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J/Crews Score Big @ Race 2 Straits Regatta
(Seattle, WA)- The 16th annual Race to the Straits Regatta sailed in the Pacific Northwest had unusually nice weather for a spring-time event- sunny, northwest winds in the 12-18 kts range!  The R2TS regatta is a doublehanded and singlehanded “classic” that marks the start of the Triple Sound Series (R2TS, Down the Sound, J & J Race) hosted by one of Seattle’s most famous sailing clubs- the Sloop Tavern YC.The course is a simple one, from Shilshole Bay to Port Townsend, WA and return. The course length is 30.036 nautical miles each day.  Saturday’s...
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J/105 SANITY Wins Yachting Cup Overall!
J/Crews Sweep PHRF Classes!(San Diego, CA)- The breeze was on for the 2017 Yachting Cup! It was a busy and challenging weekend of racing, with almost 100 boats competing on three courses in the ocean. The host San Diego YC and its extraordinary army of volunteers yet again tossed out the red carpet (despite the rain) and made all sailors warm and welcome at their magnificent facility inside of Shelter Island Harbor.  They played host to three one-design fleets of J/70s, J/105s, and J/120s.  In addition, a number of J/teams sailed in PHRF...
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Summer Begins @ Long Beach Race Week
(Newport Beach, CA)- Over 150 boats are expected to turn out for the 2017 Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week on June 23 to 25. For J/70, J/80, J/109 and J/120 racers it’s part of the Southern California High Point Series.  Other one-design fleets expected include J/24s and J/105s, for windward-leeward racing on both ocean and outer harbor courses; as well as random leg courses for PHRF and ORCA.Vie for honors in the Yacht Club Challenge, plus prizes for the fastest, the furthest, the “family-est” racers. There are so many ways to win,...
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J/97E Crushes PalmaVela Regatta
J/80 Youth Teams Love Sailing Palma!(Palma Mallorca, Spain)- About 130 boats filled the bay to sail PalmaVela off the fabulous island of Palma Mallorca.  Unique for this year’s event was the introduction of two youth sailing teams that were participating in the J/80 class.  The host club, Real Club Nautica Palma, and fleet sponsors provided two J/80s for their RCNP Youth Sailing program.  The teams were coached by the club’s sailing director. On the first day of sailing, the wind was slow to settle down, but it allowed sailing for all classes.  The...
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Stormy, Windy Annapolis NOOD Regatta!
J/80 MORE GOSTOSA Wins Overall Award!(Annapolis, MD)- After inclement weather on Friday prevented racing, the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design Regatta kicked into full gear on Saturday as 220 teams in 17 classes battled the elements on the Chesapeake Bay.  Then, blessed with a powerful front moving across the region, the fleet enjoyed partly sunny skies, 51 F temperatures, and westerly breezes blowing 12 to 32 kts plus on Sunday to close out the regatta— fresh to frightening conditions for many!While the NOOD Regatta series has been a springtime fixture in Annapolis...
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High School Sailors Love Annapolis Junior Keelboat Regatta!
(Annapolis, MD)-  While the spring emphasis for high school teams is doublehanded fleet and team racing, five Maryland schools embraced variety by competing in the third annual Annapolis Junior Keelboat Regatta on April 29.Held in J/80s just off the docks of the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show in Annapolis Harbor, the regatta was created by the Annapolis Boat Shows, J/World Annapolis, and area sailing coaches to expose area teams to the fun, excitement, and teamwork (that makes the dream-work) of keelboat fleet racing.Sailed in light shifting winds, Broadneck High School Sailing Team sought...
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Great Start @ AYC Spring Series
(Rye, NY)- This past weekend, the American Yacht Club Spring Series was sailed on western Long Island Sound with virtually all fleets getting in a total of six races.  The one-design fleets of J/70s, J/88s, J/105s, J/109s, and J/44s were spread across two racing circles, each bringing with it unique challenges to how to play the current and wind bends flowing off the shore. The fifteen-boat J/70 saw a battle break out for the top two spots between Scot & Alex Furnary’s ANY COLOUR and Daan Goedkoop’s LOCOMOTION.  Peeling off straight bullets on...
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Exciting J/80 Class Updates! : 11-May-2017 11pm
Exciting J/80 Class Updates!
(Annapolis, MD)- The J/80 Class recently finalized a merger of the USA and Canada Associations to create the J/80 North American Class Association and our announcement of our first annual J/80 West Coast Championship. You may have sensed a buzz in the air lately or seen a smile on the face of Annapolis sailor Ramzi Bannura, J/80 Stacked Deck, when mentioning the future of the J/80 North American Class; he is the new J/80 North American Class Association president, and he’s fired up!“It’s been an exciting two years,” says Bannura. “We recently finalized...
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