Yearly Archives: 2020

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. The J/105 fleet had a closely fought battle…
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Battle at Beaver Island Race Weekend

Little Traverse Yacht Club in Harbor Spring, MI annually hosts their 68.0nm Beaver Island Race Weekend toward the end of summer. This year was different than past races, due to the pandemic guidelines they had to adhere to from the state of Michigan. It was a straightforward weekend regatta, comprising of two legs of 34.0nm…
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Sixteen J/105s at Annapolis NOOD

Racing was held August 28-30 for the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Annapolis. The final of three days of racing treated sailors across 78 teams to cooler temperatures, sun and moderate (but signature Annapolis shifty) winds for the final two to three races among the two divisions and 10 fleets. In the largest fleet of the…
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Welcome Back Regatta a Success

The Lunenburg Yacht Club in Nova Scotia hosted the first Welcome Back Regatta on August 21-23. They had just over 200 competitors and 36 boats across five classes. Due to COVID restrictions, the club’s property had a maximum of 250 people onsite, so sailors had to be limited for health safety reasons. Winds on day…
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