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Wild & Crazy J/Fest San Francisco
(San Francisco, CA)- “In the face of a challenging weather forecast, the St Francis Yacht Club held its annual J/Fest last weekend, with J/24s, J/70s, J/88s, J/105s, and J/111s competing.Rain? Low Clouds, Wind? Sun? Well, parts of all of the above; it all turned into a glorious weekend. The tide charts professed that we would have an ebb tide but the starting line had strong flood currents going well into the early afternoon, making "local knowledge" all the more important,” commented photographer Chris Ray.In each race, around 20 of the 27 J/105 teams tried...
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Sperry Charleston Race Week Preview
(Charleston, SC)- Why do sailboat racers throughout the country return to Sperry Charleston Race Week year after year?  According to Randy Draftz, now in his 14th year as the event director, “Our focus on first-class customer service has produced remarkable loyalty and transformed the regatta into one of the premier events of its kind. What started in 1996 as a regional gathering has steadily grown into the largest keelboat regatta in North and South America. We feel we have found a formula that resonates with the sailors and we are constantly working...
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J/Fest San Francisco Preview
(San Francisco, CA)- This coming weekend, the St Francis YC will be hosting their annual J/Fest San Francisco Regatta for a fleet of forty-five boats and over 275 fire-breathing, wide-eyed, passionate J/sailors ready to do battle to be crowned “King of J/Fest” in their respective classes.  Participating this year are one-design fleets of J/111s, J/105s, J/88s, J/70s, and J/24s.The largest class at the event will be the twenty-four J/105s.  The fleet continues to maintain its momentum and several new (used) boats and faces have joined what is arguably the most competitive 35 foot...
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TEAM TARHEEL Crushes Easter J/24 Regatta
(Columbia, SC)- Sailed in J/24s since 1987, THE Easter Regatta has been one of the world’s most popular and enduring J/24 events. This year, no one was disappointed by the first-class, red carpet treatment rolled out by the always-fabulous host- the Columbia Sailing Club. As always, everyone appreciated the awesome Bath House at the beach and camping area, especially the campers! The “never-leave-the-club option” was just freakin-awesome, said many! The club offers FREE camping (first-come, first-served), meals every day, and parties GALORE!! The beautiful peninsula and gorgeous beach provided that unparalleled camping...
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CARRERA Crowned J/24 South American Champion
(Villa Carlos Paz, Cordoba, Argentina)- For the first time, the J/24 South American Championship was held high in the Andes Mountains, in the spectacular setting of Lago San Roque.  The views are simply awesome, clear blue waters, with majestic 14,000 ft snow-capped mountain peaks ringing the horizon around the western part of lake.  Twenty-one teams from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay made the long trek up into the mountains to savor the delicious wines of the famous Cordoban region- the world-renowned “malbec” reds- and the lovely, quaint waterfront of Villa Carloz Paz on...
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