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J/105 Class News

Vineyard Cup Regatta Fun & Games!
J/Teams Garner Gold, Silver and Bronze! (Vineyard Haven, MA)- The host for the annual Vineyard Cup Regatta was Sail Martha’s Vineyard, based in Vineyard Haven on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.  The regatta is managed like the FIGAWI Race, a PHRF “pursuit style” event that has your starting time based on the distance of the race sailed and your handicap rating.  The goal is “fun & games” and not at all based on serious racing, although based on the tenacity that some boats fought to trim sails, sit on people’s wind, and cross-tacks, would...
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J’s Cruz RORC Cowes-Dinard-St Malo Race!
(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- In excess of 1,500 sailors, from all over the world, competed in the 2017 Cowes Dinard St Malo Race. The largest RORC fleet since the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race, comprising of 176 yachts took part for the magnificent King Edward VII Cup.  The hope was for a WSW breeze, warm midsummer air, an almost full moon, and a glorious downwind race for 151nm.  As it turns out, the prognosticators were not that far off the mark for this year’s event.The racing “form” for the race was interesting for each...
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Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge Preview
(Annapolis, MD)- When you can fry an egg on deck and your dog won’t even go outside, you know it’s time for Southern Maryland’s saltiest summer regatta: the Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge (SPLC)- a.k.a. “the Screwpile”.  This year it will be sailed over the July 14th to 16th weekend outside the mouth of the Patuxent River in Solomons Island, Maryland. As per usual, race headquarters will be at the Holiday Inn Select.If you’re new to this scene, first thing you should know is this: it’s a lighthouse, not a bad word. Screwpile-style lighthouses, cottages...
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driveHG.com Lake Ontario 300 Race Preview
(Port Credit, ONT, Canada)- The first gun for the eighty-six boat fleet sailing the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge presented by drive.HG is the morning of Saturday July 15th, 2017. At 300nm, it has been one of the longest Great Lakes races and is certainly the longest one sailed on Lake Ontario- it’s basically a start at the western end of the lake, head to the eastern end and back. With lake levels super high this year, the challenge will be getting to and from the docks for many of the boats at Port Credit...
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The Chicago to Mackinac Race Preview
(Chicago, IL)- More than 300 boats have registered for the 109th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust, one of the world’s longest-running freshwater distance races. "The Mac", which takes most competitors well over 24 hours to complete, is a 289nm sprint from the Chicago Lighthouse, just east of Navy Pier, to the Round Island Channel near the eastern end of Mackinac Island, Michigan. This year’s race kicks off on Saturday, July 15 at just after noon Chicago time."The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is an amazing freshwater long distance...
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J/105s Dominate Doublehanded Class @ Stratford Shoal Race
(Stratford, CT)- This past 4th of July Independence Day weekend marks the annual mad 45nm offshore dash from Riverside, CT to the Stratford Shoal Light and back to the finish link just off the club.  This was the 86th edition of the Stratford Shoal Race, hosted by the Riverside YC on Long Island Sound.The highlights of the race included a duel between two well-sailed J/105s vying for class honors in the PHRF Doublehanded division.  Sailing in one-design class configuration at a PHRF rating of 93, the top two boats finished just minutes apart...
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Transpac Race Update : 14-Jul-2017 9am
Transpac Race Update
J/Crews on J/125 and J/105 Leading Classes(Los Angeles, CA)- The 49th edition of the 2017 biennial offshore classic, the Transpac Race, started on July 3rd, 5th, and 6th from Point Fermin in Los Angeles to the finish at Diamond Head in Honolulu 2,225nm away. Among the fifty-five teams, there will be no shortage of anxiety playing the big Pacific High as it wobbles around, avoiding the notorious U.F.O’s (underwater floating objects), and breathless anticipation as Diamond Head looms over the horizon knowing that you have less than 10 miles to go to the...
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Fast Round Island Race! : 12-Jul-2017 1pm
Fast Round Island Race!
J/112E Posts Thrilling Victory!(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- This year’s annual Round the Island Race, organized by the Island Sailing Club, was one of the faster circumnavigations of the 53.2nm circuit around the Isle of Wight!  This year’s race attracted 1,342 entries comprising about 14,000 sailors. In general, many J/Teams did quite well, garnering their fair share of the silverware in each of their classes.  Here is the report from Paul Heys who sailed aboard the new J/112E DAVANTI TYRES experiencing her debut in the world-famous Round Island Race!“A week before the race, long-time...
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Transpac Race Update : 11-Jul-2017 7pm
Transpac Race Update
(Los Angeles, CA)- 49th edition of the 2017 biennial Transpac Race has starts on July 3rd, 5th, and 6th for the course from Point Fermin in Los Angeles to the finish at Diamond Head in Honolulu 2225 miles away. Among the 55 entrants, there will be extra anticipation for the one of the boats to start on that final day, as Paul Allen reports for Adventure Sports Journal.The cold 57-degree water sprays over the bow as the crew stacks heavy sails on one side for stability. Not long after the stack of sails is...
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