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Family sailing J/70s off St Petersburg!
(St Petersburg, FL)- Yes, of course. The perfect “youth trainer” and “family day sailor!”Matt Braun and his family have been participating in the “Twilight Series” at St Petersburg Yacht Club in one of the club’s J/70’s.Commenting on their family outing, Matt said, “I believe we had 5 boats that evening.  Generally, we have between 5-7 J/70 club boats.  The StPYC Youth Team makes it a regular training date, as do many local sailors. On the day of this picture, my 10-year-old daughter Ainsley was at the helm from beginning to end.  It was a...
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ENFANT TERRIBLE- ADRIA FERRIES Two-Peats!
Win Italian J/70 Cup Act II- Porto Ercole(Porto Ercole, Italy)- A battle for the podium until the last gybe characterized the finale of the J/70 Cup in Porto Ercole, the second act of the Open Italian J/70 Circuit. The event consisted of three-days of racing, with eight races completed in wonderful sunny conditions and with moderate breeze up to 18 kts for the fleet of fifty-one crews racing from nine countries (Austria, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Russia, Switzerland).On the last day, going into the last race, a six points gap separated...
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SV Kreuzlingen Leads Swiss J/70 Sailing League
(Kreuzlingen, Switzerland)- The host club for the second act of the Swiss J/70 Sailing League were not disappointed by the performance of their hometown team- SV Kreuzlingen.  From Friday to Sunday, the “bise” winds blew on the Bodensee Lake between Beaufort 1 to 5 and allowed the Super League teams to sail 42 races for the 12 participating teams from across Switzerland.The local Bodensee team took advantage of their local knowledge. Bringing home the victory and the series lead was the SV Kreuzlingen crew of Tom Rüegge, Stefan Stäheli, Peter Fritschi and Caroline...
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J/70 TANGAROA Wins Yachting Cup Overall!
(San Diego, CA)- Seventy-nine teams competed in ten fleets in the 2018 Yachting Cup, held May 5-6 in San Diego, CA. David Hochart’s J/70 team on TANGAROA won the final race to secure their class victory and get recognized as the overall event winner.Hosted by the San Diego YC, the 2018 Yachting Cup was held from May 4th to 6th off the promontory of Point Loma and in the South Bay southeast of the city of San Diego. The Yachting Cup is one of SDYC’s signature events.  The principal one-design classes in the regatta...
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J/70 TSUNAMI Tops Cofradía Náutica del Pacífico
(Algarrobo, Chile)- The 2018 J/70 Worlds qualifier for the Chilean J/70 class took place this past weekend in Algarrobo.  The event was called the Cofradía Náutica del Pacífico and eighteen boats participated over the weekend. The weather condition was different and stronger than expected and the teams enjoy the series of six races. Two were run on Saturday and four on Sunday.  The first race on Saturday was thrown out due to an improper mark change, so an extra race was added on Sunday.Conditions on Saturday were quite rare, with west winds and fog...
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J/70 RIMETTE Awarded Annapolis NOOD Regatta Overall Champion
(Annapolis, MD)- Warm weather, sunny skies and moderate breeze set the stage for a solid day of racing on the Chesapeake Bay for the first day of the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta in Annapolis on Friday. All classes on three race courses completed five races to kick off the three-day event.  Then, Saturday dawned with a light northerly breeze fiasco with only a few fleets completing one race.  Sunday dawned with little more promise, giving most fleets a chance for two more races in yet more light northerly winds.In...
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