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2018 DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS:

A cowboy from Montana wins the 2018 J/24 District 19 Championship – The J/24 fleet sailed the yearly District 19 championship Oct 6th and 7th 2018.  The regatta, the venue and the time of year offers a fantastic framework for an epic “end of year” one design competition.  read more… A cowboy from Montana wins Districts  for regatta results… http://racing…PSSC regatta results

FALL LAKE FLEET REGATTA NEWS:

The 2018 Lake Fall Regatta saw the largest number of J24’s in recent history. Twelve boats participated in what turned out to be a fantastic day of racing. The winds were consistent, ranging from 7-12 kts out of the SSE allowing the race committee to get in six races.  read more…  The 2018 Lake Fall Regatta …  for results... http://racing…lake regatta results.  

SUCCESSFUL RETURN OF J Fest:

The 27th Seattle J/Fest (after a 7 year hiatus) wrapped up with great sailing on Sunday, June 24.  After no sailing due to lack of wind on Saturday, the regatta bounced back with a full day of sailing on Sunday afternoon.  The Puget Sound venue came through on Sunday, providing five races, with breeze building during the day. Thank you to Sail Northwest, Bob and Ben for bringing J/Fest back and for organizing multiple social activities from Friday to Sunday. We all hope J/Fest comes back in 2019!

For the J/24s we have two things to celebrate. First of all a huge shout out to Lydia and Jailbreak for winning the J/24 division. Jailbreak had a solid series with two bullets and the worst result being a 3rd. The rest of us did not get close. Secondly the J/24 fleet was with 10 boats on the line for all five races the solidly largest fleet and we even had visitors from Montana. Thank you everyone for getting everything together for a visit to Shilshole and exposing your boats to salt water.

(credit write up to Jakob Lichtenberg)

TEAM FURIO – 2nd PLACE at Italian Nationals

Fleet 26’s Team Furio team took 2nd place at the 2018 Italian Nationals, showing continued domination of this event, scoring top 3 finishes in the event for most of the past 5 years+.  With Mark Rogers on the bow, Shelby Milne (mast), Brian Thomas (tactics), and Kevin Downey (trimming), and skipper Keith Whittemore on the helm, Furio fought a challenging battle with the eventual regatta winner (home town La Superba, skippered by Ignazio Bonanno).  Furio led in to the last race, but dying, shifty winds allowed the home town boat to slip away in the final race to take the regatta by 1 point.  CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FURIO TEAM!  For results see 2018 Italian Nationals Regatta Results

FLEET 26 SRING SEASON RESULTS

1st Place – Tremendous Slouch Team/Scott Milne skipper

2nd Place – Rotating Teams on Kevin Downey’s boat

3rd Place – The new Tundra Rose Team/Karl Sheath skipper

It is hard to believe that the Spring Series is already over, but what a good one!

 

 

 

 

 

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What an AWESOME 2018 Season!

This was a season for the ages!  We had great racing and solid winds throughout the summer.  We lost a day or two to light winds and even one to smoke! but by and large it was a great summer for winds.  All of the major regattas had a full schedule of racing days, including an epic final day of the District Championships and PSSC regatta where it blew into the teens in spite of a forecast for light and variable!

The active fleet this year was bigger than ever – with 30 active boats racing Tuesday nights.  I don’t think there was a single night with less than 20 boats on the line.  And what a successful season for Fleet 26 boats.  Furio – 2nd place in the Italian Nationals and 3rd place in the 2018 Worlds (there is a candidate for NW boat of the year!).  I think everyone is looking forward to taking this momentum into the 2019 season!

So that is a wrap for the 2018 sailing season – BUT stay tuned for news on the upcoming Winter Party and 2018 Awards presentations.

 

 

 

 

 

Links

General

J24 Class Site includes all J24 class information

J24 BLOG has a wealth of J24 specific articles

Seattle CYC coordinates all week night J24 racing

Miscellaneous Racing Information

PHRF Northwest

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Racing Rules and U.S. Prescriptions

Seattle Area Weather and Traffic

Seattle Wind Forecast

I90 Bridge Information

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Calssifieds and Boats for Sale

US J24 used boat list

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Tuning Guides

Rig tuning is very important if you’re going to be competitive in a J/24.  Each sailmaker haa guide to help you get the most out of their sails:

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