Epic Conditions for Start of J/70 Worlds:
Marblehead, MA (September 25, 2018) – The first day of the West Marine J/70 World Championship will be remembered for tough racing conditions for the 91 J/70s competing.
A cold and wet southeasterly wind brought true Atlantic conditions to the combat zone. The big factor was the sea state, with waves topping out at over three metres. Upwind J/70s were climbing, then launching off huge waves. The downwind rollercoaster ride was an adrenaline pumping rush, the opening day was extreme, and right on the edge for racing.
PRO Hank Stuart and his team kept a close eye on the weather, and just before the bad weather really closed, called a halt to racing after two heart-thumping r…
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VIDEO: The Ocean Just Got Smaller:
Sylvain Hay shares this video of Jérémie Beyou’s foiling IMOCA 60 on fire….
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