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J/111 Sailing News

  • J/111 Worlds NOR Announcement
    (Cowes, England)- Attention J/111 owners and sailors!  The Royal Southern YC is pleased to provide the draft version of the Notice of Race for the 2016 J/111 World Championships this coming August in Cowes, England! The regatta is being hosted by Island Sailing Club from August 1st to 4th, just prior to the famous Cowes Race Week.  Please click here for the J/111 Worlds NOR.Here's a reminder of the busy programme for J/111s in the Solent this summer! June 9-11 National Championships at J-Cup - Royal Southern YCJuly 16-17 Europeans as part of...
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  • J’s Sweep Epic Key West
    Spirited One-Design Racing in J/70s, J/88s, J/111s(Key West, FL)- Storm Trysail Club’s first year at hosting the famous Quantum Key West Race Week was certainly a trial by fire.  With an army of hard-working volunteers, plus the capable leadership of John Fisher and Bill Canfield, and the support of Quantum Sails Group, the STC team was able knock out nine-plus races for virtually every fleet in what proved to be remarkably difficult sailing conditions over the five days.  In fact, the sailing was epic all week, with enough wind to force a cancellation...
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  • Conch Republic Cup Preview
    (Key West, FL)- Ninety miles south from the coast of Key West is Havana. It has been an elusive sailing destination since 1961 when the US imposed an economic embargo against Cuba. Now for the first time the United States has begun to allow limited boat travel to Cuba.This will not be the first time the CRC has raced to Cuba but it will be the first time with government approval. The goal is to provide a world-class format for racers to have a challenging race across the Gulf Stream to Cuba.Key West...
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  • Fast Lauderdale to Key West Race!
    (Key West, FL)- The forecast for the start on Wednesday at 1pm was promising- NNE winds of 10-20 kts veering slowly over the next 48 hours into the ESE in the 8-15 kts range.  However, by late afternoon the forecasts of a slow-moving front producing intermittent rain showers and squalls of the hockey-stick shaped 160nm race course meant that crews would have to be on their toes all night to keep their boats moving fast.  As it evolved, the fleet was faced with periods of lighter airs amidst rain squalls that produced gusts...
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  • Key West Race Week Preview
    (Key West, FL)- America’s “Woodstock” of sailing is about to commence in the historical capital of the Conch Republic- Key West- from January 18th to 22nd.  It has a special place in the hearts of sailors from across the spectrum of time, especially for those who sailed the first major regatta held on the island back in 1978- the inaugural J/24 Midwinters.  Since then, the event has attracted thousands of sailors from around the world to sail in the balmy southeasterly tradewinds, gorgeous clear blue skies, and the translucent aquamarine waters of the...
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