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J/70 Sailor Claudia Rossi Inspires On and Off the Water.

23 Sep

Claudi Rossi with father Alberto(Porto Cervo, Italy)-  Kara Hugglestone from SAIL Couture had a chance to catch up with Claudia prior to her competing in this year’s AUDI J/70 Worlds in Porto Cervo, Sardinia.  Here is Kara’s story:

The one to watch is PETITE TERRIBLE helmed by the brilliant young Claudia Rossi who, at just 24, is a two-time J/70 European Champion, as well as the youngest skipper ever and first female to hold the title. And, she just started sailing in college—four years ago!

I had the pleasure of meeting Claudia at last year’s J/70 World’s in San Francisco. I was as taken ...

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J/FEST San Diego Announcement

22 Sep

J/Fest San Diego
“Sending it back to ’77!”
(San Diego, CA)- If you have ever sailed on, owned, raced on, cruised on, loved a J/Boat, you will not want to miss any of the special events of this celebration of all things J/Boats!

San Diego YC is inviting all J/Boats from all over SoCal to participate in fall sailing in San Diego from September 23rd to 24th.  Most importantly, it will be a weekend to celebrate 40 years of sailing J/Boats!

J/70s sailing off San DiegoOne-design fleets slated for J/Fest include the fast growing, super hot J/70 fleet as well as J/22, J/24, J/80, J/105, J/109, and ...

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Moss SF Wins Norwegian J/70 Sailing League

21 Sep

J/70 Norwegian Sailing League(Moss, Norway)- For the Norwegian J/70 Sailing League finale, both the 1st and 2nd Divisions sailed over the course of an extended weekend of sailing.  At the end of the day, Moss SF won the 1st Division despite a poor performance in their fourth event in the series.  And, Risor SF ended up winning the 2nd Division by closing with a strong performance in the finale.

The 1st Division finale was not without its drama for the top two teams- Moss Sf and Asgardstrand SF.  Starting out the regatta, Moss SF had an enormous lead on the fleet.  However, by ...

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SAILING Champions League Preview

20 Sep

J/70 sailing off Sardinia(Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy)- Europe ́s top sailing clubs will compete in the final of the SAILING Champions League in Porto Cervo, Sardinia from 22nd to 24th September. The aim is to win the sought-after silver trophy by Robbe & Berking and earn the title of Europe ́s “Best Sailing Club”.  The teams will be sailing a matched-fleet of J/70 One-designs.

The teams competing in the grand final in Sardinia are the top clubs of the qualification events in St. Petersburg (August 2017) and St. Moritz (September 2017). Here are the 32 clubs that qualified: Ost-Legal Sailing, Åländska Segelsällskapet, Cape ...

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J/24 European Championship Preview

19 Sep

J/24s sailing Hungary- Lake Balaton(Lake Balaton, Hungary)- Founded in 1867, the Balatonfüredi Yacht Club (BYC) was the first sailing club in Hungary located on beautiful Lake Balaton.  The BYC is also one of the oldest sailing clubs in Europe and continues to be the most successful and prestigious sailing club in Hungary. Located right in the center of Balatonfüred, the club plays a key role in the youth development and talent management,

The BYC is proud to be able to host the 2017 J/24 European Championship on the gorgeous waters of its lake.  The regatta is taking place from September 24th to October 1st.  ...

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KSSS Wins Swedish J/70 Sailing League

19 Sep

Sweden J/70 Sailing League winners- KSSS(Gottskär, Sweden)- The dramatic finale of Allsvenskan Sailing 2017 took place in Gottskär, Sweden.  Only after the twelfth and final round of racing was it clear that the KSSS held off the Cape Crow YC to win the season series for the Swedish J/70 Sailing League.

“Before the final race we did not look at our position. We knew it was tough and that we needed a good race. It blew quite a lot today.  Our tactic was to only make a good race, without stupid maneuvers,” said KSSS Fredrik Bergström.

The last round of Allsvenskan offered tough conditions with ...

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American YC Fall Regattas Announcement

18 Sep

J/109 sailing Long Island(Rye, NY)- Over the next few weeks, the American YC in Rye, New York will be hosting a series of events for both offshore racers as well as the J/70 class.

FALL SERIES
As most sailors on the northeastern seaboard may be familiar with, the AYC will be hosting their annual Fall Series, a popular two-weekend event that is held on western Long Island Sound for both offshore boats as well as one-design fleets of J/70s, J/88s, J/105s, J/109s, and J/44s. The event takes place on September 23rd/ 24th and September 30th/ October 1st.  For more American YC Fall Series ...

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European Sailing League Updates

17 Sep

J/70 sailing leagues Europe(Hamburg, Germany- Over the next two weekends, several of Europe’s sailing leagues will be having their season-ending finales.  Over fifty-four clubs will be participating in those events with over 300 people sailing on matched J/70 one-design class sailboats.

The next event will be the Danish J/70 Sailing League sailing from September 15th to 17th at Skovshoved, Denmark.  For more Danish J/70 Sailing League information

Then, the following weekend, the British J/70 Sailing League Finale will be taking place in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England from September 22nd to 24th.  For more British J/70 Sailing League information

Finally, the Russian J/70 ...

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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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September Boat Show Time!

15 Sep

J/121 offshore speedster
(Newport, RI)- The middle of September is the unofficial start of the fall/ winter boat show season.  A great time to review the latest models from the J/Design team and catch up on the latest in one-design and offshore news from the many popular J/Classes.

Newport International Boat Show- featuring the NEW J/121!
The new J/121 Offshore Speedster will be making its worldwide debut at the Newport show, take the time to meet the designer and the build team.  The 1-2-1 has exceeded the expectations of those who’ve sailed her to date- the spacious ergonomic cockpit, the visibility from the ...

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