IMG 0265 1574

J/88 Related News & Activity

J’s Sweep Epic Chicago NOOD Regatta
(Chicago, IL)- “If there ever was a perfect weekend for sailing in the world, it was in Chicago for the NOOD regatta! Nearly half the boats entered were J/Boats. And, if there was a J/Boat in a section, the J/Boat won. Day One saw shifting conditions with wind 6-12 kts, sunny, warm, and a bit of fresh water spray just a bit refreshing. The Southwest breeze shifted to North, but the timing on the shifts was such that for many of the classes it came between races. Day Two was a windy day,...
Read more...
J/Crews Sweep New York YC Annual Regatta
Epic, Sunny, Fast Round Island Race!(Newport, RI)- After three days of racing in excellent Narragansett Bay sailing conditions, it was hard for participants to name their favorite day, that’s how beautiful the weather was for this year’s 163rd edition of the New York YC Annual Regatta.  The three-day festival of sailing started with the highly popular 21.0 nm Around Island Race (Jamestown) on Friday.  Then, Saturday/Sunday the various fleets spread across four sailing areas from offshore on Rhode Island Sound, to a “stadium sailing” course next to Fort Adams, to round the buoys...
Read more...
Block Island Race Week Preview
(Block Island, RI)- One of the highlights of summer sailing in northeast America is Storm Trysail Club’s bi-annual bacchanalian sailing festival known as Block Island Race Week.  Sailing from June 18th to 23rd, thousands of sailors migrate to the beautiful island five miles offshore of Rhode Island.  It’s a bit of a pilgrimage for many sailors, some are veterans of more than two dozen BIRW’s; it’s a time to reconnect with old friends, a time to relax and socialize with hundreds of other sailors, enjoy the camaraderie of a shared love for the...
Read more...
J/Fest @ Cedar Point One-Design Regatta!
(Cedar Point, CT)- As usual, the Cedar Point YC were fabulous hosts for the four J/classes for their annual Cedar Point One-Design Regatta.  Racing took place in western Long Island Sound for fleets of J/70s, J/88s, J/105, and J/109s. The fleet experienced a wide variety of weather conditions, from good breeze to near drifters.The nine-boat J/88 class was a close battle between two top woman skipper/owners- Elizabeth Barry on ESCAPE and Iris Vogel’s DEVIATION.  After taking a first race DNF, Barry’s crew on ESCAPE came roaring back to post a 5-2-1-1-1 for 10...
Read more...
Farallones Race Preview : 18-Jun-2017 7pm
Farallones Race Preview
(San Francisco, CA)- The famous full-crewed Farallones Islands Race will be taking place this weekend.  The 58nm course goes from inside San Francisco Bay, out around the Farallones Island to port and back to the finish line on the San Francisco city waterfront.  The race is notoriously tough if there is any breeze whistling down the Pacific coast outside the Golden Gate Bridge.  It can be exhilarating as well, producing a fast reach on starboard tack out across the infamous Potato Patch (a shoal outside the Bay that can produce massive breaking waves),...
Read more...
LUCKY DUBIE Smokes Chicago COLORS Regatta!
Great Sailing for J/111s, J/109s, J/105s & 88s!(Chicago, IL)- The annual regatta that marks the start of the offshore sailing season in Chicago on Lake Michigan is Columbia YC’s Goose Island Colors Regatta.  There was an enormous turnout of J/crews supporting the event, by far the biggest brand of sailboats at the regatta, 36 J/crews in a fleet of 110 keelboats (about 35% of the fleet). Depending on weather and fleets, most boats sailed just 3 to 4 races over the weekend in the challenging weather conditions.As usual, the nine boat J/111 class was...
Read more...