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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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Thirty J/70s Compete at Annapolis NOOD

For Bruce Golison (Long Beach, CA), winning the 2019 Helly Hansen Annapolis NOOD in the J/70 fleet was a small step on the road to a larger goal. “I’m 62-years-old and still looking to win my first World Championship,” said Golison. In a Class defined by boatspeed, Golison and crew […]

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Competitive Fleet at Yachting Cup

There were plenty of high-fives, handshakes and celebratory cheers back on the docks after the final day of the San Diego Yacht Club’s Yachting Cup. Jeff Janov’s J/70 Minor Threat used wins in the last two races to take the class win over Tony Collins’ FLY in a competitive seven-race […]

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Catapult Strong at Charleston Race Week

Sperry Charleston Race Week concluded April 14 in spectacular fashion with strong winds producing exciting action. Joel Ronning and his Catapult crew secured a surprisingly convincing victory in the J/70 fleet, largest of the regatta with 56 boats. Victor Diaz De Leon served as tactician on Catapult, which won six […]

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Tight Battles at J/Fest San Francisco

The annual J/Fest San Francisco, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club, provided excellent race management and close racing for the fleet of one-designs that included J/70s. Over the two-day weekend, the fleet was able to get in three races per day for a total of six overall. The J/70s saw […]

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