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J/105 Class News

Climactic Antigua Sailing Week!
J/39 Sir LORD JIM Crowned “Big Banana”!(English Harbour, Antigua) – The penultimate day of racing at the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week was held in near perfect conditions off the south coast of Antigua. The Caribbean surf and sea state had moderated in comparison to the start of the regatta, but the strength of the competition was undiminished. Apart from the Club Class, all classes have now completed six races or more, kicking in the discard rule which has caused yet another shuffle in the overall standings. The intensity of the racing...
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Glorious AYC Spring Series Finale!
(Rye, NY)- Seventy boats ranging from 50 footers in the IRC class to the ever popular J/70 class competed over the course of two weekends in the 38th Annual American YC Spring Series Regatta. This year was no disappointment as the final weekend brought breezes and sunny skies to challenge racers as they prepare their boats and crew for another summer sailing season in the Northeast.Virtually all fleets managed to sail 10 or 11 races.  The one-design fleets of J/70s, J/88s, J/105s, J/109s, and J/44s were spread across two racing circles, each bringing...
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J/Crews Score Big @ Race 2 Straits Regatta
(Seattle, WA)- The 16th annual Race to the Straits Regatta sailed in the Pacific Northwest had unusually nice weather for a spring-time event- sunny, northwest winds in the 12-18 kts range!  The R2TS regatta is a doublehanded and singlehanded “classic” that marks the start of the Triple Sound Series (R2TS, Down the Sound, J & J Race) hosted by one of Seattle’s most famous sailing clubs- the Sloop Tavern YC.The course is a simple one, from Shilshole Bay to Port Townsend, WA and return. The course length is 30.036 nautical miles each day.  Saturday’s...
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J/105 SANITY Wins Yachting Cup Overall!
J/Crews Sweep PHRF Classes!(San Diego, CA)- The breeze was on for the 2017 Yachting Cup! It was a busy and challenging weekend of racing, with almost 100 boats competing on three courses in the ocean. The host San Diego YC and its extraordinary army of volunteers yet again tossed out the red carpet (despite the rain) and made all sailors warm and welcome at their magnificent facility inside of Shelter Island Harbor.  They played host to three one-design fleets of J/70s, J/105s, and J/120s.  In addition, a number of J/teams sailed in PHRF...
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Summer Begins @ Long Beach Race Week
(Newport Beach, CA)- Over 150 boats are expected to turn out for the 2017 Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week on June 23 to 25. For J/70, J/80, J/109 and J/120 racers it’s part of the Southern California High Point Series.  Other one-design fleets expected include J/24s and J/105s, for windward-leeward racing on both ocean and outer harbor courses; as well as random leg courses for PHRF and ORCA.Vie for honors in the Yacht Club Challenge, plus prizes for the fastest, the furthest, the “family-est” racers. There are so many ways to win,...
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Tall Cactus Regatta Announcement!
Pretty-in-Pink J/24s Challenge U 2 Join Us!(Lake Pleasant, Arizona)- The final event of the Arizona YC sailing year is the Tall Cactus Regatta, which will be sailed on Saturday, May 20, at Lake Pleasant, Arizona. This is a long-distance race that delivers a final fancy belt buckle to the winner!  Yes, indeed!  The boat with the best-corrected time wins the final Tall Cactus Regatta Rodeo Buckle!  And, the dirt-cheap $25.00 USD entry also gets you an overwhelming amount of FREE wine and cheese and crackers at the season-ending party at Spinnaker Point after...
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Stormy, Windy Annapolis NOOD Regatta!
J/80 MORE GOSTOSA Wins Overall Award!(Annapolis, MD)- After inclement weather on Friday prevented racing, the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design Regatta kicked into full gear on Saturday as 220 teams in 17 classes battled the elements on the Chesapeake Bay.  Then, blessed with a powerful front moving across the region, the fleet enjoyed partly sunny skies, 51 F temperatures, and westerly breezes blowing 12 to 32 kts plus on Sunday to close out the regatta— fresh to frightening conditions for many!While the NOOD Regatta series has been a springtime fixture in Annapolis...
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Oregon Offshore Race Preview
(Portland, OR)- One of the toughest races on the entire West Coast and also one that has seen very loyal teams participate year after year has to be the infamous Oregon Offshore Race, an event hosted by Corinthian YC of Portland and the Astoria YC in Astoria, OR along the opening of the Columbia River.Historically, the race acts as a “feeder” for the Swiftsure Race and for the Vic-Maui Race, too.  The race starts off the Columbia River Buoy 2 and goes 193nm north to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, leaving Duntze Rock...
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RORC De Guingand Bowl Preview
(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- The fourth fixture in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Offshore Season Series takes place this weekend, with the fleet starting around midday Saturday off the Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes, Isle of Wight. Over 80 yachts are expected to take part with the vast majority of the crews made up of passionate Corinthian sailors with their own set of goals.Designed to last 24-36 hours, the De Guingand Bowl Race starts and finishes in the Solent and is a“flexi-course”, allowing the Royal Ocean Racing Club to design a bespoke...
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Edlu Distance Race Preview : 13-May-2017 11am
Edlu Distance Race Preview
(Larchmont, NY)- The Edlu Race, first sailed in 1956, has long been a classic tune-up race for the around Block Island Race and Block Island Race Week.  It is followed by a classic party that evening; it is one the must-do events on western Long Island Sound! The spinnaker course is 32 m from the Larchmont Breakwater to Gong 11B off Eaton's Neck and back.  The non-spinnaker course is approximately 20 nm.The start times are set for slower boats to start first and allow everyone back to LYC in time for the Sailors Welcome...
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Offbeat “Resin Regatta” in San Francisco
(San Francisco, CA)- Seventy-seven boats in seven one-design classes, including twenty-one J-105's and six J-24s registered for the San Francisco YC’s “Resin Regatta”- the YC's annual invitational to resin aficionados and converts!  Crazy, eh?? Perhaps an homage to those inhaling styrene for too long!With just a few AWOL boats, the participants enjoyed a spectacular weekend on the bay with wall-to-wall sunshine, warm temps and breezes in the mid to high teens.  An ongoing mountain runoff continues to influence the currents in the SF Bay, with the Berkeley Flats being no exception.  With...
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Great Start @ AYC Spring Series
(Rye, NY)- This past weekend, the American Yacht Club Spring Series was sailed on western Long Island Sound with virtually all fleets getting in a total of six races.  The one-design fleets of J/70s, J/88s, J/105s, J/109s, and J/44s were spread across two racing circles, each bringing with it unique challenges to how to play the current and wind bends flowing off the shore. The fifteen-boat J/70 saw a battle break out for the top two spots between Scot & Alex Furnary’s ANY COLOUR and Daan Goedkoop’s LOCOMOTION.  Peeling off straight bullets on...
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J/125 TIMESHAVER Tops Newport to Ensenada Race
(Newport Beach, CA)- The days when you could be on the water in Newport Beach for the start of the Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race, then drive south in time to see the first boats finish is officially over.Two years in a row now, heavy afternoon southbound traffic following the start, then backups at the border plus a pit stop for insurance and gas have hindered the timely arrival of photographers and volunteers. “Who would have thought a sailboat could make it to Ensenada faster than a car,” questioned Jr. Staff Commodore...
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