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Verve Cup Offshore Regatta Preview
 J/111 Great Lakes Championship Preview(Chicago, IL)- From Friday, August 10, through Sunday, August 12, 2018, the Chicago Yacht Club will host the 27th annual Verve Cup Offshore Regatta. This event will feature three days of offshore buoy racing and a separate one-day distance race. Annually, this event hosts over 100 yachts ranging in size from 25 to 70 feet, and carry crews from 4 to 20 racers. During this regatta, the Chicago Yacht Club looks forward to welcoming more than 2,000 racers, family members and friends to its award-winning lakefront Monroe Station Clubhouse.For...
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LENDY Cowes Week Update : 11-Aug-2018 11am
LENDY Cowes Week Update
J-DOG Wins J/70 Short Series!(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- Cowes Week is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events and is a key highlight of the British sporting summer. It has been held in early August every year since 1826, except during the two world wars.The event offers a great mix of competitive sailing and social activities. The 8,500 competitors range from Olympic and World-Class professionals to weekend sailors. In excess of 100,000 spectators come to watch the sailing, enjoy the parties and live entertainment, and to experience the...
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J/Fun @ Ugotta Regatta : 10-Aug-2018 9pm
J/Fun @ Ugotta Regatta
(Harbor Springs, MI)- As they have done in the past, the Little Traverse YC’s famous “Ugotta Regatta” lived up to its “fun in the sun” promise, giving the sailors all they could have wished for and more over the three day weekend.  Sailed on the pristine Caribbean-blue Little Traverse Bay on the upper northwest part of the Michigan peninsula, the event hosted a big fleet of J/70s, a one-design fleet of J/111s, and a host of larger J’s sailing in the ORR and PHRF offshore classes.The twenty-one boat J/70 fleet was unusual in that...
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Fast Santa Barbara to King Harbor Race
(Santa Barbara, CA)- The prognosis for this year’s Santa Barbara to King Harbor race, hosted by Santa Barbara YC & King Harbor YC, was full of gloom and doom.  NOAA’s weather forecasts were for no wind all day, holes everywhere, but maybe filling in from the south late in the day.  However, as usual, the NOAA models were somehow 100% wrong, again.  The race became a near textbook scenario, a slow build in the morning for sure, but by the time the big boats were rounding Anacapa Island 32nm downstream, the winds were...
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Rolex Big Boat Series Update
(San Francisco, CA)— It’s hard to find a purer form of sailing than a lineup of polished teams on identical platforms, all with an equal shot at race course glory. This is precisely what makes One-Design racing the heart and soul of the St. Francis Yacht Club’s annual Rolex Big Boat Series. From September 12-16, top teams will race in at least seven different One-Design fleets, as well as several highly-competitive handicap fleets, making this the West Coast’s most competitive regatta. J/88s, J/105s, J/111s, and J/120s have all met the NOR requirement of...
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Round the Island Race/ Round the Sound Fun!
(Edgartown, MA)- Edgartown Yacht Club’s ‘Round-the-Island Race (’RTI) – one of America’s oldest distance races– took place Saturday around Martha’s Vineyard. The 80-year-old race originated in 1938 and, except for the years of the Second World War, has been an annual event since then.  It is part of the Edgartown Yacht Club’s Edgartown Race Weekend, which includes two days of buoy racing (tomorrow and Friday) and a ‘Round-the-Sound Race that began immediately after the start for the ’RTI.“The race was first conceptualized to be reminiscent of the race around the Isle of...
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LENDY Cowes Week Preview : 07-Aug-2018 10am
LENDY Cowes Week Preview
(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- Cowes Week is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events and is a key highlight of the British sporting summer. It has been held in early August every year since 1826, except during the two world wars.Traditionally, Cowes Week takes place after Glorious Goodwood and before the Glorious Twelfth (the first day of the grouse shooting season)- occasionally the traditional dates are changed to ensure optimum racing, taking account of the tides, of course.  Over the years, the event has attracted British and foreign...
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J/111 Wins Round Island Race (Martha’s Vineyard)
(Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA)- Here’s the story on how they did it from Gary Leduc at Quantum Sails Bristol.“The race started at 8:00 am in 11-13 kts true from the East. We had a short port tack favored beat out to a drop mark, then a jib reach down Muskegett Channel to the sea buoy. The second leg was pretty much dead downwind, but the starboard jibe was a little favored.The breeze stayed easterly until the very end of the 16-mile run, when the wind clocked a little SE and freshened. That made...
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Buzzards Bay Regatta Preview : 05-Aug-2018 10am
Buzzards Bay Regatta Preview
(South Dartmouth, MA)- On behalf of the Beverly Yacht Club and New Bedford Yacht Club, the Regatta Chair welcomes all sailors to a new era of the Buzzards Bay Regatta! After 45 years of alternating locations annually, the organizers have decided to stage an event that spans the entire Bay- from the Cape Cod Canal to Buzzards Tower!2018 will feature spectacular racing out of both Beverly Yacht Club and New Bedford Yacht Club, with 13 fleets of boats on 7 circles, and racers that span from 20-ton cruising boats to foiling kiteboards!!  The...
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J/Teams Love Chicago Mackinac Race
J/105 & J/122 Get “Mac Double”, J/111 Two-peats!(Chicago, IL)- This year’s 110th edition of the Chicago to Mackinac Race was truly the “Tale of Two Cities”, the beginning and the end. The Chicago YC warned the sailors to play it safe off the Chicago city-front starting line as the fleet took off in 20-30 kt northerly winds and steep 5-9 foot “breaking chop” (no such thing as “waves” in the traditional sense of the word). It was boat-breaking and people-breaking stuff as the boats pounded to weather off the starting line. Virtually...
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