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1FA Crowned J/70 Pacific Coast Champions

The St. Francis Yacht Club hosted the J/70 Pacific Coast Championship August 17-19. The seven teams racing had to contend with strongly building seabreezes from the west that would peak up to 25-plus knots by late afternoon. The Santa Barbara Yacht Club Youth Team on USA 1156 were leading after […]

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Tonic Leads J/70s Round the Sound

Edgartown Yacht Club’s Round-the-Island Race (one of America’s oldest distance races) took place around Martha’s Vineyard. It is part of the Edgartown Yacht Club’s Edgartown Race Weekend, which includes two days of buoy racing and a Round-the-Sound Race. Starting at 0800 Saturday morning, the RTI fleet sailed between Martha’s Vineyard […]

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21 J/70s at Ugotta Regatta

The Little Traverse Yacht Club’s Ugotta Regatta lived up to its fun reputation on the Little Traverse Bay in Michigan. The 21-boat J/70 fleet was mostly Corinthian. Sarah Berteau’s BERTEAU GROUP won both the regatta overall and the Corinthian Division, winning with just 15 points in 8 races sailed. Second […]

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Tod Sackett Takes CanAm Challenge

The Youngstown Yacht Club hosted the CanAm Challenge Regatta on western Lake Ontario over the last weekend in July. Sailing 11 races over three days was the largest fleet in the event, the dozen-boat J/70s. Tod Sackett’s FM crew sailed the most consistently, posting all podium finishes as his counters […]

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Minor Threat Tops Fiesta Cup

The annual Fiesta Cup was hosted by Santa Barbara Yacht Club July 21-22 for the fleet of a dozen J/70s. Winning was Jeff Janov’s crew on MINOR THREAT from California YC in Marina del Rey, CA. After starting with a 4-4-2, they closed with four firsts in a row to […]

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Duncan Bests Large J/70 Fleet at Newport Regatta

Sailors from 21 U.S. States and from U.S.V.I., Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, the Grenadines, Canada, Chile, Italy and the U.K. competed in the 34th Annual Newport Regatta, held July 7-8 in Newport, RI. The event started in 1984 as a Shields-only event and has grown to be a “must-do” on […]

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Tight Racing at Long Beach Race Week

It all came together on the final day of Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club and Alamitos Bay Yacht Club. The wind blew, the sun shone, dolphins leapt, and racers smiled. A gentle breeze from the south filled in, bringing with it a mild […]

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Sacketts Top J/70s at Cleveland Race Week

Cleveland Race Week started June 15-17 on the waters of Lake Erie, hosted by Edgewater Yacht Club for its one-design weekend. The 13-boat J/70 fleet saw the duo of Lee Sackett & Dave Kerr rule the fleet, starting off with five straight bullets, then backing off to take a deuce […]

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