Yearly Archives: 2016

Hot Rum Race

A 115-boat fleet completed a West Coast pursuit-style event: the Hot Rum Race hosted by San Diego Yacht Club. Winning by over two minutes was Rick Goebel’s J/105 SANITY, also taking the Class 3 win. Taking fourth in Class 3 was Dag Fish’s J/105 VIGGEN, followed by Tim Fuller’s J/105 STEADFAST in seventh. The teams…
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J/Fest Southwest

The turnout at this year’s J/Fest Southwest at Lakewood Yacht Club was great and so was the sailing on Galveston Bay. The leaderboard for J/105s was a three-way battle all weekend-long. Lakewood YC local Uzi Ozeri took class honors skippering INFINITY to a one-point victory over Scott Spurlin’s AFTERSHOCK. John Barnett’s VICI crew came on…
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Chesapeake Championship

The J/105s held their Chesapeake Bay Championship October 29-30 at Annapolis Yacht Club. Competition was tight between John White's 33 THOUSAND EMAILS and Andrew Kennedy's BAT IV. Kennedy had three bullets in five races, and was on top for the weekend. But, it all came down to the final race, and Kennedy fell to fifth…
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Newport Harbor Yacht Club Wins 2016 Lipton Cup

The 2016 Lipton Cup ended dramatically on Sunday, October 30 under ominous clouds and light rain. Despite challenging wind directions on San Diego Bay, Race Committee ran three races, completing all 12 scheduled races for the weekend, meaning every team competed in each of the J/105s. Newport Harbor Yacht Club (NHYC) won the first two…
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