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J/70 RIMETTE Awarded Annapolis NOOD Regatta Overall Champion
(Annapolis, MD)- Warm weather, sunny skies and moderate breeze set the stage for a solid day of racing on the Chesapeake Bay for the first day of the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta in Annapolis on Friday. All classes on three race courses completed five races to kick off the three-day event.  Then, Saturday dawned with a light northerly breeze fiasco with only a few fleets completing one race.  Sunday dawned with little more promise, giving most fleets a chance for two more races in yet more light northerly winds.In...
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Fast Newport to Ensenada Race!
(Newport Beach, CA)- The annual Newport to Ensenada Race had one of its fastest races ever, especially for the “big boats”.  The race is a ritualistic dance for much of the southern California offshore racing community.  It has evolved over time to accommodate more sailing enthusiasts.  Today, it provided the 193 boats entered three choices: the “classic” Newport to Ensenada race of 125nm, the Newport to San Diego race of 75nm, and the Newport to Dana Point race of just 15nm. What is the attraction of this fabled offshore race down the Pacific...
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No-Surprises @ Warsash Spring Series Finale
(Warsash, England)- The Warsash Sailing Club’s annual Helly Hansen Spring Series produced no surprises at the end of six weekends of racing.  In addition, the two-weekend Crewsaver Spring Championship also did not see measurable changes in the standings from last weekend.  As always with the wind off the mainland shore, big shifts were evident, and success in the final weekend went to those boats that managed to play the shifts correctly.SPRING CHAMPIONSHIPPeter Knight- PRO of White Group- exclaimed, “This second Saturday played out much the same as the first. We got the classes...
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Helly Hansen Annapolis NOOD Regatta Preview
(Annapolis, MD)- The first major regatta of the 2018 Chesapeake Bay sailing season is ready to roll this coming weekend- the Helly Hansen Annapolis NOOD Regatta hosted by Annapolis YC.  As one of the largest of Sailing World’s NOOD Regattas held nationwide, the Annapolis event also ranks as the one perhaps most dominated by the various J/One-design classes- 133 J’s in an overall fleet of 188 boats (or about 71.0%)!  Sailing one-design will be J/22s, J/24s, J/70s, J/80s, J/30s, J/35s, J/105s and J/111s.Having one of their best turnouts in years is the J/22...
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Sunny, Sweet Van Uden Reco Regatta
(Stellendam, The Netherlands)- The traditional season opener for the Dutch offshore community is the Van Uden Reco Stellendam Regatta, sailed off Stellendam, The Netherlands.  The competition was open to ORC, IRC, J/22 and J/111 one-design, and double-handed handicap classes.As anticipated, the Friday evening food, drinks, and dance party in the warehouse at the Marina was epic; the band "Back to Basics" rocked the house all night long, warming up the sailors for their exciting races on Saturday and Sunday.  Fortunately, for those sailors a bit “groggy” the next morning, the weather Gods delivered...
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A Spring-like Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series?
(Warsash, England)- Who knew?! There really is a “spring” on the seasonal calendar.  Given the fact that northern Europe and the upper half of North America have all experienced an extraordinarily cold and dreary early spring, one can be forgiven for jumping for joy like kids when the sun pops out, nice warm winds caress our faces, and shorts can be worn for once! Yes, spring finally did arrive for the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series.  The great weather on Sunday also produced some of the best racing on the water.The White Group...
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