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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) 

Mike Marshall’s Bad News Excels in Big Breeze to Capture J/22 Midwinter Championship
Written by Chris Howell   
Sunday, 20 March 2016 21:02
When the winds piped up to 16-24 knots on Sunday at the J/22 Midwinter Championship, Mike Marshall’s Bad News rose to the top of the 26-boat fleet to capture the title. With crew Mike Nicoletti and Matt Schubert, the Newport, RI-based helmsman sealed the victory with a 2,1,2 in Sunday’s blustery three races to total 20 net points. Three boats were within one point of first place heading into today—Marshall not one of them—but the team reveled in the conditions, despite being about 70 pounds under the Class crew weight limit. Terry Flynn’s Tejas earned second place with 22 points, and Jeff Todd’s Hot Toddy took third with 24. Fort Walton Yacht Club in Fort Walton Beach, FL hosted the three-day event. Bad News ran into a little bad luck on the opening day when a big shift at the end of the only race left them with a 10th place. Saturday brought intermediate conditions where, Marshall said, "I think the lightness of our boat hurt us, and we had to fight for every point." When several boats struggled in Sunday’s heavier air, Marshall said the team "took about half of the first upwind leg to figure that we needed to ease the jib a little more than we thought." He also credited tactician Matt Schubert for making a few key calls on where to go. Recalling that most of Sunday’s starts saw them off the line in the top five boats, the team still had to battle to pick off boats and make up the four-point deficit they started the day with. "By being a little forward off the start, we could choose our own destiny. Boats we didn’t pass upwind, we were able to catch up with downwind. The last race we played a covering game," summarized Marshall. While accepting his trophy, he said, "I love this Class!" The top five: Mike Marshall Bad News (20 points), Terry Flynn Tejas (22), Jeff Todd Hot Toddy (24), Chris Doyle The Jug 4 1 (24), Chris Wientjes (32). In addition to Bad News, Sunday’s other race winners were Flynn and Todd. Photos are available on the J/22 Class Facebook page, and complete results are available at
Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2016 07:58
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
Steve Natvig Wins 2016 California Dreamin’ Series
Written by Chris Howell   
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 22:34
The third and final stop on the World Sailing Grade 3 2016 California Dreamin’ Series was held in J/22s on March 12-13 in San Francisco, CA. Hosted by St Francis Yacht Club, eight teams competed in the double round robin match race event. Shane Young was nearly perfect, with his team of Steve Flam, Ian Paice, and Nick Santos going 13-1 to win the third event. After winning the first two events, Steve Natvig finished second in San Francisco to take the overall series title. 
2016 California Dreamin’ Series Results 
1. Steven Natvig, Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club 
2. Shane Young, Long Beach Yacht Club 
3. Nicole Breault, St. Francis Yacht Club 
4. Alex Jacobs, San Diego Yacht Club 
5. Andrew Meade, Waikiki Yacht Club 
6. Wendy Corzine, LBYC 
7. Will Durant, LBYC 
8. Nolan Van Dine, St.FYC 
9. Dave Hood, LBYC 
One of the premier match racing series in the U.S., the California Dreamin’ Series consists of three match racing events. 
2016 Schedule 
January 9-10 – San Diego Yacht Club (San Diego, CA) – J/22s 
February 27-28 – Long Beach Yacht Club (Long Beach, CA) – Catalina 37s 
March 12-13 – St. Francis Yacht Club (San Francisco, CA) – J/22s 
Each host club nominates two teams from their respective clubs, and then the three events agree on the remaining two teams to fill out the field of eight competitors. The winner of the series receives an invitation to the Ficker Cup at Long Beach Yacht Club, which itself is a qualifier for Congressional Cup the following week, also at Long Beach Yacht Club. 
Event details are available by clicking here.
Last Updated on Saturday, 19 March 2016 21:44
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