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J/111 Sailing News

“New” Double Farallones Race Innovations!
(San Francisco, CA)- The thirty-eighth annual Doublehanded Farallones Race, hosted by the San Francisco Bay Area Multihull Association, starts Saturday, March 18th and organizers are offering a new format for doublehanded sailors- four course options!! In order to provide sailors options in the race other than the classic 58nm beast offshore around the formidable Farallones rocks, BAMA is now offering 3 additional shorter courses to allow sailors a reduced event that might better suit their needs, skill set or weather conditions for the day.Here are the four options for the sailors:...
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Ted Hood Regatta Announcement
(Marblehead, MA)- The Storm Trysail Club’s Marblehead Station announced that the First Annual Ted Hood Regatta will take place in Marblehead on August 25th to 27th.  The host club for the Ted Hood will be the Boston Yacht Club, with help and cooperation from Corinthian YC and Eastern YC, and racing is open to PHRF, Cruising Class, and One Design Racing. Organizers are planning for over 100 boats participating in the event.  Big J/70 and J/105 classes are expected as well as a range of J’s sailing in the PHRF Class (J/109, J/111,...
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Edgartown Race Week Announcement
(Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, MA)- Race around Martha’s Vineyard once and you’ll likely be back again!  Edgartown Race Weekend starts Thursday, July 20th with two days of ‘Round-the-Buoys races in Edgartown’s Outer Harbor.  The signature 56 nautical mile ‘Round-the-Island Race starts Saturday, July 22nd.  Both events are included in the single entry fee together with the Mount Gay sponsored “Jump-Up Party” on Friday night.Sailing to (and racing around) the Vineyard is a unique experience with enthusiastic reviews by participating yachtsmen.  The ‘Round-the-Island course passes five lighthouses, many beaches and the rolling pastures on...
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Mardis Gras Race Week Blowout!
Battle For J/27 Midwinters Supremacy!(New Orleans, LA)- Over the March 2nd to 5th weekend, the “northernmost Caribbean yacht club in the world”- New Orleans Yacht Club- hosted the Mardis Gras Race Week, presented by Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company.  The NOYC RC/PRO crew managed to run NINE races for the J/27 Midwinter Championship as well as give the PHRF A & B Classes some awesome racing on Lake Ponchartrain, with five races counted. The story of the day for the J/27 Midwinters was the virtual match race that took place all weekend between...
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Miami to Havana Race Preview
(Miami, FL)- On March 15th, Wednesday, the Coral Reef Yacht Club and Hemingway International Yacht Club of Cuba, along with SORC as Race Committee, proudly look forward to starting the second Miami to Havana Race!In the past year, SORC competitors have raced to the Bahamas in the Nassau Cup Race, Key West in the Ft. Lauderdale to Key West Race, and to Jamaica in the Pineapple Cup Montego Bay Race, yet the crown jewel sitting geographically between all of those terrific winter racing destinations, Cuba, remained out of reach. This changed on December...
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J/Teams Dominate Heineken St Maarten!
J/122, J/109, J/105, J/39, J/30, J/88 Collect Silver Everywhere!(Phillipsburg, St Maarten)- The Sint Maarten Yacht Club was a beehive of activity as competitors arrived for the 37th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The racing action kicked off on March 2nd with the Gill Commodore’s Cup, a one-day windward leeward racing event, allowing sailors to practice and perfect their racing without influencing the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, which runs March 3-5.The 2017 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta once again featured the largest collection of yachts racing at a Caribbean regatta since the 2016 edition. J/crews sailed...
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HELLY HANSEN Warsash Spring Series Preview
(Warsash, England)- An important annual rite of passage in the English springtime is about to take place on the Solent this coming weekend!  Dust off those boots, toss the boat in the water, get some new gear from HELLY HANSEN and get ready for the insanely popular spring sailing event known as the HELLY HANSEN Warsash Spring Series.  For six weekends, Londoners, Welshmen (and women), a few Scots, a smattering of Irish, and even a few intrepid Dutch, French and Beneluxers head to the Southampton Water to test their luck and skills navigating...
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