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Monaco J/70 Winter Series- Act III Report
(Monte Carlo, Monaco)- Last weekend, the YC Monaco held their third Act of their fabulous J/70 Winter Sportsboat Series on Hercules Bay off Monte Carlo.  From January 13th to 15th, forty J/70s from 11 countries relished the steady northerly breezes and the slight chop on the warm Mediterranean Sea. For many of Europe’s top sailors, Monaco’s winter circuit, with monthly regattas from October to March, is not to be missed as preparation for the big summer-time J/70 events, including this year’s Europeans and World Championship in Sardinia, Italy.Monegasque teams from YC Monaco clinched...
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Key West Race Week Update : 23-Jan-2017 1am
Key West Race Week Update
(Key West, FL)- The 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week has been epic, with postcard sailing conditions for the past three days- sunny, good breezes from the east, and gorgeous moon-lit evenings ashore.  On the third day, the breeze softened into the 6 to 10 kts range, producing several shakeups on the scoreboard for several classes.The Mount Gay Rum Boat of the Day was awarded to J.D. Hill’s (Houston, TX) J/122 SECOND STAR. Competing in his first Quantum Key West Race Week, Hill’s crew won the first two races and finished tied for...
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STAMPEDE @ Quantum J/70 Winter Series II!
(Tampa, FL)- The scene might have been right out of a Caesarean drama!  As Julia Caesar once commented after quickly conquering yet more lands, “vene vidi vici”, and that’s the way it was for the Fort Worth, Texas based team on the mighty STAMPEDE. Led by owner Bruno Pasquinelli, the STAMPEDE crew that included Jamie Wilmot and Willem van Waay simply smoked the fleet, winning the first five races and sailing home after race six to let the others fight for the leftovers. Such a thorough spanking of the fleet was not what...
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US J/70 Youth Championship Announcement!
Win a FREE J/70 for your Sailing Club!(Newport, RI)- The first annual U.S. J/70 Youth Championship will take place concurrent with the J/FEST New England Regatta from August 11th to 13th, 2017.  The event will be hosted by the famous crew at SAIL NEWPORT, Newport, Rhode Island and hosted at their extraordinary facility at Fort Adams State Park. The goal of this event is to help develop and build leading-edge junior keelboat sailing programs across America.  The winning club of this event will get ”free” usage of a fully equipped International J/70 one-design class...
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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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Monaco J/70 Winter Series- Act III Preview
(Monte Carlo, Monaco)- Sailing concurrently as Key West Race Week on the lovely, sunny Mediterranean is the European J/70 fleet.  From January 13th to 15th, YC Monaco will be running the third Act of their Monaco J/70 Winter Series for an incredibly competitive, closely-packed fleet of thirty-one boats. The fleet is remarkably diverse, with crew coming from ten nations across Europe, including Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Norway, Russia, Switzerland and Sweden.  While the winner of the last Act is not sailing, Lera Kovalenko, Russia’s top woman sailor, will be...
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boot Dusseldorf Boat Show Extravaganza!
(Dusseldorf, German)- With over 300 sailboat related exhibitors, there is no question the world’s largest sailboat show in the heart of Europe is an exciting place to visit.  Das boot, the boat show, takes place from January 21st to 29th. On display in Hall 15/ Booth B21 will be two choices for J/Clan aficionados.  For those into performance, the two little speedsters will be on display- the J/70 and J/88. And, for those into fast, comfortable cruising- the J/97E and the J/112E.In Germany alone, the most significant impact on sailing has been the evolution of the...
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Europe’s SAILING Championship Series 2017 Program
(Hamburg, Germany)- The impact of the sailing league program, originally created in Germany by Oliver Schwall’s Konzeptwerft Group in Hamburg, Germany and their J/Germany partners Mittelmann’s Werft, has simply re-defined “club sailing” in Europe- for thousands of sailors across the continent. Started in 2013 “on a wing & a prayer”, the dynamic team managed to engage 18 sailing clubs in their first season in 2014 to hatch the Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga.  Teams of four sailors from across Germany sailed “college-style” regattas, rotating in each team after sailing short 10-15 minutes races on evenly...
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J/70 sailor- Vincenzo Onorato- honored @t YC Monaco 2016 Awards
(Monte Carlo, Monaco)- HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, President of YC Monaco, awarded Vincenzo Onorato the “Trophée Credit Suisse Sailor of the Year” at their gala awards evening in Monte Carlo.  This prestigious trophy is made by vote of the 1,800 Yacht Club members and was based on Onorato’s Italian crew winning the Rolex Middle Sea Race on his TP52 and the M32 European Championship.“2016 has been an extraordinary year as we achieved all our objectives. I’m looking forward to joining the J/70 fleet, my ambition being to compete at Key West...
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Quantum J/70 Winter Series II Preview
(Tampa, FL)- For the second act of the Quantum J/70 Winter Series, fifty-four J/70 teams are registered to sail off Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, Florida from January 7th to 8th.  The Corinthians fleet is huge, with 26 teams participating.  The sailors are all looking forward to a promising forecast; after an overnight frontal passage on Friday evening, the breezes are forecast to be northerly 15-25 kts on Saturday and shifting northeast on Sunday 15-25 kts with clear, sunny skies!After the first weekend, it was clear that Tom Bowen/ Marty Kullman on...
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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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