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J/112E Tops Class @ SPI Ouest France!
(La Trinite sur Mer, France)- The 38th edition of the SPI Ouest-France- Destination Morbihan regatta is one of the most important sailing events in Europe and it is the first major regatta of the year after a long, cold winter.  How major is it??  Well, just 409 boats, with more than 2,500 sailors, that were all looking forward to shaking-out the cobwebs, dial-up the adrenalin, and figure out “who’s on first” after a winter of repairs, preparation, new bottom paint, new sails, new electronics and, often, new crew!  A lot is at stake...
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Charleston Race Week Preview
(Charleston, SC)- Spring maybe finally be arriving for the much anticipated Sperry Charleston Race Week that is taking place from April 20th to 23rd in Charleston, SC. Between the historical downtown of Charleston and the casual atmosphere of Mt Pleasant across the harbor, the sailors will be spoiled for choice for charming restaurants, quaint southern-style inns, and plenty of sites to see, including the famous World War II aircraft carrier- the USS Yorktown. The incredibly popular regatta is the first large-scale spring event to take place on the East Coast, with 217 boats...
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Hazy Lazy Day @ Spring Series
(Warsash, England)- Another day of varied racing conditions on the fifth weekend of the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series saw a light and hazy day for crews, but certainly not lazy.A sunny spring day, 10 knots of SE breeze, swinging right to SW and increasing a couple of knots was the forecast, and as the committee boats arrived on station SE with up to 10 knots of breeze was what they found.On the inshore White Group line IRC4 was sent away cleanly to their first windward mark, however the J/70 start was a much...
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J/World San Diego Yachting Cup Clinic
(San Diego, CA)- In early May of every year J/World conducts a special three-day racing clinic on their fleet of International J/80 one-design class sailboats, followed by two days of racing in the renowned Yachting Cup with J/World coaches aboard.  Their lecture schedule for the five days includes sail trim and boat-handling, upwind strategy, starting, downwind tactics, plus a lot more!  Spring training at its best!For over 40 years, the Yachting Cup has been San Diego Yacht Club’s signature regatta. This premiere event brings together competitive fleet and one-design racing at multiple venues...
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Bright & Light Warsash Spring- Act IV
(Warsash, England)- Race Officer Peter Knight summed up day four of the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series as "a testing day for competitors and committee boats alike!”It was set to be a challenging day on the Solent; a sunny spring day, but with a forecast of 5-10 kts of breeze dropping towards lunchtime and tides at about 95% of full springs!White Group classes and IRC4 started near Royal Southern with a light Northerly breeze averaging around 350 degrees, but periodically flicking left and fading before going back to around 350 and strengthening...
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