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Winter J/80 Cyprus Sailing Announcement
(Limassol, Cyprus)- The winter J/80 Cyprus Championship is an annual series of regattas hosted by SailFirst Sailing Club at St Raphael Marina in Limassol, Cyprus. Participation is open for both experienced sailors and novices as existing crews or individuals.  Teams have often come from Cyprus, Russia, Ukraine and across Europe as this gorgeous “destination resort” is popular amongst eastern Europeans. The regatta is run in three “acts” from January to March using the club’s fleet of a dozen J/80 one-design sailboats.  The first event is January 21st, the second is February 18th, and...
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Fun J/80 Sailing on Lago di Garda
(Fraglia Vela Riva, Lago di Garda, Italy)- Margarita Pchelintseva created a cute sailing video of sailing J/80s on Lake Garda, off Fraglia Vela Riva and racing on their fleet of J/80 one-design sailboats.Enjoy their escapades on this beautiful mountain lake at the base of the Italian Alps in northern Italy....very entertaining! Share with your friends!https://www.facebook.com/margarita.pchelintseva/videos/1413506578697931/Add to Flipboard Magazine.
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Barcelona Winter Series- Act III Report
(Barcelona, Spain)- The third Act of the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona Winter Series for the J/70 and J/80 classes was blessed by good winds, sun, and three races, much to the delight of the sailors and the spectators. The racing took place in a shifty, northerly breeze blowing 10 to 17 kts with occasional gusts over 20+ kts.  The offshore breeze made racing difficult to stay at the front of the pack as boats from behind would often over-run the leaders when large, streaky puffs landed on the race area. J/70 REBUFF...
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J/Sailors Leading Sweep of Volvo Ocean Race?
(Capetown, South Africa)- J/sailors leading sweep of Volvo Ocean Race after two legs? The skippers with extensive J/one-design experience were 1st- J/80, 2nd- J/24, 3rd- J/80, or in other words- MAPFRE, VESTAS 11th HOUR RACING, and DONGFENG Race Team. Yes, indeed, knowing how to cut your teeth on the knife-edge against one-design world champions hones your instincts to sail fast, consistently 24x7, and continually tweak the boat and sails to gain tenths of a knot, here and there.The Spanish flagged MAPFRE team won Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race on November...
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J’ZUSTER Leads J/80 Frostbite Cup
(Naarden, The Netherlands)- The J/80 fleet in the Netherlands is experiencing a renaissance of sorts, like a “phoenix rising from the ashes”, to again blossom with enthusiastic sailors from across the spectrum of the sport.  Twenty-four teams are participating in the 2017 edition of the classic Frostbite Cup that has been taking place for nearly decades… a tradition of sorts for the “old guard” in the Dutch J/80 fleet.R&ZV Naarden hosted this year’s event and the Race Committee and PRO team pulled off a great event, running six races over two days, much...
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