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J/70 Group Sail

Thanks to Jim Murrell in California for this report: The weekend was a huge success. Thank you to Jeff Janov and Bruce Golison for inviting us to join the coaching session practice they set up after Cal Race Week was cancelled. California Yacht Club was very supportive and helpful with […]

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Eight J/70s Race CanAm Challenge

The 2020 CanAm Challenge hosted by Youngstown Yacht Club in Youngstown, NY went off from July 24-26. Eight J/70s completed six races. Travis Odenbach’s Honeybadger took a bullet in five of the six contests, and when dropping a second, topped the fleet with only 5 net points. Local Tim Finkle’s […]

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J/70 Covid Responsible Sailing – Santa Barbara Style

Thanks to Bruce Cooper for this report: The Santa Barbara Yacht Club and J/70s are finding fun and creative ways to sail and compete during this pandemic. SBYC hosted the 2020 Fiesta ‘COVID’ Cup. The Santa Barbara J/70s have modified some of the normal racing Rules to keep a safe […]

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Tight Fiesta Cup Regatta

The Santa Barbara Yacht Club hosted their 14th annual Fiesta Cup Regatta from July 18-19. The fleet was greeted by nice sailing conditions and a total of seven races were held per Class. The eight-boat J/70 fleet was contested by two well-known teams in Santa Barbara—Pat Toole and his team […]

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New Twist on Larchmont Race Week

For over a century, Larchmont Race Week has been a crown jewel of racing on Long Island Sound with adults racing on the weekends, as many as 450 juniors sailing during the week, and the Storm Trysail Club’s Jr. Safety-at-Sea seminar on the Friday. All that was to be accompanied […]

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2020 J/70 North American Championship Cancelled

The International J/70 Class Association (IJ70CA) and the Port Credit Yacht Club in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada have determined, because of the varying levels of infection and disruption across the world, that the 2020 J/70 North American Championship scheduled for September 20-27 is cancelled. The Executive Committee has been closely monitoring […]

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2020 J/70 World Championship Postponed to August 2021

The International J/70 Class Association has been closely monitoring the worldwide developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 2, the International J/70 Executive Committee met specifically in regard to the upcoming World Championship to be held July 25-August 1 (in Los Angeles, USA). The Executive Committee understands the huge commitment […]

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Eat Sleep J Repeat Stay Hot in Miami

Tough, rough and exhilarating conditions showed up in Biscayne Bay on the last day at the Bacardi Invitational Regatta for the thrill of the 524 sailors gathered in Miami for this world-renowned event. An average 15 knots breeze, with gusts of over 20 knots, tested teams and served up a […]

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