La Rochelle, France (July 3, 2015) – The first J/70 World Championship to be hosted in Europe anticipates 80+ boats in attendance from sixteen countries representing all five continents, with racing on July 8-11 out of Port de Minimes.
The story of the event could be the challenging, often shifty conditions, in the sailing area called “les Pertuis”. It is characterized by the regularity of the sea breeze and its interaction with the synoptical winds in the region. The winds are mostly blowing from SW to NW (3 or 4 Beaufort in average). The sea breeze arrives from the open sea and increases during the afternoon (up to 5 Beaufort).
At least that is what happe…
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