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International J/24 Class News

  • Corpus Christi Surfin’ Safari Announcement
    (Corpus Christi, TX)- The 2016 Surfin' Safari is scheduled for June 11-12, 2016 at the Corpus Christi Yacht Club. The CCYC has hosted many national and world-class regattas over the years and is a fantastic sailing venue.If you are looking for a regatta with strong breeze and some waves to surf, then you need to make the trip to Corpus Christi, Texas for this regatta. The wind down on the bay averages between 15-20 knots and on a good day can hit 30 kts and will be t-shirts, shorts and shades weather!This year, Mount...
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  • Moriceau's SAILING 29 Tops J/80s @ GPEN
    Botherel Dominates J/22s(Brest, France)- The Grand Prix de l’Ecole Navale (the French Naval Academy) hosted yet another popular edition of GPEN off the beautiful, undulating countryside of Camaret, France.  A strong fleet of fifteen J/22s participated off the mouth of the river and the powerful fleet of forty-six J/80s sailed a bit further offshore.Familiar teams topped the J/80 standings and the final outcome could not have been any closer- with the winner determined on a tie-breaker with 27 pts each.  Simon Moriceau’s SAILING 29 team won the tie-break based on winning four races...
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  • Glass-outs & Reflections- Sailing Race 2 the Straits
    Lanzinger’s J/125 HAMACHI Wins Overall! J/Teams Sweep Classes!(Seattle, WA)- No question the rock stars of the Puget Sound offshore short-handed sailing community were in attendance for the famous Sloop Tavern YC Race to the Straits Regatta. As one might expect, depending on one’s experience, it was either “awesome” or simply a “tidal affair”, with emotions swinging to and fro depending, in particular, how they negotiated the truly infamous Marrowstone Point tidal gate.The event takes place over a weekend.  On Saturday the fleet heads north.  After surviving the tidal shenanigans from Shilshole to Port...
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  • J/70 North Americans Preview
    (Seabrook, TX)- The 2016 J/70 North American Championships are being held on sunny, warm Galveston Bay southwest of Houston, TX.  Hosted for the event is the amazing Lakewood YC, famous for being the host of the annual J/Fest Southwest!  Forty-two boats are participating with teams from across the USA, Mexico, Japan, and Brazil.  While the fleet may be more diminutive than past events, the quality of the fleet is truly world-class- with World, Pan AM and North American Champions in J/22s, J/24s, J/70s, J/80s, Lightnings and Etchells 22s all in the mix.Perhaps the...
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