September 26, 2016

FRAPORITA Conquers J/22 Dutch Nationals

Held in conjunction with Zuiderzeeweek, the Dutch J/22 Class held their annual Open J/22 Dutch Nationals on the beautiful Zuider Zee. The fleet enjoyed a great turnout of 13 boats, an improvement over last year’s event. Teams participated from The Netherlands and Germany. After an eight-race series with one discard (seven races counting), it was Jean-Michel Lautier’s FRAPORITA that showed her transom to the fleet for most of the races, compiling an impressive four firsts and three seconds to win the crown of 2016 Dutch National Champion. Despite the bullets ...

South African Class National Championship

What a fantastic 2016 J/22 South African National Championship at Witbank Yacht and Aquatic Club! Four days of challenging winds for Race Officer Dave Rushton and his team of bridge crew, mark layers and NSRI. Mornings had delayed starts because of no wind, but later in the day five hectic races took place in strong and gusty winds. Ultimately 15 races were completed with the usual closely contested race honors. The black flag made its appearance; this has become an expected occurrence with the fleet. Unfortunately one boat extended the ...

Michael Marshall Triumphs at J/22 World Championship

It took every leg of all 10 races to determine the winner of the J/22 World Championship at CORK/Sail Kingston in Ontario Canada. With a second place finish in Thursday’s only race, Mike Marshall, Todd Hiller and Luke Lawrence are the 2016 J/22 World Champions. Heading into the 10th and final race, Marshall and Chris Doyle were tied on points at 30. As the 41 teams arrived at CORK in the morning, the after effects of an overnight storm left breeze in the mid-20s, so the Race Committee postponed on ...

J/22 Canadian Championship

Over the first weekend in June, the Hudson Yacht Club in Hudson, Quebec hosted the J/22 Canadian Championship. There was no wind on Saturday, and although the Race Committee was great about monitoring, they just could not get a race off. Sunday, they were able to get three races in. It was very windy, building throughout the day. The crew of Mo’ Money won all three races. Raised J and J Soif finished second and third, respectively. For complete event details, visit http://j22hudsonregatta.weebly.com/index.html....
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