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International J/24 Class News

  • Family J/80 Sailing Worlds off Kiel!
    (Kiel, Germany)- This year’s J/80 Worlds had a number of family boats participating on the Schilksee off Kiel, Germany.  One of those family boats was called JETTE and was sailed by the Weidemann family- a father, mother, both sons and a girlfriend!!  According to Sven Jurgensen who was the official J/80 Worlds photographer, “they all had a great time despite the hair-raising, challenging, stormy conditions on the last day of racing!  Can’t you tell?  They’re all still smiling!”
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  • J/35 RITUAL Crushes Lake Erie Interclub Week
    (Erie, PA)- The Lake Erie Interclub is a five-day regatta “cruise” organized and hosted by the Buffalo Canoe Club, Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club, Buffalo YC, Erie YC, Port Dover YC, Dunkirk YC and the Sugarloaf Sailing Club- all clubs located at the far eastern end of Lake Erie and not far from the famous Niagara Falls.  The event consists of with 3 port-to-port races and 2 in port races: #1- Erie Course Race, #2- Erie to Port Dover, #3- Long Point Bay Course, #4- Port Dover to Port Colborne, #5- Port Colborne to...
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  • ZIG ZAG Crowned J/109 Eastern Champ
    STRATOS Takes J/105 Easterns(Perth Amboy, NJ)- The Raritan Yacht Club of Perth Amboy, NJ hosted their 69th annual Red Grant Regatta on July 11-12 as part of the yacht club's 150th anniversary celebration. The regatta hosted 56 boats including nine J/105s and nine J/109s, along with several PHRF spinnaker/non spinnaker and cruiser classes. The weather was typical summer conditions for Lower NY Harbor/Raritan Bay with warm temperatures and light breezes of 5-8 knots.Bengt Johansson and the crew from ZIG ZAG won a very tightly contested J/109 East Coast Championship.  Nine boats from New...
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  • J/Teams Sweep 18 Hours de Arcachon
    (Arcachon, France)- One of the most popular events to sail all summer long on the Baie de Arcachon on the west coast of France is the much anticipated “18 Hours de Arcachon”.  The concept for the event is simple; everyone starts together off the beautiful beach and goes around a fixed course for 18 hours straight.  The most laps and the most “handicap laps” (based on your rating) are computed and the winners get their weight in champagne and the proceeds of the event all go to various local charities.  The tradition, of...
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