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Racers Enjoy Storybook Conditions at J/70 Corinthian US National Championship

Thirty-six all-amateur teams again reveled in glorious conditions on Little Traverse Bay in Michigan for the J/70 Corinthian US National Championship. Chris Kostanecki’s Jennifer moved to the top of the leaderboard, rebounding from a sixth in Saturday’s opening contest (eventually discarded) with a 1,2 to hold a three-point advantage after […]

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Ghost Passes Light Air Test in Edgartown

Light air became a challenge for racers and organizers at this year’s Edgartown Race Weekend hosted by Edgartown Yacht Club. Twelve boats opted for the Round-the-Sound (RTS) race, an option for those wanting a shorter course. While last year this fleet’s course was 18 miles, this year it was 11. […]

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Relative Obscurity Controls Marblehead NOOD

The final day of the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta at Marblehead Race Week saw lighter winds and a strong cross-course current. The J/70 fleet saw a stacked leaderboard, with three past World Champions in contention on the final day. After three final races, Peter Duncan emerged victorious with his team […]

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Ryan McKillen Surges at Ugotta Regatta

Little Traverse Yacht Club in Harbor Springs, MI hosted its annual Ugotta Regatta from July 26-28. Nineteen J/70s were registered, inlcuding 15 Corinthian teams. Seven races were accomplished, five of which were won by Ryan McKillen’s Surge. Adding in a 3,2 left them with just 10 points for the victory. […]

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J/70s Battle at Fiesta Cup

The Santa Barbara Yacht Club hosted its annual Fiesta Cup Regatta for one-design fleets including J/70s. In the two-day regatta, the SBYC PRO managed to run four races in the challenging, kelp-laden conditions often seen on the scenic Pacific Ocean waterfront in front of the club. Trading off firsts and […]

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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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