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France Expands Sailing League 2018
(La Rochelle, France)- Launched in 2016, the French National Sailing League (LN VOILE), the only 100% inter-club competition in France, will pass a new stage this year.  For 2018, the clubs will compete for the first time in a championship format that includes two events sailing in J/70s and J/80s. The first event is in Brest (June 29 - July 1), organized by the Union of Brest clubs (USAM, SR Brest, Crocodiles Elorn). And, the second will be in La Rochelle (October 19 to 21), organized by the Société des Régates Rochelaises.Who will succeed in 2018? Will it be the...
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Barcelona Winter Series Hotting Up!
(Barcelona, Spain)- This past weekend, the fourth Act of the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona Winter Series saw cool waters, brisk winds, and hot action across the water of the Olympics sailing venue.  In the J/70s, winning Act IV was the Russian Sergey Semenov’s NEW TERRITORIEs, while Luis Albert Solana’s PATAKIN sailed well enough to maintain their overall series lead over Massimo Rama’s JENIALE EUROSYSTEM.Unfortunately, Saturday’s sailing was canceled after several fruitless starts with an “AP over A” to mark the end of day for all racers.  However, on Sunday the sailors were greeted by spectacular sailing conditions; so good...
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Winter J/80 Cyprus Sailing Announcement
(Limassol, Cyprus)- The winter J/80 Cyprus Championship is an annual series of regattas hosted by SailFirst Sailing Club at St Raphael Marina in Limassol, Cyprus. Participation is open for both experienced sailors and novices as existing crews or individuals.  Teams have often come from Cyprus, Russia, Ukraine and across Europe as this gorgeous “destination resort” is popular amongst eastern Europeans. The regatta is run in three “acts” from January to March using the club’s fleet of a dozen J/80 one-design sailboats.  The first event is January 21st, the second is February 18th, and...
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