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J/111 Sailing News

Tjorn Singlehanded Race- the BLUR Experience
(Tjorn, Sweden)- Continuing on his adventures of sailing the Tjorn Runt on his J/111 BLUR.SE, Peter Gustafsson made the absolutely inspirational decision to tackle the Tjorn Singlehanded Race at a moment’s notice.  Here is his amusing story:“Quite often sailing can be spontaneous and simple as it is fun. That tedious journey which suddenly became a race, or that holiday race in which you won a beer at the bar afterwards.One of those experiences was to sail solo around Tjörn on Sunday after Tjörn Runt!  Now that was a spontaneous idea!  The desire to be...
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Australian J/70 Fleet Growing!
(Melbourne, Australia)- The J/111 owner of JOUST in Melbourne, Australia- Dr Rod Warren- recently sent a nice note to J/HQ Newport this past week.  According to Rod,“We just ordered a new J/70 for practice!  We can’t wait to get out on her soon!  We are also looking forward to San Francisco next year for the J/111 Worlds!We also wanted to let you know that we had the pleasure of sailing with two of the Johnstone family at the recent J/111 Worlds in Cowes, England. As the Australian team, we needed to get some local knowledge...
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J/111 BLUR.SE Eclipses Tjorn Runt Race
(Tjorn, Sweden)- The J/111 BLUR.SE has been notorious for having fun, going fast and collecting a remarkable string of silverware over the past three seasons in European offshore circles sailing fully-crewed, singlehanded and doublehanded events.  Here is Peter Gustafsson’s latest adventure in the Tjorn Runt Race (an around the island of Tjorn) in Sweden.“Tjörn Runt was a good opportunity to gather the gang again, and it was noticeable on the Friday training and in the bar of Kookaburra--- everyone was happy to be seen, and get together to sail again....Besides, we liked the...
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Rolex Big Boat Series Preview
(San Francisco, CA)- Since it began in 1964, the Big Boat Series has been widely recognized as the premier West Coast regatta. Never content to rest on its laurels, it’s no surprise that—in its 52nd edition—this will be the largest Big Boat Series ever, with a record-setting 127 entries. 2016 also marks the regatta’s 12th year of sponsorship by Rolex, a company that continually brings the Big Boat Series to the next level with world-class socials.This year’s fleet will showcase the variety of boats that grand-prix racing offers these days. In addition to...
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J/111 Crushes Windjammers Race!
(Santa Cruz, CA)- On September 2nd, the 74th Windjammers Race took place, the classic late-summer dash from San Francisco past Año Nuevo down to the sunshine of Santa Cruz 90nm to the south; the event is one of the oldest annual regattas on California's Pacific Coast.The Windjammer Regatta was first hosted by The Santa Cruz Yacht Club in the early 1930's but enjoys deep roots going back to the Pacific Yacht Club's Race To Santa Cruz in 1884. Racers can always expect exciting downwind fun as they fly down the coast to the...
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HARLEQUIN Wins Ullman Sails J/70 UK Nationals
Liardet’s COSMIC Top English Team, JUST4PLAY Crowned Jack & Jill Champion!(Plymouth, England)- This year’s J/70 UK Nationals were hosted by the Royal Western YC in Plymouth, England.  The racing was intense, fun, and saw many of the nineteen teams experiencing enormous swings of fame & fortune + disaster, all on the same day!  In the end, a Royal Malta YC crew on HARLEQUIN (Sebastian Ripard & Jonathan Calascione) won the Open Division, with Patrick Liardet’s COSMIC winning the UK Nationals!  Here is how it all went down over the three-day regatta.Day 1-  Incredibly, there...
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How JELVIS Won The J/111 Worlds
(Cowes, England)- Here are  Martin Dent’s Perspectives on what it took to win the J/111 Worlds.Looking to take your team to the next level? Off the back of J/111 Worlds, North Sails catches up with Martin Dent on how he and the team on North-powered JElvis played their strengths to secure a world-class win in this highly competitive class. Narrowing it down, Dent shares 5 tips to up your game and approach the next regatta ready to win.It All Starts With a Great TeamMost of us have now raced together since the 2014 Winter Series; add...
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