Articles by: J/88 Class

Big Daddy Regatta

The first major offshore event on San Francisco Bay for 2024 was the Big Daddy Regatta hosted by Richmond Yacht Club on the northeastern part of the Bay. The format is enjoyed by many sailors, with one-design and buoy racing on Saturday, followed by a PHRF handicapped pursuit race on […]

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Rolex Big Boat Series

Variable sailing conditions hounded this year’s 79-strong Rolex Big Boat Series fleet, but the competition was as fierce as ever for the 59th edition of the West Coast’s premier racing event. The unpredictability influenced the leaderboards daily, with shifts across most of the eight classes competing. From a challenging ebb […]

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Chicago to St Joe Race

Over 100 boats competed in the 2023 race across Lake Michigan from Chicago to St Joseph Michigan. This year will be remembered as one of the fastest and most beautiful races. With 10 to 15 kts from the southeast, the fleet sailed a tight reach at the start. The wind […]

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Phyllis Kleinman Swiftsure Regatta

The St. Francis Yacht Club hosted their warm-up regatta for the upcoming Rolex Big Boat Series: the Phyllis Kleinman Swiftsure Regatta. The StFYC Race Committee sets longer courses encompassing the entire city front and including a mini Bay tour each day. The fleet enjoyed champagne sailing conditions. The J/88 teams […]

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Verve Cup Offshore

The Verve Cup Offshore Regatta was held at Chicago Yacht Club in Chicago, IL from August 11-13, including eight J/88s. Winds ranged from sporty on Friday through a beautiful 8-10 knots on Sunday. It can’t get any closer than it did for the J/88s duking it out until the end! […]

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Block Island Race Week: Here’s to 30 more!

“In 1965, we had 175 boats come to Storm Trysail Club’s Block Island Race Week, and 30 years later we are still going strong with 177 boats,” noted Race Chair Andrew Weiss of this year’s edition presented by Margaritaville. “It has been a fantastic week of racing, parties, and fun […]

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Cedar Point One-Design Regatta

The first weekend in June has traditionally been the first major one-design regatta for most offshore keelboat sailors on Long Island Sound. Hosted by the Cedar Point Yacht Club, this year’s event featured one-design fleets for J/88s, J/105s and J/109s. Drew Hall’s NEVERMORE won the J/88 class with five straight […]

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Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series Chicago

Inside Chicago Harbor, the northerly wind blowing through the protected mooring field was deceiving. Conditions appeared benign enough to send the sailors out for the final day of the Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series in Chicago, but out beyond the breakwater, whitecaps frothed and the weather stations reported the […]

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Charleston Race Week

At the end of the day, a regatta is all about the breeze. And when the wind generously gave its all for the last race of Charleston Race Week 2023, it brought smiles to many faces and success across all 15 fleets racing. PRO Taran Teague commented, “We had some […]

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