August 23, 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 ...

STAMPEDE Wins J/22 Provincials

This year’s Redpath Toronto Area Hospice Regatta was again hosted by the National Yacht Club along the beautiful Toronto waterfront. An excellent turnout of 46 boats not only assured the Toronto Area Hospice excellent fund-raising but also fun competition and camaraderie amongst the sailors in the six fleets in attendance. The event also marked the J/22 Ontario Provincial Championship. The sailors were blessed with three straight days of good weather and light to moderate winds. Taking advantage of their light-air speed was Jeff Love’s crew aboard the J/22 STAMPEDE. Starting ...

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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