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Charleston Race Week Preview
(Charleston, SC)- Spring maybe finally be arriving for the much anticipated Sperry Charleston Race Week that is taking place from April 20th to 23rd in Charleston, SC. Between the historical downtown of Charleston and the casual atmosphere of Mt Pleasant across the harbor, the sailors will be spoiled for choice for charming restaurants, quaint southern-style inns, and plenty of sites to see, including the famous World War II aircraft carrier- the USS Yorktown. The incredibly popular regatta is the first large-scale spring event to take place on the East Coast, with 217 boats...
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Hazy Lazy Day @ Spring Series
(Warsash, England)- Another day of varied racing conditions on the fifth weekend of the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series saw a light and hazy day for crews, but certainly not lazy.A sunny spring day, 10 knots of SE breeze, swinging right to SW and increasing a couple of knots was the forecast, and as the committee boats arrived on station SE with up to 10 knots of breeze was what they found.On the inshore White Group line IRC4 was sent away cleanly to their first windward mark, however the J/70 start was a much...
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Fun J/Fest San Francisco! : 13-Apr-2017 3pm
Fun J/Fest San Francisco!
(San Francisco, CA)- There was an enthusiastic fleet of J/crews that attended their perennial favorite event on San Francisco Bay- the J/Fest San Francisco.  Hosted by St Francis Yacht Club over the April 1st to 2nd weekend, a forty-boat fleet sailed in one-design classes of J/105s, J/111s, J/120s, J/70s and J/24s.  The crews enjoyed Saturday evening’s popular Mt. Gay Rum Party, buffet, the great dance band, and Norm Davant’s annual J/Fest RaffleIn general, the conditions proved to be very challenging for tacticians in each fleet.  From the starting line, the top teams were...
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Warm Water, Hot Racing, Cool Parties!
J/Crews Prevail @ BVI Spring Regatta/Festival(Tortola, British Virgin Islands)– This year’s BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival featured eighty-four boats from seventeen countries (Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, USA, St Maarten, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, Curacao, BVI, USVI, Jamaica) and crews from many more countries, too.  The event has two parts, the first is the Sailing Festival that is the annual Round Tortola Race and the second is the Spring Regatta over three days.ROUND TORTOLA RACEWith the breeze looking light for Tuesday’s annual Round Tortola Race, Bob Phillips, Regatta Chairman...
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Les Voiles de St Barths Regatta Preview
(Gustavia, St Barthelemy)- The 8th edition of the Voiles de St Barth continues its amazing trajectory to be the class act of the Caribbean offshore winter racing circuit.  In a short period of time, it has become a “bucket list” event for many sailors that have come to love the spectacular, mountainous French emerald, a setting that evokes romance, fun for all, and tremendous joy sailing in such spectacular surroundings.  Les Voiles is renown for its extraordinary ambiance, the fabulous organization, the extravagant entertainment and daily awards each evening, the two beach...
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Can Offshore Sailing Improve Your Soul!?
(Grosse Pointe, MI)- Wally Cross with Ullman Sails Detroit shares how offshore sailing offers vital therapy for our fast-moving lives. Wally has sailed J/24s for years, has been on a winning J/111 team in the Great Lakes, and has recently spent time racing J/70s, too.  He is also Sailing Director for Grosse Pointe YC in Detroit, supporting America’s first sailing league/ stadium sailing project on the club’s J/70 fleet.“Life is busy – more today than ever before. In addition to family and work obligations, text messages, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram all demand...
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Chilly, Windy Warsash Springs- Act III
(Warsash, England)- For many, it was “chilled champagne” sailing on day three of the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series.  The series is at its midpoint and the overall results are beginning to take shape as the front-runners and riders start to become apparent.The third Sunday of the Series was more like a classic Spring Series day; cold with sunshine and reasonable winds from the East. A brave crew member was spotted in IRC2 with bare red legs dangling below very short shorts on the start line- what a hero (a.k.a. the south side of...
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