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J/88 Related News & Activity

J/88 JIYUU Winning Hobart Offshore Double Series
(Hobart, Tasmania)- The J/88 JIYUU, owned by Peter & Karen Davis, have been sailing their boat in the Hobart Doublehanded series on the Derwent River.  This past weekend, they had an opportunity to sail a 12.0nm race up and down the river in the always tactically demanding conditions on the river- there are some big hills (mountains & cliffs!) that cause amazing cat’s-paws and tornado-like puffs to whirl down the river!  Here is Peter’s report on their most recent adventures:“We had a great day on the river today. Karen and I have entered JIYUU...
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Misty Start To Warsash Spring Series
(Warsash, England)- Last year the first race of the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series took place in unseasonably glorious sunshine, but this year (Sunday 12 March) entrants were faced with drizzle, mist and light winds. Not ideal conditions, however, crews were undeterred and some good competitive racing was still enjoyed.With light fair tide beats and foul tide runs, the latter were always going to a challenge, and both the White and Black Groups boats found that avoiding holes downwind was the main priority of the day.It was a challenging day also for line...
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“New” Double Farallones Race Innovations!
(San Francisco, CA)- The thirty-eighth annual Doublehanded Farallones Race, hosted by the San Francisco Bay Area Multihull Association, starts Saturday, March 18th and organizers are offering a new format for doublehanded sailors- four course options!! In order to provide sailors options in the race other than the classic 58nm beast offshore around the formidable Farallones rocks, BAMA is now offering 3 additional shorter courses to allow sailors a reduced event that might better suit their needs, skill set or weather conditions for the day.Here are the four options for the sailors:...
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Sailing a J/88 to Havana, Cuba!?
(Havana, Cuba)- Yes, that is exactly what David Malkin from North Point Yacht Sales in Annapolis did with his team on MI2.  Here is an account of their experience on their blast across the Gulf Stream.“Sailing into Cuban history.” That’s how T2P.TV’s Ashley Love titled the documentary of her adventure sailing on my J88 M:I-2 to Cuba last February.  Looking back, as we planned for, and then participated in, the first officially sanctioned race to Cuba in over 57 years; it really became apparent we were blazing a new trail. It was more than...
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J/Teams Dominate Heineken St Maarten!
J/122, J/109, J/105, J/39, J/30, J/88 Collect Silver Everywhere!(Phillipsburg, St Maarten)- The Sint Maarten Yacht Club was a beehive of activity as competitors arrived for the 37th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The racing action kicked off on March 2nd with the Gill Commodore’s Cup, a one-day windward leeward racing event, allowing sailors to practice and perfect their racing without influencing the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, which runs March 3-5.The 2017 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta once again featured the largest collection of yachts racing at a Caribbean regatta since the 2016 edition. J/crews sailed...
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HELLY HANSEN Warsash Spring Series Preview
(Warsash, England)- An important annual rite of passage in the English springtime is about to take place on the Solent this coming weekend!  Dust off those boots, toss the boat in the water, get some new gear from HELLY HANSEN and get ready for the insanely popular spring sailing event known as the HELLY HANSEN Warsash Spring Series.  For six weekends, Londoners, Welshmen (and women), a few Scots, a smattering of Irish, and even a few intrepid Dutch, French and Beneluxers head to the Southampton Water to test their luck and skills navigating...
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Big Daddy Regatta Preview : 11-Mar-2017 8pm
Big Daddy Regatta Preview
(Point Richmond, CA)- The first major offshore event on San Francisco Bay will be taking place this weekend, the incredibly fun Big Daddy Regatta hosted by Richmond YC on the northeastern part of the Bay.  The format is enjoyed by many sailors, with a random leg buoys race on Saturday followed by a PHRF handicapped “pursuit race” on Sunday. Eleven J’s (about 1/3 of the fleet) from across all points of the compass on the Bay are looking forward to the start of their 2017 offshore season!  Sailing in the PHRF Racing class is...
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