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J/70 News & Activity

SAIL MAINE Crowned Mallory Cup Champion!
(St Petersburg, FL)- The action was fast and furious on Tampa Bay this past week. Twelve teams in J/70s representing their respective Regional Sailing Associations (RSA) across America enjoyed the speedy and highly entertaining racing format, as well as the spectacular weather and racing conditions at the 2017 U.S. Adult Sailing Championship, hosted by St. Petersburg Yacht Club.Sailors enjoyed a variety of conditions throughout the week, including light air and sunshine to big breeze and rain. Thirty-eight races were completed throughout the weekend.Sailors were greeted with rain, wind and waves for the final...
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BLACK SAILS Crowned J/70 South American Champion
(Algarrobo, Chile)- The second annual J/70 South American Championship took place off Algarrobo, Chile and was hosted by Cofradía Náutica del Pacífico from the 27th to 31st of October. Almost 100 sailors participated on twenty boats, including teams from Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.There were lots of expectations that had been mounting for months prior to the regatta. Chile had a 20+ active J/70 fleet members among the first 33 boats imported from USA in the last 5 years into South America.  The Chilean class did their best to make a fair championship,...
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Lindauer Segler-Club Wins DSBL Berlin Finale
Norddeutscher Regatta Verein Crowned 2017 German Sailing League Champions(Berlin, Germany)- The 2017 Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga championship (DSBL) was characterized by remarkable “roller-coaster” scorelines by all clubs and the resulting anxiety-ridden finale in Berlin.  After comfortably leading the series with just 20 pts going into the finale, it appeared the last event would just be a coronation for Deutscher Touring YC to win the series, an almost anti-climactic event.  And, all other clubs would just be competing for the balance of the podium, such was the consistency of German’s leading club for the entire season,...
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J/70 Sailing League using MarkSETBot
(Grosse Pointe, MI)- J/70 Sailing League using MarkSETBot for automated race course management!Wally Cross has seen the future and wants to share the view. Here he reports on what may be the next big thing in our sport.  Wally comments on this evolutionary product:“Three automated buoys from MarkSETBot, two operators and one RIB – that’s all you need to run a regatta with a true course every time. The MarkSETBot buoy is changing the management side of yacht racing.Despite heavy reliance on volunteers, many yacht races have significant expenses that are making the events cost prohibitive.When...
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Åländska SS Take Finnish J/70 Sailing League Series
(Helsinki (Lauttasaari), Finland)- The Finnish J/70 Sailing League completed their final event in Lauttasaari, just off the mouth of Helsinki harbor.  Going into the finale, the top team was Åländska Segelsällskapet's first team; they had a solid five-point lead over Mariehamns Seglarförening (MSF), who in turn was just one point ahead of Helsinki's Brändö Seglarea.  However, because of the racing has been so close by the top teams, it was believed by many that it would be hard to displace any of the top three from the podium. There was no question...
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