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Challenging Chester Race Week
(Chester, Nova Scotia)– Sailors are a resilient lot– they race hard when conditions allow, and when they don’t. After hours on the course looking for wind, Chester Race Week organizers finally cancelled races for Bravo, Delta, and One Design fleets, sending wind-weary sailors back to shore on the final day of Chester Race Week. The only fleets to get races on the final day were Alpha and Bluenose.“This was a tough week for everybody, weather wise,” said Chief Principal Race Officer Brian Todd. “Huge thanks to our race Course PRO's– Ken Legler, Oliver...
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Brilliant Buzzards Bay Regatta!
PIPE DREAM Wins J/24 NE’s & PEARLY BAKER Wins J/80 Tie-breaker(Marion, MA)- The 44th Buzzards Bay Regatta, presented by Mozzone Lumber featuring Marvin Windows and Doors, was held from August 5th to 7th at the Beverly Yacht Club in Marion, Massachusetts.  The BYC Principal Race Officers for the event were as follows- Spyder Fortier on the PHRF Course and Charlie Cooper on the One-Design Keelboat course.  The PRO’s were blessed with absolutely classic Buzzards Bay sailing conditions, for the most part, sunny, windy and choppy; permitting them to run up to ten races...
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Kilcullen Irelands Eye J/24 Westerns Champion
(Lough Ree, Ireland)- Ten boats and fifty competitors turned out for the two day event sailed on the gorgeous lake of Lough Ree. Boats came from Howth, Dun Laoghaire, Sligo and Lough Derg in Tipperary; all travelled to Lough Ree Yacht Club (LRYC http://www.lryc.ie/)- the world’s second oldest Yacht Club!!The on-site crane lifted all ten boats into the lake on Friday evening in perfect summer conditions. As the ten crews set about rigging their craft, the Club staff fired up the BBQ and the scene was set for a very sociable event. As...
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J/24 Europeans UK Preview : 15-Aug-2016 8pm
J/24 Europeans UK Preview
(Plymouth, England)- The J/24 European Championships are back in Plymouth for the first time since 1997, when they were won in style by Frenchman Benoit Charon. Thirty-seven teams are entered from eight nations (England, Germany, Italy, Sweden, France, Ireland, Netherlands & Japan), so the fleet will be of the highest quality.The event is being run by a great team from the R.W.Y.C. headed by Neil Dunkley. The Race officer is David Lovegrove from Ireland who supplied us with some fantastic racing at the Howth World and European Championships. The international Jury is headed...
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J/70 Women’s Worlds Preview
(Rye, New York)- The American Yacht Club in Rye, N.Y. will host the new International Women’s Keelboat Championship in provided J/70 class sailboats from August 14th to 20th. The IKWC Committee Chair for the event is Carolyn Russell and the Event Chair is Hilary Davidson. The championship will offer women keelboat and offshore sailors high quality racing on the international stage without the need to provide their own boats or sails. To ensure a fast and competitive racing format, additional changes have been made to speed up the action. The format consists...
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