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J/111 Sailing News

  • Long Beach Race Week Preview
    (Long Beach, CA) – There are many reasons Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week (LBRW) is the “best in the west” each year; this sailing season opener draws racers from San Diego to San Francisco (and even a few renegades from as far as Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Seattle) for three days of hot racing, cool parties, and warm hospitality.This year’s LBRW, running from June 24th to 26th to 26, 2016, will be no exception, as roughly 150 entrants compete in windward-leeward or random leg courses, in both one-design and PHRF classes, on lively...
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  • J/42 Wins Annapolis Bermuda Race
    (Hamilton, Bermuda)- The “longest” Bermuda Race- 753nm- that takes place on a biennial basis seems to be the Annapolis to Bermuda Race, and is hosted by the Eastport YC and the Royal Hamilton Dinghy Club in Bermuda.  You start in Annapolis, sail down the length of the Chesapeake, then sail straight across the Gulf Stream to Bermuda in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean; that’s farther than either the Newport Bermuda or Charleston Bermuda Races that are just a straight shot across the ocean to St David’s Lighthouse on the northern shore of...
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  • J/133 PINTIA Three-Peats- Wins RORC Morgan Cup!
    (Cowes, IOW, England)- The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continued this past weekend with the prestigious Morgan Cup Race, which finished in Dieppe for the first time since 2013. The 130-150 mile race marks the halfway stage in the championship. Dieppe is the mostly easterly destination of any of the RORC races starting from Cowes, with stronger tides adding an additional flavor to the strategic mix.Highly changeable weather was forecast for the early part of the race, with a fresh westerly breeze anticipated in the latter. Competitors were looking forward...
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  • Fun-Lovin' NYYC Annual Regatta
    J/Crews Sweep IRC 5 Class!(Newport, RI)- For starters, the Friday Around Jamestown Island Race was epic, crazy, unusual, frustrating depending on which boat you were racing.  Win, lose, or something in between, the first day of the 162nd New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex was a day of sailing that few participants will soon forget. After nearly four hours of nip-and-tuck racing, a perfect storm of factors turned this race into one of the most interesting, unique and exciting race finishes of all time.As has been the case for the...
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  • J/CUP U.K. Extravaganza!
    (Hamble, United Kingdom)- Sixty-six yachts from the J/Boat range made up the highly competitive fleet for the Landsail Tyres J-Cup in partnership with B&G. This was the 17th edition of the J-Cup and four one-design fleets were racing for their UK National Championships. Of the thirty-four yachts vying for UK Championship honours, an incredible twenty-three of them made the podium. The racing right across the fleet was incredibly close, with seconds deciding winners over the three-day regatta.  Thanks to our extraordinary colleagues and our hosts that helped make it all happen- the...
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  • Chicago NOOD Regatta Preview
    (Chicago, IL)- The 2016 HELLY HANSEN Chicago NOOD Regatta, presented by SAILING WORLD magazine, will be taking place from June 17th to 19th.  The regatta will feature over 157 boats and at least 1,000+ sailors that are racing on four racing “circles” across the magnificent Chicago waterfront, the recent site of the America’s Cup AC45 Regatta series.  Sixty-eight J teams are racing on all four of those race courses, about 43% of the total fleet.The largest fleet at the 2016 event happens to be the J/70 class, with twenty-two boats on the starting...
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  • Newport Bermuda Race Preview
    (Newport RI)– This year’s Newport Bermuda Race is the 50th running of the biennial offshore race, and the entry list is one of the largest the race has seen in its history. Included on the roster are internationally recognized syndicates, local favorites, historic offshore programs, neophytes, and imports from around the globe.The action starts at 3:00PM EDT Friday, June 17 from Newport, Rhode Island. The 635-mile biennial Newport Bermuda Race is the oldest regularly scheduled ocean race, one of very few international distance races, and (with the Transpac Race) one of just two...
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