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More Light Winds @ Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series
(Warsash, England)- Success in the second day of racing in the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series on Sunday 15th April went to those skippers who played the strong tides in the Solent and managed to stay in breeze.Having lost two Sunday's of racing due to the weather, the race committee was keen to get racing going. Despite the breeze not reaching the numbers forecast, it managed to run two races for the Black Group and the usual three races for White Group.Black Group's two starts were near Robin Culpan buoy in the Solent,...
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J/80 Westerns & PSSR Preview
(Seattle, WA)- It is that time of year in the Pacific Northwest! Yes, it is the annual Puget Sound Spring Regatta that is hosted by the Corinthian YC Seattle for both offshore PHRF racers as well as one-design classes of J/109s, J/105s, and J/80s.  In fact, for the J/80s it will be their first J/80 Westerns ever, sailed from April 21st to 22nd on Puget Sound.There is no question there is a passionate group of Pacific Northwest J/sailors that continues to grow organically every year.  The original nexus of hard-core J/24 sailors over...
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J/80 UK Nationals Return To Lymington!
(Lymington, England)- The Royal Lymington Yacht Club has published its Notice of Race for this year’s J/80 Nationals, to be held Saturday 18th to Monday 20th August.The dates for the Nationals dovetail well with Cowes Week, which finishes on Saturday 11th August. The short gap is convenient for teams entering both events, especially those not based in the Solent and having to transport their boats by road.The Championship was last held at Lymington in 2016, when 26 boats competed in what was universally agreed to be a hugely successful and entertaining event. The...
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Dubarry Women's Open Keelboat Championship Announcement
(Hamble, England)- The Women's Open Keelboat Championship (WOKC) will be returning to Hamble for its 10th anniversary edition in 2018.  This year the event, hosted once again by Hamble River Sailing Club, is being held on the weekend of June 2nd and 3rd. The volunteer team which organizes WOKC is delighted that Dubarry has agreed to return as title sponsor, having been a generous supporter of the championships since their inception in 2008 and having been the title sponsor for the last seven events. This means there will be some fantastic Dubarry prizes...
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Blakely Rock Benefit Race Report
(Seattle, WA)- The race is dedicated to the loving memory of Carol Pearl.  Carol was a Sloop Tavern YC member for 39 years.  She was a two-term past Commodore, a very active board member, the club historian, champion, mentor, friend and she was involved in organizing the Blakely Rock Benefit Race for as long as anyone can remember.Many sailing teams from across the northwest participated in the event, many of them being J/Boats owners. In the PHRF Class 5, Mike Poole’s J/80 JOLLY GREEN took second place, while Leo Morales’ J/27 WIZARD took...
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J/112E  Dominates SPI OUEST France Finale
Leduc Tops J/70s, Moriceau Eclipses J/80s, J/24 Smokes OSH-3!(La Trinite sur Mer, France)- The 40th edition of Spi Ouest-France ended this past Monday afternoon in the Bay of Trinité-sur-Mer, in Morbihan. While it may not have been the sunniest regatta in years, it did fulfill the desire to have good breeze all four days for the 374 boats and 2,500+ sailors that were in attendance in the lovely, quaint seaside town of La Trinite.  As usual, the host club- Societe Nautique La Trinite sur Mer- and the city and its numerous restaurants rolled out...
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