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J/88 Related News & Activity

St Thomas International Regatta Preview
(St Thomas, US Virgin Islands)- For years, the grand-daddy of all Caribbean regattas was “the Rolex” in St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, proudly hosted by St Thomas YC in Cowpet Bay on the northeastern shoreline of USVI.  It was not unusual to have fleets of well over 100 keelboats packed into the Bay and competing for that rarest of commodities, a dinghy tie-up at the club.  Since that time, the regatta continues to maintain its strong heritage of hosting world-class sailing on the magnificent aquamarine waters off the eastern end of USVI.  The...
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Big Daddy Regatta Silver For J/Teams!
(Point Richmond, CA)- Not surprisingly, the first major offshore event on San Francisco Bay hosted by Richmond YC- the “Big Daddy”- produced great results across the board for J/Teams in their northeast corner on the Bay.Eleven J’s (about 1/3 of the fleet) from across all points of the compass on the Bay had a fun time sailing their unofficial start of the 2017 sailing season.  In PHRF B, it was Jack Clapper’s J/44 PHANTOM that took home the bronze in their class. The PHRF C Class was full of hot racing boats and a...
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J/88 JIYUU Winning Hobart Offshore Double Series
(Hobart, Tasmania)- The J/88 JIYUU, owned by Peter & Karen Davis, have been sailing their boat in the Hobart Doublehanded series on the Derwent River.  This past weekend, they had an opportunity to sail a 12.0nm race up and down the river in the always tactically demanding conditions on the river- there are some big hills (mountains & cliffs!) that cause amazing cat’s-paws and tornado-like puffs to whirl down the river!  Here is Peter’s report on their most recent adventures:“We had a great day on the river today. Karen and I have entered JIYUU...
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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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“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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Sailing a J/88 to Havana, Cuba!?
(Havana, Cuba)- Yes, that is exactly what David Malkin from North Point Yacht Sales in Annapolis did with his team on MI2.  Here is an account of their experience on their blast across the Gulf Stream.“Sailing into Cuban history.” That’s how T2P.TV’s Ashley Love titled the documentary of her adventure sailing on my J88 M:I-2 to Cuba last February.  Looking back, as we planned for, and then participated in, the first officially sanctioned race to Cuba in over 57 years; it really became apparent we were blazing a new trail. It was more than...
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