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New York YC Wins J/80 Team Race in England
(Queen Mary Reservoir,  Heathrow,  England)- Sailing J/80s on the Queen Mary Reservoir in London, England can be quite an exciting experience.  This large “lagoon” is located directly beneath the southerly approach to the famously busy Heathrow Airport.  Even on light air days, the tip vortices off the biggest jets like the Airbus A380 or Boeing 747 can be felt on the water!  Makes for some interesting shifts or wind shear sometimes! Nevertheless, the fleet of J/80s supplied by Royal Thames YC and the Royal Yacht Squadron were team raced this past weekend by...
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Spain's Stephane Azzoni Loves Sailing J/80s!
(Barcelona, Spain)-  Stephane Azzoni- a J/80 and J/92 sailor from Spain reports- “I would like to share the pleasure I always have sailing my J/92 and now my J/80, single handed or with crew, fantastic boats really!  I am still playing the lottery, let’s see if I'm lucky and I can buy a J/121!”  Stephane continues to explain his love for J/Boats:“I bought my J/92 after sailing a Mini-Transat 6.50 for some years: I was looking for a more versatile boat, that would allow me to bring onboard my small family for some short...
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Atlantic Telegramme Regatta Fun 4 70s, 80s, 111, 122!
(Lorient, France)- The past weekend saw the 18th Atlantic Telegramme Regatta take place in Lorient, France, organized and hosted by the Center Nautique de Lorient.  It was a three-day regatta that had 121 sailboats across a wide variety of classes for 800+ sailors.  Amongst those fleets were J/70s, J/80s and a J/111 participating in IRC Division.The sailing on Friday was not optimal, low winds with huge oscillations across the race course area.  Then, on Saturday it was almost perfect, with 10-15 kt winds from the southeast.  On the closing day on Sunday, a...
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J/80 China Club Challenge Match Report
(Shenzen, China)- Thirty-seven teams stepped up to the plate for the 13th China Club Challenge Match. Maybe not as many as the organizers had made allowances for but for an event which is only in its 13th year in a nation where sailing is not much older, it is an impressive figure, easily making it the largest one design keelboat regatta in China sailed on a fleet of J/80’s.There were three days of mainly champagne sailing on the waters off Xiamen. An overused expression perhaps, but in this case, it truly was the...
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J/80 North American Championship Announcement
(Eastport, MD)- From the October 20th to 22nd weekend, the Eastport Yacht Club will be hosting the 2017 edition of the J/80 North American Championship on the fabled waters of the Chesapeake Bay.As per their usual high-standards, expect the complete red-carpet treatment from Eastport YC and its members for the J/80 competitors!  The EYC PRO promises fair weather, great sailing and a lot of races!To get you J/80 aficionados fired-up, here is a most amazing J/80 video planing in heavy weatherIt’s not too late to register NOW for the 2017 J/80 North Americans.  Go now to the registration...
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