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Blustery Conanicut YC Round Island Race
J/29 Dominates Class B, J’s Sweep Class G!(Jamestown, RI)- Sunday dawned with a rather intimidating forecast.  The remnants of Hurricane Harvey that left a catastrophe in its wake across the Texas Gulf Coast had moved northeast and was rolling over New England on Sunday morning.  Strong rains and wind gusting 15-30 kts greeted the sailors ready to participate in the 90th Annual Around The Island Race- an end of summer tradition for most active sailors on Narragansett Bay.  This year, an enormous fleet of 101 boats were registered, 23 of them J/Crews (about...
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J/24 World Championship Preview
(Port Credit, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)- The Port Credit YC of Mississauga, Canada, will be hosting the 2017 driveHG.ca J/24 World Championship. The J/24 is an international One-Design keelboat class and the most popular racing keelboat in the world with over 5,480 boats built and being sailed in 165 fleets and 110 countries.Over 400 yachtsmen and women on sixty-nine boats will be participating in this year’s Worlds representing ten countries- Argentina, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru and the USA. The opening day of the 2017 Worlds at Port Credit YC...
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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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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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Malmö Surprises Swedish J/70 Sailing League!
(Jönköping, Sweden)- The third round of Allsvenskan Sailing (the Swedish J/70 Sailing League) was settled this past weekend on Munksjön in central Jönköping. And surprisingly, it was Malmö SS that took home victory, only one point ahead of the heavy regatta favorites-  KSSS (the Royal Swedish YC).“This feels fantastic. We managed to get together a team just two days before starting,” says Per-Håkan Persson from the Malmö SS team.  That is even more of a shocker for the rest of the Swedish sailing league crews!  In other words, the Malmo crew were a...
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Conanicut YC Round Island Race Preview
(Jamestown, RI)- The 90th Annual Around The Island Race is taking place this weekend on Narragansett Bay and an enormous fleet of 101 boats are participating, 23 of them are J/Crews (about 23% of the fleet)!The event signifies for many sailors on Narragansett Bay the culmination of their summer sailing season.  Since it coincides with America’s Labor Day holiday weekend, it also marks the transition from summer vacation to children and youth going back to school in September for their new school year. In other words, for many families, the “last blast” before...
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