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Fiesta Cup Regatta Preview : 22-Jul-2018 10am
Fiesta Cup Regatta Preview
(Santa Barbara, CA)- The annual Fiesta Cup Regatta will be taking place this weekend in the “Riviera of America”- the famous crescent shaped miles long beach that forms the waterfront for Santa Barbara, California.  Hosting the event from their prominent position literally right on the beach/ waterfront will be the laid-back, fun-loving Santa Barbara Yacht Club.  Rolling out the proverbial red-carpet as their members always do for visiting yachtsmen, the SBYC will be entertaining a deeply talented fleet of nine J/70s representing several of California’s major sailing regions.For starters, the local champions...
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J/70 U.K. National Championship Preview
(Hamble, United Kingdom)- Thirty-three J/70 teams will compete from July 20th to 22nd for the 2018 GJW Direct J/70 UK National Championship, including the reigning Open and Corinthian Champions, Wilson & Marshall's Soak Racing and Patrick Liardet's Cosmic, who will be representing the host club, The Royal Southern YC.The championship will also feature youth teams including Fiona Hampshire's Royal Thames Academy Team racing Elizabeth.The 2018 GJW Direct J/70 UK National Championship is a non-discardable event in the J/70 UK Grand Slam Series. Doug Struth's DSP, with Geoff Carveth on the tiller, leads the...
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Duncan Tops J/70s @ SAIL NEWPORT Regatta
(Newport, RI)-  “THE Newport Regatta”, hosted by SAIL NEWPORT, in conjunction with its supporters- New York YC, Ida Lewis YC, and Newport YC- was held over a gorgeous July 7th and 8th weekend.  While the days were sunny and relatively cool at mid-70s F, the winds were anything but cooperative for the huge J/70 class sailing offshore on Rhode Island Sound. While Regatta Manager Matt Duggan and Event Manager Emily Greagori were hoping for real Chamber of Commerce weather conditions for all, only those that were racing inside Narragansett Bay had any meaningful...
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J’s Dominate Round the Island Race
(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- As usual, it was another challenging 60nm offshore adventure for the world-famous “Round Island Race” in the United Kingdom, hosted by the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, Isle of Wight.Over one thousand boats began starting at 0630 hrs.  First off was the IRC Zero class, followed by over two-dozen more classes sailing across the glorious Royal Yacht Squadron line in the beautiful morning light.  On Saturday, the High pressure system produced a light NE breeze to start, veering SE-SW during the afternoon depending where you were. It...
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VW De Twee Provincien Wins @ Aalsmeer
WV Almere Centraal Leads Dutch J/70 Sailing League Series(Aalsmeer, Netherlands)- On the Westeinderplassen in Aalsmeer, the third act of the Eredivisie Sailing (the Dutch J/70 National Sailing League) took place over a gorgeous summer weekend of sailing on the lake for the fifteen teams from across the Netherlands. Mother nature did not make it easy for them; a variable wind forced the Race Committee to change the course in almost every race to make a fair race possible. And, that is how it went for the rest of the weekend.  Light and variable in...
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