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J/105 Class News

Verve Cup Offshore Regatta Preview
(Chicago, IL)- On Friday through Sunday, August 11 to 13, the Chicago YC will host the 25th annual Verve Cup Offshore Regatta. This event will feature three days of offshore buoy racing and a separate one-day distance race. Annually, this event hosts over 100 yachts ranging in size from 25-70 feet, and carry crews from 4-20 racers. During this regatta, the Chicago Yacht Club looks forward to welcoming more than 2,000 racers, family members and friends to its award-winning lakefront Monroe Station Clubhouse.For this three-day regatta, boats will sail either in a handicap...
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J/FEST New England Regatta Preview
(Newport, RI)- The 2nd annual J/Fest New England Regatta is taking place in the waters of southern Narragansett Bay; the entire SAIL NEWPORT organization is turning out in full force to support this years event in Newport, RI!  Following in the footsteps of the fun-loving event held last year in the northern bay by Bristol YC, in partnership with Barrington YC, local J/sailors are looking forward to another fun event on the Bay!With Newport now enjoying a “real summer”, hot days/ cool nights, and great sea breezes, J/Sailors have responded in droves, with...
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VINEYARD VINES Wins Marblehead NOOD Overall!
J/105 MERLIN Wins Boat of the Day!(Marblehead, MA)- After the final day of the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta at Marblehead Race Week today, J/70 class winners John and Molly Baxter on VINEYARD VINES took home the overall prize. In addition to new gear from Helly Hansen, the VINEYARD VINES crew (ironically) earned a berth in the final NOOD championship regatta, hosted by Sunsail in the British Virgin Islands Oct. 22-29.The Riverside, Conn.-based couple is fairly new to J/70s, having owned their boat for less than two years. They decided to...
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BLACKHAWK Tops J/105 Sausalito Invitational Regatta
(Sausalito, CA)- The Sausalito YC J/105 Invitational on July 22-23 2017 brought 19 J-105’s out of their summer slumber for a weekend of heavy air racing - typical SF Bay summer conditions with winds in high teens and building into the 20’s, with gusts into the mid-30’s on Sunday!The Race Committee set up the starting area off the west face of Alcatraz and the windward mark toward mid-span of the Golden Gate Bridge.  With a significant flood tide on both days, many boats were doing dip-line starts. The PRO managed to cant the line...
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J/Love @ Ugotta Regatta! : 09-Aug-2017 11pm
J/Love @ Ugotta Regatta!
(Harbor Springs, MI)- Sailors from across America and the World head to Harbor Springs each summer for sailing traditions, friends, relaxation, and a time to recharge and connect with the spectacular natural beauty of Harbor Springs.  The water is so clear and clean you can see nearly 35 feet down to the grassy, sandy bottom!  It is a slice of the Caribbean in the Great Lakes North!  No wonder people love coming to this gorgeous little corner of the world!!One of the hottest summer attractions in this quaint little village is the annual...
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USA Wins CanAm Challenge! : 07-Aug-2017 10pm
USA Wins CanAm Challenge!
(Youngstown, NY)- In addition to the J/88 North American’s, the CanAm Challenge Regatta hosted the J/70 Lake Ontario Championship as well as one-design classes for J/22s and PHRF handicap racing boats.  An overall perpetual prize was awarded to the USA that topped rival Canada based on the high-point scoring system!  Note, that included street hockey madness!!Winner of the J/70 Lake Ontario Championship after eleven races scored was John Newell’s JUNIOR with 24 pts total, counting mostly top three finishes.  Taking second with mostly top five finishes was Tod Sackett’s FM, they were...
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Challenging RORC Channel Race
(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continued this past weekend with the Channel Race. It was the 10th race of the series, and the last RORC offshore race before the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. For those teams vying for class honours for the championship, starting the Rolex Fastnet Race in pole position, is highly desirable, and with most of the RORC season now completed, favorites are emerging for the 2017 RORC Season's Points Championship, the world's largest participation offshore racing series.Over 100 yachts entered the Channel...
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