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J/70 Debuts in Argentina! : 22-May-2017 9pm
J/70 Debuts in Argentina!
(Buenos Aires, Argentina)- As the J/70 class continues to grow around the world, it was clear the rapid adoption of the J/70 in Chile and Uruguay was going to stimulate interest across South America. Many of the world’s top J/24 and Olympic sailors have come from Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. In fact, the passion for the J/70 was so strong that when J/Boats announced several months ago that J/Boats Argentina, based in Buenos Aires, would become the next licensed builder for J/70s, the order book grew quickly to 20+ boats.Roberto Authier,...
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USA J/24 Class Enabling Young Sailors!
(St Petersburg, FL)- The US J/24 Class Association has awarded the first-annual “Kelly Holmes-Moon J/24 Scholarship Boat” to students from the University of South Florida Sailing Team.The crew members— Brendan Feeney (helm), Sean Cornell (tactician), Mikey Treblecock (primary trimmer/alternate skipper), Scott Ewing (primary trimmer), Orrin Starr (secondary trimmer/pit), Andrew “Ty” Baird (bow) and Alex Smith (bow)—will be campaigning the boat in 2017 through early 2018.The program is named in honor of Kelly Holmes-Moon, a long-time supporter of the J/24 Class Association who served as US Class President and as the Copyright Holder’s...
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Italian J/24 Report- Week 18 : 20-May-2017 10pm
Italian J/24 Report- Week 18
(Rome, Italy)- This past weekend marked the second stage of the Sardinia J/24 fleet spring series, completing their spring series.  The fleet is now focused on the Open J/24 National Championship that will be sailed in La Maddalena.Arzachena/ PalauThe spring series in Sardinia finished with a total of nine races.  For the finale, three races were sailed on Saturday, but Sunday’s racing was canceled due to extreme winds. As usual, Sardinia J/24 Fleet Captain, Marco Frullio, described how it all went down for the weekend. "On Saturday, there were three races with a...
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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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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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USA J/24 Nationals Preview : 17-May-2017 11pm
USA J/24 Nationals Preview
(Seattle, WA)- The Corinthian YC of Seattle YC is celebrating its 125th Anniversary and as part of that program, they are hosting the USA J/24 Nationals on Puget Sound.  An excellent, and quite talented, fleet of 27 boats from across America will be vying for the championship title starting on May 17th and ending on May 21st.Perhaps the strongest group of sailors will be comprised of those Washington teams that have both North American and International experience.  It would not be surprising to see several of these teams at the top of the...
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