Fleet #5 Photo Album
2008 South Beach Yacht Club Regatta[8/23-8/24/08]
Photos by Erik Simonson of the 2008 SBYC J/120 regatta. Same excellent conditions as in 2007!
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2008 San Francisco J/Fest[4/12-4/13/08]
Photos by Laura A Watt, taken from Chance
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2007 South Beach Yacht Club Regatta[5/5-5/6/07]
Photos from the 2007 SBYC J/120 regatta. Flat water, moderate wind, warm weather... why isn't there more racing South of the Bay Bridge?
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2007 Ocean Race[5/31/07]
Photos from Jeff Maugenest who just happend to be taking photos from the Golden Gate Bridge as the J/120 fleet passed underneath. After 14 miles of upwind sailing, 5 boats were within striking distance of each other (well, Chance ended up with a decent lead, but the rest of us still had [un]realistic hopes of catching them).
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2006 South Beach Yacht Club Regatta[5/6-7/06]
Photos by the South Beach Yacht Club Race Committee and on-board some of the boats. Sailed just South of the Bay Bridge, flat water + strong breeze (after a little delay on Sunday) = good times!
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2005 St.FYC Big Boat Series[9/15-18/05]
Photos by Mariah's Eyes Photography.
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2004 St.FYC Big Boat Series[9/16-19/04]
Photos by Vidam Zhuk and Mariah's Eyes Photography. Vidam was out for a weekend cruise when he found himself on the racers' course. He tacked away to stay clear (thanks, Vidam!), and then took some photos as we passed.
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2004 San Francisco J/Fest[4/17-18/04]
Photos by Jay Ailworth / Strange Bird Photography. Taken from a rooftop in the Alameda estuary. The wind lifts at this bend in the esturary, so we were all sailing tight to the wind (fortunately with small kites!)
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2003 Fleet #5 Awards Party[10/4/03]
Photos by Steve Madeira from the 2003 Fleet #5 Awards party at the San Francisco Yacht Club. (links: results, wrapup)
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2003 St.FYC Big Boat Series[9/11-14/03]
Photos by Eugenie Russell of Sail California and Wayne Zittel of J/World. Conditions at BBS this year were unusually super-sunny, warm, and clear (except for Sunday, when the wind picked up and the fog came down). The 7-race series ended with tie-breakers for 1st and 3rd place.
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2002 St.FYC Big Boat Series[9/12-15/02]
Photos by professional photographers Mariah's Eyes and Kelly O'Neil. The 7-race series ended with a tie-breaker for 1st place and a one point difference between 3rd and 4th.
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2002 J/120 North American Championship[6/28-30/02]
The 2002 J/120 North American Championship was held in Long Beach, CA during North Sails Race Week. Four Fleet #5 boats (Chance, Mr. Magoo, OuiB5, and Twist) came down to sail in the warm waters of Southern California. Unfortunately, the winds were pretty light and most of us found that we need a lot more practice sailing in those conditions!
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2002 Coastal Cup[6/15-16/02]
Photos during the 2002 Coastal Cup, a race from San Francisco to Catalina Island. J/120's Chance, Convergence, and Twist all raced in 30kt+ winds down the course. Somehow, Twist ended up with the big kite up and no way to take it down when the winds were the strongest.
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2001 J/120 Racing Clinic[6/16/01]
Photos from the racing clinic put together by Steve Madeira, Sail California, Doyle Sailmakers, and North Sails. This was the first time several of the owners sailed J/120's in a racing environment.
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