This year's BAMA Doublehanded Farallones Race (San Francisco, CA) was 'nuking.' The J/105s nearly swept their class. It was the duet of John Robison & Simon James on Lightwave who won their PHRF 9 division with an elapsed time of 9:41:22 and corrected time of 10:01:44. Taking third place was Richard Pipkin & Mary McGrath…Read more
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The real story of the 43rd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) was wind. Lots of it. Gusts blustered over 30 knots all three days with 6 to 8 foot seas. Yet combine these conditions with 80-degree weather, bright sun and bathwater warm turquoise seas and it's a recipe that racers on the 67 entered boats…Read more
Six J/105s checked in to Galveston Bay Cruising Association's March 19-20 Performance Cup. They were greeted by 20-30 knot north winds gusting to 35+. There were reports of 39 knot gust with many seeing sustained 30-35 knot breezes. The super strong gusts on Saturday moved the buoys around to the extent that GBCA's PRO was…Read more
The second stop of the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta series relished three days (March 18-20) of quality conditions for more than 100 teams in San Diego. With 12 classes spread out on two ocean courses and one bay course, 10 J/105s were on hand to complete seven races. Rick Goebel's Sanity…Read more
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