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J/CUP Regatta Preview : 21-May-2018 9pm
J/CUP Regatta Preview
(Cowes, IOW, England)- The Island Sailing Club will be hosting the annual J/CUP U.K. this coming weekend for an amazing fleet of fifty-eight boats from eight countries (United Kingdom, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Wales, France, Ireland).  There will be One-design racing for J/70s, J/88s, J/92s, J/97s, J/109s, J/111s, and an IRC handicap class.Sailing will take place on the infamous Solent, where tidal current tactics matter at least as much as playing windshifts and wind streaks on what many consider to be one of the trickiest bodies of water to sail on in...
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Thrilling Finales @ American YC Spring Series
(Rye, NY)- The final weekend of the American YC Spring Series was full of “comeback kids” stories.  However, the flipside of that scenario, were the anxiety-ridden tactics and strategies of many boats to try to maintain control and position on the racetrack without falling further behind!This past Saturday, sailors aimed to pick up where they had left off. However, the weather had other plans. With very little wind on both courses, sailors were forced to wait for breeze throughout the day.In total, the East Course was only able to get one race in....
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A Fun Great Vallejo Race : 12-May-2018 12am
A Fun Great Vallejo Race
(Richmond, CA)- The Great Vallejo Race has become a time-honored tradition every year for northern San Francisco Bay sailors. The event is hosted by the Vallejo YC.  It is a popular race, with over 100 boats sailing in 24 divisions, including everything from multihulls to J/24s up to J/125s.The race most often starts near the Berkeley Circle on Saturday morning, rounds a single weather mark near Alcatraz, and then heads to Vallejo, usually under spinnaker for the remainder of the race.  The challenge is to maintain speed through the shadow of Angel Island,...
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American YC Spring Series Report
(Rye, NY)- The annual Spring Series hosted by American YC got off to a great start this past weekend.  Blessed with good sailing conditions on Long Island Sound, the PROs on the two courses managed to run a total of six races over two days.  The seventy boats, of which fifty are J/crews (71.0% of the fleet), enjoyed the close, fun racing. After winning the first race right out of the gate in the eleven-boat J/70 class, Alex Meleney’s TRUCKIN just kept right on truckin’, posting four 3rds to count all top three finishes...
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