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J/111 Sailing News

 
J/Crews Enjoy The Great Pumpkin Race!
(Richmond, CA)- Over the Halloween weekend, the Richmond YC hosts their annual Great Pumpkin Regatta over two days in the northeastern part of San Francisco Bay.  It is a wildly popular event, with costume parties, Halloween parties, and plenty of revelry all weekend long as it also marks the calendar as one of the premiere end-of-season sailing regattas.  The event featured one-design classes for J/70s, J/24s, J/105s, and a PHRF Pursuit fleet that included J/111s, J/120s, J/105s and so forth.In the J/70 Class, it was Mark Thomas’ KANGAROO JOCKEY that won with all...
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J/111’s Sailing FUN Down Under!
(Melbourne, Australia)- Rod Warren, the owner of the J/111 JOUST in Melbourne, Australia, provided this report on the Australian J/111 Class activity.“We started our season with a regatta held at the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron. Five boats, JAKE, JOUST, PLAYLIST, SCARLET RUNNER and VELOCE, competed in the 42 km passage race, followed by four windward-leewards held in medium to heavy conditions over three days. The first day of the regatta was a passage race beginning in light winds from Sandringham Yacht Club to Blairgowrie. Each boat led at different stages, with VELOCE heading a...
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Fabulous China Coast Race Week
(Hong Kong, China)- The 26th Edition of the China Coast Regatta saw thirty-five yachts compete across seven divisions.  The racing took place in the waters to the east and south of Hong Kong Island, with some islands courses extending into the waters to the east of Sai Kung. The regatta host was, as usual, the extraordinary Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.Day OneThere were perfect conditions across the race track with blue skies and a 10 to 15kts northeasterly breeze. 28 boats took to the race track, which was located southeast of Hong Kong’s...
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SKELETON KEY Dominates J/111 North Americans
(Macatawa Bay, MI)- Sixteen teams competed over the three-day event for the 2018 J/111 North American Championship title hosted by Macatawa Bay Yacht Club in Holland, MI. The fleet was treated to a broad range of sailing conditions, from flat waters and light airs in the beginning, then concluding with 18-25 kt winds for an epic “blowing dogs off chains” finale in huge, steep seas from the southwest. Continuing their success in major J/111 events, it was Peter Wagner’s SKELETON KEY from San Francisco, CA that was crowned the 2018 J/111 N.A. Champion.Day...
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Gorgeous Sun-kissed Big Boat Series!
(San Francisco, CA)– Bright sunshine, steady breeze and flat seas greeted the 76 teams for the final day of racing at the 54th edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series (September 12-16, 2018), hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club. That was the recurring theme for the entire regatta, considered one of the premiere “bucket list” events on the world yachting calendar amongst knowledgeable sailors anywhere.In the ginormous fleet of twenty-eight J/105s, it was Jeff Littfin’s MOJO that cruised to a class win with virtually all top five finishes- a rarity in that...
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