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Warsash Spring Series

The weather certainly took a turn for the better in the opening races of the Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series on March 16. With a clear blue sky and temperatures soaring to 18 degrees C, the River Hamble suddenly became alive with keelboats making their way to the Solent start. […]

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Chilean J/70 Nationals

The inaugural Chilean J/70 Nationals took place this past weekend on one of the world’s most picturesque lakes. Situated on the Puyumén Peninsula, Lake Panguipulli is surrounded by the majestic peaks of the famous Andes Mountain range. On the first day, the fleet of J/70 sailors were met by high […]

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Primo Cup-Trophée Credit Suisse

Conditions were tough for this 30th edition of the Primo Cup-Trophée Credit Suisse which lived up to its reputation as a demanding winter regatta that attracts a high level among the 800 sailors who come from all over the world early February each year. In total, there were 160 entries, […]

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Key West Race Week/Midwinter Championship Day 4 Report

Quantum Key West 2014 got off to an atypically slow start due to difficult weather conditions the first couple days, but reliably strong winds off the Conch Republic certainly delivered on Wednesday and Thursday. Northerly winds today ranging from 12 to 16 knots allowed for another three-race day on all […]

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Quality conditions on third day at Quantum Key West

Northerly winds that held steady from 12-16 knots provided the best racing conditions yet for Quantum Key West Race Week, with three races completed for the 10 classes on three divisions. There is a new leader in J/70 class. Tim Healy steered Helly Hansen to a couple seconds and a […]

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Key West Race Week day 2 update

After racing for the J/70s was unsuccessful on Monday due to lack of wind, rain squalls and wind shifts were the order of the day during Day 2 at Quantum Key West 2014. Multiple storm bands that were quite severe at times challenged the race committees and forced delays. Ultimately, […]

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J/70 Midwinter Championship

60 J/70s have descended upon Key West for the Midwinter Championship in conjunction with Key West Race Week. Teams have gathered from across the USA, Canada, Bermuda and Great Britain for five days of competition. Tim Healy is back to defend his Midwinter title, as are runner-up Brian Keane and third […]

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J/70 Expands to Asia/Pacific Rim

J/Boats announced that McConaghy Boats has been named the J/70 builder for the Asian and Pacific Rim markets. This is following the recent news of the J/70 receiving International Class status from the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). Nearly 500 boats are already sailing in 20+ countries within 20 months of […]

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