J/70 News & Activity

New Year, Better Racing @ Edgartown Regatta
(Edgartown, MA)— ’Round-the-Buoys and ’Round-the-Island or ’Round-the-Sound – there's something for everyone at Edgartown Yacht Club’s (EYC) 2020 Edgartown Race Weekend, and sailors from across the region and the country are advised to get a jump on planning for the July 30-August 1 event. “Edgartown Race Weekend is a popular tradition on Martha’s Vineyard and across the Northeast. We’re lucky to have one of the best venues for in-shore and coastal racing on the East Coast, which has helped make Edgartown Race Weekend one of the most appealing events on the summer racing circuit for everyone from grand-prix racers to...
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Big Breeze for Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series Opening Weekend
(Warsash, England)- Brisk conditions of force 5-6 from the SSW greeted the hardy people who ventured out on Sunday 15 March for the start of the new season. Having reviewed the forecast, an early decision was taken to postpone the Combined Sportboat Class by an hour to allow the expected wind to moderate a little from the early morning predicted 20 gusting 30 knots, but still give everyone a chance for three races. The conditions clearly suited Simon Cavy in the J/70 JUST4PLAY who took line honours in all three races, as well as winning them on IRC corrected time...
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J/70 Heavy Air Tuning and Sailing Tips
When the breeze increases, a different set of skills are required. North Sails expert Allan Terhune, who called tactics on the winning TEAM VINEYARD VINES at the J/70 Midwinters in Miami, explains some lessons learned from a windy weekend. Sailing in Breeze – Upwind The key to speed upwind is keeping the boat flat and balanced. This is achieved two ways: rig tune and trim. Rig TuneWe were at the top of our tuning guide most of the weekend to keep our headstay tight. One key factor is the backstay gross tune; make it TIGHT. You need to have enough...
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Aweome J/70 IGY Marinas sailing video
* The J/70 IGY MARINAS sailed in this year's 40th anniversary St Maarten Heineken Regatta. The regatta was blessed with four-straight days of post-card perfect sailing conditions. The J/70 was sailed by Garth Steyn and his island crew of: Rien Korteknie- tactician/ mainsail, he's 72 years old sailed with Garth for 20 years)Brian Deher- spinnaker and jib trim, has been sailing 4 months, did sailing with Garth through the sailing school, he is also regional director of IGY Marinas)Kippy Guilders- foredeck, been sailing with Garth for four yearsCommented Garth, "I have owned the J/70 for 9 months more or less...
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J/111s Dominate Big Daddy Regatta
(Richmond, CA)- Richmond Yacht Club in Richmond, CA hosts one of the more entertaining regattas on San Francisco Bay every spring- the Big Daddy Regatta. The event has a unique format and great entertainment on both Friday and, especially, Saturday evening. On Saturday, the various PHRF handicap and one-design fleets enjoy up to three quick windward-leeward races. Then, on Sunday the famous "pursuit race" takes place with the smallest, slowest boats starting first in the morning and the fastest boats starting much later. For Saturday's buoy-racing, the fleet enjoyed good breezes and the Richmond YC PRO managed to run three...
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Britain's Ward Tops J/70 Bacardi Invitational
Loe's DIME Crowned Corinthians Winner (Miami, FL)- A stellar fleet is assembled for the 2020 edition of the J/70 Bacardi Invitational in Miami, Florida. Hosted by the Coral Reef Yacht Club and Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, the fleet of forty-three J/70 teams from ten nations (USA, Argentina, Italy, Thailand, Brazil, Great Britain, Chile, Germany, Canada, and Mexico) were treated to four-straight days of nearly perfect champagne sailing conditions. Solid breezes, sunny skies, a few clouds, warm waters (72 F) and warm weather (75 F) meant that "shorts, shirts, & shades" were the order of the day every day! After starting...
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