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Smoky Great Pumpkin Regatta

Richmond Yacht Club’s Great Pumpkin Regatta entered its 34th year in 2019. Due to the wildfires taking place off the northeast of San Francisco Bay, the windy northeast winds of the Santa Ana’s were blowing warm, dry, smoke-filled air into the Bay area. While there was great buoy racing on Saturday, the 40-60 knots of...

Texas Circuit Stop at J/Fest Southwest

Written by Ryan Miller with contributions by Tonja Sanchez-Holmes: Thirteen J/24s descended from across Texas to compete in the 10th annual J/Fest Southwest on October 26-27. The regatta, hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, was another strong event on the Texas Circuit despite two top boats missing the regatta to attend the World Championship...

Sporty Penultimate Day at J/24 World Championship

Keith Whittemore’s Furio extended his lead at the J/24 World Championship, as Biscayne Bay in Miami delivered a wild and exciting day for the 79 teams. Winds were regularly recorded at 18 knots with gusts in the 20s, testing competitors and equipment, and causing some boats to retire early. Whittemore’s Furio, who exceled in the...

Keith Whittemore’s Furio Holds Advantage at J/24 World Championship

The middle day of the J/24 World Championship brought the Miami conditions the 79 teams came for—breeze in the mid-teens, sunny skies, warm temperatures and the Biscayne Bay chop. Day two leader Keith Whittemore on Furio overcame his worst finish in Thursday’s beginning race (32nd) to earn a second in the next. With the discard...

Keith Whittemore’s Furio at Top of J/24 World Championship

Only one team has recorded all scores in the top 10 so far at the J/24 World Championship, and that is the day two leader after four races: Keith Whittemore’s Furio. Conditions in Miami, FL were again on the light side (winds at 5-7 knots) as temperatures remained in the 90s, testing the competitors’ ability...

Three Way Tie at Opening Day of J/24 World Championship

Enthusiasm for the J/24 Class was still running high after the opening ceremony and flag parade to open the 41st J/24 World Championship when racing got underway Tuesday in hot and sunny Miami, Florida. The 80 teams had to wait out a two-hour onshore postponement while the seabreeze kicked in at 8-10 knots. After two...

41st J/24 World Championship Attracts Twenty Nations to Miami

Forty-two years after the first J/24 was built in Rod Johnstone’s garage, the Class will attract 81 boats from 20 countries to Miami, Florida for the 2019 J/24 World Championship. Sponsored by Bacardi Rum, the combined efforts of the US and International J/24 Class Associations, Coral Reef Yacht Club, Shake-a-Leg Miami and Twelve USA will...

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