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Prospector
06/10/2019
Tough Break
Friends of Prospector As many of you know Prospector dismasted at 3am on Sunday June 9th while participating in the 2019 Annapolis to Newport Race.  At the time of the incident we were in the Atlantic approximately 50 miles offshore and 80 miles northeast of Norfolk. A hanger pin, a one-inch stainless steel piece of rod that holds the head stay to the mast, failed.  We were sailing upwind on starboard tack in 22 knots of wind and 8-foot seas.  The rig came down to port.  The crew was all hiking to starboard which kept them out of harm’s way.   The rig broke about 20 feet... see the full post
Prospector
06/07/2019
Annapolis to Newport: 2019 Kickoff!
Team Prospector kicks off its 2019 campaign this Saturday June 8th in the 2019 Annapolis Newport Race.Prospector is all buffed up after her long sojourn in Australia and our successful Sydney to Hobart race.  Tery, Quinn, Lu and Jules have worked hard on all components and systems and she has never looked better.The team has been gathering in Annapolis and practicing for the last couple of days.  It has been almost six months since we last sailed Prospector and we are shaking off the rust, making sure everything works and testing our improvements to the boat.The Annapolis to Newport race is one of the... see the full post
Hokulani
06/03/2019
Pacific Cup 2020
It's official - we're entered in the 2020 version of the Pacific Cup race to Hawaii.Since we did the race in 2018 we're pretty much set on all the equipment requirements.  For the next race it will be a matter of refining some items based on what we learned last race.  The biggest thing will be weight reduction!  More to come.  Race starts are the last week of June 2020.  And we're off... see the full post
SIX BROTHERS
06/02/2019
VELVET HAMMER, winner 2019 California Offshore Race Week
VELVET HAMMER, winner 2019 California Offshore Race Week

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SIX BROTHERS
05/18/2019
Very excited to be part of the VELVET HAMMER Team for this summer’s Transpac!
Very excited to be part of the VELVET HAMMER Team for this summer’s Transpac!

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Hokulani
05/14/2019
First ocean race of 2019
                                            Approaching SE Farallones Island ... see the full post
J World's Hula Girl
03/19/2019
2019 Transpac Opportunity!
We have just had a couple of cancellations in the 2019 Transpac aboard our J/World boats.  All three of our entries have been sold out for well over a year, so this is a rare opportunity to join the 50th running of this iconic race.  Our teams a re comprised of six sailors each supported by three coaches per boat.  Everyone is a fully engaged, active member of the team.  Every one of our boats is a blast to sail:  DK46, turboed Santa Cruz 50, and a Santa Cruz 52.  J/World has run programs in the past twelve races from CA to HI and has a proven record, including podium finishes in more than half of the events... see the full post
SIX BROTHERS
03/09/2019
Melges Power 26, SWEET DE, joins 6Bros family - one slick ride...
Melges Power 26, SWEET DE, joins 6Bros family - one slick ride...

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Prospector
02/10/2019
Trip of a Lifetime
Thanks to Kari and Spencer Scott for sharing their fun from down under!
SIX BROTHERS
01/27/2019
Spring 2018 screaming into Gate at 21+ kts w/ A7
Spring 2018 screaming into Gate at 21+ kts w/ A7

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J World's Hula Girl
01/14/2019
J/105 Racing Week!
Ok, here we go again.  Last week it was cruising in Mexico.  This week, we are posting another photo-essay on ‘what it’s like’ with J/World on a racing clinic we did in San Diego last week.  Sail trim, spinnakers, strategy, tactics, rules…  what didn’t we cover?  We had a fantastic time on the water and would like to thank all the attendees for making it a a truly wonderful week!... see the full post
J World's Hula Girl
01/08/2019
Cruising Mexico – A Photo Report
Ok, this falls into our “What it’s like…” series of posts where we try to share the experience of a sailing adventure through photos and text.  This entry in the series is going to be short on text, because, well, the photos that Paul filed from the cruising course last week pretty much say it all.  This 5 day Liveaboatd Cruising Course happened at our Puerto Vallarta location aboard our Lagoon 42 Catamaran.   Two more... see the full post
Hokulani
01/01/2019
Year end update/Race video
Happy New Year everyone!  As of early December 2018 Hokulani was finally back in her Brisbane Marine slip.All the race damage has been repaired as well as some additional work that comes from racing a 20 year old boat over 2,000 miles.  Dare I say she's ready for the 2020 race?Before we sign off from the 2018 race, over the holidays I finally got a chance to pull together all the video and photos from the... see the full post
J World's Hula Girl
12/25/2018
Happy Holidays and Thank You from J/World!
Wow, what a year it was!  Thanks so much to all our supporters for a fantastic 2018.  We raced to Puerto Vallarta, Bermuda, Hawaii, and along the California Coast.  We cruised to Baja, Cabo, Hawaii, the Channel Islands, and Newport RI.  We rounded innumerable buoys, dropped thousands of feet of anchor rode (and had to pull it all back up!), all while introducing hundreds of sailors to the sport we love!

Thank you all, and we hope to see you again (or for the first time) in 2019!
Wayne Zittel & the J/World Team
 
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Prospector
12/23/2018
Sydney to Hobart: 2 Days Out
It’s Christmas eve here in Australia and Santa’s Silver Sleigh, the mighty Prospector, is ready to go. We have had three good days of practice and now are enjoying a little holiday time with our families. Matt Baldwin is working his usual magic in the kitchen and the facilities at the Balmain Rowing Club, which is serving as our private dining club, have been terrific.The start will be an epic spectacle. The Great Race is a big deal in Australia. We will be on the northern start line with all of the glamour boats, a fleet of 14 that include five 100 footers, eight 60-70 footers and one 50 footer. The coast will be... see the full post
Prospector
12/20/2018
Sydney to Hobart
December 26, 2018 brings the next chapter in Prospector adventures when the silver canoe crosses the start for the Sydney to Hobart race.  Australia’s Great Race is 628NM long down the southeastern coast of New South Wales, across the Bass Straight and ultimately up the Derwent River to the finish at Constitution Dock in Hobart.  The race renowned for challenging, changeable conditions across a tough patch of water.  It can be either a downwind or an upwind race, though typically it is downwind with a shift to upwind as the fleet crosses the Bass Strait and approaches Tasmania.  To cap it off, the... see the full post
SIX BROTHERS
12/09/2018
Waiting for the right gybe angle (MAR2017)
Waiting for the right gybe angle (MAR2017)

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