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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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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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J/80 Pornic Cup Awarded to ARMEN HABITAT
(Pornic, France)- The third event of the J/80 Coupe de France was held in Pornic, France and hosted by the Club Nautique de Pornic.  Twenty boats participated in yet another convivial edition of this regatta that takes place in a beautiful, quaint, ancient seaside village under beautiful sunny skies and moderate winds.  As always, CN Pornic provided perfectly run races and were impeccably gracious and welcoming of all sailors.In the end, it was top French sailor, Simon Moriceau (APCC) and his ARMEN HABITAT crew (Jean Queveau, Pierre Loic Berthet, Stephane Geslin, Vincent...
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