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J/24s Sailing the Okinawa to Zamami Island Race
(Okinawa, Japan)- J/24 sailing in Okinawa, Japan?  You bet!  Adam Johnston, skipper, and Shingo Kazuko, participated in the 39th annual Race to Zamami Island in Okinawa's Kerama Islands. It is a truly spectacular part of the worlds, especially in the western Pacific.  The name of their boat is SCARLETTE, a 1985 Nissan-built J/24 (the red boat at the start above).  Here is their story as told by Adam:“Two J-24s competed in one of the longest running yacht races in Japan on July 2 as 40 different types of boats raced from the...
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Fantastic Sail Newport Regatta!
JAZZ Leads J/88s, HELLY HANSEN Tops J/70s(Newport, RI)- One of the biggest one-design regattas held all year long in the famous seaport of Newport, RI is the SAIL NEWPORT Regatta.  Hosted by its Executive Director Brad Read and the army of Sail Newport volunteers, the regatta runs for three days from July 8th to 10th with all sailing taking place in Narragansett Bay.  Two J classes participated- J/70s and J/88s.In the J/70 class, it was a “real-time” clinic on “go-fast” all weekend long.  Consider that a combined five J/24 Worlds, three J/22 Worlds,...
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J/70 West Coast Championship Preview
(Santa Barbara, CA)- Being held in conjunction with the 10th annual Fiesta Cup at Santa Barbara YC, the J/70s will be competing for their 2016 West Coast Championship off the beautiful harbor of Santa Barbara from July 15th to 17th.  Traditionally, the sailors are treated to luau-styled barbecue that caps off the racing on Saturday- it’s lots of fun, with a BBQ on the beach, a fun band, and a margarita bar that serves all kinds of delicious refreshments.The fleet of eleven J/70s comes from the West Coast and Mexico; many teams are...
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Kiel Week Fun For J/24s & J/80s
(Kiel, Germany)- The world’s largest sailing regatta, Kieler Woche hosted by Kiel Yacht Club, not only played host to the nearly 100 J/70’s sailing their European Championship, but it also hosted the Open German National Championships for both the J/24s and J/80s later in the week.The twenty-five J/24s from Sweden, Germany, Monaco and the United Kingdom enjoyed great racing over four days of racing, despite the somewhat stormy conditions that befell them at the beginning of the regatta.  In the end, it was Tobias Feuerherdt’s TEAM ROTOMAN crew (Jan-Marc ULRICH, Lukas FEUERHERDT, Justus...
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CORK Week Preview : 14-Jul-2016 7pm
CORK Week Preview
(Cork, Ireland)- Sailing came to Cork Harbour in the early 1700s and since 1978 Volvo Cork Week has proudly born the standard of this tradition. The locals say that Volvo Cork Week only happens every other year so that the town of Crosshaven can recover, and for those who have witnessed the passion and hard work of the Royal Cork Yacht Club, and its a volunteers, it is easy to believe.Between July 10th to 15th, the Royal Cork Yacht Club will fling open its doors to over a thousand visitors, for a tremendous warm...
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