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J/24 North American Championship Preview
(Houston, Texas)- It has been a busy month for the J/24 class on a worldwide basis.  After hosting the USA Nationals in Seattle, WA the past week, this week there are two events taking place simultaneously; one is the J/24 North American’s in Houston, TX and the other is the Open J/24 Italian Nationals in La Maddalena, Sardinia!  The winner of the USA J/24 Nationals, Keith Whittemore, is sailing in Italy while the 2nd place finisher, Will Welles, is sailing in Houston!  Spoiled for choice, those J/24 sailors are! From May 25th to...
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J/24 Italy Report- Week 19 : 27-May-2017 9am
J/24 Italy Report- Week 19
(La Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy)- The 37th Italian National Open J/ 24 Championship will be featured on May 23rd to 28th in the enchanting seaside town of La Maddalena.  The countdown to the most anticipated event of the Italian J/24 sailing season sees thirty-five crews already registered to sail in the gorgeous azure blue waters of the Mediterranean off the southeastern coastline of Sardinia.  The bay of Cagliari is famous for its steady, predictable sea breezes that can build out of the southeast from 10 to 18 kts on any sunny day; only the...
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J/70 Debuts in Argentina! : 22-May-2017 9pm
J/70 Debuts in Argentina!
(Buenos Aires, Argentina)- As the J/70 class continues to grow around the world, it was clear the rapid adoption of the J/70 in Chile and Uruguay was going to stimulate interest across South America. Many of the world’s top J/24 and Olympic sailors have come from Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. In fact, the passion for the J/70 was so strong that when J/Boats announced several months ago that J/Boats Argentina, based in Buenos Aires, would become the next licensed builder for J/70s, the order book grew quickly to 20+ boats.Roberto Authier,...
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USA J/24 Class Enabling Young Sailors!
(St Petersburg, FL)- The US J/24 Class Association has awarded the first-annual “Kelly Holmes-Moon J/24 Scholarship Boat” to students from the University of South Florida Sailing Team.The crew members— Brendan Feeney (helm), Sean Cornell (tactician), Mikey Treblecock (primary trimmer/alternate skipper), Scott Ewing (primary trimmer), Orrin Starr (secondary trimmer/pit), Andrew “Ty” Baird (bow) and Alex Smith (bow)—will be campaigning the boat in 2017 through early 2018.The program is named in honor of Kelly Holmes-Moon, a long-time supporter of the J/24 Class Association who served as US Class President and as the Copyright Holder’s...
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Italian J/24 Report- Week 18 : 20-May-2017 10pm
Italian J/24 Report- Week 18
(Rome, Italy)- This past weekend marked the second stage of the Sardinia J/24 fleet spring series, completing their spring series.  The fleet is now focused on the Open J/24 National Championship that will be sailed in La Maddalena.Arzachena/ PalauThe spring series in Sardinia finished with a total of nine races.  For the finale, three races were sailed on Saturday, but Sunday’s racing was canceled due to extreme winds. As usual, Sardinia J/24 Fleet Captain, Marco Frullio, described how it all went down for the weekend. "On Saturday, there were three races with a...
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J/Crews Score Big @ Race 2 Straits Regatta
(Seattle, WA)- The 16th annual Race to the Straits Regatta sailed in the Pacific Northwest had unusually nice weather for a spring-time event- sunny, northwest winds in the 12-18 kts range!  The R2TS regatta is a doublehanded and singlehanded “classic” that marks the start of the Triple Sound Series (R2TS, Down the Sound, J & J Race) hosted by one of Seattle’s most famous sailing clubs- the Sloop Tavern YC.The course is a simple one, from Shilshole Bay to Port Townsend, WA and return. The course length is 30.036 nautical miles each day.  Saturday’s...
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