Category Archives: Class News

Driscoll/Hurlburt Team Prevails at San Diego NOOD

Glamourous weather prevailed for the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta San Diego on March 15-17 in San Diego, CA. Fourteen divisions hosted 123 teams, with racing inside San Diego and Coronado Bay and offshore on ocean courses. Going into the final race of the J/105s, a two-point margin between the top-three boats produced a winner-take-all showdown.…
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J/105 Fleet 4 Hall of Fame Dinner

On March 12, Fleet 4 held its first Hall of Fame dinner at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto. Ian Farquharson, Past Fleet Captain and Past Class Association President, was the first inductee. He was honored for bringing the first J/105 to the club and being instrumental in building the Fleet. Over 50 owners…
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Perfect Bahia de Banderas Bay Regatta for Bart Smit

This year’s Bahia de Banderas Regatta was another almost perfect weekend of sailing on the waters off Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. Thirty-seven boats in six classes enjoyed postcard perfect weather every day. The Vallarta YC, based out of Marina Vallarta, provided excellent race management, waiting for the seabreeze to build by noontime before sending the…
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Light Airs Big Daddy Regatta

The Big Daddy Regatta marks the 34th year of mark racing on Saturday and a Pursuit race on Sunday hosted by Richmond Yacht Club. All mono-hulled keelboats with a Northern California PHRF rating of 280 and below were invited. Fleets over 5 boats may be given one-design starts on Saturday. In the J/105 one-design class,…
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