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Alcatel J/70 Cup Act III Preview
(Riva del Garda, Italy)- The second Lake Garda event for the ALCATEL J/70 CUP takes place this weekend with a record-setting seventy-two boats registered. The host club, Fraglia Vela Riva, is looking forward to hosting the world championship caliber fleet; the Regatta Committee is chaired by Fabrizio Donato with PRO Fausto Maroni.Hoping to “three-peat” the event is the winner of the past two editions, Franco Solerio's L’ELAGAIN. However, there are many top teams from sixteen nations (Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Spain, France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Russia,...
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J’s Sweep Epic Chicago NOOD Regatta
(Chicago, IL)- “If there ever was a perfect weekend for sailing in the world, it was in Chicago for the NOOD regatta! Nearly half the boats entered were J/Boats. And, if there was a J/Boat in a section, the J/Boat won. Day One saw shifting conditions with wind 6-12 kts, sunny, warm, and a bit of fresh water spray just a bit refreshing. The Southwest breeze shifted to North, but the timing on the shifts was such that for many of the classes it came between races. Day Two was a windy day,...
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CV Saint-Aubin-Elbeuf Win French J/80 Sailing League
(Le Havre, France)- After La Rochelle last year, it was Le Havre that hosted, from 8 to 11 June, fourteen French clubs for the 2nd edition of the National Sailing League. This unique event was created to determine which French clubs would qualify for the Sailing Champions League semi-final event that will be sailing J/70s in St Petersburg, Russia. The top 50% of the teams at St Petersburg will qualify to participate in the Sailing Champions League finals in Porto Cervo, Sardinia at YC Costa Smeralda.Nicolas Hénard, President of the French Sailing Federation...
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Rossi’s PETITE TERRIBLE Two-peats J/70 Europeans!
Royal Thames YC Academy Students Are Corinthians Winners!(Hamble, England)- This year’s J/70 European Championship, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, promised a feast of big-breeze racing for forty-two teams from eleven countries. After nine scintillating races on the Hill Head Plateau, Central Solent, the J/70 European Championship saw a rare “two-peat” unfold before their collective eyes. Claudia Rossi's Italian team, racing PETITE TERRIBLE, retained her title in a thrilling final day of high-speed action in the Central Solent; her all Italian crew included Michele Paoletti, Matteo Mason, Simone Spangard, and Verena...
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J/Fest @ Cedar Point One-Design Regatta!
(Cedar Point, CT)- As usual, the Cedar Point YC were fabulous hosts for the four J/classes for their annual Cedar Point One-Design Regatta.  Racing took place in western Long Island Sound for fleets of J/70s, J/88s, J/105, and J/109s. The fleet experienced a wide variety of weather conditions, from good breeze to near drifters.The nine-boat J/88 class was a close battle between two top woman skipper/owners- Elizabeth Barry on ESCAPE and Iris Vogel’s DEVIATION.  After taking a first race DNF, Barry’s crew on ESCAPE came roaring back to post a 5-2-1-1-1 for 10...
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J/Crews Lovin’ Cal Race Week
Janov Wins 70s, Butner Tops 109s(Marina del Rey, CA)- The 19th annual Cal Race Week, California YC's signature buoy racing event, took place over the June 3rd to 4th weekend.  No question, everyone enjoyed the amazing red carpet treatment provided by Cal YC’s amazing volunteer team!  How can you possibly argue when CYC's legendary hospitality awaits the crews once you hit the docks at the end of each day. After Saturday’s racing, on the main dock the hosts offered Mount Gay Rum tasting, keg beer, and snacks.  Later on, dinner and cash bar...
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Kieler Woche Preview : 17-Jun-2017 7pm
Kieler Woche Preview
(Kiel, Germany)- The 135th edition of Kieler Woche (Kiel Week) will be taking place from June 17th to the 25th and playing host to 1,500+ sailboats and over 5,000 sailors for the week long event.  Considered one of the world’s largest sailing events, Kiel Week is hosted by several clubs, with Kieler YC as the principal host.As they did last year, there will be a massive fireworks display celebrating the sport of sailing.  “Sailing in Kiel will be broadcast live at the AUDI-SAP Sailing Arena at the Olympic marina Schilksee, including a stage...
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Cleveland Race Week Preview : 17-Jun-2017 1pm
Cleveland Race Week Preview
J/70 & J/22 Great Lakes Championship(Cleveland, OH)- Cleveland Race Week (CRW) is the largest sailing regatta on Lake Erie and one of the largest on the Great Lakes. The annual event, now celebrating its 37th year, attracts hundreds of boats from across the Great Lakes and beyond. Nationally, Cleveland Race Week ranks as one of the largest sailing events based on number of sailing classes. Building on that eminence, this year’s CRW Regatta will again play host to multiple Regional Championship events.Founded in 1980, CRW has developed into ten days of racing and special...
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SAVASANA Tops NYYC J/70 Regatta
(Newport, RI)- The New York Yacht Club One-Design Regatta hosted an incredibly talented fleet of thirteen J/70s that featured an astonishing number of World, Olympic, and North American Champions in the crew.  The fleet was treated to two amazing days of racing offshore in Rhode Island Sound, with breezes generally in the S/SW quadrants and breezes fluctuating from 6 to 18 kts over the course of the day- depending, of course, on the mini-thunder cells that would roll through!Winning was Brian Keane’s SAVASANA team from Beverly YC with a record of 2-4-1-1-5 for...
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QPRO Team Leading Russia J/70 Sailing League
KOREG Team Wins Moscow Act III(Moscow, Russia)- The third event of the Russian J/70 Sailing League took place on the Khimkinsky Lake just northwest of Moscow, hosted by the Royal Yacht Moscow in a fleet of nine J/70s.  After this third stage (the first two were in Sochi and Sevastopol) and three days of sailing that produced 21 races, it is the QPRO Sailing team that is leading the Russian J/70 Sailing League overall, followed by the Sochi crew on KOREG Team in second and the CALYPSO Team in third.  Team KOREG won the...
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Another Gracious Southern Bay Race Week
(Hampton, VA)- This year’s Southern Bay Race Week, hosted at Hampton YC, ranks as one of the largest regattas on the Chesapeake with 100+ entries. According to many sailors at the regatta, the fact that Hampton YC’s claim to honest-to-goodness awesome southern hospitality is the best, is absolutely spot on!!  If you’ve never been down to the Southern Bay for this event, heed the call of “Y’all come racing!” and sign up for the weekend after Memorial Day 2018! Here is how it all went down for the J/70 and J/24 one-design classes...
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