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Pink J/24’s Sailing in Arizona Deserts?
(Lake Pleasant, AZ)- You bet! On a gorgeous body of water northwest of downtown Phoenix, it’s actually a huge lake- called Lake Pleasant. For years, the past Commodore of the Arizona YC, Victor Felice, has been promoting sailing of all kinds on the lake- ranging from J/24s to J/80s to Hobie 16s and anything in between.Recently, we find that Victor’s “Tiller and Kites- Exceptional Sailing” program has continued to gain passionate, enthusiastic sailors to the lake.  His latest recruit is the sweet, attractive Brooke Miller from downtown Phoenix, AZ.  Here is a sailing video of...
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J/Fest Southwest Preview : 14-Oct-2018 12pm
J/Fest Southwest Preview
(Houston, TX)- This year’s J/FEST Southwest Regatta will be taking place from October 12th to 14th, hosted by Lakewood YC on Clear Lake and on Galveston Bay.  J/Owners from across the spectrum are participating in PHRF handicap racing as well as in one-design classes for J/22s, J/24s, J/70s, and J/105s. Come one, come all, still not too late to head south and enjoy some fun in the Texas sun, great beer, and awesome TexMex food!In the one-design world, the boats to watch include father/son combo Farley & Barrett Fontenot’s J/22 USA 707, Natalie...
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HONEYBADGER Squeaks J/24 Colors Victory
(Lake George, New York)- The 40th annual Changing of the Colors is now on the books. Light and variable conditions on Saturday (winds 0-11, prevailing from NW) afforded the 29-boat fleet three races on Saturday. Sunday brought cloudy skies and steadier breeze from the South, and 4 races were sailed. Lots of shake-ups in the standings and pin-end pileups created plenty of excitement and uncertainty leading up to the final race. Nevertheless, it was yet another gorgeous, picturesque weekend on the gorgeous Lake George, with racing hosted by the Lake George Club.In...
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Augie Diaz- from Optis to J/24s to Stars- sailing profile
(Miami, Florida)- James Boyd from SailingIntelligence.com wrote an interesting piece on Augie Diaz, titled “Master of the Classics”.  It is an insightful, entertaining story and perspective on how Augie evolved into one of the world’s better sailors, truly a story reminiscent of Robert Frost’s famous poem- “The Road Not Taken”.For starters, Augie is a Cuban émigré as a child, when his father- Gonzalo “Old Man” Diaz- brought his family to Miami to escape the wrath of the communist dictator- Fidel Castro.In his early racing days, Augie first met the Johnstone family sailing 470s...
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Fun J/22 & J/24 Alster Regatta
(Hamburg, Germany)- The Hamburg Sailing Club hosted its annual end-of-summer Alster Regatta on their gorgeous Alster Lake in the middle of Hamburg, Germany. Things were a bit tight on the lake, with two big fleets of J/22s and J/24s vying for “sea room” wherever they went around the race track! Eclipsing the dozen-boat J/22 fleet with all first-places was the French team on FRA 14444 consisting of Reiner Brockerhoff, Christophe Declerque, and Charles Michaux. Nearly duplicating their feat with mostly seconds, to finish second, was the German crew of GER 14111, led...
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