J/109 Sailing News

IRC European Championship Update
J/112E J-LANCE 12 Leading(Cowes, England)- The Royal Ocean Racing Club has been hosting a stellar fleet of thirty-three offshore IRC racing teams from nine countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, USA) at their Cowes, Isle of Wight station for the 2018 IRC European Championship.  So far, the event has been a great “test” event for many of Europe’s top offshore teams that are planning to sail in the IRC/ ORC World Championship that will be taking place in The Hague, The Netherlands in a few weeks time. The hot...
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Cleveland Race Week Preview : 17-Jun-2018 2am
Cleveland Race Week Preview
(Cleveland, OH)- The highly-popular Cleveland Race Week starts this coming weekend on the waters of Lake Erie, hosted by the Edgewater Yacht Club for both one-design and offshore yachts.  The event has three components to satisfy the desires of all the passionate sailors in the region.  Starting June 15th to 17th is the One-Design program for twenty-four J/Teams on J/22s, J/70s, and J/105s.  Then, on June 20th- Wednesday- there will be Women’s & Doublehanded racing for one day.  After that is the Offshore Regatta from June 23rd to 24th, with seventeen J’s...
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J/Women Win Dubarry Women’s Open Keelboat Championship!
(Hamble, England)- The 10th Dubarry Women's Open Keelboat Championship took place in the Solent on 2nd & 3rd of June 2018, hosted once again by the Hamble River Sailing Club.For the second year running twenty boats came to the start line, but they were bigger boats so a record number of 170 women sailors attended the 10th Anniversary event. As usual, the Friday night briefing contained a number of entertaining presentations. First was progress report on the "new" Maiden project. This was followed by Saskia Clark, tactician on the J/111 JOURNEYMAKER 11 for...
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J/109 Junkyard Dog Spin-Cup Video
(San Francisco, CA)- The J/109 JUNKYARD DOG and her Dog Pound crew have another sailing video of their experience in the Spinnaker Cup Race from San Francisco Bay to Monterey Bay offshore.According to JUNKYARD DOG’s owner, Jim Goldberg, “It was a very pleasant & casual trip down the Pacific coast this year, with enough wind and swell to make things fun and interesting, but never too much.  Unfortunately, that doesn't offer up a whole lot of crash and burn video footage!We had a strong start, but dropped the ball when we choose the A6 asym...
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Farallones Island Race Preview
(San Francisco, CA)- “The Big One” of the season for the offshore racing crowd on San Francisco Bay is now upon us- the fabled Farallones Island Race- fully-crewed teams.  San Francisco YC in Belvedere is hosting the event for the eighty-one entries.  At this stage, it looks like the sailors will be treated to a classic, epic race, with 15-25 kts from the WNW on Saturday.  With the start on an ebb-tide, the outgoing flows through the gate and over the “Potato Patch” will produce enormous breaking waves against the big breeze, challenging...
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New York YC 164th Annual Regatta Preview
(Newport, RI)- The 164th New York YC Annual Regatta will feature a race around Conanicut Island on Friday, June 8, and then two days of buoy racing for the IRC classes, and point-to-point racing for the ORR & PHRF navigator classes. The weather forecast looks promising, with a classic setup for Friday’s Round Island, sunny, SW winds at 8-15 kts.  Then, a bit of rain, but with light southerly winds on Saturday, followed by sun but lightish easterlies swinging right all day on Sunday.The race track for Friday’s circumnavigation of Conanicut Island is...
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