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2017 J/22 Midwinter Championship
Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans, LA 
March 23-26, 2017 

All J/22 sailors are invited to attend the 2017 J/22 Midwinter Championship, proudly hosted by Southern Yacht Club and J/22 Fleet 46. Registration will open on Thursday, March 23, and the Skippers Meeting will be that evening. Racing begins on Friday morning and continues through midday Sunday. Nine races are planned. Southern Yacht Club is located on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain on the New Orleans Lakefront. There is a variety of seafood houses and other restaurants nearby, and the French Quarter is only an Uber ride away! The Lake is actually a brackish estuary open to the Gulf of Mexico. There is little tidal effect and no current to speak of in the racing area. At about 24 miles across and averaging 14 feet deep, the Lake’s saucer-like shape can make for a short, steep chop. The winter wind pattern cycles thru balmy Gulf breezes, bracing Northerlies and light high pressure systems. This broad spectrum of conditions is sure to challenge everyone. Late in March, however, the cycle is less severe with fewer extremes. Visit for all the latest event information and to register.
Hot Toddy Wins East Coast Championship
An annual classic during the fall in the Chesapeake Bay is the Annapolis Yacht Club Fall Series. This year, the event also co-hosted the J/22 East Coast Championship. There was great racing on Saturday, October 1 with three races, however Sunday dawned with grey skies and no breeze. In the end, just three races counted. Winning the East Coast Championship was Jeff Todd’s Hot Toddy, posting a 2-1-2 for 5 points over the 10-boat fleet. Taking second was JR Maxwell’s Scooby with a 1-3-3 with 7 points. Third was Jonathan Sauer’s Ekas with a 4-2-4 for 10 points. Rounding out the top five was Chris Junge’s Corner of Sanity & Madness with 11 points, and fifth was Trevor Perkins’ Slow Show with 15 points. For complete information, click here.
SOLSTICE Wins J/22 Turkey Bowl
Written by Chris Howell   
Sunday, 25 September 2016 20:41

The Severn Sailing Association held their annual pre-Thanksgiving regatta, the Turkey Bowl, in Annapolis, MD for the local J/22 fleet on the weekend of November 12-13. Enjoying a weekend of delightful racing on the Chesapeake Bay, the SSA PRO managed to run four races. Taking the honors was the team on SOLSTICE, comprised of David Waiting, Natalie Burls and Pedro Espina, with a record of 2-1-1-1 for 5 points. Second overall was determined on a tie-breaker at 12 points each. Taking the tiebreak was the crew of HOT TICKET with Jason Goscha, Jonah Seiger and Dan Wilson. Losing based on having just all thirds was Team VENTUS, with Scott Gelo, Jennifer Bickford and Grant Beach. For more J/22 Turkey Bowl information, click here.

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 November 2016 19:30
Match Race Circuit
Written by Chris Howell   


The first stop of the three-event California Dreamin’ Match Race Series was held January 7-8 in San Diego, CA in J/22s. Organizers and racers were challenged by light and shifty conditions on the city-front course, managing five flights on Saturday but on Sunday the winds never produced enough for a single race. Nicole Breault of St Francis Yacht Club, and her Vela Racing teammates Molly Carapiet, Karen Loutzenheiser, and Hannah Burroughs, took the title. Results: The California Dreamin’ Series consists of three match racing events: the San Diego Yacht Club Stop on January 7-8, 2017 in J/22s, the Long Beach Yacht Club Stop on February 25-26, 2017 in Catalina 37s, and the St. Francis Yacht Club Stop on March 11-12, 2017 in J/22s. The winner of the series will receive an invitation to the 2017 Grade 2 Ficker Cup to be held March 24-26 in Long Beach, CA. The winning skipper and the second place skipper of the Ficker Cup shall receive invitations to the 2017 Grade WC WMRT Congressional Cup.

2017 J/22 World Championship
Written by Chris Howell   
Monday, 25 July 2016 19:22

May 30–June 4
Scheveningen, The Netherlands

Registration for the 2017 J/22 World Championship at the North Sea Regatta is open. The North Sea Regatta Week 2017 starts with the Vuurschepenrace from Scheveningen to Harwich on Saturday 27 May, followed by the RORC North Sea Race on 30 May. After the offshore races, they continue with three days of inshore racing, starting on Friday 2nd of June. During the North Sea Regatta Week 2017, the J/22 Worlds will also be held in Scheveningen, where racing for the J/22s starts on the 1st of June. The North Sea Regatta is The Hague’s annual sailing festival—the biggest sailing event along the Dutch North Sea Coast. Scheveningen is transformed into the epicenter of competitive sailing. There will be all kinds of boats, with a total of around 1,500 boats heading for the coast of The Hague.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 February 2017 19:59
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