November 01, 2014

New J/22 World Champion Crowned in South Africa

The Amtec J/22 World Championship sailed on the Vaal dam in South Africa from April 28-May 2 was a regatta that will not easily be forgotten. 43 J/22s were sailed by top South African skippers and crew as well as the Germany Class champions and a team from the Cayman Islands. Congratulations to David Rae, Guido Verhoevert and Trevor Spilhaus on Suzie Too for their fantastic results and achieving the accolade of 2014 J/22 World Champions. After opening with an 11th, the South African team got on track to easily ...

Hartog J/22 Alster Cup Winner

One of the highlights of the J/22 summer sailing season in Germany is always the Alster Cup, hosted by Hamburg Segel-Club on the spectacular Alster Lake, right in the middle of Hamburg’s beautiful lakes district in the middle of the city. The J/22 sailors consider it one of their favorite events and it always gets a strong turnout, with this year seeing over two dozen boats registered. Svend Hartog and his Luebeck Segel-club crew of Christian Maas, Anne Westfehlling and Steffi Schweder sailed to a 1-10-2-1 to win with just ...

BEASTIE BOYS Crowned J/22 European Champions

This year’s Grand Prix De L’Ecole Navale (GPEN), sailed from May 29-June 1, was yet another well-organized and fun sailing event for the participants. L’École Navale (French Naval Academy) and their Race Committee PROs conducted excellent racing across three racing sites—the bay of Crozon-Morgat, the bay of Camaret and le port du Château in Brest (Brest marina). The J/22s were hosting their European Championship concurrently with GPEN. With 16 entries from France, Germany and the Netherlands, the racing was apparently going to be close and competitive. However, one boat upset ...

Travemünde Week

According to Thomas Hemp, skipper of the JOLLY JUMPER, “The Travemünde Week was again a great success. The great social program, 3 days of sun, wind and wave and the exciting races on the water made for a perfect sailing weekend; and also making for an excellent celebration of the 125th anniversary of Travemunde Week. Next? The J/22 Worlds 2015 are coming to town!” Hemp continues to say that, “17 teams, including three from the Netherlands and one from France, arrived to the shipyard on Wednesday. The cranes proceeded as ...
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