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YC Costa Smeralda & ONE OCEAN Announcement
(Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy)- The environmental sustainability initiative promoted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in its 50th anniversary year in the form of the One Ocean Forum and presentation of the Charta Smeralda in Milan on 3rd and 4th October, has garnered the support of the SAILING Champions League (SCL) and the International Sailing League Association (ISLA).On 23rd September, during the Audi SAILING Champions League event in Porto Cervo, both associations signed an agreement undertaking to promote the principles of the “Charta Smeralda” to an audience of more than 150,000 members of...
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Close encounters of the J/70 kind!
(Porto Cervo, Sardinia)- According to the skipper, “we were going around 14 knots downwind when another boat broached just ahead of us, we pulled up higher and higher until we were nearly broaching ourselves.The gennaker trimmer had no idea anything had happened so he kept responding to the skipper’s commands to let the sheet out with: "why?? the kites flying awesome!"We were able to narrowly avoid a collision, thanks to the great steering and cool head of our skipper! Top speed was 15.8 kts on that run.”   Watch YouTube J/70 sailing video...
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NOSTALGIA Crowned J/70 East Coast Champion!
(Deltaville, VA)- The J/70 East Coast Championship was held by Fishing Bay Yacht Club (FBYC) in Deltaville, Virginia on September 30/October 1. Sailors enjoyed gusty/shifty northwest to northeast winds on Saturday and Sunday ranging from 8 to 20 knots. Given the strong wind, current and steep chop, the race committee moved racing inside to Fishing Bay so that they could set their anchors properly.Blake Kimbrough and his long-term NOSTALGIA crew of Julia and Lud Kimbrough and FBYC Vice Commodore, Rob Whittemore, was the top boat on Saturday with finishes of 1-5-2-3 and the top...
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Drama-filled Conclusion @ AYC Fall Series
(Rye, NY)- The American YC’s annual Fall Series that takes place over two weekends at the end of September and start of October always seems to have a combination of benign sailing weather and dramatic storms to round out the experience.  The 2017 series was no exception.  The first weekend produced near pristine sailing conditions on Saturday and much lighter breezes on Sunday- all punctuated by clear skies and sunny days.  The second weekend was anything but that scenario- with Saturday’s weather influenced by the “tail feathers” of Hurricane Maria offshore, producing...
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Cleveland 216 Regatta Report : 11-Oct-2017 10pm
Cleveland 216 Regatta Report
(Cleveland, OH)- On Lake Erie, the season-ending finale has symbolically become the Cleveland 216 Regatta hosted by the Edgewater YC for one-design fleets of J/22s, J/70s, and J/105s.The eight teams competing in the J/70 class were certainly not expecting a “master class” in how to get a 70 around the race track, but that’s exactly what they got!  “Schooling” the fleet was David Koski’s SOUL from Edgewater YC, winning 6 of 7 races to win by a large margin.  Second with four 2nds and the only boat to “steal” a win from SOUL was...
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J/70 North American Championship Preview
(Rye, NY)- It is going to be a busy week on the famous Rye Point that extends into Long Island Sound off Peningo Neck in Rye, New York!  The American YC is hosting their HPR Regatta on the weekend from October 7-8 for over a half-dozen classes (dinghies mostly) that also includes J/70 teams.  That event will act as a “warm-up” and training regatta for many teams that will then be participating in the 2017 J/70 North American Championship that starts racing on Thursday, October 12th and finishes on Sunday, October 15th. While...
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Annapolis Boat Show Update! : 07-Oct-2017 7pm
Annapolis Boat Show Update!
On Display- NEW J/121, J/112E, & J/70(Annapolis, MD)- Make your last minute plans now to visit the famous US Sailboat Show in Annapolis, MD that runs from October 5th to 9th over the Columbus Day holiday weekend.  Sailors from around the world gather on miles of docks in beautiful historic Annapolis for this internationally acclaimed sailboat show, recognized as the largest, most prestigious, and only remaining in-water sailboat show in the world.J/Boats, in partnership with our mid-Atlantic dealer North Point Yacht Sales, will have on display the NEW J/121 offshore speedster, as well as the...
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PEK: SPORT Wins Act VI- Russian J/70 Sailing League
Moscow QPRO Sailing Team Leads Overall Series(Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)- Lying 400 km east of Moscow’s famous Red Square, the confluence of the famous Volga and Oka Rivers and the famous Kremlin fort and Chkalov Stairs overlooking the sailing area, was the setting for the sixth regatta in the Russian J/70 Sailing League. The city of Nizhny Novgorod (once called Gorky- in honor of the famous Russian novelist- Maxim Gorky) was initially famous as “the Detroit of Russia” and is now home to three-dozen high-tech R&D centers and is, essentially, the I.T. center of...
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Atlantic Telegramme Regatta Fun 4 70s, 80s, 111, 122!
(Lorient, France)- The past weekend saw the 18th Atlantic Telegramme Regatta take place in Lorient, France, organized and hosted by the Center Nautique de Lorient.  It was a three-day regatta that had 121 sailboats across a wide variety of classes for 800+ sailors.  Amongst those fleets were J/70s, J/80s and a J/111 participating in IRC Division.The sailing on Friday was not optimal, low winds with huge oscillations across the race course area.  Then, on Saturday it was almost perfect, with 10-15 kt winds from the southeast.  On the closing day on Sunday, a...
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Fun-Lovin' J/FEST San Diego '70's Celebration!
“Saturday Night Fever” Award to Team ZUNNI BEAR!(San Diego, CA)- It was an outstanding weekend for racing and nostalgia, San Diego Yacht Club hosted the 22nd annual J/Fest Regatta on September 22-24, 2017. Over two days, 27 J/Boats raced on San Diego Bay and ocean courses in 4 classes and competitors had the opportunity to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of J/Boats at numerous social events scattered throughout the weekend.Anyone who participated can tell you that this year’s J/Fest was a weekend full of fun and camaraderie amongst competitors and guests.Starting with a sellout...
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Annapolis Boat Show Time! : 04-Oct-2017 1pm
Annapolis Boat Show Time!
On Display- NEW J/121, J/112E, & J/70(Annapolis, MD)- With the official start of fall, it’s time to make plans to attend the famous US Sailboat Show in Annapolis, MD that runs from October 5th to 9th over the Columbus Day holiday weekend.  Sailors from around the world gather on miles of docks in beautiful historic Annapolis for this internationally acclaimed sailboat show, recognized as the largest, most prestigious, and only remaining in-water sailboat show in the world.J/Boats, in partnership with our mid-Atlantic dealer North Point Yacht Sales, will have on display the NEW...
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Europe’s "Best Sailing Club“ 2017- YC Costa Smeralda!
(Hamburg, Germany/ Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy)- The 2017 Audi SAILING Champions League Finale took place in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, exactly one week after the conclusion of the epic Audi J/70 World Championship. Organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, in collaboration with the SAILING Champions League, and with the support of title sponsor Audi, and Technical Partner Quantum Sails, a maximum of 48 races were scheduled over the three-day event and the 32 competing teams had until the close of play on Sunday, the 24th of September to claim the title of...
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Itchenor SC Tops British Sailing League 2017!
(Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom)- From the 22nd to 24th September, the Royal Yachting Association & the Royal Thames YC hosted the finale for the British Sailing League on the infamous Solent for the top qualifying eighteen teams from across the United Kingdom. The regatta was modeled after the European J/70 Sailing Leagues- like the Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga.  It was an inter-club fleet racing competition in supplied J/70 one-design keelboats run by the RYA and the Royal Thames YC. The format was simple- 15-minute races with umpires on the water to adjudicate. Regional...
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