(San Francisco, CA)- Burgees fluttered and spectra halyards slapped against carbon-fiber and aluminum masts on 89 highly tuned race boats assembled at the St. Francis Yacht Club for the 53rd edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series (September 13-17, 2017). The event is the West Coast’s premier regatta and one of the international sailing circuit’s most celebrated and anticipated Grand Prix events. There was a crackle of excitement in the late summer air as crews completed their final pre-race preparations for the four-day regatta.
The StFYC Race Committee split the impressive entry list into eleven classes consisting of six one-design ... Read More
Italy’s Noe’ Tops Corinthians Division Read More
(Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy)- In more ways than one, the 2017 edition of the AUDI J/70 World Championship, hosted by YC Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, will go down in history as one of the most memorable. For starters, it was the largest fleet of sportboats ever assembled for a World Championship- 163 boats ultimately sailed, with 175 boats initially registered from 24 nations. Then, over three days of measurement, seven boats were rejected and another six boats simply disappeared and withdrew from the regatta. As the teams started to practice on Sunday, it ...
(Hamburg, Germany/ Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy)- This weekend the best sailing clubs from all over Europe will gather together for the finale of the SAILING Champions League in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy. For three days, 32 clubs will battle for the title “Best Sailing Club” in front of the fantastic scenery of the hosting club, the YC Costa Smeralda (yes, the same club that just hosted two major regattas in a row- Maxi 72/ Maxi-yacht Worlds and the AUDI J/70 Worlds)!
A maximum of 48 races will be sailed in fleet-race-mode on eight one-design J/70 boats on the northeastern coast ... Read More
(Rye, NY)- Starting this weekend, the American YC will be hosting the first of its two-weekend Fall Series Regatta for a range of IRC/PHRF handicap classes as well as one-design classes for J/70s, J/88s, J/105s, J/109s and J/44s.
For the J/70s, it will represent the first of three-plus weekends of sailing that lead into the J/70 North American Championship hosted by American YC. In the fourteen-boat fleet for the AYC series will be notable teams such as Scott & Alex Furnary’s ANY COLOUR, Dan Goldberg’s BAZINGA, Andrew & Melissa Fisher’s BUTTON FLY, Carrie & Ed Austin’s CHINOOK and Mike Zupon’s ... Read More
(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 ... Read More
“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!
One-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 ... Read More
(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 ... Read More
(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 ... Read More
(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. ... Read More
(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 ... Read More