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J/80 Pornic Cup Preview : 24-Jun-2017 1am
J/80 Pornic Cup Preview
(Pornic, France)- The third event of the J/80 Coupe de France will be held in Pornic, France.  Thirty boats are expected for the event, a popular one for the French J/80 fleet since it is a beautiful summer setting, the races are always perfectly run, and the hosts are impeccably gracious and welcoming of all the sailors.Not surprisingly, the top J/80 teams in the 2017 J/80 circuit are participating, including most of all the top boats from the last event, the Grand Prix Ecole del Navale in Camaret-sur-Mer, France.  The top of the...
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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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Block Island Race Week Preview
(Block Island, RI)- One of the highlights of summer sailing in northeast America is Storm Trysail Club’s bi-annual bacchanalian sailing festival known as Block Island Race Week.  Sailing from June 18th to 23rd, thousands of sailors migrate to the beautiful island five miles offshore of Rhode Island.  It’s a bit of a pilgrimage for many sailors, some are veterans of more than two dozen BIRW’s; it’s a time to reconnect with old friends, a time to relax and socialize with hundreds of other sailors, enjoy the camaraderie of a shared love for the...
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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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British J/80 National Previews
(Hamble, England)- Over the June 17-18 weekend, the Royal Southern Yacht Club, in conjunction with the UK J/80 Class Association, welcomes nineteen teams for their U.K. J/80 Nationals.  The RSYC PRO is hoping to run nine races with a maximum of two discards. The event is being seen by most teams as an excellent training program to tune up boats, sails, and teamwork in preparation for the J/80 World Championship the second week of July that will be held at the same venue (http://www.royal-southern.co.uk/J80-Worlds-2017).Three countries are represented in the field, including French teams and...
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