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Wild & Crazy J/Fest San Francisco
(San Francisco, CA)- “In the face of a challenging weather forecast, the St Francis Yacht Club held its annual J/Fest last weekend, with J/24s, J/70s, J/88s, J/105s, and J/111s competing.Rain? Low Clouds, Wind? Sun? Well, parts of all of the above; it all turned into a glorious weekend. The tide charts professed that we would have an ebb tide but the starting line had strong flood currents going well into the early afternoon, making "local knowledge" all the more important,” commented photographer Chris Ray.In each race, around 20 of the 27 J/105 teams tried...
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J/Fest San Francisco Preview
(San Francisco, CA)- This coming weekend, the St Francis YC will be hosting their annual J/Fest San Francisco Regatta for a fleet of forty-five boats and over 275 fire-breathing, wide-eyed, passionate J/sailors ready to do battle to be crowned “King of J/Fest” in their respective classes.  Participating this year are one-design fleets of J/111s, J/105s, J/88s, J/70s, and J/24s.The largest class at the event will be the twenty-four J/105s.  The fleet continues to maintain its momentum and several new (used) boats and faces have joined what is arguably the most competitive 35 foot...
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Great Training @ RORC Easter Challenge
(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)-The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s sailing season started this past Bank Holiday weekend with the RORC Easter Challenge. This inshore event on the Solent provided a mix of windward-leeward and round-the-cans racing over three days, in 15-20 knots of breeze.  The event culminated in a prize-giving at the RORC Cowes Clubhouse on Sunday afternoon where a seemingly endless supply of Easter eggs was up for grabs!As in 2017, all sizes of yachts were competing, including J/109s, J/111s, and a newly launched J/121.  All made use of the free coaching...
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40th SPI OUEST France Regatta Preview
(La Trinite sur Mer, France)- The largest offshore keelboat regatta in Europe- SPI OUEST France- is the first major event in the spring for French sailors. It is always looked forward to with great anticipation for J/sailors, as it is a celebration of sailing and family over the Easter Holiday weekend.  Even more importantly for this year, it is a celebration of the 40th edition of SPI OUEST!  The regatta is hosted by Societe Nautique La Trinite sur Mer, located in the quaint seaside village of La Trinite sur Mer.  The sailing will...
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