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  1. J/Fest Northwest

    The final showbill with all the sponsors
  2. J/Fest Northwest

    The new owner of the J/70 #80 says he plans on bringing his boat to J/Fest.
  3. J/Fest Northwest

    #1110 is still in the dry yard for sale (new boat), #80 has a new owner and he might be interested. Mike (#16) is busy out of the country most of the time now and #17 is up in Edmonds and might be interested.
  4. J/Fest Northwest

    4 boats now! - http://sailnorthwest.com/registered-boats/ No - no J/70's entered yet and there really aren't that many in the PNW so I would be surprised if we got more than 3.
  5. Chicken Chute

    I've got a sissy chute on my Moore - I've used it a handful of times in 12 years, generally when it's blowing over 35 and each time I tell my crew to never put that sissy chute up again. Then I forget and do it again. Its a very nervous sail, both for the driver and its rattling self. Get a A sail or code zero, I think you may wipe out less.
  6. J/Fest Northwest

    J/FEST NORTHWEST 2018 June (22nd) 23rd - 24th Sail Northwest, your Northwest J/Boat dealer, invites you to join us for the comeback of the original J/FEST. For 26 years, we produced some of the best racing and after race socializing available on the planet and only took a break while Seattle sailors explored the NOOD experience - now we're back and ready for J/FEST! This is a two-day regatta (with a Friday night PHRF fun race) and is open to all J/Boats owners and crew. Starts will be provided for ONE DESIGN, PHRF AND CRUISING classes. The on the water activities are hosted by Sail Northwest and Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle. Shoreside activities will be in the Courtyard west of the main building on Friday night and at the CYC Seattle Shilshole clubhouse Saturday and Sunday. Saturday evening's dinner and door prize extravaganza is always a sellout. So come on down and join us for what Northwest Yachting Magazine called “the most looked forward to regatta of the year,” J/FEST NW. Initial one design class commitments from the J/22, J/24, J/80, J/105, J/109 & PHRF commitments from the J/97e, J/122, J/29, J/27, J/30 and Cruising class commitments from J/35c, J/37, J/40, J/44. Come join the fun, every type of J/boat will be out sailing with us at the end of June! Registration is open and online at sailnorthwest.com/j-fest Please contact us with any questions about the weekends festivities, sponsorship and racing questions. Sail Northwest, 206-286-1004, sailnorthwest.com
  7. East Coast version of a Moore 24

    Two Moore 24's just got 4th and 8th overall in a mostly upwind race around the San Juan Islands - 20+ on the nose Sunday....http://roundthecounty.com/?app=results
  8. Round The County 2017

    HardOnWind - that's just my article that Stu modified to be J Boat specific....I work at the Seattle J Boat dealer so have told Stu to have at it when he see's an article he likes. http://sailnorthwest.com/the-greatest-race-in-america/
  9. East Coast version of a Moore 24

    Ron's taking orders for new ones - $60k is the word on the street
  10. Round The County 2017

    I've always told Scott he can use whatever I write - up to him.
  11. Round The County 2017

    A quick little write up on the race for your reading pleasure - click here
  12. Round The County 2017

    6 Moore 24's - wow.
  13. East Coast version of a Moore 24

    It's blowing 35 knots in this picture, and we just rounded the leeward mark - you'll notice the chute still being stored.
  14. Rules Question - OCS

    It's a fun, low key island race. Don't take the instruction too seriously. Just looking for a definition of when a boat can be scored as OCS rather than DNS Sounds like if a boat crosses the start line between the prep (4 minute) and the start they are considered to be OCS, correct? FYI - I'm not saying I'm going to do this, I wanted to get a definition before I mentioned the discrepancy to the race chair - which I just did.
  15. East Coast version of a Moore 24

    Light air flat water boat - that is good stuff! That's why you don't see them much on the east coast - too much light air & flat water for em.... I've personally brought 3 Moore 24's back from the East coast to our light air & flat waters....any more left I can bring back? https://ballardsailor.wordpress.com/2016/10/10/moore-fun-pssc/ If you can't find a Moore - get a J/27 or an Olson 25 if you want an interior. When Webb asked me if I thought a Moore 24 would be a good boat to sail around the world, I laughed a little to myself and then said Webb, if you can hang on the Moore will get you there, you sail on a Moore, not in a Moore.