Articles by: J/88 Class

J/88 Rocks Midsummer Solo Challenge

Scandinavian sailors were recently treated to the annual Midsummer Solo Challenge, an overnight race for singlehanded sailors in and around the archipelagos of Sweden on the Baltic Sea. The purpose of the Midsummer Solo challenge is to have a great time together with other solo enthusiasts with a strong focus […]

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J/Fest Chicago Celebrates Sailing Again

Following Chicago’s pandemic guidelines, the Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club was able to host Chicago’s first one-design keelboat regatta for just J/Crews – the inaugural J/Fest Chicago. The event took place August 29-30, sailing out of Montrose Harbor, with racing taking place on the waters of Lake Michigan. In the largest […]

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Wild Hook Race

The HOOK is the Racine Yacht Club’s premier yacht race, and 2020 marks its 37th year. It is a race from Racine through “Death’s Door” at the top of the Door County peninsula to a port in Green Bay. The first HOOK, named by a member who saw a picture […]

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62 Teams at Verve Cup Offshore Regatta

The 2020 Verve Cup Offshore Regatta, open to any sailboat of 29 feet LOA or greater, was held August 7-9 in Chicago, IL. A mix of windward-leeward and distance races were held for 62 teams. Seven J/88s registered for the event, which saw eight races. Ben Marden’s Banter notched six […]

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New Twist on Larchmont Race Week

For over a century, Larchmont Race Week has been a crown jewel of racing on Long Island Sound with adults racing on the weekends, as many as 450 juniors sailing during the week, and the Storm Trysail Club’s Jr. Safety-at-Sea seminar on the Friday. All that was to be accompanied […]

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Bayview Mackinac Race

For the 2020 edition of the Bayview Mackinac Race, the fleet endured many hours of beating upwind to get to Mackinac Island. Due to Canadian maritime restrictions over the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s course went north and finished. The only obstacles were having to leave Thunder Bay Island and Bois […]

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J/88 Videos Posted

Thank you to John Leahey for preparing these YouTube videos: Kris Werner Quantum Sails J/88 Fleet 4 Virtual Clinic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InQu1CBKSKE J/88 Fleet 4 Virtual Rigging Clinic Kristian Martincic CYR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgET2rvWTN0 J/88 Fleet 4 Happy Hour Clinic with Allan Terhune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFV9MTDkqB0 J/88 Fleet 4 Happy Hour Clinic with Marty Kullman Hydra Coaching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DpeWT8Ei3g

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