CHARLESTON RACE WEEK – The front moved through last night and the competition continued today both offshore and inshore in shifty but good sailing conditions. With big breeze on for tomorrow it is anyone’s guess for the finale..
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MIAMI SAILING WEEK – The most anticipated multi-class regatta in Miami will take place from March 3rd to March 9th, 2013. Teams representing countries from all over the world will meet again and line up under Miami’s sunny skies on Biscayne Bay to compete for the celebrated Bacardi Cup and the BMSW regatta trophy.
The STAR Class will compete for the 86th time in the Bacardi Cup, the VIPER 640 will be back challenging for their EFG Bank Pan-American Championship, the Melges 24 look forward battling with the Europeans, the Melges 20 will be back competing for their Winter Series and the J/80 are excited to come back to Biscayne’s warm waters for the second year in a row. We are also thrilled to announce to all participants that this year the hottest one design boat on the market, the J/70 , will be joining the BACARDI Sailing Week Regattas both in Miami and Newport.
KEY WEST RACE WEEK – Is expected to be a thrilling event filled with beautiful
weather, dependable breezes, and crystal clear water. The J/70 is the largest fleet with 38 boats.
The Melges 24 fleet is representing Melges in a major way with 23 boats registered deeming it the second largest fleet in attendance. For more information on other fleets CLICK HERE
FROM OUR FRIENDS AT – The Sail 22 J / 70 Soft Deck Kit Installed on USA 14. Pre-cut and easy to install. Ready to ship! For more on this and other boat products CLICK HERE
J/70 – Congrats to Tate Russack and team Diesel for winning the J/70 Fall Brawl. A great event. Big thanks to EYC and sponsors – Northpoint Yacht Sales, North Sales and J World. FULL RESULTS
NOW A WORD FROM OUR SPONSORS – J-70 sail testing with Dave Ullman, Erik Shampain and Keith Magnussen from Ullman Sails Newport Beach. For more information CLICK HERE
HOME MOVIES – Two boat sail testing on the new J/70
NEW BOAT NEWS – The SAILING WORLD Test. Dave Reed and crew hopped on board the J/70 recently for a test drive on a very spring-like day in New England. Some excerpts from what Dave had to say about the new J/70 speedster sailing, “After a quick rig we were off and sailing in a puffy 10- to 15-knot spring southerly. When I slid into the driver’s seat, grabbed the tiller, and sheeted in another click on the floor-mounted ratchet block, my immediate impression was the responsiveness of the rudder: micro-movements gave instant results. And when I found that groove somewhere between high and pinchy and bow-down fast, the boat came alive. With the three others sitting casually, legs out, I let the tiller extension float above my open hand, and the helm remained balanced, the boat practically sailed by itself. When a puff would hit, a small amount of mainsheet ease kept it tracking. J/Boats tend to focus first on having good upwind traits, and the J/70 is no exception.
It turned swiftly through the tacks, even without any attempt to roll, and because of the narrowness of the cockpit, the high boom, and plenty of space behind the traveler, I only had to take two steps to go from sitting to sitting. It was a very natural flow, and I never felt any tendency of being tossed off-balance mid – tack MORE STORY
NEW BOATS – The weather Gods have continued to provide incredible sailing conditions for the sea-trials of the new J/70 Speedster in Rhode Island. After launching J/70 #1 last Monday, March 12th, it was time to launch J/70 #2 this past Tuesday, March 20th. Both boats gently slid off their trailers into the ocean waters off the Bristol boat ramp and shortly after were sailing on upper Narragansett Bay in a building southwesterly. By day’s end both boats were flying across the Bay at 12-15 kts with Team North and Team Quantum scoping out the new speedster. Overnight, some sail tweaks were done, and the boats were back out yesterday in similar 12-18 knot conditions. Sailing trials continue over the next several days as more sailmakers arrive. The plan is to lock in the class sail sizes by the end of next week. MORE STORY