The fleet of 1,000+ sailboats all knew they were going to have their hands full round the back (southern side) of the infamous Isle of Wight in England for the Round Island Race. The race track is simple—start around dawn, head west out past the Needles Lighthouse, turn left around St. Catherine’s Point, sail eastward…Read more
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The Sloop Tavern YC in Seattle, WA is enjoying hosting another of their famous Ballard Cup Series (there are three of them). At this stage, a J/105 is leading overall. In Class 6 Flying Sails, John Aitchison’s J/105 MOOSE UNKNOWN is first in class and first overall. Lloyd Fogg’s J/105 AVALANCHE is third and 21st…Read more
The fully-crewed Farallones Race hosted by San Francisco YC is 58nm from inside the San Francisco Bay, around the rocks and back into the Bay. In PHRF 1C class, the J/105s cleaned house with Doug Bailey’s AKULA winning class and classmate Sergei Podshivalov’s JAVELIN in second just 2 minutes behind on corrected time. For more…Read more
The Annapolis YC’s Annual Regatta continues to be a popular event at the beginning of the Chesapeake Bay summer sailing season. This year’s event was well-attended across the board in both offshore PHRF handicap divisions as well as in one-design fleets. With a dozen boats, the J/105s had the largest fleet in the event. Winning…Read more
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