September 05, 2015

Americans Sweep J/22 Canadians

The J/22s sailed their Canadian Championship at Oakville Yacht Squadron in Ontario. In the end, the top three spots on the podium in the 18 boats were swept by American teams, most of whom are based in upstate New York. Winning was Chris Doyle’s The Jug 4 1, counting three bullets in their four-race series for a total of just 7 points. Taking second on a tie-breaker was another Doyle family member, Kevin Doyle’s Mo’ Money; their 5-3-1-4 tally was good for 13 points. Losing the tie-break was Travis Odenbach’s ...

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 ...
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