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Beautiful Start For Hot Rum Series I
(San Diego, CA)- The annual fall bacchanalian festival in San Diego known as the “Hot Rum Series” took place last weekend, hosted by the San Diego YC.  A fleet of 136 boats is participating in the series of three weekend races that take place on Saturdays.  The race is a simple “pursuit style” event, where the slowest boats start first and the fastest boats start last; whomever crossed the finish line first boat-for-boat is declared the winner.  As has been the case over time, the building seabreeze often benefits the bigger faster boats...
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Russian J/70 Sailing League Finale Report
(Sevastopol, Crimea, Russia)- Last weekend, the season-long five-event Russian J/70 Sailing League series held their finale in Sevastopol, Crimea.  Sponsored by major corporations like GAZPROM and NORD SEA Gas, the sailing league is organized and supported by the Russian Sailing Federation.  As in year’s past, the fleet participated in a matched fleet of J/70s supplied for the event- with regattas taking place in Moscow (Konakovo River Club), Sochi, St Petersburg, Vladivostok, and Sevastopol.  We get this brief report from a Russian woman J/70 champion skipper- Valeriya Kovalenko from ARTTUBE RUS-1:“We had...
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PRO Yachting J/70 Series Awards Announcement
(Moscow, Russia)- On Tuesday, November 20, the PRO-Yachting project will complete the 2018 sailing season with their annual gala prize-giving award banquet at the Royal Yacht Club in Moscow, Russia.  The occasion is the “PRO-Yachting Persons of the Year Award.”By tradition, PRO-Yachting will celebrate the most significant yachting events of the season and the people who have made a significant contribution to the development of sailing in 2018. The awards will be granted for the following categories: “Children's Coach of the Year”, “Sailing Event of the Year”, “Teapot of the Year”, “Discovery...
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U.S. J/70 Youth Championship Preview
(St Petersburg, FL)- The 2018 edition of the U.S. J/70 Youth Championship will be taking place from November 16th to 18th on the sunny, warm waters of Tampa Bay.  Hosting the top J/70 youth teams from across the country will be the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, in St. Petersburg, FL.The regatta will be sailed in supplied J/70s from StPYC’s Junior Sailing Center.  The goal of this event is to help develop and build leading-edge junior keelboat sailing programs across America.Like the inaugural event held last year in Newport, RI by SAIL Newport, the...
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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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