Monday, August 31, 2009

2010 USA J/80 Tour

Join the J/80 Class in 2010 for an incredible East Coast tour of events - starting in Key West, Florida, then working up the coast and culminating with the J/80 World Championship in Newport, Rhode Island.  If you can’t do them all, partner up with a buddy to share the program and enjoy great sailing, world class competition, and camaraderie in some of the world’s most famous seaports:

Jan 18-22           Key West Race Week - Key West, FL    (J/80 Midwinters)
Feb 12-14          St. Petersburg NOOD Regatta – St. Petersburg, FL
Apr 9-11             Charleston Race Week – Charleston, SC
Apr 23-25           Annapolis NOOD Regatta – Annapolis, MD
Jun 6-7               Sprit Fest – Shelter Island, Long Island
Jul 9-11              Sail Newport Regatta – Newport, RI    (Pre-Worlds) 
Aug 6-8              Buzzard’s Bay Regatta – Marion, MA
Sep 9-12            North American Championship – Marion, MA
Oct 4-9              J/80 World Championship – Newport, RI    

Monday, August 24, 2009

Swedish J/80 Championships

Sundelin Family Affair Wins

(Stockholm, Sweden- June 25-28)- The Swedish J/80 Championship took place in Sandhamn in the Stockhom Archipelago 25-28th of June as a part of Sandhamn Race Week, Volvo Ocean Race Stopover and Around Gotland Off Shore Race.

Twenty boats competed with representatives from both Estonia and Norway. With stable winds of 3-5 m/s and a sunny sky the conditions couldn't be better and the races offered a really tight fleet. The proud winner was SWE 562 with former Olympic Champion Peter Sundelin as a tactician and his son Martin Sundelin skippering the boat!! Good on ya, mates! Awesome to see father/son combinations enjoying the love of a life long sport.