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J/80 OPERA SEASON Wins Palma Vela
(Palma Majorca, Spain)- The 15th edition of the Sail Racing PalmaVela ended on a high note after four days of racing.  The sailors experienced the entire spectrum of wind intensities between just two and more than 20 knots, days in full sun and others under heavy rain, but always with the common denominator of exciting competition in the bay of Palma. 132 boats of 26 nationalities fought for glory, including a J/80 class with sailors from Spain, Germany, and United Kingdom.The final day saw a gentle, challenging breeze on a gorgeous sunny day...
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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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North Sea Regatta Preview : 19-May-2018 3pm
North Sea Regatta Preview
(Scheveningen, The Netherlands)- Hosted by the Jachtclub Scheveningen, the North Sea Regatta is the largest event hosted in the Netherlands each year for a host of one-design classes (dinghies, cats, and keelboats like J/22s and J/80s) and offshore ORC/IRC classes. The event kicks off on May 8th with the Vuurschepen Race, a North Sea Regatta Feeder Race that goes from the starting line off The Hague (Scheveningen) and takes a 3 mark course of 130nm across the North Sea to Harwich in the United Kingdom. After a two-day layover, on the 11th of May,...
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J/22 Europeans & GPEN J/80 Preview
(Laveoc, France)- This coming weekend, the Grand Prix Ecole Navale will be taking place in France for over a dozen one-design fleets across five race course areas.  Included in this regatta is the second act for the French J/80 Cup season championship as well as the 2018 J/22 European Championship. The J/22s will have a dozen teams competing from France, Germany, and the Netherlands.  The French will be well represented by the defending champion, Patrick Huet’s EUROPEAN HOMES.  The leading Dutch crew may be the TU DELFT BROACH boat skippered by Christiaan Felj. ...
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Bot Leads French J/80 Cup Series
Wins Grand Prix de Saint Cast!(Saint Cast, France)- The first regatta in the season-long French J/80 Cup took place over the April 28th to May 1st weekend in Saint Cast, France. Fourteen J/80s participated in the five-race regatta hosted by Centre Nautique Saint Cast.After a rough start to the series, Patrick Bot’s team (Frederic Hauville, Fabrice Morin, and Ned Bigi) on ECOLE NAVALE CG29 posted a 8-1-1-1-2 record for 5 pts net to win the first regatta.  The most consistent team was Luc Nadal’s veteran crew (David Nadal, Yvon Goude, Killan Cabanes) on...
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