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J/111 Crowned New England PHRF Champion!
(Portland, Maine)- This year’s New England PHRF Championship was hosted by Portland YC in Portland, Maine and was sponsored by Handy Boat Service & Hallet Sails.  Over the two-day weekend event, thirty boats participated in four divisions- Cruising and three PHRF Racing divisions.  Sitting on top of the world after winning PHRF 1 Class was Mike Williamson’s J/111 BRIGADOON, handily winning their class and the overall regatta.In the PHRF 2 Division, it was a duel of J/105s, with Hank Seeselberg’s UBUNTU taking those honors by placing 2nd in class while Wolfgang Bauchinger,...
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J/109 Wins Volvo CORK Week Regatta!
(Cork, Ireland)- Shrouded in sea fog, the final day of racing at Volvo Cork Week was curtailed to just one race for some classes. However, as the mist cleared, class winners appeared and the inaugural IRC European Champion went to the wire. Located outside Cork Harbour, the visibility was just too bad for safe racing for IRC Zero, One and Two and the results remained unchanged from the previous day. The Final Prize Giving was held at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, established in 1720, the antique silverware being presented includes some of...
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J/88 Sails Singlehanded TransPac
(Hanalei, Hawaii)- The Singlehanded Sailing Society puts on the Singlehanded TransPac race every two years, ever since the first race, way back in 1978.  Since then, more people have made it to outer space than have raced singlehanded from San Francisco to Hawaii.  But, if you like to sail by yourself, paradoxically, you’re still in good company. The race is open to ocean-going boats and skippers.  This is not an event catering to the latest and greatest go-fast machines, but rather attracts the adventurous skippers that want to test themselves out on the...
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Wyman Crowned J/70 West Coast Champ!
(Santa Barbara, CA)- The J/70 West Coast Championship was hosted by Santa Barbara YC as part of the fun-loving annual Fiesta Cup Regatta.  After the amazing luau-styled barbecue on Saturday night (a BBQ on the beach with awesome local band and free-flowing margarita bar), nothing was going to slow down nor stop Steve Wyman’s crew on NUNUHUNU from winning the regatta.  In fact, after three bullets and two 3rds in the first seven races, they did not have to sail the last race to win! Starting out the weekend with two bullets in two...
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J/24s Sailing the Okinawa to Zamami Island Race
(Okinawa, Japan)- J/24 sailing in Okinawa, Japan?  You bet!  Adam Johnston, skipper, and Shingo Kazuko, participated in the 39th annual Race to Zamami Island in Okinawa's Kerama Islands. It is a truly spectacular part of the worlds, especially in the western Pacific.  The name of their boat is SCARLETTE, a 1985 Nissan-built J/24 (the red boat at the start above).  Here is their story as told by Adam:“Two J-24s competed in one of the longest running yacht races in Japan on July 2 as 40 different types of boats raced from the...
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Fantastic Sail Newport Regatta!
JAZZ Leads J/88s, HELLY HANSEN Tops J/70s(Newport, RI)- One of the biggest one-design regattas held all year long in the famous seaport of Newport, RI is the SAIL NEWPORT Regatta.  Hosted by its Executive Director Brad Read and the army of Sail Newport volunteers, the regatta runs for three days from July 8th to 10th with all sailing taking place in Narragansett Bay.  Two J classes participated- J/70s and J/88s.In the J/70 class, it was a “real-time” clinic on “go-fast” all weekend long.  Consider that a combined five J/24 Worlds, three J/22 Worlds,...
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