Field set for 14th Transat Jacques Vabre:
The entries have closed and 67 teams in three classes (Class40, Mulit50 and IMOCA) plan to compete in the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre, one of the premier events for doublehanded teams that extends 4350 nm from Le Havre (FRA) to Salvador de Bahia (BRA). Starting October 27, the biennial test will see a strong international flavor to this historic Route du Café tracing the coffee trading routes. Full report.
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NOOD train heading for Marblehead:
One hundred fifty teams across 14 fleets are anticipated for the 2019 Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design Regatta at Marblehead Race Week as it returns July 25-28 to Marblehead, MA.
Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, Jud Smith (Swampscott, MA), won the 2018 Marblehead NOOD and the 2018 J/70 World Championship in the same venue. “It’s a new year,” says Smith, “And, a lot of good boats are registered. We have three past world champions in the fleet, including myself, Peter Duncan, and Joel Ronning, so the top end of the fleet is going to be stacked.”
Training and preparation were vital to Smith’s past success, and this season he plans to share his knowledge as a coach and…
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