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J/FEST San Diego Announcement
“Sending it back to ’77!”(San Diego, CA)- If you have ever sailed on, owned, raced on, cruised on, loved a J/Boat, you will not want to miss any of the special events of this celebration of all things J/Boats!San Diego YC is inviting all J/Boats from all over SoCal to participate in fall sailing in San Diego from September 23rd to 24th.  Most importantly, it will be a weekend to celebrate 40 years of sailing J/Boats!One-design fleets slated for J/Fest include the fast growing, super hot J/70 fleet as well as J/22, J/24,...
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AUDI J/70 World Championship Preview
(Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy)- The 2017 AUDI J/70 World Championship may go down in history as the class’ largest event ever- with 175 boats registered.  Hosted by YC Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, it can be said there are few yacht club and marina facilities in the world that can handle such an enormous fleet of very talented sailors from across the world. The regatta format has been updated twice because of the record number of entries. The YCCS PRO for the event will be Mark Foster from Corpus Christi YC in...
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J/Sailors Ruling J/Class! : 10-Sep-2017 9pm
J/Sailors Ruling J/Class!
(Newport, RI)- The first ever J/Class World Championship took place this past week in Newport, RI and was hosted by the New York YC Harbour Court. Six of the 140 foot (~ 43 meter) sailing yachts participated in the five day event that saw racing take place on Tuesday in a “Navigators Race” inside Narragansett Bay and the next four days offshore in Rhode Island Sound about 4nm southwest of Castle Hill point. Not surprisingly, literally every single boat had local talent and local knowledge on board as strategists/ tacticians- virtually all of...
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Sailing With Friends- J/80 Style
(Seattle, WA)-  Dave Schmidt, the Sail-World.com USA Editor based in Seattle, WA has a wonderful story to tell about his participation in the sport of sailing on a friends’ J/80..“As a lifelong sailor from a sailing-obsessed family, I sometimes forget that not everyone has been sailing since they could walk. Mind you, I'm certainly not professing to be any sort of polished tactician or accomplished skipper, but I do know how to trim sails, drive, stand watch and run a foredeck, and I've also been around sailing culture long enough to (more or...
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J/Crews Enjoy Sunny Ted Hood Regatta
(Marblehead, MA)- How nice can sailing possibly be off Marblehead, MA in the summer time?   Sometimes amazing, as was the case this past weekend for the annual Ted Hood Regatta.  Fleets of J/70s, J/105s and PHRF handicap boats enjoyed three days of racing with winds below ten knots, with plenty of sun!The event was hosted by the trio of famous Marblehead clubs- Boston YC, Eastern YC and Corinthian YC- with each club hosting a circle for the various fleets.Following on his win in the J/70 Corinthian Nationals at Buzzards Bay Regatta, Brian Keane’s...
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