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International J/24 Class News

  • J/80 World Championship Preview
    (Sotogrande, Spain)- The first J/80 teams started to arrive in Marina Sotogrande during last month’s RC-44 World Championship.  In fact, several of the J/80 sailors were also sailing the RC-44s before their preparation for participating in this year’s J/80 World Championship that will be running from June 25th to July 2nd.  All that time offshore of Club Nautico Bevelle’s beautiful facilities may pay off for some teams; many of them have been training for weeks in the waters of Barcelona to learn as much as possible about the wind and currents.Fifty-seven teams are...
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  • Another Fun-Filled AYC Race Week!
    (Annapolis, MD)- The Annapolis YC’s annual race weekend continues to be a popular event at the beginning of the Chesapeake Bay summer sailing season.  This year’s event was incredibly well-attended across the board in both offshore PHRF handicap divisions as well as in the one-design fleets for J/22s, J/70s, J/80s, J/30s and J/105s.The J/22s were won by Jeff Todd’s HOT TODDY with straight bullets, followed by Jason Ipe’s EKAS with straight seconds and Gunnar Gode’s USA 977 with straight thirds.  So, only one guess as to what the records were for fourth and...
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  • Long Beach Race Week Preview
    (Long Beach, CA) – There are many reasons Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week (LBRW) is the “best in the west” each year; this sailing season opener draws racers from San Diego to San Francisco (and even a few renegades from as far as Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Seattle) for three days of hot racing, cool parties, and warm hospitality.This year’s LBRW, running from June 24th to 26th to 26, 2016, will be no exception, as roughly 150 entrants compete in windward-leeward or random leg courses, in both one-design and PHRF classes, on lively...
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  • J/70 Europeans- 96 Competitors!
    (Kiel, Germany)- More than three million visitors from all over the world will be diving into the colorful and multi-facetted life of Kieler Woche that takes place form June 21st to 26th. Kiel Week 2016, which is organized by the Kiel Yacht-Club in cooperation with the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein, Hamburger Segel-Club and the Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee, offers many highlights in this year’s program.  One of those is the 2016 J/70 European Championship.Ninety-six crews from 15 nations (Denmark, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Switzerland,...
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  • Three Buoy Fiasco Preview
    (Seattle, WA)- The host for the highly popular Three Buoy Fiasco is not your ascot-wearing, martini-sipping yacht club. Far from it.  Sloop Tavern YC in Seattle, WA was launched by a man without a boat, in his tavern, in the hope of cultivating a more respectable clientele than the barflies who would show up in the morning at opening time!  But, despite its rather dubious beginnings, the Sloop Tavern YC is going strong 30 years later, one of Seattle’s best-kept secrets for sailors who are in it purely for the love of the...
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  • Surf’s Up Sailing J/80’s in Hawaii!
    (Kaneohe, Hawaii)- Kaneohe Yacht Club's J/80 fleet is preparing for the start of their Summer Circuit 2016.  From left to right are- Alohalani, Crusader, Mojito, and Papio.Races start June 11th and run until the 26th in beautiful Kaneohe Bay. If you are interested in participating in the fleet as crew, please contact Bob Stephenson at email- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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  • Beckman Triumphs @ Almere J/80 Regatta
    (Almere, The Netherlands)- Enjoying an unexpectedly great weekend of sailing were the J/80s in the Netherlands for their Spring Championship.  In the end, it was the JSB TEAM with skipper Rebecca Beckman that won the Open Benelux J/80 championship.The two-day event had eight races run for the entire fleet on the Iljsemeer massive lake that is renowned for those who sail huge dinghy championships on its incredibly choppy waters (e.g. square waves that are induced by its incredibly shallow waters).While the wind forecasters for windguru and windfinder showed unstable and light wind predictions,...
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