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Challenging Buzzards Bay Regatta
GOOD TRADE Smokes J/105!(New Bedford, MA)- The 45th edition of the late summer classic known as the Buzzards Bay Regatta was an exciting event for the J/105 class as well as the big boat PHRF classes.Perhaps Nicole Breault’s J/105 GOOD TRADE put up the most stunning performance of the regatta.  Virtually leading at every single mark in every race, she posted ten 1sts and had to toss out a 1st for 9 pts net!  Ouch!  That is a spanking of the J/105 fleet.  Second with nearly all 2nds and 3rds, was Mark Lindquist’s STERLING. ...
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Glorious, Stormy Cowes Race Week
(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- Yet again, the Cowes Combined Clubs had another amazing, diverse week of sailing during their famous LENDY Cowes Week Regatta, sailed from July 29th to August 5th on the Solent- famous for crazy currents and often very shifty breezes.  Overall, J/Crews had a great time sailing in light airs to more than epic, “fresh to frightening” conditions all week.  Here is how it all went down for the intrepid J/sailors on the Solent.Day 1- Shifty windsThe opening day of Lendy Cowes Week dawned with bright sunny spells and a...
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Verve Cup Offshore Regatta Preview
(Chicago, IL)- On Friday through Sunday, August 11 to 13, the Chicago YC will host the 25th annual Verve Cup Offshore Regatta. This event will feature three days of offshore buoy racing and a separate one-day distance race. Annually, this event hosts over 100 yachts ranging in size from 25-70 feet, and carry crews from 4-20 racers. During this regatta, the Chicago Yacht Club looks forward to welcoming more than 2,000 racers, family members and friends to its award-winning lakefront Monroe Station Clubhouse.For this three-day regatta, boats will sail either in a handicap...
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J/Love @ Ugotta Regatta! : 09-Aug-2017 11pm
J/Love @ Ugotta Regatta!
(Harbor Springs, MI)- Sailors from across America and the World head to Harbor Springs each summer for sailing traditions, friends, relaxation, and a time to recharge and connect with the spectacular natural beauty of Harbor Springs.  The water is so clear and clean you can see nearly 35 feet down to the grassy, sandy bottom!  It is a slice of the Caribbean in the Great Lakes North!  No wonder people love coming to this gorgeous little corner of the world!!One of the hottest summer attractions in this quaint little village is the annual...
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Fastnet Race Preview : 09-Aug-2017 2pm
Fastnet Race Preview
(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- The Solent laid on ‘classic’ conditions for the start of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s 47th Rolex Fastnet Race. In brilliant sunshine and with brisk westerly winds gusting up to 20 knots, the giant fleet tacked up the western Solent before compressing through the usual bottleneck at Hurst Narrows. A record-sized fleet of 368 boats started the race, 12 more than two years ago, confirming the Rolex Fastnet Race’s position as the world’s largest offshore yacht race.By mid-afternoon, competitors in IRC Two were favoring the inshore route,...
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Buzzards Bay Regatta Preview : 06-Aug-2017 12am
Buzzards Bay Regatta Preview
(New Bedford, MA)- The 45th edition of the late summer classic known as the Buzzards Bay Regatta is on track to be an exciting event, drawing boats from local, traditional classes as well as from some of the most popular sportboats currently on the racing circuit.This year’s regatta includes kiteboards (like all 5 variations- foilers, too) as well as a huge J/70 class for its Corinthian Nationals and also great participation by J/owners in various handicap classes.There is a J/05 one-design class with five boats;  it is likely that Nicole Breault's crew on GOOD TRADE...
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