Articles by: J/70

AFRICA Takes Sail Newport Regatta

Sail Newport hosted its annual Newport Regatta over the Independence Day weekend for a variety of one-design classes including the J/70s. The 10-boat J/70 fleet saw the current World Champion Jud Smith’s AFRICA start off by winning the first race and eventually the regatta. After compiling a 1-2-3-1-1, the AFRICA […]

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HOSS Tops New York YC One-Design Regatta

The New York Yacht Club hosted its One-Design Regatta that included a fleet of eight J/70s. Winning the J/70s was Glenn Darden’s HOSS with a record of 1-3-1-1-1-2 for 6 points net. Placing second was John Brim’s crew on RIMETTE with a nearly identical record of 2-1-2-2-3-1 tally for 8 […]

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U.S. J/70 Youth Championship

In 2019, the third annual U.S. J/70 Youth Championship will again be hosted by St. Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida from November 22-24. The goal of this event is to help develop and build leading-edge junior keelboat sailing programs across America. The U.S. J/70 Youth Championship is open to 10 […]

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Great Vibes at Long Beach Race Week

More than 100 teams participated June 21-23 in the 2019 Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week, hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club and Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, which drew sailors from the West Coast and neighboring nations, plus Australia and Germany. The annual event saw wind conditions steadily build over […]

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Close Racing for Cleveland Race Week One-Design Weekend

72 teams competed on Lake Erie from June 14-16 in Cleveland Race Week’s One Design Weekend, part of the largest sailing regatta on Lake Erie and one of the largest on the Great Lakes. Racing began on Friday for several classes, with the remainder beginning on Saturday. 10 fleets competed […]

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Buddy Cribb is Top J/70 at Chicago NOOD

The Helly Hansen Chicago NOOD wrapped up Sunday, June 9 in a shroud of fog, again. Morning rain and fog saw the remaining scheduled races cancelled on the third day of the regatta. Spirits were high, however, as competitors gathered at Chicago Yacht Club for the evening’s awards party. For […]

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Midlife Crisis Tops J/70s at Cal Race Week

The 21st edition of Cal Race Week was host to a racing division and cruising division, while also designated as a J/70 2020 World Championship Qualifier, on June 1-2 in Marina del Rey, CA. The open berth goes to second place Terre Layton’s Terreaway, as first-place finisher Bruce Golison’s Midlife […]

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Pale Horse Rides at Bayview One Design Regatta

Bayview Yacht Club hosted their annual Bayview One Design Regatta in Detroit, MI on May 31-June 2. Nine J/70s comprised one of the fleets, and they rattled off eight races. Jake Christy’s Pale Horse won four times en route to the top of the podium with 25 points. Tod Sackett’s […]

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Awesome Elite Keel Regatta

One of the more popular events on San Francisco Bay late in the spring is the Elite Keel Regatta hosted by San Francisco YC in Belvedere, CA on the north side of the Bay. Perhaps the most dominating performance of the regatta was Chris Kostanecki’s JENNIFER, winning the J/70 fleet […]

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