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J/105 Class News

J/FEST San Diego Announcement
“Sending it back to ’77!”(San Diego, CA)- If you have ever sailed on, owned, raced on, cruised on, loved a J/Boat, you will not want to miss any of the special events of this celebration of all things J/Boats!San Diego YC is inviting all J/Boats from all over SoCal to participate in fall sailing in San Diego from September 23rd to 24th.  Most importantly, it will be a weekend to celebrate 40 years of sailing J/Boats!One-design fleets slated for J/Fest include the fast growing, super hot J/70 fleet as well as J/22, J/24,...
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American YC Fall Regattas Announcement
(Rye, NY)- Over the next few weeks, the American YC in Rye, New York will be hosting a series of events for both offshore racers as well as the J/70 class. FALL SERIESAs most sailors on the northeastern seaboard may be familiar with, the AYC will be hosting their annual Fall Series, a popular two-weekend event that is held on western Long Island Sound for both offshore boats as well as one-design fleets of J/70s, J/88s, J/105s, J/109s, and J/44s. The event takes place on September 23rd/ 24th and September 30th/ October 1st. ...
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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/Sailors Ruling J/Class! : 10-Sep-2017 9pm
J/Sailors Ruling J/Class!
(Newport, RI)- The first ever J/Class World Championship took place this past week in Newport, RI and was hosted by the New York YC Harbour Court. Six of the 140 foot (~ 43 meter) sailing yachts participated in the five day event that saw racing take place on Tuesday in a “Navigators Race” inside Narragansett Bay and the next four days offshore in Rhode Island Sound about 4nm southwest of Castle Hill point. Not surprisingly, literally every single boat had local talent and local knowledge on board as strategists/ tacticians- virtually all of...
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J/Crews Enjoy Sunny Ted Hood Regatta
(Marblehead, MA)- How nice can sailing possibly be off Marblehead, MA in the summer time?   Sometimes amazing, as was the case this past weekend for the annual Ted Hood Regatta.  Fleets of J/70s, J/105s and PHRF handicap boats enjoyed three days of racing with winds below ten knots, with plenty of sun!The event was hosted by the trio of famous Marblehead clubs- Boston YC, Eastern YC and Corinthian YC- with each club hosting a circle for the various fleets.Following on his win in the J/70 Corinthian Nationals at Buzzards Bay Regatta, Brian Keane’s...
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J/111 SWEENY Wins @ Breskens Sailing Weekend
(Breskens, The Netherlands)- The forecast for this year’s Breskens Sailing Weekend was not far off the mark.  The three days were characterized by generally light winds in the 5-8 kts range, with two of the days starting off postponed, waiting for the wind to build into a race-able breeze for the fleets sailing on the two course- A & B.On the final day, Course A PRO Walther de Block was forced to shorten the first race. "I hoisted the S-flag. It took more than an hour before the sailors arrived at the first buoy...
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