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J/111 Sailing News

  • J/111 BLUR- Perspectives Sailing the Fastnet Race as Rookies!
    (Stockholm, Sweden)- Sweden’s Peter Gustafsson has been sailing in Scandinavia ever since he was a little kid.  As his passion for sailing developed, he has been fortunate to have the ability to sail a number of different boats and has chronicled his adventures on the social media blog site- BLUR.SE (http://www.blur.se).  For years he successfully raced a J/109 named BLUR and then three years ago, Peter decided to jump into a similar-sized but much faster boat- the J/111.  After nearly a year of preparation, Peter and his all Scandinavian crew took on...
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  • J/Teams Excel Sailing Difficult ROLEX Fastnet Race
    J/105 Wins Doublehanded, J/111 Takes IRC 2A(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- The Rolex Fastnet Race, the event that caused the formation of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, celebrated its 90th birthday in 2015.  The founding fathers of the club and its flagship event would have been in awe of their creation with 300 boats signing up within just 24 minutes of the entry list opening in January, a record-sized fleet of 356 boats starting from the Royal Yacht Squadron line making the Rolex Fastnet Race by far the largest of the world’s classic...
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  • Marblehead ONE Regatta Preview
    (Marblehead, MA)- As a relatively new regatta on the summer sailing calendar in Marblehead, the Mass Bay Sailing association in cooperation with the three principal yacht clubs in the harbor (Eastern, Boston, Corinthian), created the Marblehead ONE Championship- the Corinthian Yacht Club is the shore-side host this year and will provide an unparalleled post-race experience. The regatta continues to grow strongly, with 88 participants in 11 classes looking forward to sail over the August 28th to 30th weekend! It features a diversity of boats and fleets, something for everyone and anything that...
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  • J/111 ODYSSEY Two-Peats Ida Lewis Race
    J/111 EAGLES DARE Wins Double-handed Class(Newport, RI)– The Ida Lewis Distance Race, a popular sailing overnighter hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club in Newport, R.I., wrapped up its 11th edition this weekend with the entire 36-boat fleet finishing within the time limit – a stark contrast to last year when many entries had to retire due to inclement weather.The race started Friday (August 14) at 12:30 p.m. off Fort Adams, near the mouth of Newport Harbor, with a steady breeze and calm seas that remained consistent on two courses: the 153-nautical mile Block Island...
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  • Yachts & Yachting Interview- World Champion Stevie Morrison
    (Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- Steve Morrison, who was sailing on the J/111 JOURNEYMAKER II at Cowes Race Week, talks  about his sailing experience at Cowes with Y&Y correspondent Mark Jardine.  Stevie is the current skipper of the Oman Air Extreme 40 catamaran, an Olympic 49er sailor at both Qingdao 2008 & London 2012 and former World Champion in both Fireball & 49er classes.Mark Jardine: So Stevie, you're over here for Cowes Week, what are you sailing on and how are things going?Stevie Morrison: I'm here for a couple of days with some people who support me...
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  • J/97E In Control!
    (Newport, RI)- For many, the elegance of sailing with a simple wheel allows maximum cockpit space and comfort, plus allows the kiddies to steer whenever they want to.  Famous for transforming the “feel” and “touch” of wheel-based systems, J/Boats has pushed the envelope for self-aligning rudder bearings so that nothing is sacrificed for that magical touch of the tiller.The new J/97E features not only the super-comfortable cockpit pioneered by the J/111, but also its amazingly touch-sensitive steering.  Check it all out at the fall boat shows this year- Newport and Annapolis will...
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  • Rolex Fastnet Race Update
    (Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- The Sunday start on the Solent was a “drift-a-thon” for most of the fleet trying to float across the line in the westbound current.  Big crowds packed the Cowes and Western Solent shoreline in the afternoon as the record-sized fleet of 356 set off on the 90th anniversary Rolex Fastnet Race, organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. With a complete lack of wind in the central Solent, the boats ghosted across the start line starting their 605nm voyage to the Fastnet Rock and on to Plymouth with...
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  • J/Teams Crush Buzzards Bay/ PHRF New Englands
    (Dartmouth, MA)- The 43rd Buzzards Bay Regatta, was held August 7-9, 2015 at the New Bedford Yacht Club in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. As anticipated, Buzzards Bay delivered yet again on good conditions for the three-day weekend regatta.  Fair weather and plenty of breeze provided favorable conditions for top J teams to just about sweep all the top positions in the PHRF New England Championship, held in conjunction with the Buzzards Bay Regatta. An extraordinary 16 of the 25 entrants for the PHRF New England Championship were J/Teams (64.0% of the fleet)!  In PHRF Race...
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  • Repeat Winners @ Verve Cup Offshore
    (Chicago, IL)- Chicago Yacht Club hosted the 23rd annual Verve Cup Offshore Regatta over the August 7th to 9th weekend. The three-day event attracted over 175 yachts to the beautiful Chicago lakefront.For the second year in a row, David Gustman’s J/109 NORTHSTAR won their section. Although there weren’t enough J/109s for a one design section this year, Gustman said that the ORR 3 Section was still very competitive. “The first day we won a race by about a foot and lost a race by about a foot,” he stated. “Friday was perfect – probably...
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