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KSSS King of Swedish J/70 Sailing League
(Gottskär, Sweden)- The KSSS (Royal Swedish Sailing Club) team of Patrik Forsberg, Sandra Sandqvist, Lukas Bergman and Anders Mårtensson took home the Gold Medal on Sunday afternoon, winning the Allsvenskan (Swedish J/70 Sailing League) on the windy waters off Gottskär, Sweden. Their record was Malmo- 2nd, Ekero- 1st, Örnsköldsvik- 1st, Gottskär- 7th for a total of 11 pts, 6 pts clear of the second place team GKSS."One of our strengths is that we have a good and broad squad. In total, we have used seventeen sailors this year and no one has sailed more...
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ARTTUBE Wins Italian J/70 Cup- Trieste
CALVI NETWORK Crowned Series Champion(Trieste, Italy)- The fourth act of the Italian J/70 Cup series took place off the beautiful, exotic eastern Italian Riviera on the Adriatic Sea off the port of Trieste, Italy. Hosting the twenty-boat, four nations fleet (Italy, Poland, Russia, & Switzerland) fleet was the YC Trieste based at Portopiccolo.  The weather Godz were not cooperating at all for this season-ending finale, with just four races counting for the regatta and series totals.Winning the final event was the Russian team on ARTTUBE RUS-1, skippered by the famous Russian woman helm-...
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Newport Boat Show- See the J/112E, J/121 & J/70!
(Newport, RI)- The Newport Boat Show is open from September 13th to 16th, Thursday to Sunday, from 10:00am to 6:00pm at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, off the famous America’s Cup Avenue.On display will be three exciting models in the J/Boats line up- the World Sailing Offshore Champion- the J/112E sport cruiser; the Bermuda Race St David’s Lighthouse Division Champion- the new J/121 shorthanded offshore speedster; and the world’s most popular one-design sportboat- the famous J/70 speedster!For starters, the most decorated J/Boat in recent months will amaze people with its...
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Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken Jr., and Terry Hutchinson?
Hmmm.  Good guys, all.Bill Wagner from The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD had an interesting chat with Terry Hutchinson recently. For the un-initiated, Terry was a 2x College Sailor of the Year at Old Dominion University, a J/24 World Champion, a J/70 East Coast Champion, and a great family guy.  That he's won the Farr 40, TP 52, and Maxi 72 Worlds with other teams is merely an asterisk to his J/24 accomplishments (the foundation of many of the world's best sailors worldwide).As a kid growing up in Maryland, Terry Hutchinson couldn’t wait until...
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J/FEST Southwest Announcement!
(Houston, TX)- This year’s J/FEST Southwest Regatta will be taking place from October 12th to 14th, hosted by Lakewood YC on Clear Lake and on Galveston Bay.  Again, all J/Owners are invited to participate and the hope is that several one-design fleets will have starts, including J/22s, J/24s, J/70s, J/105s at a minimum!  Plus, there will be PHRF racing for the larger J’s. Come one, come all!  Never too late to head south and enjoy some fun in the Texas sun, great beer, and awesome TexMex food!Since it was such a HUGE hit...
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