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J/88 Related News & Activity

American YC Fall Regattas Announcement
(Rye, NY)- Over the next few weeks, the American YC in Rye, New York will be hosting a series of events for both offshore racers as well as the J/70 class. FALL SERIESAs most sailors on the northeastern seaboard may be familiar with, the AYC will be hosting their annual Fall Series, a popular two-weekend event that is held on western Long Island Sound for both offshore boats as well as one-design fleets of J/70s, J/88s, J/105s, J/109s, and J/44s. The event takes place on September 23rd/ 24th and September 30th/ October 1st. ...
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Blustery Conanicut YC Round Island Race
J/29 Dominates Class B, J’s Sweep Class G!(Jamestown, RI)- Sunday dawned with a rather intimidating forecast.  The remnants of Hurricane Harvey that left a catastrophe in its wake across the Texas Gulf Coast had moved northeast and was rolling over New England on Sunday morning.  Strong rains and wind gusting 15-30 kts greeted the sailors ready to participate in the 90th Annual Around The Island Race- an end of summer tradition for most active sailors on Narragansett Bay.  This year, an enormous fleet of 101 boats were registered, 23 of them J/Crews (about...
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J/88s & J/111s Dominate Chicago Bi-State
Fast Ride for J/105 Class!(Chicago, IL)- The Bi-State and the Tri-State is a multi-leg offshore race held over Labor Day Weekend on the southern parts of Lake Michigan. Chicago to St. Joseph, MI is the first leg of the race. More than 100 boats departed Friday evening for a fast sprint of 50.5 NM across the lake, most boats finishing early Saturday morning.For most, Saturday was a day of rest in St. Joseph with the Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament and live entertainment at the St. Joseph River YC. Then, on Sunday morning, racers chose...
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Rolex Big Boat Series Preview
(San Francisco, CA)- When it comes to determining the fastest guns in the west, Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by the venerable St. Francis Yacht Club (StFYC), has long served as the left coast’s pivotal proving ground. Of the 40 regattas StFYC hosts each year, Rolex Big Boat Series is the signature event and enjoys a proud 52-year history of testing competitors’ skills in the demanding, rewarding conditions of San Francisco Bay."Rolex Big Boat Series draws the top skippers and crew from around the U.S. and abroad, who should be prepared for four...
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J/Crews Sweep Vineyard Race Divisions!
(Stamford, CT)- Labor Day weekend's Vineyard Race was a classic. This 238-mile course stretches from Shippan Point through the swirling currents of The Race, past Block Island, and on to the light tower at the entrance to Buzzard's Bay. Once reached, sailors return by leaving Block Island to starboard en route to the finish in Stamford Harbor.  This year, a massive offshore Low was spinning away, producing strong Northerly winds that ultimately swung East as the fleet rounded Buzzards Bay Tower.  Needless to say, under such idyllic conditions, several records were broken.The...
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J/Crews Loving Dartmouth Regatta!
(Dartmouth, England)- The Dartmouth Regatta is a great way to end the summer sailing season along the south coast of the United Kingdom.Set in the beautiful West Country, the sailing regatta forms part of a larger event that includes rowing championships and has many onshore attractions, a true British Summer festival!Many J/Teams attended the regatta this year, some fresh from the J/Cup, other’s post-Fastnet race finish, some locally based and other’s travelling from afar.The weather was perfect for rowing and beach activities, but not so good for sailing.  For example, 2/3 of day 2...
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