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J/111 Sailing News

J/Sailors Lovin' AAM Cowes Race Week
(Cowes, IOW, England)- This year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, hosted by the Cowes Combined Clubs, provided competitors a wide-range of sailing conditions- from the “shorts & shades” variety with plenty of wind and lots of sun to light air, cloudy and drifts!! The final day was a brilliant conclusion to top off a most extraordinary AAM Cowes Week.  High pressure, brilliant sun and a solid westerly breeze again delivered perfect conditions. The wind dipped briefly in strength to around 10 knots as a belt of thin cloud moved across the Solent around...
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J/111 MAJIC 2 Sailing the PALERMO-MONACO Race
(Monte Carlo, Monaco)-According to J/111 MAJIC 2 owner JP Deage, “the race is organized by the Circolo della Vela Sicilia in collaboration with the Yacht Club Monaco and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, the 12th edition starts August 21 in the Gulf of Mondello.The race is 430nm with the passage of a gate off Porto Cervo and a buoy off the Corsican coast, before taking a turn directly towards the finish line in Hercules Harbor just off YC Monaco. Our team consists of Orel Kalomeni, Roberto Lauro, Nico Poons, and a young crew from...
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YRA Long Island Sound Champs Fun 4 All!
J/Teams Dominate PHRF Classes, MENACE Wins J/70s(Rye, New York)- The American YC in Rye, New York hosted the 12th Annual YRA Long Island Sound Championship Regatta for PHRF handicap and the J/70 One-Design classes over the weekend of August 6th and 7th.  The AYC PRO’s coordinated with area yacht clubs to host the event on two courses in western Long Island Sound.  The weather cooperated enough for the RC teams to run up to six races for some fleets.Winning the dozen boat J/70 fleet on a tie-breakers was Kerry Klingler’s MENACE over Madeline Ploch’s...
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Ida Lewis Distance Race Preview
(Newport, RI)- The start of the Ida Lewis Distance Race begins at 12:30pm off Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R on Friday, August 19th. Over 40 boats in four divisions – IRC, PHRF Spinnaker, Double-Handed and Cruising Spinnaker – will jockey for best positions on the starting line just like in traditional around-the-buoys racing, but shortly thereafter, skippers, navigators and crew will have to shift to offshore mode as they sail past Castle Hill and into the distance on one of four courses, decided prior to the start based on conditions. The...
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Stunning Ugotta Regatta! : 20-Aug-2016 1pm
Stunning Ugotta Regatta!
(Harbor Springs, MI)- Every year the Little Traverse YC hosts their “Ugotta Regatta” after the infamous Mac Races (Chicago-Mac and Bayview-Mac).  It does not matter which race is first, the “ugotta-go” to a regatta after the Mac Island finish is paramount to having closure to your offshore season on the Great Lakes. It is a tradition that has only grown over time for many a J/Team in both races.Harbor Springs is a little village that is seemingly torn out of a pulp-fiction novel, replete with its own intrigue, old summer families from Chicago...
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Brilliant Buzzards Bay Regatta!
PIPE DREAM Wins J/24 NE’s & PEARLY BAKER Wins J/80 Tie-breaker(Marion, MA)- The 44th Buzzards Bay Regatta, presented by Mozzone Lumber featuring Marvin Windows and Doors, was held from August 5th to 7th at the Beverly Yacht Club in Marion, Massachusetts.  The BYC Principal Race Officers for the event were as follows- Spyder Fortier on the PHRF Course and Charlie Cooper on the One-Design Keelboat course.  The PRO’s were blessed with absolutely classic Buzzards Bay sailing conditions, for the most part, sunny, windy and choppy; permitting them to run up to ten races...
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AAM Cowes Week Regatta Update
TEAM RAFBF SPITFIRE Wins J/70 Short Series!(Cowes, IOW, England)- This year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, hosted by the Cowes Combined Clubs (Royal Yacht Squadron, Island Sailing Club, Royal Ocean Racing Club) has been providing competitors a wide-range of sailing conditions- mostly of the “shorts & shades” variety with plenty of wind and lots of sun!!  Who said the Solent can’t be a slice of heaven in mid-August!  Racing has been taking place starting on Saturday, August 6th and continues until Saturday August 13th.The J/70’s completed their “Short Course Series” on Wednesday, with...
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