April 19, 2015

2015 J/22 Worlds Flyer

The J/22 Worlds 2015 will be provided by the Travemünder Week, one of the largest sailing events in Europe, well known for its social events with countless entertainment such as beach parties, various live music and fireworks. The traditional seaside resort Travemünde is located at the Bay of Lübeck of the Baltic Sea. Around 3000 sailors participating in the race week with more than 800 boats.  ...

Silver Anniversary J/22 Jamin’ Jamaica

Since 1983, J/22s have been part of the sailing landscape in Jamaica, and the J/22 also expanded as a fleet at Montego Bay Yacht Club. For over a quarter century, the Jamaican family of J/22 sailors have hosted their Jamin’ Jamaica Invitational since 1989. The format is simple. The local fleet of around a dozen boats would have their Jamaican J/22 Nationals 2-3 weeks prior to the Jamin’ Regatta, with the top two teams from each fleet “qualifying” to sail their own boats in the Jamin’ event to represent the ...

J/22 Warming UP Regatta

Marijke Hasselman from the WV Brassermermeer Sailing Club (Netherlands) reports that, “A Warming Up was this weekend for sure! On Saturday, the strong wind in the morning, and on Sunday the many starts and the sun. The new concept—many short races—was very well received by the sailors. On Saturday, the winds were such that the sailors had to focus on not crashing in the heavier breezes, particularly downwind. Much practice needed. But, in the afternoon, it was with the northern winds, and it was fine sailing weather for a total ...

NW Championship in South Africa

The winds at the NW Championship were a challenge to the race office who needed four completed races. Despite an early afternoon start on Saturday, they only managed to complete one race in light wind. Laugh a Minute finished first with Us ‘n J second and Schmetterling third. Sunday just didn’t happen despite all the optimism that the wind would come. Racing the next Saturday was scheduled as early as possible allowing for Eskom load shedding, which did happen, but the wind took a little longer to arrive. When the ...
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