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WV Hemelingen Lead German J/70 Sailing League
(Tutzing, Germany)- The German J/70 Sailing League (DSBL) returned to the place where everything began five years ago- Tutzing on Lake Starnberg, hosted by the Deutscher Touring YC (DTYC)- for the season opener that was sailed from June 8th to 10th on the incredibly picturesque lake.Exactly five years ago (June 7, 2013), 18 clubs joined the Deutsche Touring YC for the first time in the history of yacht racing, competing in a club competition. Sailors, clubs and the media were so excited by the idea that the league has continued with great success....
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Italian Open J/70 Nationals Announcement
(Malcesine (Lake Garda), Italy)- From July 12th to 15th, the Italian Open J/70 Championship will be taking place at Malcesine, a pretty waterfront town on the western shore of Lago di Garda. It is the perfect opportunity to test the waters of the race course for the 2019 Europeans, that will also be in Malcesine. Registrations close on June 25th and the event will consist of four days of racing.Following this week’s J/70 Europeans taking place in Vigo, Spain, it is expected a significant portion of that fleet will then pack up their boats...
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Kieler Woche Regatta Preview : 19-Jun-2018 12pm
Kieler Woche Regatta Preview
(Kiel, Germany)- The 136th edition of Kieler Woche (Kiel Week) will be taking place from June 16th to the 24th and participating will be 1,500+ sailboats and over 5,000 sailors for the week long event.  Considered one of the world’s largest sailing events, Kiel Week is hosted by several clubs, with Kieler YC as the principal host.Even in its 136th year, Kieler Woche still plays a virtuoso performance on the keyboard of festivity: Kieler Woche is the largest summer festival in Northern Europe.During the week, more than three million visitors from all over the...
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WV Uitdam Tops Dutch J/70 Sailing League- Act II
(Roermond, The Netherlands)- The first match of the Dutch J/70 Sailing League sailed in Roermond resulted in a number of surprising teams in the top of the ranking. Under difficult conditions with little wind, Watersportvereniging Uitdam performed the most consistently to win the weekend event after sailing just six races for each of the fifteens sailing club teams on Saturday. Day OneThe sailors from WV Uitdam showed their class and immediately took the lead in the rankings on the first day.  Under the guidance of their new and talented skipper, Guido Buwalda, they...
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Thrilling Chicago NOOD Regatta
J/111 KASHMIR Awarded Overall Regatta Win!(Chicago, IL)- The highly popular Helly Hansen Chicago NOOD Regatta was hosted by the Chicago YC, with sailing taking place on the fresh waters of Lake Michigan, off the spectacular Chicago city-front as their backdrop. The Chicago event is one of the biggest on the Helly Hansen Sailing World NOOD Regatta circuit.  This event included one-design classes for J/70s, J/105s, J/109s, J/111s, and J/88s. In addition, there was the North Sails Rally with ORR/PHRF divisions for a J/100, J/105, J/120, J/130, J/133, J/112E, and J/44. Of the 144...
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J/70 Europeans Update : 17-Jun-2018 5pm
J/70 Europeans Update
(Vigo, Spain)- Sixty-nine teams from fifteen countries have been sailing the 2018 J/70 Class Open European Championship and 2018 J/70 Corinthian Class European Championship. Organized by the Real Club Náutico de Vigo in conjunction with the International J/70 Class Association, and J/70 Spanish Class Association.Thirteen races were scheduled over five days, racing in the stunning Ria de Vigo on the Atlantic coast of Northwest Spain. The Real Club Náutico de Vigo has provided a warm welcome to competitors with social occasions throughout the regatta.  So far, the sailing has been stunning.  Here...
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