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Gaucho Dominates J/88s at Chicago NOOD

The Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Chicago on June 11-13 was the largest regatta hosted on Lake Michigan since the pandemic began. Twelve J/88s participated in six races, five of which were won by Dave Tufts’ Gaucho who took the victory with 10 points. Andy Graff’s Exile came in second (18 […]

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J/88s Battle at Edlu Distance Race

The spring opener on Long Island Sound for offshore races has been Larchmont Yacht Club’s annual Edlu Distance Race. With one of the best turnouts in years, the 60-boat fleet was given the shorter of the two courses the Larchmont YC Race Committee could select due to the light winds […]

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J/88 Triumphs at Port Stephens Regatta

The Sail Port Stephens 2021 Regatta was held 19-25 April with the Port Stephens Trophy Event with 130 keelboats and 50 trailerables and off-the-beach classes enjoying the mild-Autumn conditions. Sail Port Stephens goal is to give competitors the best possible on and off water regatta experience in one of the […]

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Charleston Race Week 25th Anniversary

While many regattas around the world are still getting canceled because of coronavirus, Charleston Race Week pressed forward with its 25th anniversary celebration. It came one year late since the 2020 edition was canceled due to the developing pandemic last April. Mass vaccinations combined with a decrease in positive cases […]

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Membership Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Michael Gillian of Glen Ellyn, IL – the winner of the 2021 J/88 Class membership raffle. Members who joined the Association before February 28 received a $100 discount, and were entered in a raffle to receive a ProStart partially donated by Sail22.

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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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