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ARMEN HABITAT French J/80 National Champion!
(Quiberon, France)- The French J/80 sailing season ended where it started, on the Bay of Quiberon from October 28 to November 1, 2017, at Quiberon (Port-Haliguen) organized by the Yacht Club of Quiberon.  Forty-seven teams participated in the finale that saw amazing racing from the top J/80 crews in France.  The regatta was held in variable wind conditions, oscillating between 7 and 15 knots.  The first day saw light weather and flat seas, and then the remaining days had medium breezes and chop sitting on top of large swells.In the end, it was...
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Congrats to Charlie, Mark & Nick- VOR Leg#1!
(Lisbon, Portugal)- Congrats to Newport sailing duo Charlie Enright and Mark Towill and the rest of the VESTAS 11th Hour Racing crew (including Newport Shipyard’s Nick Dana, son of Charlie Dana- owner of the yard) on their first leg win in the Volvo Ocean Race!VESTAS 11th Hour Racing won Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race, crossing the finish line in the River Tagus in Lisbon, Portugal with a 2.5 hour time cushion over the second place boat.It’s a tremendous victory for American skipper Charlie Enright and his team, who earn 8 points for their...
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J/Wildness @ Great Pumpkin Regatta
(Richmond, CA)- Richmond Yacht Clubs’ Great Pumpkin Regatta, entering it’s 32nd year, is a bit of a mini-Woodstock for the San Francisco Bay area.  For starters, it is celebrating Halloween and what is there not to like about Halloween in the Bay area for its extraordinary, eclectic collection of people that often have an “alternative” viewpoint on the world- like, “yes, aliens do exist!”  Secondly, the Bay in the fall can also have wildly bizarre weather as it transcends from its legendary nuclear-winds sailing conditions in mid-summer, to light airs/ no winds...
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