Articles by: J/70

J/70 Rocks Three Bridge Fiasco

The annual Singlehanded Sailing Society Three Bridge Fiasco Race returned to its roots. Because of California COVID-19 guidelines, this year’s edition was open only to singlehanded competitors. With a series of storms hitting San Francisco Bay in the week prior, the forecast improved. Ultimately, sunrise dawned on Saturday, the conditions […]

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2020-21 Bacardi Winter Series #2

The second event of the 2020-21 Bacardi Winter Series was held January 22-24 in Miami, FL. The 20 J/70s were to race two days, but did not get in any racing on the final day due to a lack of wind. Topping the J/70s was Ryan McKillen by a point […]

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The 2021 J/70 World Championship & Other Major Events

The International J/70 Class Association Executive Committee has been closely monitoring the worldwide developments in the COVID-19 pandemic and is determined to continue with the planning for our major events in 2021, while recognizing that in some cases there may be public health or travel restrictions that limit participation. The […]

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Bacardi Invitational Winter Series Gets Underway

While not a perfect day of sailing on Biscayne Bay, competitors in the Bacardi Invitational Winter Series Event One finally spread their wings o Sunday, December 13. The Race Committee was committed to waiting for breeze on the water, to avoid sailors congregating at the venue. By 1:00, a light […]

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West Coast Winter Series #1 November 14-15

Day 1 of the West Coast Winter Series #1 started with good 8-9 knots of wind but fell down to less and less wind for the next two races. Race 1: This was the windiest race of the day with this slight shift to the right on the first beat. […]

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Fun J/Fest Southwest Regatta

According to Scott Spurlin, J/Dealer in Texas, “The J/Sailors in Texas needed this event! The enthusiasm to get out on the water was over the top! On Friday, the rain was coming down and the gusts were in the 40s, and people still trailered their boats in. We delayed the […]

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Empeiria Tops 11 J/70s at Annapolis NOOD

Racing was held August 28-30 for the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Annapolis. The final of three days of racing treated sailors across 78 teams to cooler temperatures, sun and moderate (but signature Annapolis shifty) winds for the final two to three races among the two divisions and 10 fleets. First-time […]

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J/70s Back in Action at Verve Cup Inshore

The 2020 Verve Cup Inshore Regatta was hosted by Chicago Yacht Club Belmont Station from August 22-23. Thirteen J/70s were registered, and six races went in the books. The battle for victory came down to the wire, as John Heaton’s American Flyer edged out Richard Witzel’s Rowdy (16 points to […]

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Annapolis Two-Bridge Fiasco

“Build it and they will come,” reported Will Keyworth from Annapolis. “Annapolis Yacht Club built on a race format used successfully in San Francisco Bay called the Three Bridge Fiasco but named theirs’s the Two Bridge Fiasco. Over 100 single and doublehanded teams hit the starting line for this new […]

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