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Fun, Sunny J/Fest San Diego : 19-Oct-2018 3pm
Fun, Sunny J/Fest San Diego
(San Diego, CA)- This year’s J/Fest San Diego was hosted by San Diego YC, with racing taking place off the beautiful Point Loma promontory and the broad, sweeping beachfront off the city of San Diego.  The fleet was blessed with sunny skies and moderate winds for the two day event, with the one-design fleets of J/70, J/105, and J/120 enjoying a total of five races each.In the J/120 division, it again saw an amazing first day performance from the legendary John Laun, racing the infamous CAPER, posting an all bullet tally for three...
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Glam + Foggy Cleveland 216 Regatta!
Sun’s out, then Lights out for J/22, J/70, J/105 Fleets(Cleveland, OH)- The fourth annual Cleveland (216) Regatta welcomed three J/22's, seven J/70's, and six J/105's this past weekend at Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland, Ohio. Three races were completed in shifty breeze on Saturday with 8-12 knots out of the Southwest, flat water and sunshine peeking through. On Sunday, unusual Cleveland fog prevailed and even with some breeze, the EYC PRO was unable to get any racing in due to visibility! Following racing, the teams met on the drysail area for the Quantum/...
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Hat Trick for RCB @ Swiss J/70 Super League
(Versoix, Switzerland)- Like their counterparts in the Dutch J/70 Sailing League, the Regatta Club Bodensee won the 2018 championship title and the Swiss Sailing League Cup for the third time- a hat trick!!The Swiss National Sailing League 2018 ended in Versoix, Switzerland for the dozen sailing clubs in the Swiss Super League. After a summer-long series of five events throughout Switzerland from April to October, from Lake Maggiore to Lake Constance, Lake Lucerne and Davos, to Lake Geneva, Switzerland's best sailing club was finally determined for 2018.After a windless first day of competition,...
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SVBG Win Italian Youth J/70 Sailing League!
(Trieste, Italy)- This year the Italian Championship for Club Under 19 was supported by BarcolanaFun and Siram by Veolia.  The local host and organizer of the event in Trieste, Italy was the S.V. Barcola and Grignano and the principal sponsor was Banca Aletti. For the eighteen crews that participated, the event started off with an AP over A on the first day, with little wind and lots of rain.  Nevertheless, the boys and girls participating in the event, were challenged ashore by the Est Energy SpA to generate as much energy as each...
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Hamble Winter Series- Sunny, Wet First Weekend!
(Hamble, England)- The IRC Autumn Championship took place over the weekend of the 6th & 7th October and, as anyone who was in the Solent last weekend will tell you, these were two very different days. Hamble River SC PRO Kathy Smalley summed it up when she said "It was a game of two halves!" If you prefer musical references to sporting ones then "Wet Wet Wet" summed up the overture to the weekend.Day One- Wet & Cold & Miserable!On the Saturday, Kathy, assisted by her redoubtable linesman, Peter Bateson, took up station at...
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Almere Central Three-Peat Dutch J/70 Sailing League
(Veere, The Netherlands)- For the third time in a row, Almere Centraal became the Dutch champion of the Eredivisie Sailing. The pretty Veerse Meer in Zeeland was the playing field of a three-day battle for the coveted national title. WV De Meeuwen (Leeuwarden) was able to take a surprisingly fast start to the 2nd place thanks to the nice and constant results this weekend. With only 3 points away, RR & ZV Maas & Roer (Roermond) took third place.This last round was an important moment for many teams and it was a weekend...
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