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J/88 Related News & Activity

Blustery Conanicut YC Round Island Race
J/29 Dominates Class B, J’s Sweep Class G!(Jamestown, RI)- Sunday dawned with a rather intimidating forecast.  The remnants of Hurricane Harvey that left a catastrophe in its wake across the Texas Gulf Coast had moved northeast and was rolling over New England on Sunday morning.  Strong rains and wind gusting 15-30 kts greeted the sailors ready to participate in the 90th Annual Around The Island Race- an end of summer tradition for most active sailors on Narragansett Bay.  This year, an enormous fleet of 101 boats were registered, 23 of them J/Crews (about...
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J/88s & J/111s Dominate Chicago Bi-State
Fast Ride for J/105 Class!(Chicago, IL)- The Bi-State and the Tri-State is a multi-leg offshore race held over Labor Day Weekend on the southern parts of Lake Michigan. Chicago to St. Joseph, MI is the first leg of the race. More than 100 boats departed Friday evening for a fast sprint of 50.5 NM across the lake, most boats finishing early Saturday morning.For most, Saturday was a day of rest in St. Joseph with the Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament and live entertainment at the St. Joseph River YC. Then, on Sunday morning, racers chose...
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Rolex Big Boat Series Preview
(San Francisco, CA)- When it comes to determining the fastest guns in the west, Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by the venerable St. Francis Yacht Club (StFYC), has long served as the left coast’s pivotal proving ground. Of the 40 regattas StFYC hosts each year, Rolex Big Boat Series is the signature event and enjoys a proud 52-year history of testing competitors’ skills in the demanding, rewarding conditions of San Francisco Bay."Rolex Big Boat Series draws the top skippers and crew from around the U.S. and abroad, who should be prepared for four...
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J/Crews Sweep Vineyard Race Divisions!
(Stamford, CT)- Labor Day weekend's Vineyard Race was a classic. This 238-mile course stretches from Shippan Point through the swirling currents of The Race, past Block Island, and on to the light tower at the entrance to Buzzard's Bay. Once reached, sailors return by leaving Block Island to starboard en route to the finish in Stamford Harbor.  This year, a massive offshore Low was spinning away, producing strong Northerly winds that ultimately swung East as the fleet rounded Buzzards Bay Tower.  Needless to say, under such idyllic conditions, several records were broken.The...
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J/Crews Loving Dartmouth Regatta!
(Dartmouth, England)- The Dartmouth Regatta is a great way to end the summer sailing season along the south coast of the United Kingdom.Set in the beautiful West Country, the sailing regatta forms part of a larger event that includes rowing championships and has many onshore attractions, a true British Summer festival!Many J/Teams attended the regatta this year, some fresh from the J/Cup, other’s post-Fastnet race finish, some locally based and other’s travelling from afar.The weather was perfect for rowing and beach activities, but not so good for sailing.  For example, 2/3 of day 2...
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J/112E Victorious @ Dart Regatta!
(Dartmouth, United Kingdom)- For the Dartmouth Regatta 2017, the J/U.K. Team asked J/80 sailors, Nick and Annie Haigh, if they would like to put a crew together for the J/112E DAVANTI TYRES campaign. Now living in The West Country, Nick and Annie recruited a friendly crew of great sailors, most of whom are Devon-based. Nick helmed the boat and Annie trimmed the spinnaker.Day 1- ThursdayThe first day of the regatta saw the crew sail together for the first time; Nick and Annie had sailed onboard for a day at the J/Cup. The Mast...
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Conanicut YC Round Island Race Preview
(Jamestown, RI)- The 90th Annual Around The Island Race is taking place this weekend on Narragansett Bay and an enormous fleet of 101 boats are participating, 23 of them are J/Crews (about 23% of the fleet)!The event signifies for many sailors on Narragansett Bay the culmination of their summer sailing season.  Since it coincides with America’s Labor Day holiday weekend, it also marks the transition from summer vacation to children and youth going back to school in September for their new school year. In other words, for many families, the “last blast” before...
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Chicago Tri-State Race Preview
(Chicago, IL)- The Tri-State is a 3-leg offshore race held over Labor Day Weekend on the southern parts of Lake Michigan. Chicago to St. Joseph, MI is the first leg of the race. More than 100 boats depart on the 50.5 NM journey across the lake on Friday night. Saturday is a day of rest in St. Joseph with the Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament and live entertainment at the St. Joseph River Yacht Club. On Sunday morning, racers choose to continue to Michigan City, IN as part of the traditional Tri-State or head...
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