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J/111 Sailing News

JELVIS Clinches J/111 European Championship!
(Hamble, England)- With a stiff south westerly breeze and sparkling sunshine, the J/111 European Championship went right to the wire with the champion decided on the very last race.  The J/111’s enjoyed beautiful weather for their six race series hosted by the Royal Southern YC on the River Hamble in the United Kingdom.Chris Jones' JOURNEYMAKER II scored two bullets to lead the class after the first day of racing, but three straight bullets from Martin Dent's JELVIS, on the second day, secured the European Championship for the Scottish skipper’s young team.  Third was...
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Edgartown Round Island Race- J/Boats Fleet Trophies!
(Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard)- This past week, Clare Harrington, Charlie Hodge and Hal Findlay- the Edgartown Race Week Chairs- announced that, “We are delighted at the robust J/Boat participation in the Edgartown 'Round-the-Island Race for 2016.  As a result, we will recognize and honor these yachts by presenting trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place on corrected time amongst all the J/Boats in all classes.  We hope that this will encourage and entice even more of the owners of J/Boats to participate in this classic circumnavigation of Martha's Vineyard race, now and in...
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Chicago Mackinac Race Preview
(Chicago, IL)- The 108th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac has 268 keelboats registered for the 333-mile race that starts on Saturday, July 23. Throngs of sailors are feverishly preparing for this year’s race at the Chicago YC Belmont and Monroe St clubhouses as they look forward to one of the windier Mac Races in recent years.  The past few years have been some of the slowest on record, with much of the fleet not finishing until late Monday and Tuesday morning.  However, the forecasts for the start on Saturday are encouraging, with...
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J/111 JELVIS- Perspectives Sailing Round Island Race
(Cowes, England)- J/111 owner, Martin Dent from the United Kingdom, was sailing his boat JELVIS in the JP Morgan Round Island Race last weekend.  Here is his commentary on that epic ride around the famous 60nm race track:“On this year’s Round the Island, we discovered a whole new level of love for the J/111.  The beat to the Needles was good, sending it at 15–20 knots under the A3 from the Needles to St Cats was better, and then being fully arced up under the A4 at 20+ knots, from St Cats was orgasmic!  I did...
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Fantastic Sail Newport Regatta!
JAZZ Leads J/88s, HELLY HANSEN Tops J/70s(Newport, RI)- One of the biggest one-design regattas held all year long in the famous seaport of Newport, RI is the SAIL NEWPORT Regatta.  Hosted by its Executive Director Brad Read and the army of Sail Newport volunteers, the regatta runs for three days from July 8th to 10th with all sailing taking place in Narragansett Bay.  Two J classes participated- J/70s and J/88s.In the J/70 class, it was a “real-time” clinic on “go-fast” all weekend long.  Consider that a combined five J/24 Worlds, three J/22 Worlds,...
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J/133 PINTIA Crushes Cowes-Dinard-St Malo Race In Rare Four-Peat!
(Cowes, England)- The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season Points Championship continued this past weekend with ninety-seven yachts competing for a magnificent trophy. Over 700 sailors made up of teams from France, Great Britain and the Netherlands including World record breakers, passionate Corinthians and young aspiring sailors participated in the RORC’s Cowes-Dinard-St Malo Rae.Starting from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line, Cowes at 11:00 on Friday 8th July, the course took the competing yachts out of the Solent and across the English Channel where the fleet must left all of the Channel Islands to...
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Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge Preview
(Solomons Island, MD)- Since 1993, the Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge has been a rac­er’s favorite regatta. A regatta run by “sailors for sailors”.  It is held every July, in the mid­dle of the sum­mer, in the middle of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, near Solomons Island, Maryland.The event opens on Thurs­day, July 14, 2016 with Check-in and Skip­pers Meet­ing at regatta head­quar­ters located in the Hol­i­day Inn Solomons Island. Racing, par­ties, and awards will be held Fri­day, July 15 thru Sun­day, July 17th.  And, lots of awards are given out!!  It is a favorite amongst...
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