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Kirkjian Crowned Australian J/24 Champion
(Sydney, Australia)- Sean Kirkjian’s Pacific Sailing School team admirably aided by the inimitable ‘AJ’ Tony Reynolds and the school graduates in ‘Sailpac’ have taken out the 2017 nationals with a solid and consistent result over Shane Guanaria, helming class stalwart Arthur Crother’s ‘Kaotic’ by 4 points. Brendan Lee sailing ‘By the Lee’ from Melbourne was third by another 7 points.A recent record fleet of 25 boats competed in the nationals hosted by the Cronulla Sailing Club, located in Port Hacking on the southern edge of Sydney. Many competitors were visiting Cronulla for the...
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Record Lauderdale to Key West Race
J/44 KENAI Wins Class, J/111 HEAT WAVE Second!(Fort Lauderdale, FL)- The 41st Annual Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race, hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club and the Storm Trysail Club, started at noon on Wednesday under absolutely perfect conditions- winds from the ENE blowing 15-20 kts with boats setting Code Zero’s and asymmetrics once they approached Rebecca Shoals, the first primary turning point to the WSW towards Key West.  Records were broken for both monohulls and multihulls.  And, the J/crews reveled in the conditions.The annual race sends sailors on a 160 nm sprint down along...
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Quantum Key West Regatta Preview
(Key West, FL)- In a fashion befitting a 30th anniversary, the famous Quantum Key West Regatta bristles with a plethora of racing stars from American and ten countries, some of the most technically developed racing boats afloat and one of the largest growing classes in the world- the J/70 speedster!According to Commanders' Weather, the weather forecast supplier for race week, the first three days of the regatta will offer moderate to strong winds of 10 to 20 knots from the east/east-southeast. A cold front predicted for the second half of the week could...
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J/24 Italy Winter Series Reports
(Rome, Italy)- The J/24 class in Italy continues to enjoy their winter series events around the peninsula, particularly in the more southern fleets in the Mediterranean. MARINA DI CARRARAThe winner for the J/24 Trophy for Best Owner/Skipper and crew for 2016 (based on four of the best scores in the circuit) was Italian J/24 Class President, Pietro Diamante racing his boat ITA 212 JAMAICA.  They were followed in the overall scoring by ITA 400 CAPTAIN NEMO, sailed by Guido Guadagni, in second place and taking the bronze position on the podium was ITA...
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Italian 2017 J/24 National Circuit Update
(Rome, Italy)- While many Winter Championships are providing J/24 crews across the peninsula some great racing,  the Italian J/24 class is beginning to outline the stages of the 2017 National Circuit.The proposed circuit will be divided into seven stages from late March to mid-November.  Several new innovations will be incorporated into the series in terms of dates and locations.  Here is the schedule: Mar 31- Apr 2- Trofeo Golfo Anzio & Nettuno- Nettuno/ Roma- YC NettunoApr 23-25- Regata Nazionale- Livorno- Lega Navale LivornoMay 25-28- Campionato Nazionale- La Maddalena- Lega Navale di La MaddalenaSep...
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Italian J/24 Winter Series Reports
(Rome, Italy)- The Italian J/24 class continues to enjoy a loyal following in many of the Peninsula’s famous seaports on the Mediterranean.  Fleet activity takes place in Trieste and Cervia on the east coast on the Adriatic; in Taranto on the “heel” of Italy on the south coast; on the west coast are Anzio & Nettuno (Rome), Porto Rotondo (Sardinia), La Maddalena (Sardinia), Portoferraio (Elba), Livorno (Tuscany), Marina di Carrara (Tuscany, famous for marble!), Porto Santo Stefano (Tuscany), Portofino (Genoa); and, finally, in the “Lakes District” in the north are Mandello del...
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Helly Hansen NOOD Regattas Announcement
(Newport, RI)– In 2017, Sailing World magazine’s annual racing circuit, the National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta Series, will revisit the country’s top sailing destinations for another five-stop series, culminating in a tropical championship regatta.For the third consecutive year, HELLY HANSEN— a global leader in technical sailing apparel with more than 135 years of experience protecting professionals on the water— will continue as title sponsor for the elite sailing series.   The Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Series will return to:  St. Petersburg, Fl-  Feb. 17-19, St. Petersburg Yacht Club San Diego, CA- ...
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GRAND SLAM Crowned J/105 Chilean Champion
(Valparaiso, Chile)- The 2016 Chilean J/105 National Championship was sailed at Higuerillas Yacht Cub, located in Con-Con Bay, from November 26 to 27th.  It was a significant milestone for HYC to host the event!  Back in August 2015, the HYC was heavily damaged in a storm that was originally forecasted to be a minor gale, but instead spun-up into hurricane-force winds that mercilessly pounded Chile’s Pacific shoreline with massive 15-20 foot waves. The Valparaiso/ Con-Con area was devastated, virtually destroying all buildings at the yacht club, including many boats on moorings and...
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