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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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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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