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J/105 Class News

Quantum Key West Regatta Preview
(Key West, FL)- In a fashion befitting a 30th anniversary, the famous Quantum Key West Regatta bristles with a plethora of racing stars from American and ten countries, some of the most technically developed racing boats afloat and one of the largest growing classes in the world- the J/70 speedster!According to Commanders' Weather, the weather forecast supplier for race week, the first three days of the regatta will offer moderate to strong winds of 10 to 20 knots from the east/east-southeast. A cold front predicted for the second half of the week could...
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Dutch Double-handed J/Sailors Honored!
(Nieuwegein, The Netherlands)- The annual awards ceremony of the Dutch Sailing Federation honored the top two-handed sailors in the Dutch offshore circuit.For the annual Shorthanded Awards, sailors nominate candidates for the Double Handed and Solo Challenge Award, and the committee, consisting of Chairman Sander Bakker Erik van Vuuren, Hans Bourscholte and Luke Schroeder, review the nominations and select and designate a winner.For the Double Handed Awards, the jury proposed three nominations: John van der Starre and Robin Verhoef for winning the Two-handed sailing series and prepping their new J/122 AJETO...
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What are the ingredients for one-design class success?
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)-  Terry McLaughlin shares commentary on why the J/105 has been fun to sail for him, his family and friends.  Terry has earned his place at the pinnacle of Canadian sailing: Olympic medalist, Pan American Medalist, World Champion, Canada’s Cup winner, America’s Cup skipper, and so on. When Terry goes racing today, you’ll find him in the J/105 class. Why? Read on:J/105: This North American Championship had one of the highest attendances in many years. What keeps a 25-year-old boat like the J/105 relevant in 2016?TM: I often comment that the...
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Helly Hansen NOOD Regattas Announcement
(Newport, RI)– In 2017, Sailing World magazine’s annual racing circuit, the National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta Series, will revisit the country’s top sailing destinations for another five-stop series, culminating in a tropical championship regatta.For the third consecutive year, HELLY HANSEN— a global leader in technical sailing apparel with more than 135 years of experience protecting professionals on the water— will continue as title sponsor for the elite sailing series.   The Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Series will return to:  St. Petersburg, Fl-  Feb. 17-19, St. Petersburg Yacht Club San Diego, CA- ...
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GRAND SLAM Crowned J/105 Chilean Champion
(Valparaiso, Chile)- The 2016 Chilean J/105 National Championship was sailed at Higuerillas Yacht Cub, located in Con-Con Bay, from November 26 to 27th.  It was a significant milestone for HYC to host the event!  Back in August 2015, the HYC was heavily damaged in a storm that was originally forecasted to be a minor gale, but instead spun-up into hurricane-force winds that mercilessly pounded Chile’s Pacific shoreline with massive 15-20 foot waves. The Valparaiso/ Con-Con area was devastated, virtually destroying all buildings at the yacht club, including many boats on moorings and...
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Make Your Office Merry & Bright With Ultimate Sailing!
Choose from prints of the world's top regattas or select a digital download and use a D.I.Y. print and frame.  You'll be a star this holiday season, with images from Sharon Green and Ultimate Sailing- another famous Canadian sailor!J/Sailors get 30% OFF prints and digital downloads.  Please use coupon code- PHOTO30 - at checkout.Recent regattas that feature Sharon's extraordinary shots of J/Boats include:  J/70 Worlds- San Francisco, CA- click here Rolex Big Boat Series (J70, J88, J105, J111, J120, J125)- San Francisco, CA- click here New York YC Annual Regatta (J105, J109, J44)- Newport, RI- click...
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Order Your 2017 J/Calendar Today!
 (Newport, RI)- A sailing calendar is a great gift for loved ones, family, friends and crew.  Order yours today and get it in time for the New Year!For 2017, we have created another beautiful calendar for J sailors who love the joys of sailing a J in some of the most spectacular harbors and waters of the world.  Whether you are a cruising, racing or armchair sailor, these stunning sailboat photographs will transport you to wonderful sailing experiences in far away places. The 2017 sailing calendar features J/22s, J/24s, J/70s, J/80s, J/88, J/105s, J/111s, J/112E...
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