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SKELETON KEY Dominates J/111 North Americans
(Macatawa Bay, MI)- Sixteen teams competed over the three-day event for the 2018 J/111 North American Championship title hosted by Macatawa Bay Yacht Club in Holland, MI. The fleet was treated to a broad range of sailing conditions, from flat waters and light airs in the beginning, then concluding with 18-25 kt winds for an epic “blowing dogs off chains” finale in huge, steep seas from the southwest. Continuing their success in major J/111 events, it was Peter Wagner’s SKELETON KEY from San Francisco, CA that was crowned the 2018 J/111 N.A. Champion.Day...
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Gorgeous Sun-kissed Big Boat Series!
(San Francisco, CA)– Bright sunshine, steady breeze and flat seas greeted the 76 teams for the final day of racing at the 54th edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series (September 12-16, 2018), hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club. That was the recurring theme for the entire regatta, considered one of the premiere “bucket list” events on the world yachting calendar amongst knowledgeable sailors anywhere.In the ginormous fleet of twenty-eight J/105s, it was Jeff Littfin’s MOJO that cruised to a class win with virtually all top five finishes- a rarity in that...
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Big Boat Series Preview : 15-Sep-2018 8pm
Big Boat Series Preview
(San Francisco, CA)- If it’s the third week of September, it must be that time of year for the bucket-list worthy, most famous, Rolex Big Boat Series sailing on San Francisco Bay from September 12th to 16th!  Will it “blow dogs off chains” or will it be a benign cruise around the Bay?! Whatever the case, the St Francis YC’s PRO and RC teams will ensure the big fleet will have a most excellent time racing on the Berkeley Circle in the east Bay as well as offer epic battles up and down...
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What it takes to win the J/111 Worlds
It was a repeat win for Martin Dent’s JELVIS from Cowes, England.Twelve teams battled throughout the weeklong J/111 Worlds in Breskens, Netherlands, where big-breeze speed was the key to success. Martin Dent and his team on JELVIS scored nine straight bullets and a second out of 12 races, an impressive scoreline!North Sails expert Ruairidh “Rory” Scott , main trimmer and crew captain onboard JELVIS, says the team did a great job with boat handling. “Our crew made sure our hoists, spinnaker jibes and douses were on time and very tidy. This resulted in huge gains...
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J/111 North American Championship Preview
(Macatawa Bay, MI)- Hosted by Macatawa Bay YC, the 2018 edition of the J/111 North American Championship will be taking place from September 18th to 21st, Tuesday to Friday, on the beautiful, but capricious blue waters of Lake Michigan.  An excellent turnout of sixteen teams are participating that includes past World, North American, Midwinter, Chicago-Mackinac, Bayview-Mackinac, and Chicago NOOD class champions- a remarkable collection of talent for just 16 boats!Hoping to lead that charge will be World Champion Peter Wagner with his San Francisco-based crew on SKELETON KEY.  Two Midwinter and Key West...
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J’s Sweep Seaflower Reef Race
(Stamford, CT)- New England's classic Labor Day weekend offshore race has to be Stamford YC’s annual Vineyard Race.  The 238 nautical-mile adventure starts off Stamford Harbor, and takes racers down the length of Long Island Sound to Buzzard's Bay Light Tower (passing it to starboard), then back to Block Island (also passing it to starboard) before again sailing the length of Long Island Sound, back to the finish just inside the harbor. The Stamford YC race committee also starts the 143 nautical mile Seaflower Reef Course that includes two PHRF Divisions.  Both...
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