August 04, 2015

USA’s Christopher Doyle Grabs His First World Championship Title in the J/22 Class

The World Championship decider of the J/22 Class was the focus of the eighth day of sailing at the 126th Travemuender Woche. And the crews of the sporty keelboat class apparently knew what they owed the spectators watching the live broadcast in the SAP Sail Cube. They delivered a spectacular final, resulting in celebrations for the Americans in the end. Christopher Doyle snatched the almost certain title from the Dutch team of Jean-Michel Lautier in the last race of the J/22 Marinepool Worlds. And the bronze medal was snatched away ...

Delta-Lloyd Race Week

From June 26-July 5, the race organizers of the famous Delta-Lloyd Race Week hosted one of the world’s largest regattas right off The Hague and the harbor in Zierikzee (Grevelingen, The Netherlands). The larger boats race offshore while the smaller one-design boats, like the J/22 fleet, race inshore. The J/22s enjoyed a cross-section of weather conditions over the three days of their regatta on the Zierikzee. With light to moderate conditions, the PRO managed to provide them seven races in total. The overall winner was Michiel van der Struijk from ...

J/22 South African Nationals

Well if you had to choose to miss a regatta this year, the 2015 J/22 South African Nationals should not have been your choice! Seventeen highly competitive J/22s on a Durban off shore start line with brilliant conditions, good winds, efficient Race Officer and team, on shore entertainment and great administration all wrapped in glorious weather. What more could you want? The results are proof as to how close the racing was. After the first day racing, the first four places were just one point apart and the challenge was ...

North Sea Regatta

Participants in the 70th North Sea Regatta (Scheveningen, The Netherlands), powered by Delta Lloyd, were treated to beautiful weather all weekend long. The J/22 Benelux Open Championship went to Jean-Michel Lautier’s FRAPORITA, posting five firsts in the twelve races the J/22 fleet sailed over four days. The FRAPORITA gang sailed a remarkably steady series, posting only top five finishes to win with just 19 points. Only three points back in third place was Ivo Jeukens’ DA KANTOORBUTLER. Rounding out the top five was Erik Verboom’s JAM SESSION in fourth and ...
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