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LENDY Cowes Week Update : 11-Aug-2018 11am
LENDY Cowes Week Update
J-DOG Wins J/70 Short Series!(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- Cowes Week is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events and is a key highlight of the British sporting summer. It has been held in early August every year since 1826, except during the two world wars.The event offers a great mix of competitive sailing and social activities. The 8,500 competitors range from Olympic and World-Class professionals to weekend sailors. In excess of 100,000 spectators come to watch the sailing, enjoy the parties and live entertainment, and to experience the...
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J/Fun @ Ugotta Regatta : 10-Aug-2018 9pm
J/Fun @ Ugotta Regatta
(Harbor Springs, MI)- As they have done in the past, the Little Traverse YC’s famous “Ugotta Regatta” lived up to its “fun in the sun” promise, giving the sailors all they could have wished for and more over the three day weekend.  Sailed on the pristine Caribbean-blue Little Traverse Bay on the upper northwest part of the Michigan peninsula, the event hosted a big fleet of J/70s, a one-design fleet of J/111s, and a host of larger J’s sailing in the ORR and PHRF offshore classes.The twenty-one boat J/70 fleet was unusual in that...
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WINDMADE Leads Santander Bank J/70 Winter Series
(Algarrobo, Chile)- This past weekend (July 28-29), Juan Reid and crew onboard J/70 #1 WINDMADE, won the first weekend of the Santander Bank Chilean J/70 Winter Series that is being held in Algarrobo Bay. With great winter conditions- sunny days, 16 degrees Celsius, 8-12 kts and flat seas- nine boats sacrificed a couple of ski days and got together in Algarrobo for a weekend of sailing. Also, due to the temperature and the wind direction, it was much tighter racing than normal, as the favored lefty wind shifts on the left side of the...
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DSP Leading J/70 Grand Slam Series
(Hamble, England)- Five of the nine events for the 2018 J/70 UK Class Grand Slam Series have now been completed. The fifth event was the GJW Direct J/70 UK National Championship. Held 20-22 July, the national championship was a non-discardable event for the Grand Slam Series.The Grand Slam Series was set out to galvanize the J/70 UK Class to promote more teams racing at organized events. Just over half way through the series, a total of forty-one J/70 teams have been racing. The average number of teams on a start line has been twenty-five,...
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J/70 AFRICA Crowned Marblehead NOOD Overall Champion!
(Marblehead, MA)- The 2018 edition of the Helly Hansen Marblehead NOOD Regatta was not without its dramas for the huge 57-boat J/70 class as well as the talent-laden J/24.  Hosted by the triumvirate of clubs in Marblehead (Eastern YC, Corinthian YC, Boston YC), the regatta PRO’s managed to get off six races over the first two days for the J/70s, seven races for the J/24s and eight races for the J/105 classes.In the end, it was local hero- Jud Smith- and his very talented crew onboard the J/70 AFRICA that not only won their...
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