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Youth J/70 Sailors Sailing Fast Offshore!
(Newport Beach, California)- Tom Garrett reported, “it was a fun J/70 day of racing here in SoCal. Robert Garrett, my son, and his team on Saturday beat a varied fleet of 23 other boats by a wide margin (about 2.5+ miles!).”  Here is their report:“Newport Harbor Yacht Club on Saturday May 6th held its annual Opening Day Race over a 16 mile course that after a short upwind leg of about 2 miles, from lower Alamitos Bay to the west end light of the Long Beach breakwater, takes the racing fleet homeward to the...
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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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VINCITORE Wins Mexico J/70 Nationals
(Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)- On May 5th to 7th, the 5th Mexico J/70 National Championship was held in Puerto Vallarta, the fabulous coastal resort town on the western (Pacific) side of the country. It is now the fourth site the Mexican Nationals have been held; the others were Valle de Bravo twice, Acapulco, Cancun and now Vallarta.  A total of twenty teams attended and were graciously hosted by the Vallarta Yacht Club.Puerto Vallarta in May is a perfect choice as you are 99% sure you will get the thermal sea breeze, permitting the first start...
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Glorious AYC Spring Series Finale!
(Rye, NY)- Seventy boats ranging from 50 footers in the IRC class to the ever popular J/70 class competed over the course of two weekends in the 38th Annual American YC Spring Series Regatta. This year was no disappointment as the final weekend brought breezes and sunny skies to challenge racers as they prepare their boats and crew for another summer sailing season in the Northeast.Virtually all fleets managed to sail 10 or 11 races.  The one-design fleets of J/70s, J/88s, J/105s, J/109s, and J/44s were spread across two racing circles, each bringing...
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J/105 SANITY Wins Yachting Cup Overall!
J/Crews Sweep PHRF Classes!(San Diego, CA)- The breeze was on for the 2017 Yachting Cup! It was a busy and challenging weekend of racing, with almost 100 boats competing on three courses in the ocean. The host San Diego YC and its extraordinary army of volunteers yet again tossed out the red carpet (despite the rain) and made all sailors warm and welcome at their magnificent facility inside of Shelter Island Harbor.  They played host to three one-design fleets of J/70s, J/105s, and J/120s.  In addition, a number of J/teams sailed in PHRF...
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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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A Tie Determines German J/70 Sailing League
(Prien/ Chiemsee, Germany)- The first event for the 2017 Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga sailing season saw a total of thirty-six sailing clubs from across Germany challenged by a wild weather scenario that could only be produced by sailing in the spring in the foothills of the European Alps mountain range that surround their gorgeous lakes.  Imagine this- - snow + woolies + sun + shirts-n-shades??No question, it was an insane start to the incredible, wildly popular DSBL season.  The racing started on Friday with snow and 10-15 kt breezes, ending on Sunday with bright...
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Stormy, Windy Annapolis NOOD Regatta!
J/80 MORE GOSTOSA Wins Overall Award!(Annapolis, MD)- After inclement weather on Friday prevented racing, the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design Regatta kicked into full gear on Saturday as 220 teams in 17 classes battled the elements on the Chesapeake Bay.  Then, blessed with a powerful front moving across the region, the fleet enjoyed partly sunny skies, 51 F temperatures, and westerly breezes blowing 12 to 32 kts plus on Sunday to close out the regatta— fresh to frightening conditions for many!While the NOOD Regatta series has been a springtime fixture in Annapolis...
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Great Start @ AYC Spring Series
(Rye, NY)- This past weekend, the American Yacht Club Spring Series was sailed on western Long Island Sound with virtually all fleets getting in a total of six races.  The one-design fleets of J/70s, J/88s, J/105s, J/109s, and J/44s were spread across two racing circles, each bringing with it unique challenges to how to play the current and wind bends flowing off the shore. The fifteen-boat J/70 saw a battle break out for the top two spots between Scot & Alex Furnary’s ANY COLOUR and Daan Goedkoop’s LOCOMOTION.  Peeling off straight bullets on...
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