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J/105 Class News

J/Fest Southwest Preview : 14-Oct-2018 12pm
J/Fest Southwest Preview
(Houston, TX)- This year’s J/FEST Southwest Regatta will be taking place from October 12th to 14th, hosted by Lakewood YC on Clear Lake and on Galveston Bay.  J/Owners from across the spectrum are participating in PHRF handicap racing as well as in one-design classes for J/22s, J/24s, J/70s, and J/105s. Come one, come all, still not too late to head south and enjoy some fun in the Texas sun, great beer, and awesome TexMex food!In the one-design world, the boats to watch include father/son combo Farley & Barrett Fontenot’s J/22 USA 707, Natalie...
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Challenging AYC Fall Series : 12-Oct-2018 1pm
Challenging AYC Fall Series
J/105 GOOD TRADE Awarded Overall Zilph TrophyKENAI Crowned J/44 North American Champions(Rye, NY)- For two weekends in succession, the American YC hosted their annual Fall Series Regatta for IRC and PHRF Handicap fleets as well as one-design classes for J/44s, J/109s, J/88s, J/105s, and J/70s.  Racing was held on Western Long Island Sound just south of Rye, New York from September 22-23 and September 29-30.  After promising winds and leaden grey skies in the first weekend, the last weekend ended up being sunny but with light airs.After last weekend, the South Course had already...
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J/Class Intercollegiate Offshore Preview
(Larchmont, NY)- The I.O.R. for college sailors wishing to experience offshore racing has been run by Storm Trysail Foundation, in conjunction with the Larchmont Yacht Club, since 2004. The event has grown every year and last year was able to accommodate almost 400 college sailors. Thanks to sponsors, private donations, and the generosity of participating boat owners, Storm Trysail Foundation and Larchmont Yacht Club are able to run this regatta at no cost to the schools' sailing teams!This year’s event will run from October 6th to 7th sailing on the waters of...
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McLaughlin Eclipses Canadian J/105 Nationals
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)- The 2018 Canadian J/105 Nationals were hosted by Royal Canadian YC for a fleet of seventeen boats on Lake Ontario.  The RCYC RC crew managed to produce five races for the fleet over the two-day weekend.Not surprisingly, ace Canadian sailor Terry McLaughlin (an America’s Cup skipper for Canada, 2x J/105 North American Champion, and Olympic Medallist) managed to post five bullets to be crowned the 2018 J/105 Canadian Champion.  Fellow J/105 North American Champion, James Rathbun, guided his famous HEY JUDE to an easy second place with a tally of...
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AYC Fall Series Preview : 05-Oct-2018 12pm
AYC Fall Series Preview
(Rye, NY)- For the next two weekends in succession, the American YC will be hosting their annual Fall Series Regatta for IRC and PHRF Handicap fleets as well as one-design classes for J/44s, J/109s, J/88s, J/105s, and J/70s.  Racing will be taking place in Western Long Island Sound just south of Rye, New York.Showing up with a fleet of seven teams are the remarkably resilient, and popular, J/44 One-Designs.  This was a class that was popularized by the late Jim Bishop that used to sail his famous Caribbean green-colored GOLD DIGGER for decades. ...
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