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J/111 Sailing News

J/Crews Sweep Double Farallones Classes!
(San Francisco, CA)- For Saturday’s revamped BAMA Double Handed Farallones race, the lightish winds, flat seas, and changing tides meant the starting line could only be described as chaos.  For the 0800 hrs start, there was an unexpectedly strong flood right along the shoreline.  So, the BAMA RC officials postponed the original start, hoping for increased breeze to get the fleet off the line.  To make matters worse, the RC were forced to delay starting sequences again after a snafu with the Class C start.  Starting slower boats first can present additional...
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BVI Spring Regatta Preview : 28-Mar-2017 5pm
BVI Spring Regatta Preview
(Roadtown, Tortola, British Virgin Islands)- The 2017 BVI Spring Regatta is shaping up to be nicely attended event, particularly with the enormous one-design fleets of charter boats from the various charter companies that operate in that part of the Virgin Islands archipelago.  The regatta also benefits from being the second event in the Virgin Islands after S.T.I.R. in St Thomas.The event will be hosted by the Royal BVI Yacht Club with boats based in Nanny Cay Marina in Road Town, Tortola.  Racing takes place from March 28th to April 3rd in Virgin Gorda...
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J/Team Top Cheseapeake Bay High Points Season
(Annapolis, MD)- Capital Gazette’s Nancy Noyes reported on the recent Chesapeake Bay High Point Honors winners for 2016 that notably had J/Team winners in several categories:“Racing sailors from the length of the Chesapeake Bay convened at the Gibson Island Club on Saturday for the presentation of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association's annual High Point Awards.High Point honors recognize top performances over the 2016 racing season in Cruising One Design and Handicap division classes including PHRF, Multihull, and the new Chesapeake Racer Cruiser Association and Chesapeake Shorthanded Sailing Society classes.High Point awards are...
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J’s Cruzan Miami to Havana Cuba Race
(Miami, FL)- The second Miami to Havana Race fleet started on March 15th, Wednesday, off Miami, Florida.  Hosted by the Coral Reef Yacht Club and Hemingway International Yacht Club of Cuba, along with SORC as Race Committee, they sent the horses down the track and across the Gulf Stream to Havana, Cuba on a nice windy day.It was a pretty fast race overall. The fastest J/crew down that trail took just 24 hours to get there in a 160nm+ race.  Taking 2nd in PHRF A Class and 3rd overall was Frank Atkinson’s J/125...
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“New” Double Farallones Race Innovations!
(San Francisco, CA)- The thirty-eighth annual Doublehanded Farallones Race, hosted by the San Francisco Bay Area Multihull Association, starts Saturday, March 18th and organizers are offering a new format for doublehanded sailors- four course options!! In order to provide sailors options in the race other than the classic 58nm beast offshore around the formidable Farallones rocks, BAMA is now offering 3 additional shorter courses to allow sailors a reduced event that might better suit their needs, skill set or weather conditions for the day.Here are the four options for the sailors:...
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Ted Hood Regatta Announcement
(Marblehead, MA)- The Storm Trysail Club’s Marblehead Station announced that the First Annual Ted Hood Regatta will take place in Marblehead on August 25th to 27th.  The host club for the Ted Hood will be the Boston Yacht Club, with help and cooperation from Corinthian YC and Eastern YC, and racing is open to PHRF, Cruising Class, and One Design Racing. Organizers are planning for over 100 boats participating in the event.  Big J/70 and J/105 classes are expected as well as a range of J’s sailing in the PHRF Class (J/109, J/111,...
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