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International J/24 Class News

  • J/Dreaming Some Days- Ken Read, Jim Spithill, Ben Ainslie, Sam Davies Have, too!
    (Hamilton, Bermuda)-  So, what is the common denominator between these four world-renowned sailors-- Ken Read, Jimmie Spithill, Ben Ainslie, Samantha Davies (L-to-R)??  Sailing J/Boats, of course.  Specifically, J/24s, J/80s, J/105s, J/109s— at match-racing, team-racing, fleet racing on national, continental and World Championship levels.  The four sailors were assembled together thanks to the Royal Yacht Squadron's Bicentenary Regatta held on the Solent.As many of you know, Ken won six J/24 World Championship titles, amongst many others.  Ben has raced Ken in J/24 modders down at Bitter End Yacht Club in the British Virgin Islands-...
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  • J/Crews Dominate YRA-LIS Championship
    (Rye, New York)- Over the weekend of August 1st and 2nd, the Riverside YC and American YC, hosted the YRA Long Island Sound Championships in the western end of Long Island Sound.  It was a great weekend of tight racing with a mix of light to medium wind conditions. This was the 10th Anniversary of the YRA Regatta that included both PHRF and One-Design Fleets.  The parties were great and the clubs worked hard to provide good food, music and great trophies!According to YRA Past President, Bernie Armstrong: "This year we celebrated the...
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  • POLAROID TRESSIS Eclipses J/80 Copa del Rey
    (Palma Mallorca, Spain)- For the fifth consecutive year, the J/80s sailed the Copa del Rey Regatta in Palma Mallorca, hosted by Real Club Nautico de Palma.  The nineteen-boat fleet enjoyed spirited competition in the typically gorgeous weather offered up on Palma’s azure blue semi-circular bay. The fleet enjoyed twelve races over their four-day series.  A surprise winner topped the overall standings after very tight racing, Daniel de la Pedraja’s ONO POLAROID TRESSIS from Real Club Marina Santander.  Their five 1sts and two 2nds permitted them to sit out the last race and...
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