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#1601 12345

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 12:39 PM

Well that was a fun 10 days of one design racing. Chicago Mac, followed by our North American Championships with 8 w/l and the Tour of the Bay.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 04:08 AM

Hell yeah, now the big problem is I'm back at work suffering from racing withdrawal!



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:10 AM

Some more solo training - don't text and drive (with the gennaker up)

 



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 07:06 AM

More solo racing. This time in 16-24 knots of wind...

 



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 11:24 AM

What amaze me is the quantity of footage you need to have to make something interesting... and you do this while racing solo. Thanks a LOT. I love your videos , they inspire me!

 

p.s: nice cap , Stu Johnstone would be proud :D



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:59 PM

Hi Peter,

 

We've missed you during past World Champs in Cowes! Sure you could be part of the pack with your great skills and speed!

Next year it's in the US, we had a meeting with Jeff Johnstone about the pratical organization and logistics for Europeans to be part of it.

He told us that JBoats will have a dedicated organizer to assure better communication between the 2 markets and trying to get as much as possible J-111 in the next champs. They have sold around 120 boats worldwide actually. 

 

The "after racing" parties were not so good as during the Spi Ouest 12!  ;) 

 

Shmoking Joe, McFLy and J-Lance are the winners…they fly away upwind.

Djinn as "the learning rookie" team (550kg on 650 admitted!!) did some nice legs and less f…ups. 

Overall, very happy about our starts in this very competitive, challenging fleet. For the rest (boat handling, boat speed, tactics), it is just about long-term dedication as well as practice, practice and more practice to climb up the ladder

 

best regards from Brussels,

 

jp 

 

 



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 06:58 AM

JP,

 

this year the worlds collided with my "day job" of running M32 Cup (we're racing in Malmö/Copenhagen).

 

Next year, when I have a bit more control of my schedule, we'll either do Fastnet Race or the Worlds in Newport. We'll decide shortly.

 

Any observation on what made the top boats go fast?






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