Since we are working with J/Boats on the brand new J/70, we headed up to Bristol, RI to test sail hull #1 (USA 1) and #2 (USA 2) with the sailmakers and the team from J/Boats. Our verdict….we think you’re going to love the J/70!!! It’s everything and more with J/Boats true attention to details in all aspects of the boat. CCF has built another solid member to the J/Boat family. A boat will be headed to Charleston Race Week for demo sails, so let us know if you’re interested. We’ll be happy to help arrange a chance to try it out if it is possible. We have USA 14 on order as part of our work with Stearns Boating from Chicago to bring the J/70 to the Midwest. We’ll be arranging demo sails at various locations throughout the summer and the boat will be based at Sail22 Headquarters in Culver, Indiana. If you’d like to take USA 14 out for a test sail this summer, please send us an email to email@example.com or feel free to give us a call. We’d love to hear from you! For more information on the latest J/70 news, make sure to visit the J/70 website.
We are already working to put together upgrades for the J/70, including our Sail22 J/70 Soft Deck Kit and upgraded Sail22 Race Rigging options!
Sailing World’s video features a Sail22 cameo, as we sailed USA 2 with Jeff Johnstone, while Sailing World’s Dave Reed and Meredith Powlison were on USA 1 with Kerry Klingler of Quantum Sails. Dave’s Sailing World review of the J/70 can be found here. Sail Magazine’s team also did a demo sail while we were there. They had big smiles in the big breeze. Read Adam Cort’s J/70 article here. The reviews speak well of this spirited family boat!
Stu Johnstone put together another video showing off a little more fun with the J/70’s. Definitely shows off how balanced and responsive these little boats are in some breeze!
Becky spent some time photographing the J/70’s in and out of the water. Enjoy!
We work with some great companies in the sailing industry and they often give us goodies to promote their companies. Our cup runneth over right now as the saying goes, so it’s time for a big giveaway! We also have some extra Sail22 branded things which we added to the giveaway. Grab bags are all different and may include stickers, t-shirts, hats, visors, small bags, product samples, Sail22 Gift Certificates, a Sail22 First Aid Kit, gear, shoes and more. The average value per bag is over $50! We are lucky to work with these great companies who support us: Harken, McLube, Ronstan, Sailrite, Ullman Sails, North Sails, Quantum Sails, Sebago, Hall Spars & Rigging, Boeshield, Gill and New England Ropes. There are 10 Grab Bags in the contest and every bag has at least three items in it!!! It’s easy to enter:
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The Sail22 Giveaway starts today and will end on March 7th at midnight (EST). The winners will be selected by random number generator and announced here on the blog on March 8th . The winners will have 24 hours to claim their winnings or another winner will be selected.
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To make finding Melges 32 Gold Cup 2011 Team Galleries easier, here are the links to each of the different teams. Great conditions as always in Fort Lauderdale and huge thanks to Vicki and Steve Rhyne and the Mojo team for allowing us to get out on the water! Congratulations to Steve Howe and the Warpath team on their win and a very impressive regatta. Check out the Sick Trix gallery for one of the best Melges 32 wipeouts we’ve seen in a very long time. For more coverage from the event, go to Sailing Updates to see our on the water mark rounding details and blog coverage. Enjoy!
Sail22 is excited to announce a new affiliation with J/Boats to further support all of our clients who own J/Boats. Sail22 has been supporting racing teams since 2007 with the Sail22 Support Trailer. The trailer is fully stocked with rigging, cordage from New England Ropes, Ronstan and Harken parts, custom designed parts, gear and accessories from Gill, as well as, tools for teams to use at regattas. Sail22 is also working with J/Boats Dealer, Stearns Boating, to support J/Boats owners and teams in the Midwest region for service needs, rigging and gear. As the J/Boats Mobile Resource Team, Ed and Becky Furry have over 25 years of combined racing on J Boats and will work with teams on a one-on-one basis for their needs.
Look for the Sail22 Support Trailer this winter season in Key West, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The trailer will be stocked with all of your J/Boats needs to make your boat faster and provide service for any repairs or rigging. A video tour of the Sail22 Support Trailer will give you a even better idea of what you can expect to see at upcoming regattas. For the J/Fest Winter Series, the Sail22 J/Boats Mobile Resource Team will be located in Truman Annex and will be available starting the week before Quantum Key West Race Week 2012. Until Key West and after, the the trailer will be based at Shake-a-Leg Miami and will head to Fort Lauderdale for both of the Winter Series events, J/Fest Dead President’s Regatta and the J/Fest Super Lucky Regatta at the Bahia Mar. To cap off the end of the winter season, the J/Boats Mobile Resource Team will be in Charleston for Charleston Race Week 2012.
Feel free to contact Sail22 with any of your J/Boats Resource Team questions or needs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-889-0022. Sail22 is proud to be part of the J/Boats family and looks forward to meeting and working with more J/Boat sailors.
This past weekend the Maxinkuckee Yacht Club in Culver, Indiana hosted the 2011 C Scow Nationals. Five raced were completed in the three day National Championship on beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee and the 55 teams thoroughly enjoyed the great waterfront facilities of the Culver Academies where the event was based out of. Andy Burdick and Chris Impens on Team M / I-45 did not lead the regatta until after the first race on Sunday. They clinched their victory with a bullet in the last race of the Nationals to take home the title. Burdick is a back to back winner of the C Scow Nationals, having won the 2010 event with crew, Jim Gluek. The 2011 C Scow Nationals were organized by Sail22. Mark roundings and details of the races can be found on SailingUpdates.com which covered the event and photos by Becky DaMore can be viewed at in the C Scow Nationals 2011 photo gallery.
Top 5 Finishers:
1 – I45 Andy Burdick/Chris Impens
2 – A 22 Jim Tews/Jenny Jaessing
3 – A14 Paul Reilly/Aaron Mann
4 – B18 Brian Brickler/Mike Tyriver
5 – B1 Will Haeger/Brad Roble