2017 J/80 Canada Fleet 20 Schedule

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Feb 20, 2017

The J/80 is the fastest growing one design sport boat fleet on Lake Ontario with over 15 members in 2015 and growing. Hosting of the 2016 J/80 North American Championship at National Yacht Club in Toronto is helping the fleet to continue to grow.

j80 2June 3-4 – J/80 Fleet20 2017 Inaugural Start hosted by RCYC Founders Regatta

June 17 – J/80 Fleet20 2017 Eastern Lake Area Race hosted by Nepean One Design Regatta

June 17-18 – **J/80 Fleet20 Series Championship #1 hosted by RCYC Open

July 22-23 – **J/80 Fleet20 Series Championship #2 host by JFEST at ABYC

Aug 4-6 – **J/80 Fleet20 Series Championship #3 hosted by LYRA at Rochester/Genesee Yacht Club
Includes the annual Hans Fogh Memorial J/80 Lake Ontario Championship

August 12 – **J/80 Fleet20 Series Championship #4 hosted by NYC Open (1 Day Regatta for J/80s)

August 13 – **J/80 Fleet20 Series Championship # 5 hosted by AHMEN Argosy Bowl Race

August 26-27 – EYC Open

September 9 – **J/80 Fleet20 Series Championship #6 hosted by QCYC 1 Day Regatta

** Denotes races included in the J/80 Fleet20 Series Championship Trophy

Fleet 20 website http://www.j80.ca/race-schedule
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Neptunus 650F 400

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A perfect sunset off St. John with St. Thomas views for backdrop.

Clearing Pillsbury Sound, surrounded by voluptuous emerald mountains as the ferry sliced through royal blue waters, I was struck by the unspoiled ambiance of St. John, the island gliding past our starboard beam and the irresistible charm of a village called Cruz Bay visible from our quarter stern.

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