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US J/22 Class Association Awards First Annual Scholarship Boat

US J/22 Class Association Awards First Annual Scholarship Boat to Patrick Shanahan of the Brown University Sailing Team 

The United States J/22 Class Association proudly announces that Patrick Shanahan, of the Brown University Sailing Team, has been awarded the first annual Scholarship Boat. Shanahan was selected from a number of very highly qualified applicants – many of whom belong to the nation’s highest ranked university sailing teams. 

Shanahan will be campaigning the scholarship boat over the upcoming summer months with his fellow Brown University Sailing teammates Sam Alexander, Nathan Housberg, Sophie Hibben, Haley Carter and Quinn Andersen. Collectively referred to as "Team SPHYNQS," they maintain a host of impressive performance records in a variety of dinghy and keelboat designs. The team plans to compete in several J/22 regattas – the highlight of which will be the 2016 J/22 World Championships at CORK in August. You can learn more about this exceptional group of students and their progress throughout the season on this website and the Class Facebook page. (Read More) 

SHOE Regatta
Written by Chris Howell   
Sunday, 20 March 2016 21:02
Lakewood Yacht Club’s Race Committee Chairman Larry Rogers was looking forward to hosting the 34th Annual Shoe Regatta. The regatta was held over the weekend of May 14-15. Bay Access, a not-for-profit organization that supports amateur racing, is the organizing authority of the races. The Shoe Regatta, which is open to the public and raced on Galveston Bay, is a favorite among local racers because, in the past, each crew member of the winning boat in each class was awarded a certificate for a pair of Sperry deck shoes; hence, the name of the event. This year, every crew member of the winning boat of every class received a pair of premium Musto Sailing Shoes with exceptional grip for the serious sailor. The Shoe Regatta is for one-design, handicapped offshore sailboats. The one-design classes sail as many races as conditions permit. On Saturday, the racing was postponed on shore because of no breeze. However, the fleet went out by noon to a light breeze that built quickly to 15 knots (much more than predicted). The J/22s sailed seven races and were the second biggest class with 11 boats. Stuart Lindow’s SOUTHERN BELLE took class honors will all top four scores, winning with 19 points. Taking the silver was Mike McGagh’s USA 388, with Vincent Ruder’s USA 365 in third. The balance of the top five was Robert Allen’s CLASSY WITH K in fourth and Larry Blankenhagen’s PARROT TALES LIGHT in fifth. For more Musto SHOE Regatta sailing information, visit
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 22:45
Invitation to 2016 J/22 World Championship
On behalf of the International J/22 Class Association, the Canadian J/22 Class Association and CORK/Sail Kingston, we are pleased to invite you to the 2016 J/22 World Championship. The 2016 J/22 World Championship will take place August 19-25 at CORK/Sail Kingston, located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Sailing will take place on the waters at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, which offers some of the best fresh water sailing in the world. The city of Kingston is nestled at the mouth of the Rideau Canal and the St. Lawrence River at the eastern end of Lake Ontario. The city hosted the sailing event for the 1976 Olympics, and countless regattas are hosted out of the same venue as was used in 1976. Competitors can find general information about the venue, travel, accommodations and sailing conditions at European and US competitors will realize significant savings due to the strength of your currencies against the Canadian dollar so we encourage all competitors to register as early as possible. We look forward to welcoming all competitors to CORK and the city of Kingston in August 2016. For more information click here
Terry Flynn wins Annapolis NOOD Overall Title
Written by Chris Howell   
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 22:34
Despite steady showers, strong winds made for favorable sailing conditions Sunday as the 2016 Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta, the largest national sailboat racing circuit in the United States, came to a close after three days of competition. During the three-day event, nearly 200 boats and 1,000 sailors raced in 13 classes in a battle against rain, wind and fierce competition from around the world, ranging from amateur to world champion. The J/22 USA 1501 team, skippered by Terry Flynn of League City, Texas, ultimately defeated the elements and dominated the competition, winning first place in the J/22 fleet and the regatta’s overall title. The victory earns Flynn and crew a trip to the British Virgin Islands to compete in the Helly Hansen NOOD Championship Regatta, hosted by Sunsail on October 22-29. The J/22 class was the second largest in the regatta, with 25 boats competing on the racecourse. Flynn and crew bested some of the strongest J/22 sailors in the country, including many top performers from past class events. "It was challenging, both the weather and the wind, but I had a great time," Flynn said. "The crew gelled, we worked hard, we didn’t give up." Locals Jeff Todd on Hot Toddy placed second, and Brad Julian third. For complete results, click here.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 May 2016 21:59
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