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J/88 Related News & Activity

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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HIJINKS Conquers J/88 North Americans
(Youngstown, NY)- Of the nine races at the J/88 North American Championship, Laura Weyler's HIJINKS won five of them. Their performance dominated the thirteen-boat fleet, allowing the local team to sit out the final race.Owner Weyler was joined on board by Adam Burns (helm), Pete Doyle (bow), John Goller (headsail trimmer), Kevin Morgan (strategist) and Kris Werner (tactician). Tim Finkle's SEAWEED came on strong to take the silver position with 23 points. Doug Newhouse's YONDER tied on points with Iris Vogel's DEVIATION at 29 pts for third and fourth, respectively.Weyler bought...
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USA Wins CanAm Challenge! : 07-Aug-2017 10pm
USA Wins CanAm Challenge!
(Youngstown, NY)- In addition to the J/88 North American’s, the CanAm Challenge Regatta hosted the J/70 Lake Ontario Championship as well as one-design classes for J/22s and PHRF handicap racing boats.  An overall perpetual prize was awarded to the USA that topped rival Canada based on the high-point scoring system!  Note, that included street hockey madness!!Winner of the J/70 Lake Ontario Championship after eleven races scored was John Newell’s JUNIOR with 24 pts total, counting mostly top three finishes.  Taking second with mostly top five finishes was Tod Sackett’s FM, they were...
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