International Womens Keelboat Regatta, raced in J/70’s

RYE, N.Y. (August 19, 2016 ) – Communal experience as a team and college sailing experience in shifty winds paid dividends for Clemmie Everett (Rye, N.Y.) and her crew, who took home the Bengt Julin Trophy for winning the 2016 International Women’s Keelboat Championship at American Yacht Club on Friday. Teams competed from USA, Canada, NewContinue reading “International Womens Keelboat Regatta, raced in J/70’s”

Rolex Big Boat Series One-Design Update

(San Francisco, CA)–UPDATE:  2 AUSTRALIAN J/70 CREWS TO COMPETE IN WORLDS The early entry deadline is less than one month away for the 52nd Rolex Big Boat Series hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club. Of the 47 boats currently entered to race September 15–18, there is a strong showing of emerging one-design classes including theContinue reading “Rolex Big Boat Series One-Design Update”

J/Crews Sweep Epic Round Island Race, Cowes

(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- Nervous anticipation was building a couple of days before the race, with a forecast of 20 to 30 kts of breeze from the west, the fleet of 1,000+ sailboats that range from twin-keel 21 foot “mudders” to state-of-the-art 100 footers and insanely fast MOD 70 trimarans all knew they wereContinue reading “J/Crews Sweep Epic Round Island Race, Cowes”

J/70 class racing in Sydney

Australian J/70 class racing at Sydney Harbour Regatta – March 2016 Sydney put on a brilliant weekend for the 11th Sydney Harbour Regatta hosted by MHYC, with clear blue skies, and winds in the 10-25knot range all weekend. With over 170 entrants it was a busy day on the water for crews and race officers alike.Continue reading “J/70 class racing in Sydney”

J/88 delivered to Hobart

Congratulations to the Davis family for their new addition, the beautiful J/88 ‘Jiyuu’. ‘Jiyuu’ is the Japanese word for freedom, which is what we all enjoy most about sailing. Just being out on the water and getting back to the fun, simple pleasures of life. We’re pretty sure ‘Jiyuu’ must be the southernmost J/Boat inContinue reading “J/88 delivered to Hobart”

J/111’s blitzing Melbourne race scene

The Melbourne based J111s have won four of the last five IRC races at Sandringham Yacht Club proving their ability in the competitive IRC circuit. Stuart Lyon in ‘Jake’ blitzed the field in an eight leg windward leeward race increasing his lead at every mark. Rod Warrens ‘Joust’ won three of the four races heldContinue reading “J/111’s blitzing Melbourne race scene”

J/111’s awesome at Geelong Race Week

Two J111 s featured in the largest regatta held in the Southern hemisphere, the Geelong Festival of Sails, that sees 225 boats compete on flat water with strong breezes. In the first passage race of 36 miles the two J111s dominated, winning their class in lighter breeze building to 18 knots. Three windward leewards theContinue reading “J/111’s awesome at Geelong Race Week”

J/122 ‘Jackpot’ wins Pittwater to Coffs

J/122 ‘Jackpot’ wins Pittwater to Coffs Race on IRC2 and ORCi, 2nd Overall on IRC. Congratulations to Adrian van Bellen and crew for their brilliant race, sailing the beautiful J/122 ‘Jackpot’ to win IRC 2 and ORCi, and finishing 2nd overall on IRC to the 80ft maxi Beau Geste, in the 35th Pittwater to CoffsContinue reading “J/122 ‘Jackpot’ wins Pittwater to Coffs”