Twenty-eight J/105s have gathered for the 2022 North American Championship hosted by San Francisco Yacht Club in California. Conditions built from 6-8 knots to typical San Francisco winds of 19-20. Although many different boats had the lead, Randy Hecht’s Niuhi recorded scores of 1,7,2 for 10 points to top the pack. They hold a four-point…Read more
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Final exams are stern for a reason and the final day of racing at the 2022 Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, CA, delivered stiff—if not downright nautical—conditions. Crews arrived at dock call to seldom-seen southerly airs, big puffs and scattered rain. While this year’s Rolex Big Boat…Read more
Chicago and southern Lake Michigan sailors enjoyed their annual round-trip from Chicago to St. Joseph, MI. For the J/105s, the combined scores for the weekend were very close, with just 4 points separating the top five teams. The winner was the most consistent: Gerhard Zinserling's Y-NOT posted a 2-2 for 4 points to win by…Read more
The St. Francis Yacht Club hosted their annual Aldo Alessio Race and Phyllis Kleinman Swiftsure Regatta. Sailed from August 19-21 on the western end of San Francisco Bay between Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge, the fleet experienced classic Bay weather with fog, intermittent sun and plenty of breeze. As has been the case…Read more
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