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Open J/70 Nordic Championship Announcement
(Hankø, Norway)- Welcome to Grundig Hankø Race Week! The event will take place from June 28th to July 2nd and it will also be hosting the J/70 Open Nordic Championship. The racing area just outside the island of Hankø offers one of the best race courses in Norway, some would say one of the best race courses in the world! The race course is exposed to sea breezes from the southwest and generally offers very good and fair sailing.Sailing has been an important activity and has made the island internationally well known. For...
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Rozenauers Family Win J/70 NSW State Championship!
(Sydney, Australia)- The J/70 Class held its NSW State Championships during this year’s Sydney Harbour Regatta held by Middle Harbour Yacht Club.  Although typically raced between North and South Head at the opening of the harbour, Sydney's uncharacteristic blustery conditions found the fleet of nine J/70's racing in Middle Harbour this year.  Over the March 4th weekend, the weather was atrocious with an east coast low-pressure system arriving that resulted in rain and very strong winds.Due to some engine trouble on the starter boat on Saturday (where it nearly washed onto the...
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Misty Start To Warsash Spring Series
(Warsash, England)- Last year the first race of the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series took place in unseasonably glorious sunshine, but this year (Sunday 12 March) entrants were faced with drizzle, mist and light winds. Not ideal conditions, however, crews were undeterred and some good competitive racing was still enjoyed.With light fair tide beats and foul tide runs, the latter were always going to a challenge, and both the White and Black Groups boats found that avoiding holes downwind was the main priority of the day.It was a challenging day also for line...
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Duncan Triumphs @ Bacardi Sailing Week Regatta
(Coconut Grove, FL)- This year’s Bacardi regatta took place from March 9th to 11th, hosted by the triumvirate of Biscayne Bay sailing clubs- Coral Reef YC, Biscayne Bay YC, and Coconut Grove SC.  The regatta conditions were challenging for all, for both sailors as well as the RC/PRO’s on each circle. The thirty-six boats from seven nations (USA, Argentina, United Kingdom, Monaco, Brazil, Poland, & Uruguay) that participated in event were treated to a challenging combination of light to moderate conditions that never seemed to fall into the “normal” tactical/ strategic patterns...
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“New” Double Farallones Race Innovations!
(San Francisco, CA)- The thirty-eighth annual Doublehanded Farallones Race, hosted by the San Francisco Bay Area Multihull Association, starts Saturday, March 18th and organizers are offering a new format for doublehanded sailors- four course options!! In order to provide sailors options in the race other than the classic 58nm beast offshore around the formidable Farallones rocks, BAMA is now offering 3 additional shorter courses to allow sailors a reduced event that might better suit their needs, skill set or weather conditions for the day.Here are the four options for the sailors:...
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Ted Hood Regatta Announcement
(Marblehead, MA)- The Storm Trysail Club’s Marblehead Station announced that the First Annual Ted Hood Regatta will take place in Marblehead on August 25th to 27th.  The host club for the Ted Hood will be the Boston Yacht Club, with help and cooperation from Corinthian YC and Eastern YC, and racing is open to PHRF, Cruising Class, and One Design Racing. Organizers are planning for over 100 boats participating in the event.  Big J/70 and J/105 classes are expected as well as a range of J’s sailing in the PHRF Class (J/109, J/111,...
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Helly Hansen San Diego NOOD Regatta Preview
(San Diego, CA)- This weekend marks the second major event in the Helly Hansen Sailing World NOOD events for the summer of 2017.  The host will be the San Diego YC and three large one-design fleets of J’s are sailing (J/70, J/105 & J/120) in the Helly Hansen San Diego NOOD Regatta.  Racing will take place from March 17th to 19th in two principal sailing areas- down in South Bay just past the majestic San Diego city waterfront or off the southwestern tip of the picturesque Point Loma Peninsula and the beaches of...
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