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Vineyard Cup Regatta Fun & Games!
J/Teams Garner Gold, Silver and Bronze! (Vineyard Haven, MA)- The host for the annual Vineyard Cup Regatta was Sail Martha’s Vineyard, based in Vineyard Haven on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.  The regatta is managed like the FIGAWI Race, a PHRF “pursuit style” event that has your starting time based on the distance of the race sailed and your handicap rating.  The goal is “fun & games” and not at all based on serious racing, although based on the tenacity that some boats fought to trim sails, sit on people’s wind, and cross-tacks, would...
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J/70 Stadium Sailing Takes off in Moscow!
(Moscow, Russia)- The legendary Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin and the leading Russian sailing project- PROyachting- partnered again for the 2017 stadium sailing series that is taking place on the “Water Stadium” in front of Royal Yacht Club in Moscow, Russia.  The main prize for the winner of popular Wednesday Night Races will be a brand new Marine Chronograph series from Ulysse Nardin (that’s one of only 150 units made in the world- priceless!!). For over 170 years, the Swiss watch maker has created models that embody the latest technological developments and impeccable...
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NEK SPORT Wins Russian J/70 Sailing League Act IV
(Pskov, Russia)- The fourth act of the 2017 Russian J/70 Sailing League had challenging weather conditions at Pskov, Russia; the teams were sailing on the beautiful Lake Pihkva that borders Estonia at the far western end of Russia (just to the north is the famous historical city of St Petersburg on the Baltic Sea).The three-day event featured a lot of variable wind conditions, mostly on the lighter side, that kept things interesting as all the top teams had some bad races. As a result, there were significant lead changes all weekend long. ...
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Fabulous Sail Newport Regatta
Awesome Sailing for J/70s & J/24s!(Newport, RI)- The largest regatta of Newport’s summer sailing for one-design sailboats is the Sail Newport Regatta. The fleet of seventy keelboats had thirty-nine J/crews (55% of keelboats) competing in two of the world’s leading keelboat classes- the J/70 and J/24. Perhaps the biggest factor in the racing over the three-day weekend was the weather.  On Friday, a pernicious low pressure system was working its way ever, every so slowly east, just south of Long Island Sound and south of Newport.  In the morning until about 2:30pm on Friday...
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Wilson Crowned J/70 UK National Champion
(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- Twenty-nine J/70 teams from across the United Kingdom assembled to sail the 2017 U.K. J/70 National Championship, hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England.  The RYS PRO managed to conduct seven races over the weekend in a variety of conditions on the notoriously current-influenced Solent race track.After a nerve racking final day of racing in The Solent, Ian Wilson’s SOAK RACING Team (with crew of Marshall King, Ben Saxton, Adam Brushett) were declared the overall winners of the 2017 U.K. J/70 National...
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J/70 Pacific Coast Championship Preview
(San Francisco Bay, CA)- The small but mighty J/70 fleet will be competing for the J/70 Pacific Coat Championships this weekend, hosted by St Francis YC.  There is some remarkable talent that will be vying for class honors.For starters, Whitbread Around the World winner, Star World Champion and America’s Cup helmsman Paul Cayard is sailing on Chris Kostanecki’s JENNIFER. Kostanecki is going to the J/70 World’s with Cayard and this will be a great training event for them and their team.Then, fresh off a 2nd at the J/70 Europeans on the Solent in England...
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Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge Preview
(Annapolis, MD)- When you can fry an egg on deck and your dog won’t even go outside, you know it’s time for Southern Maryland’s saltiest summer regatta: the Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge (SPLC)- a.k.a. “the Screwpile”.  This year it will be sailed over the July 14th to 16th weekend outside the mouth of the Patuxent River in Solomons Island, Maryland. As per usual, race headquarters will be at the Holiday Inn Select.If you’re new to this scene, first thing you should know is this: it’s a lighthouse, not a bad word. Screwpile-style lighthouses, cottages...
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Nylandska Jaktklubben Leads Finnish J/70 Sailing League
(Maarianhamina, Finland)- The first event of the Finnish J/70 Sailing League took place in Aland, Mariehamina over the first weekend of July- on an island in the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden!  In the end, it was a very tight finish for the top two teams, Nylandska Jaktklubben and Åländska Segelsällskapet 1 Team.  After eleven races just three points separated these teams with Nylandska YC just beating out Åländska SS by three points to take the initial lead in the four regatta series.“The race tracks are quick and short.  So, if you are...
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Astrup Crowned GRUNDIG J/70 Nordic Champion!
(Hanko, Norway)- Over the three-day weekend in Hanko, Norway, the Royal Norwegian YC (KNS) hosted the GRUNDIG J/70 Nordic Championship.  The racing took place just outside the island of Hankø and offered great course racing for the enthusiastic J/70 sailors. The island is located in the south-eastern part of Norway at the opening of the Oslo Fjord, not far from the Swedish border.  As anticipated, the fleet enjoyed good sea breezes from the southwest and generally good and fair sailing. The wind conditions were normally stable with no tidal problems.The KNS cooperated with...
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WSV Almere Centraal Lead Dutch J/70 Sailing League
(Aalsmeer, Netherlands)-  The local team of WSV Almere Centraal won the second act of the Dutch J/70 Sailing League on their home waters of the Aalsmeer.  Finishing second was WSV Giesbeek and SZ & WV Uitdam took the bronze. With this result the WSV Almere Centraal team have taken the overall lead in the series, overtaking Jachtclub Scheveningen and holding on to a five point gap over second place SZ & WV Uitdam.In total, 45 races have been sailed in very different circumstances. There are three more events left in 2017.The leader of the...
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German J/70 Sailing League Update
(Warnemünde, Germany)-For the second time in the history of the German Sailing League (DSBL) an event was held in front of Warnemünde on the big open waters of the North Sea. For three days, eighteen clubs in the 2nd Sailing League fought for important points that could enable them to qualify for the 1st League.Warnemünde is a source of great excitement for sailors, spectators and the responsible people.  "The spectacular sailing area for the regatta is directly in front of the magnificent beach of Warnemunde.  Plus, it is famous for its near-perfect sailing...
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Fast Round Island Race! : 12-Jul-2017 1pm
Fast Round Island Race!
J/112E Posts Thrilling Victory!(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- This year’s annual Round the Island Race, organized by the Island Sailing Club, was one of the faster circumnavigations of the 53.2nm circuit around the Isle of Wight!  This year’s race attracted 1,342 entries comprising about 14,000 sailors. In general, many J/Teams did quite well, garnering their fair share of the silverware in each of their classes.  Here is the report from Paul Heys who sailed aboard the new J/112E DAVANTI TYRES experiencing her debut in the world-famous Round Island Race!“A week before the race, long-time...
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J/80 World Championship Preview
(Hamble, England)- The 16th edition of the J/80 World Championship, is proudly hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. 47 teams from Australia, France, Great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Spain will be competing. 14 races are scheduled to take place in The Solent, providing four days of top class racing for a truly fleet world class fleet.Viva España!Spain has been the dominate nation in the J/80 World Championships with eight wins, and Rayco Tabares Alvarez has won the title an unprecedented three times, including the last two years. Rayco is no stranger...
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173 Teams @ AUDI J/70 World Championship!
(Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy)- Registration has closed with a record breaking fleet of 173 teams from 25 different nations for the upcoming J/70 World Championship that will be organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of Title Sponsor AUDI and Official Event Sailmaker QUANTUM Sails.The chance of competing in one of the world's most famous areas for yachting has been a contributing factor in the even-better-than-expected turnout for this J/70 World Championship. J/70s are increasingly popular thanks to the fact that it's easy to sail by all types of...
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J/70 UK Nationals Preview : 09-Jul-2017 10am
J/70 UK Nationals Preview
(Cowes, England)- The Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, Isle of Wight, will be hosting the 2017 J/70 U.K. Nationals in their amazingly fabulous facilities this coming weekend. For many of the crews that are participating in this year’s event, it is a warm-up to both the upcoming Cowes Week in August as well as the J/70 World Championship that is taking place at YC Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy in mid-September. An all-star line-up of U.K. teams is participating in this year’s regatta.  The top crews include Patrick Liardet’s COSMIC, Paul Ward’s...
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