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2017 J CLASS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, DAY 4: PATIENCE REWARDED AS SECONDS SEPARATE J CLASS CONTENDERS

The long, five and a half hour wait for the Newport sea breeze to arrive proved to be well worth it as the six J Class World Championship teams were rewarded with their closest race yet. Ranger put their first win of the regatta on their fast improving scoreline, but their delta over second placed Lionheart was down to only one second. And the margin between Svea in third and fourth [...]

2017 J CLASS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, DAY 3: LIONHEART DRAWS LEVEL WITH HANUMAN

The sizeable spectator fleet on the waters off Newport, Rhode Island were treated to another pair of engaging, exciting races at the inaugural J Class World Championship, witnessing the return of one of the pre-regatta title favourites, Lionheart. Already counting three third places Lionheart were prowling, poised only three points behind regatta leaders Hanuman going into today's [...]

ST. FRANCIS YACHT CLUB RECLAIMS HINMAN TROPHY TEAM RACE

NEWPORT, R.I. — After three years of close, but not quite, St. Francis Yacht Club is again the champions of the New York Yacht Club Invitational Team Race Regatta for the Commodore George R. Hinman Masters Trophy. The West Coast team has been one of the strongest masters team racing crews for the past decade, including a run of three straight Hinman Trophy wins from 2011 to [...]

DESPITE IMPRESSIVE DEBUT, BELGIORNO-NETTIS KEEPS EXPECTATIONS MODEST FOR RETURN TO ROLEX NEW YORK YACHT CLUB INVITATIONAL CUP

NEWPORT, R.I. — Historically, two of the best indicators of success in the biennial Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup are a strong track record in the tricky Swan 42 raceboat and prior experience racing in the regatta. The boat is a challenge to sail well—especially with the provided all-purpose sails and standardized rig tune—and the event itself is [...]

SAN DIEGO YACHT CLUB REPEATS AT MORGAN CUP CHAMPIONS

NEWPORT, R.I. (August 6, 2017) — For the third time in four years, the Morgan Cup, the toughest trophy in keelboat team racing, has been won by a team from the West Coast. San Diego Yacht Club repeated as the champion today, defeating New York Yacht Club 3-1 in a thrilling final series sailed under blue skies and in a shifty and puffy northwesterly breeze. From 2003, when the Morgan [...]