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International J/24 Class News

  • ZIG ZAG Crowned J/109 Eastern Champ
    STRATOS Takes J/105 Easterns(Perth Amboy, NJ)- The Raritan Yacht Club of Perth Amboy, NJ hosted their 69th annual Red Grant Regatta on July 11-12 as part of the yacht club's 150th anniversary celebration. The regatta hosted 56 boats including nine J/105s and nine J/109s, along with several PHRF spinnaker/non spinnaker and cruiser classes. The weather was typical summer conditions for Lower NY Harbor/Raritan Bay with warm temperatures and light breezes of 5-8 knots.Bengt Johansson and the crew from ZIG ZAG won a very tightly contested J/109 East Coast Championship.  Nine boats from New...
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  • J/Teams Sweep 18 Hours de Arcachon
    (Arcachon, France)- One of the most popular events to sail all summer long on the Baie de Arcachon on the west coast of France is the much anticipated “18 Hours de Arcachon”.  The concept for the event is simple; everyone starts together off the beautiful beach and goes around a fixed course for 18 hours straight.  The most laps and the most “handicap laps” (based on your rating) are computed and the winners get their weight in champagne and the proceeds of the event all go to various local charities.  The tradition, of...
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  • Ugotta Regatta Preview
    (Harbor Springs, MI)- Sailboats from across America head to Harbor Springs each summer for one of the grander sailing traditions on the Great Lakes: the Ugotta Regatta. Hosted by the Little Traverse Yacht Club, the Regatta brings together some of the best sailboat racers in the country to Little Traverse Bay, easily one of the prettiest bodies of water in all the Great Lakes. Ugotta Regatta takes place the weekend following the second of the Mackinac Races (Port Huron-Mackinac, Chicago-Mackinac).LTYC’s Ugotta Regatta is open to all sailors but there is one caveat,...
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  • Brezellec Crowned Pornic J-Cup Champion
    (Pornic, France)- The Club Nautique Pornic recently hosted twenty-three J/80s for the annual Pornic J-Cup sailed from June 27th to 29th on Pornic Bay.  After sailing seven races on a beautiful weekend in France, it was the long-time J/80 Champion, Eric Brezellec on COURIER JUNIOR that took the overall Pornic J Cup championship with his crew of Nicolas Richard, Damien Dayot, Julie Richeux, and Herve Corlay.  The COURIER JUNIOR team did not even have to sail the last race, but they did anyhow, and finished with a stunning scoreline of two 1sts and...
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  • Spain’s Tabares Repeats J/80 Worlds!
    (Kiel, Germany)- The proud Spaniards are again wearing the crown as J/80 World Champions. At the end of the World Championship off Kiel, two Iberian teams staged a dramatic finale, in which the crew of HOTEL PRINCESS YAIZA with skipper Rayco Tabares sailed past their countrymen to take the title.  Marc de Antonio, skipper of BRIBON MOVISTAR, couldn’t have been more thoroughly disappointed – he had led the regatta from the very first day onward. Third place was secured by the French on CO-PILOTES skippered by top woman sailor Maxime Mesnil.  She managed...
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