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J/105 Class News

Spinnaker Cup Offshore Race Preview
(Belvedere, CA)- This weekend, the 3rd running of the California Offshore Race Week will start the first of the three leg California Offshore Race Week.  The Spinnaker Cup, an 88nm sprint from San Francisco to Monterey departs May 26. Then, boats will embark on Monday May 28th for the 204nm gear busting Big Sur Tour, a.k.a. Coastal Cup that takes the fleet to Santa Barbara YC where they will relax for a short stay. The event concludes with the 245nm SoCal 300 that will lead them through the Channel Islands and down to...
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The FIGAWI Race Preview : 26-May-2018 4pm
The FIGAWI Race Preview
(Hyannisport, MA)- The other annual right of spring for sailors in the northeast is the amazingly fabulous and fun-loving pursuit race called “the FIGAWI”.  It is serious fun, camaraderie, sailing, and most of all, charity… that is what FIGAWI is all about.The Race attracts over 150 boats each year. Thousands of sailors convene for the New England’s first major regatta to kickoff summer. The Figawi Charity Race is recognized as a premier sailing event not only on the east coast but is known nationally as well as internationally. The Charity Ball is held...
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Storm Trysail Block Island Race Preview
(Larchmont, NY)- If it's Memorial Day, that must mean its time for two all-time classic events in the northeast, the Storm Trysail Club’s annual Block Island Race and the Hyannis YC and Nantucket YC’s annual FIGAWI Bash!Starting on May 25th, the STC BI Race begins in the afternoon on the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend – it is a 186nm race from Stamford, CT down Long Island Sound, around Block Island, RI and back to Stamford. A shorter, 125nm inside-the-Sound course to Plum Island for smaller/slower boats is offered as well.For many racing...
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What is the common denominator of the top three Volvo Ocean Race boats?
(Newport, RI)-  All have championship J/Sailors on their teams- in key roles.MAPFRE- Xabi (skipper) and his brother Iker Fernandez sailed J/80s for years in Spain and sharpened their offshore keelboat skills in perhaps the world’s toughest one-design fleet in Spain- producers of SEVEN J/80 World Champions. Another Spanish sailor with extensive J/80 experience in Barcelona is Juan Vilar, their famous navigator (a multi-America’s Cup winner).  Where “giving an inch, means taking a mile” is the sword you live and die by in one-design events, it’s no surprise they dug deep to go from 5th...
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J/46, J/105, J/30 Top Oregon Offshore Race
(Victoria, BC, Canada)- The 42nd annual Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race was held this past weekend. The race started on May 10, 2018. The starting line was off the mouth of the Columbia River.  The boats then proceeded north to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and finished at Victoria, British Columbia, inside the harbor entrance. The course distance is 193 miles; twenty-two boats entered the race (six of them J/teams) while fourteen boats finished.From the start and going up the coast, it appeared the boats that worked offshore had better winds.  However,...
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Three-peat Overall for J/133 PINTIA In RORC Cervantes Race!
J/121 ROCK LOBSTER Rocks in IRC 1 Debut!(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- The overall winner of the 2018 Cervantes Trophy Race after IRC time correction is Gilles Fournier's French J/133 PINTIA, winning the Cervantes Trophy for a third year in a row. And, in her RORC Offshore Racing debut, it was Nick Angel’s brand new British J/121 ROCK LOBSTER that took second in IRC One class!Forty-seven yachts competed in the Cervantes Trophy Race, the first summer race of the 2018 RORC Season's Points Championship. It was a glassy start to the race, with a...
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