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J/105 Class News

J/112E Tops Class @ SPI Ouest France!
(La Trinite sur Mer, France)- The 38th edition of the SPI Ouest-France- Destination Morbihan regatta is one of the most important sailing events in Europe and it is the first major regatta of the year after a long, cold winter.  How major is it??  Well, just 409 boats, with more than 2,500 sailors, that were all looking forward to shaking-out the cobwebs, dial-up the adrenalin, and figure out “who’s on first” after a winter of repairs, preparation, new bottom paint, new sails, new electronics and, often, new crew!  A lot is at stake...
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Cowtown Stampede Preview : 23-Apr-2017 11am
Cowtown Stampede Preview
(Fort Worth, TX)- The Fort Worth Boat Club is looking forward to hosting their Annual Regatta & Cowtown Stampede to be held on Eagle Mountain Lake, with racing taking place on Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd & 23rd. Make plans to attend “THE PARTY” on Saturday night- e.g. the namesake for the event- the “Cowtown Stampede”!The club is hosting several one-design classes for their event on the picturesque Eagle Mountain Lake, including J/105s, J/22s, and J/24s.  Looking after the cowboys out on the water are PRO Bob Gough for Course 1 (J/22 &...
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Charleston Race Week Preview
(Charleston, SC)- Spring maybe finally be arriving for the much anticipated Sperry Charleston Race Week that is taking place from April 20th to 23rd in Charleston, SC. Between the historical downtown of Charleston and the casual atmosphere of Mt Pleasant across the harbor, the sailors will be spoiled for choice for charming restaurants, quaint southern-style inns, and plenty of sites to see, including the famous World War II aircraft carrier- the USS Yorktown. The incredibly popular regatta is the first large-scale spring event to take place on the East Coast, with 217 boats...
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J/105 SOLSTICE Leads Class @ Les Voiles de St Barth
(Gustavia, St Barthelemy) – Perfect Caribbean conditions offered the backdrop for the stacked competition that took to the starting line for day one of racing at Les Voiles de St. Barth.  The 65 boats, split into nine classes, were sent on coastal courses, ranging from 24 to 31 nautical miles, tracing the western and northern coast of the island, all starting and finishing in the port of Gustavia in St. Barth.Event newcomers, Jordan and Shannon Mindich’s J/105 SOLSTICE, with Bruce Stone skippering, shook up the competition in CSA 4, taking the lead after...
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Fun J/Fest San Francisco! : 13-Apr-2017 3pm
Fun J/Fest San Francisco!
(San Francisco, CA)- There was an enthusiastic fleet of J/crews that attended their perennial favorite event on San Francisco Bay- the J/Fest San Francisco.  Hosted by St Francis Yacht Club over the April 1st to 2nd weekend, a forty-boat fleet sailed in one-design classes of J/105s, J/111s, J/120s, J/70s and J/24s.  The crews enjoyed Saturday evening’s popular Mt. Gay Rum Party, buffet, the great dance band, and Norm Davant’s annual J/Fest RaffleIn general, the conditions proved to be very challenging for tacticians in each fleet.  From the starting line, the top teams were...
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Warm Water, Hot Racing, Cool Parties!
J/Crews Prevail @ BVI Spring Regatta/Festival(Tortola, British Virgin Islands)– This year’s BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival featured eighty-four boats from seventeen countries (Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, USA, St Maarten, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, Curacao, BVI, USVI, Jamaica) and crews from many more countries, too.  The event has two parts, the first is the Sailing Festival that is the annual Round Tortola Race and the second is the Spring Regatta over three days.ROUND TORTOLA RACEWith the breeze looking light for Tuesday’s annual Round Tortola Race, Bob Phillips, Regatta Chairman...
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Les Voiles de St Barths Regatta Preview
(Gustavia, St Barthelemy)- The 8th edition of the Voiles de St Barth continues its amazing trajectory to be the class act of the Caribbean offshore winter racing circuit.  In a short period of time, it has become a “bucket list” event for many sailors that have come to love the spectacular, mountainous French emerald, a setting that evokes romance, fun for all, and tremendous joy sailing in such spectacular surroundings.  Les Voiles is renown for its extraordinary ambiance, the fabulous organization, the extravagant entertainment and daily awards each evening, the two beach...
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