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J/105 Class News

Ida Lewis Distance Race Preview
(Newport, RI)- Over fifty teams are counting down the day for the 14th annual Ida Lewis Distance Race which gets underway August 17th, Friday noon, between Fort Adams and Rose Island in Newport, RI. Prior to the gun, Ida Lewis Yacht Club’s Race Committee will decide (based on weather forecasts and sea conditions) which of four courses will be used in this 2018 edition of the yearly round-trip offshore adventure.“The courses range from 112nm to 169nm and incorporate such iconic waypoints as Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s Vineyard,...
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J/111 New England PHRF Champion @ Buzzards Bay
(South Dartmouth, MA)- The Beverly Yacht Club and New Bedford Yacht Club hosted their annual Buzzards Bay Regatta this past weekend with 13 fleets of boats on 7 circles, over 200 boats and 1,000+ sailors!Winning the seven-boat J/80 Class was Dan Cooney’s AMERICAN PRAYER with six bullets in their seven-race scoreline.  However, behind them it was a real battle all weekend-long between Peter d’Anjou’s LE TIGRE and Jim Shachoy’s PEARLY BAKER.  That fight for the silver came down to the final race, with LE TIGRE holding on to a 3rd place, while Shachoy’s...
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NE*NE Tops J/105s @ Summer Keelboat Regatta
(San Francisco, CA)- In the summertime, San Francisco Bay is famous for its thumping seabreezes that often start out light in the morning with streaks of fog filtering through the grand twin towers of the Golden Gate Bridge.  However, my midday the breezes from the west are well into the mid-teens and in the more extreme scenarios, gusts can hit the high 20s/ low 30s.The local J/105 fleet revels in the big Bay breezes.  A fleet of twenty-three boats was engaged in battle over the weekend for San Francisco YC’s annual Summer Keelboat...
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Verve Cup Offshore Regatta Preview
 J/111 Great Lakes Championship Preview(Chicago, IL)- From Friday, August 10, through Sunday, August 12, 2018, the Chicago Yacht Club will host the 27th annual Verve Cup Offshore Regatta. This event will feature three days of offshore buoy racing and a separate one-day distance race. Annually, this event hosts over 100 yachts ranging in size from 25 to 70 feet, and carry crews from 4 to 20 racers. During this regatta, the Chicago Yacht Club looks forward to welcoming more than 2,000 racers, family members and friends to its award-winning lakefront Monroe Station Clubhouse.For...
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Fast Santa Barbara to King Harbor Race
(Santa Barbara, CA)- The prognosis for this year’s Santa Barbara to King Harbor race, hosted by Santa Barbara YC & King Harbor YC, was full of gloom and doom.  NOAA’s weather forecasts were for no wind all day, holes everywhere, but maybe filling in from the south late in the day.  However, as usual, the NOAA models were somehow 100% wrong, again.  The race became a near textbook scenario, a slow build in the morning for sure, but by the time the big boats were rounding Anacapa Island 32nm downstream, the winds were...
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