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Seguel’s GURU Crowned Chilean J/24 Champion!
(Talcahuano, Chile)- Over the weekend of November 19th & 20th, the Chile J/24 class held their National Championship and it also served as the qualifying event for the J/24 South American Championship being sailed later in December in Punta del Este, Uruguay.The J/24 fleet in Talcahuano hosted the regatta out of the Chilean Navy Base in Marina El Manzano.  Of note, this harbor was located at the center of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2010 that flooded coastal cities and harbors up to 8,000nm away!  The fleet and harbor have since recovered...
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J/24 ITALY Winter Series Report
(Taranto, Italy)- The J/24s in Italy continue to enjoy their annual winter series in the various fleets spread across the peninsula.  This past weekend, racing continued in Taranto, Anzio & Nettuno, and Portoferraio.  Here are their updates.TARANTOIt was a good winter series start for Puglian J/24 sailor- Nino Soriano; he returned to racing after a brief absence with his ITA 427 JEBEDEE (co-skippered with Luca Gaglione).  At the end of the first day, they shared the lead with the same score (3 pts) with Thomas De Bellis Vitti’s ENG 304 FIVE FOR FIGHTING.The...
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Copa Mexico J/24 National Circuit Report
(Valle de Bravo, Mexico)- The J/24 sailors in Mexico have always enjoyed their Copa Mexico J/24 National Championship circuit.  The series is comprised of six events, the Dia de la Marina at Club Nautico Avandaro, the Regata de Independencia at Club Nautico Valle de Bravo, the Copa San Gaspar at Club San Gaspar, the Oktoberfest at Club Nautico Avandaro, the XXII Copa Scotiabank at Club Marina Azul, and the Mexico Nationals at Club Campestre on Valle de Bravo.  The circuit is based on low-point scoring, not high-point (which would reflect higher scores for...
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BANKS ESPERANZA Top Barbados J/24 Nationals
(Bridgetown, Barbados)- It has been a busy year for the Barbados J/24 sailors, by far the largest fleet on the Caribbean island and also by far their largest yacht/ sailing club!  The 2016 Barbados J/24 National Championship saw spirited competition amongst the fleet of nearly a dozen boats. In the end, it was Ian Mayers’ BANKS ESPERANZA- BAR 4396 that were declared the winners of the 2016 National Title!  Here is the photo of Erving Rosario and Paul Croney, representing the lead sponsors Suzuki Caribbean Marine and Carter's Fisherman's Corner, presenting Ian’s...
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Parkstone Yacht Club Ladies J/24 Day!
MAGENTA PROJECT Breaks the Mold on Ladies Tea!(Parkstone, United Kingdom)- Watch out traditional ladies days!  The high heels and questionable dress codes of Ascot, Cheltenham and Goodwood, and all of the yacht club teas called “ladies days” are getting the rules rewritten- by the amazing women leading The MAGENTA Project!Annie Lush and her team at the MAGENTA Project are using their experiences on the Olympic circuit, Volvo Ocean Race, M32 World Match race series and GC32 Extreme Series to prove that ladies are not just supporting men sailing, but doing it themselves,...
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CARRERA Crowned Buenos Aires Week J/24 Winner
(Buenos Aires, Argentina)- Over the first two weekends of October, the Buenos Aires fleet in Argentina hosted their friends from Chile, Uruguay and Brazil in their prestigious and traditional Buenos Aires Week hosted by Yacht Club Argentina.  Eleven teams were participating with many looking forward to sailing the Argentinean Nationals at the beginning of November and the J/24 South American Championship at Punta del Este, Uruguay. The first weekend of racing saw six races conducted over the two days, a total of ten are scheduled for the entire series.  It was readily...
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Fassitelli Leads J/70 Monaco Winter Series
(Monte Carlo, Monaco)- After the success of the 3rd edition, which last year attracted 30-plus J/70 teams, the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series 2016-2017 is back to liven up the waters off the Principality this winter. Divided into five Acts scheduled once a month from October 2016 to March 2017, these regattas are designed to give experienced professional and amateur crews a chance to prepare at the highest level for the upcoming season’s big meetings.Beautiful weather greeted the 150+ J/70 sailors competing in the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series, organized by the Yacht Club...
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