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J/70 Italian Class

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North Sails

Hooper’s Yachts is a j Boat and North Sails dealer

North Sails is never satisfied when it comes to finding more speed. The new F-1 is our new recommended cross cut mainsail for your J/70. Tested and approved at the Worlds, the F-1 is now available for your team.

Sea Scout Ship Luna #336

This page was created to help keep everyone (Sea Scouts, parents and friends) up to date and informed about Sea Scout Ship Luna, Apostle Islands, WI.


J/70 UK National Championships 2019 – Royal Torbay Yacht Club

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J/70 Italian Class


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U-Gotta Regatta - J/Fest Upper Midwest

SAILING Champions League

More #NATIONS⭐️, more #CLUBS⭐️, more #RACES⭐️, more #EXCITEMENT⭐️!

SAILING Champions League 2019 is coming. Watch our first #teaser for #SCL2019 and brace yourself for the upcoming season.

USA J/70 Class Association

First start at the J/70 Midwinter Championship

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First weather mark in race 5 at Davis Island Winter Series 3

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Seldén Mast

Seldén Mast Inc. attended the US Sailing National Sailing Program Symposium this past week and had a great time! We met so many amazing program organizers and sailors who all have the same passion for Dinghy and Keelboat Sailing. Thank you to US Sailing for running such an amazing event!

J/Boats, Newport, RI

First sail! J/99 sailing off southern England on the Solent. Sailing as a “doublehanded” team, Paul Heys (J/UK) and Fred Bouvier (J/Composites France) put the new J/99 through her paces on a gorgeous winter day. With 19 kts of wind, hitting a steady 11.3 kts, at 146 AWA. Quick and easy to sail! Thanks to North Sails U.K. and Gill Pearson for sailing photo credits.

J/Boats, Newport, RI

First sail! J/99 sailing off southern England on the Solent. Sailing as a “doublehanded” team, Paul Heys (J/UK) and Fred Bouvier (J/Composites France) put the new J/99 through her paces on a gorgeous winter day. With 19 kts of wind, hitting a steady 11.3 kts, at 146 AWA. Quick and easy to sail! Thanks to North Sails U.K. and Gill Pearson for sailing photo credits.


Mac Race Previews 2019 Safety at Sea Training Requirements | Race to Mackinac

cycracetomackinac.com Enhanced safety at sea training requirements for sailors in the  2019 edition of the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust are expected to be announced when the Notice of Race is issued in January 2019.

[12/14/18]   J/121 Wins “Performance Yacht” @ British Yachting Awards!
(London, England)- For the first time this year, Sailing Today teamed up with presenting partner MUSTO and sister magazine Yachts & Yachting to bring you the British Yachting Awards, truly a celebration of every aspect of the sailing world – from Caribbean cruising to high tech racing.

British Yachting Awards- Performance Yacht Category In the Performance Yacht Category, there were over a dozen boats under consideration. The sailing public voted in the United Kingdom and winning the Performance Yacht Category was the J/121 offshore speedster!

J/70 International Class Association

No racing today at the DIYC J/70 Winter series

J/70 International Class Association

Race Day 1

Lake Superior Tall Ships

Give A Gift of Sailing!

On November 27, we are participating in the national day of generosity, #GivingTuesday. This is a day when you can make an impact on the kids that we serve, with a gift of sailing.

With your help, we are raising funds to support our partnerships with schools and youth organizations to take kids sailing on Lake Superior. We provide this unique and exciting adventure to young people who would not otherwise have this opportunity. On the schooner Abbey Road, they safely test and push their limits, which will help them to realize their full potential and expand their horizons.

How can you be part of this? Here are a few simple ideas:
- Consider making a Buoyancy Brigade Gift by clicking on the Donate button on our cover page:
$50 - Gets one kid out on a daysail.
$250 - Gives five kids an adventure they won't forget
$500 - Sends a whole classroom out on Lake Superior.
$750 - Helps a youth group discover the Apostle Islands.
$1000 - Will help us acquire a larger boat to expand our programs.
- Share this post with your friends and family.
- Share photos on Facebook or Instagram showing how sailing on the Abbey Road has made an impact on kids that you know.
- Do something kind for another person.

With your support, we will get more kids sailing on Lake Superior in 2019

Wishing you fair winds and following seas!

Gordon T. Ringberg
Executive Director
Lake Superior Tall Ships

J/70 Italian Class


Golden Globe Race

SUSIE GOODALL arrived tonight at the Boatshed.com Drop Point in Hobart in 4th position, with a big smile on her face !

Seldén Mast

Online entries for the Selden SailJuice Winter Series are NOW OPEN! To enter one of these fun in the winter sun races just click on the link http://Selden.SailRacer.org

A great way to keep sailing and catch up with sailing friends and family during the 'off' season - we look forward to seeing you there #seldenmasts #teamselden #sailjuice #sailracer #sailing

Seldén Mast

Teknova Albatross Sail Racing Team, winner Stelton Cup in Vedbaek, Denmark, long track. Well done Bengt Falkenberg and crew!!


Now that's a long start line.

The first day of the J/70 Worlds 2018, held in Marblehead, was epic: let's tio discover the big emotions delivered by the J/70 fleet. Video filmen and edited by Zerogradinord

#j70 #marblehead #j70worlds

Patria Energy

Sailing with a view 🙌🏼 #PatriaTeam #PorqueSoyGuerrero #EnergyDrink #j24 #WorldChampions #USA

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J24 Championship

J24 Championship, proud sponsors of the USA Team, world champions! ⛵️ 🏆#PatriaEnergy #PorqueSoyGuerrero

London Corinthian Sailing Club


A true TBT!

91 years ago, a then young Shamrock faced a young Brittannia and others at the 1925 Plymouth Royal Regatta.

No sound because 91 years ago movies didn't have sound ;)


Nine survive boat collision in Chesapeake Bay

This photo has been flying all over the Internet of late, but here is some more of the story......the boat on the bottom is a J/105. Pretty durable, I might say.

capitalgazette.com The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a collision between a commercial powerboat and a sailboat in the Chesapeake Bay on Friday.

Zeeto for Sale

J/70 International Class Association

Opening of 2018 J/70 European Championship

Seldén Mast

New High Speed Sailboat with a carbon Seldén Mast and boom.

Developed in great secrecy over a two-year period, the Monofoil Gonet will raise the blood pressure! Designed and skippered by the talented sailor Eric Monnin in collaboration with Damian Weiss, this innovative sailboat was created and built at the Weiss Yachts yard.

Launched and tested away from prying eyes in central Switzerland, the Monofoil Gonet will soon arrive at Lake Geneva, where it will benefit from final testing before committing to the great classics of Lake Geneva and other Swiss lakes.

The Monofoil Gonet is a forerunner in sailboat design: it was conceptualised before the America's Cup made a spectacular and unexpected transition to the flying monohulls. "For a long time, I've been watching the spectacular performance of foil sailboats," says designer Eric Monnin. "Several monohull projects have been developed since the success of the foiling Moth, like the Quant 23, which impressed me, but it's still an evolving field and I've always found something missing ... ". Monofoil Gonet is full of innovation much of which is invisible. "It is a modest sailboat in size, since it measures only eight metres, but has the potential to win the Bol d'Or if the weather conditions are favourable."

During the first trial sails, the Monofoil Gonet proved that she was "well born". Steady on her foils, she easily reached a speed of over 25 knots (almost 50 km / h).
#seldenmasts #teamselden #carbon #sailing

I received an email this morning from the now managing editor of sailboatdata.com Bruce McArthur who announced of Randy Browning's passing. Randy and I have collaborated with sailboat info as I fed him details to be added to his data base, and now and then even told him of some boats he didn't have in his database, which was unusual, as he so thorough and put so much time over the years to compile the vast selection of details on practically every boat built. At any rate, he will be missed and Bruce promises to carry on Randy's work. Below is the obit as published on sailboatdata.com. -Bill Hooper

Stuart Randall “Randy” Browning, Norwalk sailor and entrepreneur, passes away at 66 from ALS

Stuart Randall “Randy” Browning, age 66, of Norwalk, CT, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 18, 2018 after a courageous struggle with ALS.

The founder and creator of SAILBOATDATA.COM, Randy was also a skilled sailmaker who worked in several top lofts including Horizon Sails and Ulmer-Kolius before opening his own Sono Sails in South Norwalk. He was a master sailor who competed nationally and was well known in the Long Island Sound sailboat racing community. Randy’s love of sailing was contagious and he welcomed those with all levels of experience to sail with him and his fellow Voidoids upon their Judel/Vrolijk designed sloop Voidoid V. As a crew mate said, he was happiest when sailing, and happiest sailing when sailing fast. Like many sailmakers, he was a tireless and exacting sail-trimmer.

Generous, kind, witty, and loved by friends and family, Randy enjoyed lively discussions that allowed him to share his deep knowledge of boating, music, history, literature and politics. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his dear partner Elizabeth Hiden, mother Helen Ann Browning, sister Amy Browning Emmert, brother Peter Browning, niece Hannah Browning Emmert, nephew Matthew Browning and many cousins. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Randy’s honor to: The ALS Association Connecticut Chapter at webct.alsa.org or The ALS Association Connecticut Chapter, 4 Oxford Road - Unit E4 - Milford, CT 06460 or by contributing to the Sea Scouts at http://norwalkship6.org/Ship6Support.html.

A celebration of Randy’s life will take place this summer. Please watch for the date to be posted on Sailboatdata.com and the Sailboatdata.com page.


Upcoming Special Events in 2018

In addition to regularly scheduled courses, J/World offers a wide range of special events. Each of these programs combines our exceptional instructional expertise with a special sailing experience that lends itself to the learning process.
Below please find a sampling of the special events we have coming up in 2018. Further details on these events as well as programs which might be added to the calendar may be found on our websites: J World Annapolis (East Coast) or J World San Francisco (West Coast). Please contact us directly for further information.

Feb 21-25 Midwinters Clinic - J/80s in San Diego
Feb 14-18 St. Petersburg NOOD Regatta (J/70) – St. Petersburg, FL
Feb 22-26 J/70 Midwinter Championship - St. Petersburg, FL
Mar 10-14 MEXORC – Coached big boat racing in Puerto Vallarta
Mar 19-24 Banderas Bay Clinic/Regatta - 3 day clinic, 3 days racing on J/80s in PV, MEX
Apr 27-29 J/105 Clinic - San Diego, CA
May 2-6 Annapolis NOOD SuperWEEK (J/70 and J/80) – Annapolis, MD
May 2-6 Yachting Cup Clinic/Regatta - 3 day clinic, 2 days of racing on J/80s in San Diego
May 25-June 2 California Offshore Race Week – Coached offshore racing program
June 12-23 Newport to Bermuda Race – Coached racing program – SOLD OUT
June 13-17 Bareboat Cruising - Annapolis, MD
June 20-24 Racing Clinic - Annapolis, MD
July 25-29 Bareboat Cruising - Annapolis, MD
Sep 12-17 Rolex Big Boat Series - San Francisco, CA
Jan 8-13 Rocket Down the Reef - Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race
Feb 28-Mar 9 San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Race – Coached program – SOLD OUT
May 24-Jun 3 California Offshore Race Week – San Francisco to San Diego
May 25-29 Down the Bay Race - Annapolis, MD
June 12-23 Newport to Bermuda Race Coached Program – SOLD OUT
July 9-27 Pacific Cup – Coached program - San Francisco to Hawaii – SOLD OUT
Sep 20-25 Offshore Racing Seminar – San Francisco to San Diego
Feb 3-10 Alumni Flotilla - St. Lucia, Windward Islands
Monthly San Diego to the Channel Islands
April 1-7 Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas
May 7-11 Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas
May Cruising Courses in Sea of Cortez
June 29-29 Bermuda to Newport Cruising Course
Jul 29 - Aug 11 Hawaii to California Offshore Cruising Course
Oct 28-Nov 10 The Baja-Ha-Ha - San Diego to Cabo
Oct/Nov Cruising Courses in Sea of Cortez
Nov 13-18 Cabo to Puerto Vallarta Cruise

[02/09/18]   Regatta & Show Schedules:
Feb 9-11- Quantum J/70 Winter Series- Tampa, FL
Feb 15-18- St Pete NOOD Regatta- St Petersburg, FL
Feb 17-18- SCYA Midwinter Regatta- Long Beach, CA
Feb 19- RORC Caribbean 600 Race- English Harbour, Antigua
Feb 23-25- J/70 Midwinters- Coconut Grove, FL
Mar 1-4- Heineken St Maarten Regatta- Simpson Bay, St Maarten
Mar 7-11- Bacardi Cup J/70 Invitational- Coconut Grove, FL
Mar 16-18- San Diego NOOD Regatta- San Diego, CA
Mar 22-25- St Thomas International Regatta- Red Hook Bay, St Thomas, USVI
Mar 29- Apr 1- Easter Regatta- Columbia, SC
Apr 12-15- Charleston Race Week- Charleston, SC
Apr 8-14- Voiles de Saint Barth Regatta- Gustavia, St Barth
Apr 26-29- J/70 Corinthian Nationals- Ft Worth, TX
Apr 28- May 4- Antigua Sailing Week- English Harbour, Antigua

For additional J/Regatta and Event dates in your region, please refer to the on-line J/Sailing Calendar.

[02/05/18]   ZINC OR NO ZINC?

For decades, people have referred to changing the anodes on their boat as “changing the zincs.” Like Kleenex or Coke, zinc has been the de facto term for an anode on a boat for a long time. However, seasoned boat mechanics know that not all anodes are alike. It is very important to choose the correct material of anode for the type of water a vessel will be operating in. While zinc has been the accepted standard anode material for saltwater environments since their inception, they are largely ineffective (and sometimes even harmful) in brackish or fresh water applications.

The best material for anodic protection in fresh water environments is magnesium, and any boats that are operating in a freshwater lake or river should be equipped with magnesium anodes. Old-timers might tell you that zinc is the best material to use in brackish waters, but it has been widely accepted in the boating industry for 10 to 15 years now that aluminum anodes are best for brackish environments.

Which brings us back to the traditional, ubiquitous zincs; they really aren’t all that great for saltwater, either. Sure, they do provide anodic protection, but they’re also terribly harmful to the environment. What’s more - they aren’t nearly as effective in saltwater as aluminum anodes. Not only are aluminum anodes more effective, but they typically cost less. Plus, aluminum anodes are about half the weight of zinc anodes, so they allow better fuel efficiency for those boat owners smart enough to choose aluminum over zinc. You can even use aluminum anodes on aluminum hulls because the anode has a greater negative potential than the metal on the boat itself.

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J/70 International Class Association

Mike Ingham talks about Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Host of the 2018 J/70 North American Championship

[02/02/18]   J/70 Corinthian National Championship Announcement!

Posted: 01 Feb 2018 06:30 AM PST

J/70 sailing corinthians(Fort Worth, Texas)- The Fort Worth Boat Club is proud and excited to be hosting the 2018 J/70 Corinthian National Championship from April 26th to 29th, 2018 on Eagle Mountain Lake west/northwest of the “Big D” (e.g. west of the Dallas Cowboys gazillion-dollar stadium in Arlington, TX). And, they want YOU to be there!

At Fort Worth BC, they are working hard to make this a world-class event. If there were ever a more gracious, accommodating, sailing-loving club, they would be hard to beat.

Texas is serious about J/70 racing! And, they are expecting that EVERY J/70 owned in their great state converge on Eagle Mountain Lake at the end of April!! If you are not planning to be there, they’ll be “hookin’ horns” with you soon!

For those “not in the know”, Eagle Mountain Lake is an excellent place to sail. A big, wide-open lake, it offers challenging sailing conditions not just for the locals, but also to anyone that loves and appreciates lake sailing at its best! Trust us, locals have NO advantages sailing on their own lake; even though the club has such famous, recognizable sailing names in America such as the Darden family (Glenn & Toby), O.L. Pitts (some lovable America’s Cup guy that sailed J/24s on the lake), the Bass Brothers (J/22 owners), Kelly Gough (an old All-American sailor), and many other infamous “folk heroes” in the annals of Texas J/24 history over the past 40+ years (most of whom probably should probably remain nameless- other than some guys like John Kolius and Farley Fontenot, of course).

So, a number of them are all learning how to sail J/70’s. Well, that’s a great thing for Texas sailing. And, a not so good thing for the R.O.W. (rest of the world). So, take ‘yer chances here, and register today for the J/70 Corinthian Nationals here.

If you have any questions, please contact J/70 Fleet 10 Captain- Jim Mitchell- email- [email protected]
For more Fort Worth Boat Club sailing informationAdd to Flipboard Magazine.

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