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Arendals Wins Norwegian J/70 Sailing League- Act III
Moss Seilforening Leads Overall Series(Larvik, Norway)- The first division of the Norwegian Sailing League sailed their third act at the picturesque seaside town of Larvik, at the base of one of Norway’s many gorgeous fjords.  After sailing just eleven races, is was the Arendals SF that easily won by virtue of winning 8 of their 11 races.In behind them, a lot was at stake for the overall series lead between Moss SF and KNS (Kongelig Norsk Seilforening).  Both teams started the regatta in 1st and 2nd place for the series and both desperately...
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SAVASANA Crowned Corinthian J/70 Champion
(South Dartmouth, MA)- New Bedford Yacht Club is hosting the 45th edition of the late summer classic, the quintessential “Buzzards Bay Regatta.”  As part of that program, they also hosted the second Corinthian J/70 USA National Championship. The fleet of 30 teams was treated to a wide variety of weather conditions over the three-day regatta.  On the first day, it was somewhat classic Buzzards Bay conditions, light winds building up to 9-13 kt winds with heavy chop, particularly on starboard tack.  Then, on Saturday, a front was scheduled to pass through with...
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Glorious, Stormy Cowes Race Week
(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- Yet again, the Cowes Combined Clubs had another amazing, diverse week of sailing during their famous LENDY Cowes Week Regatta, sailed from July 29th to August 5th on the Solent- famous for crazy currents and often very shifty breezes.  Overall, J/Crews had a great time sailing in light airs to more than epic, “fresh to frightening” conditions all week.  Here is how it all went down for the intrepid J/sailors on the Solent.Day 1- Shifty windsThe opening day of Lendy Cowes Week dawned with bright sunny spells and a...
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SAILING Champions League- St Petersburg Preview
(St Petersburg, Russia)- From a field of more than 200 sailing clubs all over Europe, 50 clubs from 13 different countries have qualified for the SAILING Champions League (SCL) 2017. The top clubs will sail in two events (Act 1 – St. Petersburg and Act 2 – St. Moritz) going for the much sought-after start places in the final in Port Cervo. The regattas are fleet racing competitions, sailed in eight boats, all of the one-design J/70 class. Today Act 1 starts in St. Petersburg.21 of the qualified clubs from all over Europe...
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SAILING Champions League- St Moritz Preview
(St Moritz, Switzerland)- From September 1st to 3rd, the leading sailing clubs in Europe from sixteen countries will compete on the Lake of St. Moritz to qualify for the SAILING Champions League final in Porto Cervo on September 22nd to 24th at YC Costa Smeralda.  The host will be the famous Segel-Club St. Moritz.Some places on earth are simply unlike anywhere else. The mere mention of their name is strangely compelling and brings to mind all manner of stunning imagery. St. Moritz is one such place. And, that’s not just because this is...
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U.S. J/70 Youth Championship Preview
(Newport, RI)- The inaugural U.S. J/70 Youth Championship will be taking place this weekend from August 10th to 13th, hosted by the amazing team at SAIL NEWPORT at their extraordinary Fort Adams Sailing Facility in Newport, RI.Nine teams are participating from across the country, including teams from California to Maine, and from northern Michigan down to southern Florida.  The teams qualified by sailing in major regattas across the country, including many of Sailing World’s famous NOOD Regattas- San Diego, Annapolis, Chicago, and Marblehead.  What was notable about many of the youth teams...
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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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GOLD SAILING Triumphs @ J/70 Coupe de France
(La Rochelle, France)- Hosted by Societe de Regate Rochelais (SSR) in La Rochelle, France, fifteen teams competed in the J/70 Coupe de France Regatta.  The fleet was met by very challenging conditions all weekend long, mostly windy, showers, clouds and very uncharacteristic La Rochelle bay conditions!  In the end, after three days of racing and seven races completed, it was the Spanish team of GOLD SAILING that won the regatta by just one point!On Friday, the first day of racing, it was heavy winds, big winds and grey skies.  The conditions favored the...
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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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Askoy SF Tops Norwegian J/70 Sailing League II
(Larvik, Norway)- The Second Division in the Norwegian J/70 Sailing League is having incredibly tight, hard fought racing for the top of the leaderboard in their overall series.  This past weekend in Larvik, Norway, yet another gorgeous seaside town in the Norwegian archipelago, the outcome of the regatta produced a huge change-over of the top teams.For starters, Risør SF looked strong with two straight wins in the 2nd division in the first two regattas in Oslo and Sadefjord.  However, this past weekend, Askøy SF won the event in Larvik and leapt into the...
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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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CALVI NETWORK Wins ALCATEL J/70 CUP!
(Scarlino, Italy)- The curtains falls on the 2017 edition of ALCATEL J/70 CUP, the national championship circuit promoted by the J/70 Italian Class and organized with as an open event that allowed crews from anywhere to join the already enormous Italian fleet in one of the most popular J/70 one-design circuits around the world.A total of 101 teams from different nineteen countries participated in the events held in San Remo, Malcesine, Riva del Garda and Scarlino.  Crews came from the Cayman Islands to Norway, from Turkey to the USA! Many arrived in Italy...
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ROLEX Big Boat Series J/70 Sailing Deal!
(San Francisco, CA)- California J/70 Sailors!  We have a deal for you...  According to Fleet Caption of J/70 Fleet 19 San Francisco Bay, Christy Usher, she is offering a FREE J/70 charter to one lucky Southern California J/70 team that wants to come sail Rolex Big Boat Series on the San Francisco Bay, Sept 14-17, 2017!!Christy says, “You have to act fast! This offer is only good for the next 24 hours. Now, we have a boat, who will travel? Contact me for details- Christy Usher- via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or my cell (650) 714-1276.What lucky...
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Babes Who Hustle Interview- Stephanie Roble
(Miami, FL)-  “Babes Who Hustle” is an online community for working women to connect and empower one another across all industries, professions, backgrounds and locations. Their aim is to inspire, celebrate and share an inside look into the day-to-day musings of babes who hustle around the world.In this profile, they pointed their aim toward Stephanie Roble, top ranked US women’s match racer, professional sailor, and aspiring Olympic athlete.  Steph grew up in East Troy, WI and learned how to sail in Optimists at her local club on Lake Beulah- the Lake Beulah Sailing...
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Buzzards Bay Regatta Preview : 06-Aug-2017 12am
Buzzards Bay Regatta Preview
(New Bedford, MA)- The 45th edition of the late summer classic known as the Buzzards Bay Regatta is on track to be an exciting event, drawing boats from local, traditional classes as well as from some of the most popular sportboats currently on the racing circuit.This year’s regatta includes kiteboards (like all 5 variations- foilers, too) as well as a huge J/70 class for its Corinthian Nationals and also great participation by J/owners in various handicap classes.There is a J/05 one-design class with five boats;  it is likely that Nicole Breault's crew on GOOD TRADE...
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Corinthian USA J/70 Nationals Preview
(South Dartmouth, MA)- New Bedford YC is hosting the 45th edition of the late summer classic, the quintessential “Buzzards Bay Regatta.”  As part of that program, they are also hosting the second Corinthian J/70 USA National Championship. While this pocket rocket speedster has become a wildly popular boat with teams comprised of pros and top-level amateurs, the Corinthian Nationals shine the spotlight on “friends and family” teams, many of them former college standouts or dynamite amateur sailors, but none holding a Category 3 designation from World Sailing.Hoping to provide world-class racing for the...
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Deutscher Touring YC Tops German J/70 Sailing League Act IV
(Travemünde, Germany)- From the July 21st to 23rd, the 36 sailing clubs of the 1st and 2nd Sailing League all raced as part of the 128th Travemünder Woche.  The weekend was punctuated by most light winds for all three days of sailing.  However, it was one of the most exciting weekends in the league history: in the 1st league, the final outcome for the regatta came about on the last leg of the last race on Sunday afternoon!!The Deutscher Touring Yacht Club (DTYC) with Julian Stückl, Sebastian Bühler, newcomer Dominik Müller and Marco...
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