourg Race2nd @ Cherbourg Race Clinches Overall!
(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- Organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, in association with the Yacht Club de Cherbourg, and the Royal Yacht Squadron, the 75nm Cherbourg Race stared on Friday at 1850 and sent the fleet off on a straight shot across “La Manche” to Cherbourg, France.

The RORC Cherbourg Race is the penultimate race of the RORC Season’s Points Championship, between the record-breaking entry for the Rolex Fastnet Race, and the highly acclaimed Rolex Middle Sea Race. The 75nm “sprint race” from Cowes to Cherbourg is the last of the UK-based ...

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J/24 World Championship Preview

14 Sep

J/24 Worlds sailing Toronto, Canada(Port Credit, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)- The Port Credit YC of Mississauga, Canada, will be hosting the 2017 driveHG.ca J/24 World Championship. The J/24 is an international One-Design keelboat class and the most popular racing keelboat in the world with over 5,480 boats built and being sailed in 165 fleets and 110 countries.

Over 400 yachtsmen and women on sixty-nine boats will be participating in this year’s Worlds representing ten countries- Argentina, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru and the USA.

The opening day of the 2017 Worlds at Port Credit YC will feature 3-time J/24 North American ...

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Rolex Big Boat Series Preview

13 Sep

J/105 sailing San Francisco Bay(San Francisco, CA)- When it comes to determining the fastest guns in the west, Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by the venerable St. Francis Yacht Club (StFYC), has long served as the left coast’s pivotal proving ground. Of the 40 regattas StFYC hosts each year, Rolex Big Boat Series is the signature event and enjoys a proud 52-year history of testing competitors’ skills in the demanding, rewarding conditions of San Francisco Bay.

“Rolex Big Boat Series draws the top skippers and crew from around the U.S. and abroad, who should be prepared for four days of racing in challenging conditions,” ...

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J/Crews Sweep Vineyard Race Divisions!

13 Sep

Vineyard Cup Race trophy(Stamford, CT)- Labor Day weekend’s Vineyard Race was a classic. This 238-mile course stretches from Shippan Point through the swirling currents of The Race, past Block Island, and on to the light tower at the entrance to Buzzard’s Bay. Once reached, sailors return by leaving Block Island to starboard en route to the finish in Stamford Harbor.  This year, a massive offshore Low was spinning away, producing strong Northerly winds that ultimately swung East as the fleet rounded Buzzards Bay Tower.  Needless to say, under such idyllic conditions, several records were broken.

J/88 sailing Vineyard RaceThe race had many J/teams from J/97s up ...

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AUDI J/70 World Championship Preview

11 Sep

J/70 sailing Worlds(Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy)- The 2017 AUDI J/70 World Championship may go down in history as the class’ largest event ever- with 175 boats registered.  Hosted by YC Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, it can be said there are few yacht club and marina facilities in the world that can handle such an enormous fleet of very talented sailors from across the world.

The regatta format has been updated twice because of the record number of entries. The YCCS PRO for the event will be Mark Foster from Corpus Christi YC in Texas- one of the survivors of the ...

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AUDI J/70 World Championship Preview

11 Sep

J/70 sailing Worlds(Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy)- The 2017 AUDI J/70 World Championship may go down in history as the class’ largest event ever- with 175 boats registered.  Hosted by YC Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, it can be said there are few yacht club and marina facilities in the world that can handle such an enormous fleet of very talented sailors from across the world.

The regatta format has been updated twice because of the record number of entries. The YCCS PRO for the event will be Mark Foster from Corpus Christi YC in Texas- one of the survivors of the ...

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SC Mattsee Wins J/70 SAILING Champions League- St Moritz

11 Sep

J/70 Austrian team winning St Moritz(St Moritz, Switzerland)- This year the best European Clubs sailed the SAILING Champions League in two different events (Act 1 – St. Petersburg (August) and Act 2 – St. Moritz (September)) to snatch one of the much sought-after starts for the grand finale in Porto Cervo (September) where Europe´s best sailing club will be crowned. The races take place in fleet-race-mode on one-design-J/70 class sailboats.

24 sailing teams from 12 nations defied freezing temperatures and weak wind conditions in 24 exciting races in front of the fabulous alpine backdrop of St Moritz and the Engadin valley. On the third and ...

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J/Sailors Ruling J/Class!

10 Sep

J/Class yachts in Newport, RI for Worlds(Newport, RI)- The first ever J/Class World Championship took place this past week in Newport, RI and was hosted by the New York YC Harbour Court. Six of the 140 foot (~ 43 meter) sailing yachts participated in the five day event that saw racing take place on Tuesday in a “Navigators Race” inside Narragansett Bay and the next four days offshore in Rhode Island Sound about 4nm southwest of Castle Hill point.

Not surprisingly, literally every single boat had local talent and local knowledge on board as strategists/ tacticians- virtually all of them were top J/Boats sailors.

Foremost in ...

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