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J/Crews Enjoy The Great Pumpkin Race!
(Richmond, CA)- Over the Halloween weekend, the Richmond YC hosts their annual Great Pumpkin Regatta over two days in the northeastern part of San Francisco Bay.  It is a wildly popular event, with costume parties, Halloween parties, and plenty of revelry all weekend long as it also marks the calendar as one of the premiere end-of-season sailing regattas.  The event featured one-design classes for J/70s, J/24s, J/105s, and a PHRF Pursuit fleet that included J/111s, J/120s, J/105s and so forth.In the J/70 Class, it was Mark Thomas’ KANGAROO JOCKEY that won with all...
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M.NIL Club Wins Inaugural Swiss J/70 Women’s Cup
(Tenero, Switzerland)- The newly-created Swiss Sailing League Women's Cup was hosted by the National Youth Spot Center Tenero and the YC Locarno this past weekend on Lago Maggiore, Switzerland.  The fifteen women’s teams from across Switzerland enjoyed a total of eighteen races over the two days of racing in highly variable wind and weather conditions.  While the first day was partly sunny with good winds, Sunday turned into a fiasco with little wind and lots of rain. In the end, it was Team M. NIL from Zurich, skippered by Nathalie Winiger and...
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JOINT CUSTODY Dominates J/70 Fall Brawl
(Annapolis, MD)- The Eastport YC hosted the annual J/70 Fall Brawl for a fleet of eighteen boats on the Chesapeake Bay.  The fleet was treated to a total of five races in nice sailing conditions. Winning the regatta with four deuces and a bullet was Ray Wulff’s crew on JOINT CUSTODY for a total of 9 pts.  Taking second was Henry Filter’s team on WILD CHILD with a 6-5-3-3-3 for 20 pts. Third was Dan Goldberg’s BAZINGA with a tally of 3-6-4-7-7 for 27 pts.  Rounding out the top five were Peter Firey’s PHOENIX...
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YC Bielersee Tops Swiss Youth J/70 League
(Tenero, Switzerland)- Twenty-one Swiss sailing clubs sailed their first ever Swiss Sailing League Youth Cup on Lago Maggiore. The host was the Locarno Yacht Club together with the Tenero National Youth Sport Center (CST). The teams sailed with a crew of five teenagers on the matched fleet of J/70 one-design sailboats.In dreamlike conditions, the Swiss Sailing League Youth Cup was launched on Lake Maggiore. With southerly winds of 8-12 kts, the fleet enjoyed nine races on the first day racing. After the first day of the regatta, the Bielersee YC was leading the...
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NRV Crowned German J/70 Sailing League Champions
(Hamburg, Germany)- The Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (NRV) from Hamburg were crowned as Champions for the 2018 German J/70 Sailing League for the fourth time!  After their title wins in 2013, 2014 and 2017, the Hamburg team kept their nerves in front of the home crowd, defend their championship title and collecting the fourth star for their jersey."The event here in Hamburg, as well as the whole season, was nerve-racking and every time a tough fight. Everything can happen and, therefore, it was exciting to the last second. But, that's what's special about the...
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J/70 WORLDS debrief from NORTH SAILS
(Newport, RI)- The J/70 WORLDS debrief from NORTH SAILS offers many lessons learned from what may have been the toughest regatta ever sailed by most teams.Eastern Yacht Club welcomed 91 teams from 18 different countries, and sailors had an exciting variety of conditions for the eleven races in four days. The allure of such an event was too much to pass up, and more than a dozen North Sails experts were on the starting line. Whether crewing for clients and friends or organizing their own team, the depth and expertise of our J/70 experts was...
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