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Italy J/24 Report- Sailing Week 16
(Rome, Italy)- This past weekend saw sailing activity taking place in two of the Italian peninsula’s signature resort/ yachting destinations.  One was on the alpine lake of Lago di Caldonazzo in the north and the other was off Arzachena on the island of Sardinia.Lago di Caldonazzo/ ValcanoverThey were two beautiful sailing days for the dozen J/24s that were sailing on Lake Caldonazzo for the Trofeo Autopergine.   The Associazione Velica Trentino hosted the event.Commented Ale Ferrara from the host club, “As usual, after Saturday's races, there was a big party where all the sailors share...
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J/112E Tops Class @ SPI Ouest France!
(La Trinite sur Mer, France)- The 38th edition of the SPI Ouest-France- Destination Morbihan regatta is one of the most important sailing events in Europe and it is the first major regatta of the year after a long, cold winter.  How major is it??  Well, just 409 boats, with more than 2,500 sailors, that were all looking forward to shaking-out the cobwebs, dial-up the adrenalin, and figure out “who’s on first” after a winter of repairs, preparation, new bottom paint, new sails, new electronics and, often, new crew!  A lot is at stake...
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Cowtown Stampede Preview : 23-Apr-2017 11am
Cowtown Stampede Preview
(Fort Worth, TX)- The Fort Worth Boat Club is looking forward to hosting their Annual Regatta & Cowtown Stampede to be held on Eagle Mountain Lake, with racing taking place on Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd & 23rd. Make plans to attend “THE PARTY” on Saturday night- e.g. the namesake for the event- the “Cowtown Stampede”!The club is hosting several one-design classes for their event on the picturesque Eagle Mountain Lake, including J/105s, J/22s, and J/24s.  Looking after the cowboys out on the water are PRO Bob Gough for Course 1 (J/22 &...
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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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Italian J/24 Fleet Spring Report
(Rome, Italy)- The Italian J/24 fleets have been running various championship series over the past few weeks.  In Marina di Carrara, they completed their spring series and in Valmadrera, located on the southeastern “fork” of Lago di Como, one of the beautiful mountain lakes in the Italian Alps, they completed their winter series.  Here are their latest reports.Marina di CarraraWith the last six races taking place on Saturday and Sunday, the final weekend of races for the Marina di Carrara Spring Championship saw ten teams competing for class honors on the “Gulf of...
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Easter Regatta Preview : 15-Apr-2017 3pm
Easter Regatta Preview
(Columbia, SC)- The annual Easter Regatta hosted by the Columbia Sailing Club will be taking from April 13th to 16th on Lake Murray in the northern parts of their state.  It is a beautiful setting; a wide-open fresh water lake, surrounded by trees and rolling hills, pretty homes, and a yacht club that truly rolls out the red carpet for the crews that participate in their famous spring-time event.  There are twenty-four J/24s and seven J/70s that are sailing in the event. Several notable teams are participating from across the northeast.The J/24 class...
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Honoring J/24 Measurer Reid Stevia
(Rochester, NY)- It is with great sorrow the J/24 Class and J/Boats shares the news of Reid Stava’s passing on Saturday, March 25.He passed away at a cancer center in Rochester, New York. Reid loved J/24s and was a well-known supporter of the Class with his willingness to assist in providing technical information, including measuring and serving as a race officer at many District 7 regattas. He most recently served as the USJCA Technical Chair. Reid was highly respected by his peers in the Class and will be greatly missed.Reid was a native of Cleveland,...
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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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Italian J/24 National Circuit Report
(Rome, Italy)- Sailing off their familiar port of Anzio & Nettuno, southwest of Rome, a fleet of twenty-four J/24s took part in the first installment of their five event Italian J/24 National Championship.  After seven races in the three-day series, it was the LA SUPERBA team from the Italian Navy that won the event by a landslide scoreline of six 1sts and one 2nd!  Their team was comprised of skipper Ignazio Bonanno and crew of Simone Billete, Alfredo Branciforte, Francesco Picaro and Vincenzo Vano. “On the first day, the weak wind allowed just...
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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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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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St Pete J/70 Youth Sailors Midwinters Report
(St Petersburg, FL)- The U.S. J/70 Youth Championship qualifiers from the J/70 Midwinter Championship in St Petersburg, FL had a terrific time sailing and learning more about the J/70.  Here is their story, as told by Blaire McCarthy, the skipper of the St Petersburg YC Junior J/70 Team:“Our J/70 Team is comprised of junior sailors from the SPYC Junior Program, myself (skipper), Emma Shakespeare (Main Trimmer), Cameron Delgado (Head sail and Spinnaker trimmer), Callista Hopkins (Tactician) and Heather Kerns (Bow).  We are all former Opti Sailors who are on the SPYC Laser Team, SPYC...
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