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J/70 Corinthian Nationals Preview
(Fort Worth, Texas)- The Fort Worth Boat Club is hosting the 2018 J/70 Corinthian National Championship from April 25th through April 29th.  This will be the third time this event has been held and will be a World Qualifier!The Fort Worth Boat Club on Eagle Mountain Lake was chosen because of the excellent weather and sailing in late April and its proximity to Club de Vela La Peña in Valle de Bravo, Mexico- they are hosting the J/70 North American Championship two weeks later from May 14th to 20th.   As a Corinthian event,...
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More Light Winds @ Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series
(Warsash, England)- Success in the second day of racing in the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series on Sunday 15th April went to those skippers who played the strong tides in the Solent and managed to stay in breeze.Having lost two Sunday's of racing due to the weather, the race committee was keen to get racing going. Despite the breeze not reaching the numbers forecast, it managed to run two races for the Black Group and the usual three races for White Group.Black Group's two starts were near Robin Culpan buoy in the Solent,...
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WV Almere Centraal Tops Dutch J/70 Sailing League Act I
(Almere, The Netherlands)- Fifteen teams started the coveted Dutch National J/70 Sailing League against the skyline of Almere.  In total, no less than twenty-seven races were sailed during the first round of the Eredivisie Sailing 2018. At the end, the WV Almere Centraal Team fought off two very tough crews to mark their first win of the season.Day One- FridayAfter a day's sailing one thing became clear, the battle for the title was going to be incredibly exciting with the top three teams all within two points of each other.It was early in...
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SV Kreuzlingen Leads J/70 Swiss Super League
(Locarno, Switzerland)- The first Act of the season-long Swiss J/70 Sailing Super League just took place on Lago Maggiore, the large pretty lake bordered on the north by Switzerland and the south by Italy. While the weather was sunny and spectacular, the fleet of the best twelve sailing clubs in Switzerland were only able to sail fourteen races in the classic “Inverna” wind conditions (the southerly thermal breeze) on Saturday-only. The favorites sailed away in the opening round to the Swiss National J/70 Sailing League. The Segler Verein Kreuzlingen team, with skipper...
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Challenging Charleston Race Week
J/70 Wins Charleston Race Week Cup(Charleston, SC)- The 2018 edition of the Sperry Charleston Race Week will be remembered for its first two days of great weather for a vast majority of the fleet.  On Sunday, forecasts indicated a massive front moving in across the harbor by the afternoon, producing a line of thunderstorms, squalls, and possible tornados.  As a result, only the big offshore boats in ORC 1, ORC 2, and J/105s sailed early on Sunday before the storms hit.  Crowned as overall winner of the top one-design fleet was Peter Duncan’s...
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Family Bonding Sailing at Charleston Race Week!!
If there has been one constant about Sperry Charleston Race Week over the years it’s the family dynamic that has become a hallmark of the regatta. The event and venue, with all the onshore fun, attracts sailors to combine high-level racing with quality family time.As usual, there were plenty of family programs competing in Sperry Charleston Race Week 2018. In fact, family members comprise the entire crew of the J/70 Old School with Brandon Flack sailing with his wife, 15-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son.Brandon Flack and his family, from left to right, wife Cindy,...
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