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J/111 Sailing News

 
J/145 Wins Round Hong Kong Island Race
(Hong Kong, China)- The annual Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Around the Island Race is one of the biggest inshore events in Hong Kong. It is a 26.0 nm race around Hong Kong Island involving Class Keelboats, Dinghies, Beach Cats and Cruisers.Winning IRC 2 Class and taking 12th overall in what was decidedly a big-boat race was David Mitchell’s J/145C REDEYE, rounding the 26.0nm course in 3:58:16, for an average of nearly 6 kts.  Fourth in IRC 2 was Rick Van Den Berg’s J/111 JUGGERKNOT.  Taking 5th place in the IRC 3 Class...
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J/Crews Enjoy The Great Pumpkin Race!
(Richmond, CA)- Over the Halloween weekend, the Richmond YC hosts their annual Great Pumpkin Regatta over two days in the northeastern part of San Francisco Bay.  It is a wildly popular event, with costume parties, Halloween parties, and plenty of revelry all weekend long as it also marks the calendar as one of the premiere end-of-season sailing regattas.  The event featured one-design classes for J/70s, J/24s, J/105s, and a PHRF Pursuit fleet that included J/111s, J/120s, J/105s and so forth.In the J/70 Class, it was Mark Thomas’ KANGAROO JOCKEY that won with all...
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J/111’s Sailing FUN Down Under!
(Melbourne, Australia)- Rod Warren, the owner of the J/111 JOUST in Melbourne, Australia, provided this report on the Australian J/111 Class activity.“We started our season with a regatta held at the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron. Five boats, JAKE, JOUST, PLAYLIST, SCARLET RUNNER and VELOCE, competed in the 42 km passage race, followed by four windward-leewards held in medium to heavy conditions over three days. The first day of the regatta was a passage race beginning in light winds from Sandringham Yacht Club to Blairgowrie. Each boat led at different stages, with VELOCE heading a...
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