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Women's Ensenada Race Team- Paying it Forward!
(Newport Beach, CA)- Skipper Terri Manok and her J/120 Pole Dancer return to the annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race April 28 in hopes of scoring another win for Oceanside Yacht Club, but in an N2E first, she’s bringing a trophy to the race. What?Manok and crew won the prestigious Caroline Starr Trophy for being the fastest all-women crew in PHRF last year. With trophy in hand, the team reviewed names of the inspirational women sailors who preceded them and a discussion began. What would it take for more all-women teams to...
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INDIGO Wins Campeonato Centro Republica!
Pereira’s CARRERA Becomes Triple Crown Winner!(Buenos Aires, Argentina)- The Argentinean J/24 class hosts what may be one of the most picturesque regatta series in the world of sailing.  Every year, they host the Triple Corona (triple crown), an event that encompasses three regattas starting in Buenos Aires/Rio de la Plata, then transitioning to the beautiful mountain lakes in the foothills of the towering Andes mountain range- where snow-capped volcanic peaks often hit 12 to 14,000 feet (Lago Potrerillos/ Mendoza and Lago San Roque/ Villa Carlos Paz, Cordoba)!  It makes for truly breathtaking...
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J/24 Girls RULE @ WISC Regatta
(Port Phillip Bay, Australia)- Hugo Ottaway, a.k.a. ‘“Mr J/24”, and long-time champion of introducing women to sailing on J/24s, in particular, put a team together on his own J/24 recently to compete in the Women In Sailing Regatta held at Sandringham Yacht Club.  Here is Hugo’s report on the proceedings:“Despite only one J/24 entry in the Sandringham YC Women In Sailing regatta 2017, the result sheet was full of our ‘J/Girls’ winning every division and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Doris Little Memorial Perpetual Trophy. Amongst the entries were Krystal Weir, dual...
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Easter J/Bunny Visits Sailing Regatta
(Columbia, SC)- Being one of the most popular J/24 regatta's since 1988, the J/24 Easter Regatta brings a mix of excellent shore side events with world class sailing. The competition can vary from an amateur crew at their first regatta, to sailing against professional skippers such as Tim Healy, Mike Ingham, and Tony Parker.One of the many perks of attending the Easter Regatta is the sailing club facility. With a recently rebuilt clubhouse, the shore-side events are better than ever. The Columbia Sailing Club offers FREE camping to all competitors that attend the...
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Italy J/24 Report- Sailing Week 16
(Rome, Italy)- This past weekend saw sailing activity taking place in two of the Italian peninsula’s signature resort/ yachting destinations.  One was on the alpine lake of Lago di Caldonazzo in the north and the other was off Arzachena on the island of Sardinia.Lago di Caldonazzo/ ValcanoverThey were two beautiful sailing days for the dozen J/24s that were sailing on Lake Caldonazzo for the Trofeo Autopergine.   The Associazione Velica Trentino hosted the event.Commented Ale Ferrara from the host club, “As usual, after Saturday's races, there was a big party where all the sailors share...
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Italy J/24 Report- Week 17 : 26-Apr-2017 12am
Italy J/24 Report- Week 17
(Livorno, Italy)- The second “act” of the Italian J/24 National Circuit took place in Livorno, Italy this past weekend.  The regatta was hosted by the Italian Naval Academy and the City of Livorno.  Nine races were sailed over the three days in a wide variety of sailing conditions.  After dominating virtually every day, the winner of this act was none other than the star of the Italian Naval Academy Sailing Team- ITA 416 LA SUPERBA skippered by Ignazio Bonanno with crew of Francesco Ciccio Linares, Vincenzo Vano, Francesco Picaro and Alfredo Branciforte.After the...
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J/112E Tops Class @ SPI Ouest France!
(La Trinite sur Mer, France)- The 38th edition of the SPI Ouest-France- Destination Morbihan regatta is one of the most important sailing events in Europe and it is the first major regatta of the year after a long, cold winter.  How major is it??  Well, just 409 boats, with more than 2,500 sailors, that were all looking forward to shaking-out the cobwebs, dial-up the adrenalin, and figure out “who’s on first” after a winter of repairs, preparation, new bottom paint, new sails, new electronics and, often, new crew!  A lot is at stake...
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Cowtown Stampede Preview : 23-Apr-2017 11am
Cowtown Stampede Preview
(Fort Worth, TX)- The Fort Worth Boat Club is looking forward to hosting their Annual Regatta & Cowtown Stampede to be held on Eagle Mountain Lake, with racing taking place on Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd & 23rd. Make plans to attend “THE PARTY” on Saturday night- e.g. the namesake for the event- the “Cowtown Stampede”!The club is hosting several one-design classes for their event on the picturesque Eagle Mountain Lake, including J/105s, J/22s, and J/24s.  Looking after the cowboys out on the water are PRO Bob Gough for Course 1 (J/22 &...
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Charleston Race Week Preview
(Charleston, SC)- Spring maybe finally be arriving for the much anticipated Sperry Charleston Race Week that is taking place from April 20th to 23rd in Charleston, SC. Between the historical downtown of Charleston and the casual atmosphere of Mt Pleasant across the harbor, the sailors will be spoiled for choice for charming restaurants, quaint southern-style inns, and plenty of sites to see, including the famous World War II aircraft carrier- the USS Yorktown. The incredibly popular regatta is the first large-scale spring event to take place on the East Coast, with 217 boats...
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Italian J/24 Fleet Spring Report
(Rome, Italy)- The Italian J/24 fleets have been running various championship series over the past few weeks.  In Marina di Carrara, they completed their spring series and in Valmadrera, located on the southeastern “fork” of Lago di Como, one of the beautiful mountain lakes in the Italian Alps, they completed their winter series.  Here are their latest reports.Marina di CarraraWith the last six races taking place on Saturday and Sunday, the final weekend of races for the Marina di Carrara Spring Championship saw ten teams competing for class honors on the “Gulf of...
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