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Helping move young sailors forward- 40+ years?
(Newport, RI)- Finn Hadlock was just 24 years old when he led his young team from Maine to compete in the 2017 J/24 World Championship in Toronto, Canada. There were many steps between when he first bought the boat to fulfilling this goal, and has provided this report in hopes that other young adults looking to start their own team can learn from his two-year odyssey.There were many factors that initially led to buying a J/24. The first was that there was a local fleet in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Although not a...
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Barbados Sailing Week Preview
(Bridgetown, Barbados)- The beginning of the Caribbean winter sailing season is marked by the fun and games that are had by all on the wonderful island nation of Barbados.  The famous Barbados Sailing Week is hosted by the Barbados Cruising Club off their enormous harbor in Bridgetown.  There are two events in the event starting first with Barbados Sailing Week from the 17th to 20th of January and is closed with their epic finale- the Round Island Race on the 21st of January. The event is quite popular with J/sailors on the island.  In...
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CACIQUE Dominates PIMMS Cup : 16-Jan-2018 1pm
CACIQUE Dominates PIMMS Cup
(Buenos Aires, Argentina)- In mid-December, the Club Nautico Olivos just north of Buenos Aires, Argentina, hosted the COPA PIMMS on the Rio de la Plata for the J/24 class.  The weather was not the best as only three races could be held over the two-day event for the nine-boat J/24 fleet. Club Nautico Olivos hosts the Pimms Cup as their traditional closing of the racing season. They provide a very, very relaxed atmosphere after Saturday's racing. The sailors have a great time, there is lots of camaraderie, music, good food and abundant drink...
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PELLE NERA Leads Anzio Nettuno Winter Series- Act V
(Anzio & Nettuno, Italy)- On a day characterized by weak and variable winds coming from the North and large residual waves from the storm of the previous day; the sailing conditions put a strain on tactics and helmsmen. The fifth round of the 43rd J/24 Winter Championship of Anzio-Nettuno took place with twenty-two crews of the Roman J/24 fleet.The fifth regatta was won by ITA 416 NUVOLA skippered by Ignazio Bonanno from the Italian Navy. In second place was ITA 40 ALBA CHIARA skippered by Stefano Venturi, followed in third by ITA 447...
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Eight Bells: Jeff Trask : 07-Jan-2018 5pm
Eight Bells: Jeff Trask
(Long Beach, CA)- Former J/Boats J/24 builder, dealer, and sailor extraordinaire- Jeff Trask- recently passed away from battling pancreatic cancer.  Here are two memorials from two people who knew him well in southern California.From Sailing Anarchy- Scot TempestaSail on Jeff.  We are saddened by the news of the passing of So Cal sailor Jeff Trask. Along with his dad Don, they put J/Boats on the map here in So Cal. We worked with Jeff on a number of boat/sail packages over time and always loved hanging with Jeff. Funny, good natured, honest, and a good sailor,...
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