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The ALCATEL J/70 Worlds Preview
(San Francisco, CA)- For starters, the expectations for the 2016 ALCATEL J/70 Worlds are truly phenomenal.  In fact, they are off the seismic charts!  The stage is simple- San Francisco Bay- the infamous Berkeley Circle.  The setting could not be more spectacular.  Surrounded by the magnificent city waterfront of San Francisco and its skyscrapers to the south, the engineering marvel known as the Golden Gate Bridge on its western approaches, the gorgeous hilly and fashionable northern suburbs of Sausalito/ Tiburon to the north, the “brainiacs” occupying the University of California- Berkeley campus...
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J/24 World Championship Update
(Wakayama, Japan)- It has been a slow start for the forty-four J/24 teams attending this year’s J/24 World Championship in Wakayama, Japan.  With a tropical storm heading toward the area, it was the calm before the storm on day one of the J/24 World Championship.  The J/24 teams representing Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Korea, Peru, Singapore, and the USA kicked off the Championship in winds of 4-6 knots over two races.Daniel Frost’s JJOne of Germany mastered the conditions with a 1,2 to grab the early advantage in the five-day event. Demichi Kousuke’s...
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Exciting J/24 Downeast Regatta Finale!
LITTLE MARTHA Missed Life ON THE BEACH!(Portland, ME)- The 30-4-30 Anniversary J/24 Downeast Regatta was exceptionally fun for all those hardy and lucky souls who made the trek to Portland, Maine for this early fall classic.  The outcome of the regatta was determined on the final leg of the last race, with Lee Buress’ ON THE BEACH narrowly beating Chis Clancy’s LITTLE MARTHA at the finish for the overall regatta title and bragging rights for another twelve months as “King of the Down’east’ahs”! After the first two races on Saturday, it was anyone’s guess...
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COUGAR Fights For J/24 North American Crown
(Port Credit, Ontario, Canada)- You could not have scripted a more dramatic, anxiety-ridden finale to the 2016 driveHG.ca J/24 North American Championship at Port Credit Yacht Club in Mississauga, Ontario Canada.  After nine races, Will Welles’ COUGAR and Travis Odenbach’s HONEY BADGER/ SEA BAGS SAILING TEAM were tied at 28 points, with Welles winning the tie-breaker and the Championship.  The hot local Canadian team, Rossi Milev’s CLEAR AIR, lived up to their billing, pushing the two leaders hard throughout the regatta but ultimately taking the final position on the podium to take...
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J/24 World Championship Preview
(Wakayama, Japan)- Forty-four J/24 teams are gathering together from eight nations for the J/24 World Championship in Wakayama Japan. The competition begins Monday, September 19 and continues through Friday, September 23 for the entrants representing Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Korea, Peru, Singapore and the USA.  The host, Wakayama Sailing Club, is excited to host this major event for the first time in over a decade in Japan.  Teams are already in Japan practicing and preparing for the regatta.The talent-laden fleet has an amazing cross-section of J/24 teams from around the...
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Triple-crown ALCATEL J/70 Cup Awarded to L’ELAGAIN!
(Riva del Garda, Italy)- In Riva del Garda, from September 9th to 11th, the final act of the 2016 ALCATEL J/70 CUP ITALY took place.  It was the fourth stage of the season long series and also marked the finale for the ALPEN CUP- emblematic of the Lago di Garda J/70 Champion.  So many famous names of sailing were in attendance, like the American Paul Cayard (Star World Champion and America’s Cup skipper) aboard CALVI NETWORK and the multiple J/24 World Champion from Brazil- Mauricio Santa Cruz on BRUSCHETTA.Thirty-three crews representing nine countries...
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Rolex Big Boat Series Preview
(San Francisco, CA)- Since it began in 1964, the Big Boat Series has been widely recognized as the premier West Coast regatta. Never content to rest on its laurels, it’s no surprise that—in its 52nd edition—this will be the largest Big Boat Series ever, with a record-setting 127 entries. 2016 also marks the regatta’s 12th year of sponsorship by Rolex, a company that continually brings the Big Boat Series to the next level with world-class socials.This year’s fleet will showcase the variety of boats that grand-prix racing offers these days. In addition to...
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Brilliant, Epic, CYC Round Island Race!
(Jamestown, RI)- Imagine the scenario.  For about a week, a tropical disturbance lovingly called “Hermione” (after the famous heroine in the Harry Potter series of books/ movies), slowly meandered its way from the western Sahara in Africa, across the Caribbean, wandered around the Gulf of Mexico, then strolled towards the northeastern USA shoreline (the most populous and wealthiest 400nm stretch of real estate on the planet), often acting like a drunken sailor- truly meandering and walking in circles without a definitive mission in mind, other than to annoy sailors in New England! ...
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