October 19, 2017

Nidam Wins J/22 SNEEK Week

In early August, the famous Netherlands regatta held in Sneek, played host to a fleet of J/22s. The event was hosted by Koninkliejke Watersport Vereniging. Due to the highly variable weather conditions, only two races were completed over the three-day event. Winning the J/22s was NED 1365 sailed Lisanne Nijdam and her crew of Bern Laninga and Susanne Taekema. Finishing second was NED 1514 skippered by Maarten Berendschot with crew of Jesper Overbeeke and Thom van der Starre. Rounding out the podium was NED 1224 helmed by Kim Bos with ...

Chris Doyle’s The Jug 4 1 Takes J/22 North American Championship on Tie-Breaker

Chris Doyle’s The Jug 4 1 Takes J/22 North American Championship on Tie-Breaker In sports, coaches always say that every point matters. That was certainly the case at the J/22 North American Championship hosted by Buffalo Yacht Club in Buffalo, NY. Chris Doyle’s The Jug 4 1 went into the ninth and final contest in third place, four points behind Travis Odenbach’s HoneyBadger. Doyle did his part by scoring a bullet, and paired with Odenbach’s fifth-place finish, the local team of Chris Doyle, Will Harris and Adam Burns took the ...

Raised J (CAN 1644) Takes J/22 Canadian Championship

Thanks to Trevor Collins for this report: Hudson Yacht Club played host to the 2017 J/22 Canadian Championship on the weekend of August 19-20. The fleet of 15 competitors took to the water on Saturday with shifty Southwest winds ranging from 6-14 knots enabling the Race Committee to complete four solid races by mid-afternoon. Raised J ended the day with 1,2,2,1 (6) on the score sheet, placing them in first place, followed by Mo’ Money (USA489) 4,3,1,2 (10) and Three’s Company (CAN 457) 6,1,7,4 (18). Sunday delivered near perfect racing ...

Nic Bol Wins J/22 World Championship

Thank you for Rosemarijn Verdoorn, Chair of the Dutch J/22 Class Association for the following report: First of all, it was an honor to be the host country of the J/22 Worlds this year! We had a great week, with changing conditions, lovely weather and a lot of happy people at the end of the week. We started the week on Tuesday the 30th of May with measuring and registration. As everyone was eager to start their World Championship, there already was a line at 10AM. We had one and ...
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