Charleston Race Week 2013 | Regatta Support

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It's that time of year again when we head to Charleston for the ever growing Charleston Race Week. Last year, we were demo sailing the J/70 out and about on the race course and this year there are 56 registered to be on the starting line!!! How awesome is that? And on top of an extremely strong J/70 fleet, are the Melges 24, Melges 20 and Viper 640 fleets with 37, 34 and 37 teams as well. No question about it, that this will be another excellent event with everyone coming together for lots of racing in beautiful Charleston.

We're here again working with our regular teams and some new ones from the J/70 fleet. We have some great new products and covers for J/70 teams and the Sail22 Support Trailer is fully stocked to service any of your needs. We have pre-orders ready for pick-up and will be based at Patriot's Point starting on Wednesday. As always, Harry, our director of marketing will be on site for greeting clients. On behalf of the whole Sail22 team, we're looking forward to seeing you soon!

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Here are a few images from Bacardi Miami Race Week to get you excited about the upcoming racing this week. I've been a bit swamped and haven't had a chance to get the images from Miami uploaded yet, but there are some great ones. Enjoy!

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Need help with logistics for your next regatta? Parts for your boat? Crew Gear? We want to make sure our clients have exactly what they need and have their questions answered. We are specialists in the J/70, J/80, Melges 24, Melges 20, Etchells, C-Scow and MC Scows along with many larger race boats. We’re quick to respond by email and also available by phone. Please feel free to contact Ed & Becky Furry directly at 574-889-0022 or by email at info@sail22.com.

Key West Race Week 2013 | Regatta Support

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We've been in Key West since last Monday and have been so busy, we haven't had a chance to write about it! Always one of our favorite regattas and this year we're excited to have the J/70 Class joining in on the fun. It's great to meet many clients we have been working with on their new J/70's for upgrades and covers, as well as some new owners in the Melges 24 class who are also here. We're based in Truman Annex at the mobile marina and will be there throughout the week. Ed and I are racing together on the J/70 Surge with Geoff Pierini and looking forward to a great week. The demo boat, USA 14 is chartered to Bob Hughes of Heartbreaker, so keep an eye out for both. Bill Becker will be available for any needs during the day when we are on the water and can be reached at 219-617-2275.  As always, you can email us at info@sail22.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Need help with logistics for your next regatta? Parts for your boat? Crew Gear? We want to make sure our clients have exactly what they need and have their questions answered. We're quick to respond by email and also available by phone. Please feel free to contact Ed & Becky Furry directly at 574-889-0022 or by email at info@sail22.com.

J/70 Options & Upgrades Price List & Regatta Support | Sail22 J/Boats Support

Our list of Sail22 parts and upgrades for the J/70 continues to grow! Here's a list only of options that are available for the boat. Can you tell that we really don't sleep much? Our minds are always churning up ideas of ways to make sailing easier and more enjoyable for our clients. Please feel free to ask us any questions. We love to help!

Sail22 J70 Options Price List

Please see many of these updates with images & descriptions: http://www.Sail22.com/J70

We will be at all of the J/70 Winter Circuit Events to provide support for the fleet as the J/Boats Mobile Resource Team.We hope to see you there!

Quantum Key West Race Week- Key West, FL | January 20-25, 2013 Sperry Topsider St Petersburg NOOD Regatta- St Petersburg, FL | February 17-19, 2013 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week- Coconut Grove, FL | March 7-9, 2013 Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week- Charleston, SC | April 18-21, 2013 Sperry Topsider Annapolis NOOD Regatta- Annapolis, MD | May 3-5, 2013

Sail22 is pleased to offer logistics services to J/70 teams. We offer full service packages which include boat transport, set-up, launch, haul and break down to travel to the next event or we can customize logistics to meet your individual team's needs (ie. only rig & launch or break down of boat). Our company has worked with many teams from all over the World in various one-design classes to make regattas easier and more enjoyable for teams. Rigging and boat prep of the J/70 starts at $300 and everything else is customized. We will be supporting the J/70 in conjunction with J/Boats in Key West, St. Pete, Miami, Charleston & Annapolis for the class events. Please feel free to email us at info@Sail22.com or call 574-889-0022 to discuss your upcoming regatta needs or questions on upgrades.

Sail22 J/70 Regatta Services Rig, wash boat & Launch - $300 Apply Hullkote with Hullkote included - $100 Haul, Clean, De-rig and prep for trucking - $300 Transport of J/70 between events- Ask for quote Storage in Florida between events - options starting at $140/month Ask for Everything on the list and get it all at a 10% discount!

J70 Parts & Upgrades

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Sail22 has been working with J/Boats on the J/70 for over a year.  We were lucky enough to be some of the first to sail these great new rocketships and are working with Stearns Boating in the Midwest to sell the boats.  The boat in the photos are of Hull #14, which is our demo boat.  We are using this boat to not only demo and sell J/70’s, but also to work with the boat to create some aftermarket products that will help you rig, sail, transport and enjoy your J/70 to it’s fullest.

If there is something you are looking for and don’t see it here please shoot us a note at info@sail22.com or feel free to call us at 574-889-0022. There is a good chance we have something in the works!

For a simple detailed price list of all of our offerings for parts and logistics including new items not pictured below, please go to our J/70 Options & Upgrades Price List.

Covers & Bags

J/70 Travel Mooring Cover - $940

J/70 Travel Bottom Cover - $998

J:70 Companionway CoverJ70 Spin Launch BagJ70 Hatch Board Bag

J/70 Padded Boom Bag - $60 *** J/70 Rudder Cover - $60  ***  J/70 Tiller Cover - $40  *** Spreader Bag $40 ***

J/70 Companionway Cover $55 *** UV Jib Sock $180 *** J/70 Mast Bag $225 (Spreader on Version $250)***

Turnbuckle Cover $15 *** Shroud Bag $35 *** Forward Hatch Cover $40  *** Sheet Bags $20 Small/$25 Large ***

J/70 Mast Pad $60 *** Padded Hatch & Board Bag $100 *** Forestay Turnbuckle Cover $15 ***

J/70 Spinnaker Launch Bag $200 (Mounting hardware kit $30) *** Keel Crane Bag $280 ***Ronstan Drink Holder $15 ***

Ronstan Winch Handle Pocket $34 Ask about other J/70 covers & bags we are working on.

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Padded Engine Bag $200 *** Designed for a Honda 2.0, but will fit any engine in the 2-2.5hp range. Also available for Torqeedo engines. Padded and vinyl for quick clean up in case of fuel or oil spillage. Handles to carry and also to secure.

J/70 Keel Crane Bracket for Trailer

J/70 Mast Bunk - $700 - Low position for travel and high position for rigging and stepping.  A much safer and easier way to rig and travel with your J/70.

Keel Crane Bracket Kit $100 - Secure your keel crane to the trailer for travel outside the boat.

J:70 Third Hands & Keepers

J/70 Third Hands with Keepers - $100 pair - Allows you to tune your rig without pulling out tools.  Locks the top of the rigging wires.

J/70 Shroud Locks - $40 - These little guys go between your open body turnbuckles to keep them from spinning.

Easily removed without tools so you can spin your rig up or down & know your rig settings will stay where you left them.

Sail22 Rig Tuning Tool - $40 - Keeps your turnbuckles from being beat up.  Keep this in your PFD for quick rig tuning.

No need to use a screwdriver to put turns on any more!

J70 Cross Sheeting Kit

The Sail22 Cross Sheeting Kit $95 includes the cleats, risers and fasteners to install. Allows cross sheeting for the jib (legal November 2012).

Sail22 Full Service Rigging - Ask about custom rigging to make your J/70 easier to sail, rig and de-rig.

J/70 Outhaul with Sail22 Dogbone - $60                   J/70 Continuous Spinnaker Sheets tapered w/ tail- $250

J/70 Tapered Main Sheet - $145

J/70 Tackline with Sail22 Dogbone $150

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Clew Blocks - $75 (29 mm); $95 (40 mm)- Can be used on any sailmaker's jib. Keep an extra set on your boat just in case. We splice 2 Harken T2 29’s

together which can be looped through the clew of the sail. Easy to hook up and replace if you blow one up on the water.

J70 Mainsheet 6-1 Purchase Kit

J/70 6:1 Mainsheet Purchase Block & Soft Shackle Kit $145: Allows for ease of sheeting in heavier air. This set-up can be dropped to 5:1 in seconds for light air and added again just as easily.

Sail22 Goodies - Soak Halyard Clip - Dog Bones - Scar Pins - Third Hands - Ferrules - Rig Locks

Soak Halyard Clip $20 *** Sail22 Soak Dog Bone (Red, Green, Gray, Blue) 8mm $23, 10mm $25, 12mm $27 ***

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The Sail22 J/70 Soft Deck Kit $750. Soft non-absorbent high density foam kit provides traction to the deck instead of traditional non-skid. Easier on lines, gear and people!

Dock Boxes / Trailer Boxes - $700 - Available in Grey, White and Beige. Ask about custom graphics for your dock box!

Mounting brackets to attach any dock box to your J/70 Trailer ($180 per set/box).

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The Sail22 Harken Soft Dock Box. While working with Harken to design the covers for the J/70 we created this portable soft dock box with lightweight tent pole structure. Loops on the side to secure to the dock and a top flap that zips on the front to keep water from entering. The bottom is also water resistant to help keep your gear dry when it's on the dock. Available in sizes small $300 and large $450.

J/70 Lifting Straps (2 needed) - $120/set. No shackles needed. Just loop through and hoist.

Sail22 First Aid Kit - $125 - Custom built to meet all of your on the water needs without extra fillers that you won’t use

and comes in a waterproof case to it will last until you need it.

Tacktick & Velocitek Dealer

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Velocitek Pro Start $599 *** Tacktick Micro Kit $499 *** Sail22 Carbon Mast Bracket for Velocitek Pro Start or Tacktick Micro $150

Velocitek Pro Start Metal Bracket $50 *** Tacktick Wireless Micronet Race Master System w/ Speedo & Depth $1639.99

J70 Vinyl Boat Graphics & Logos

Custom boat graphic vinyl stickers for the J/70. Please ask for quote.

***We ship all over the world! Please feel free to inquire about shipping estimates!***

J/70 Demo Sailing in Bristol, RI | Sail22 J/Boats Resource Center

Since we are working with J/Boats on the brand new J/70, we headed up to Bristol, RI to test sail hull #1 (USA 1) and #2 (USA 2) with the sailmakers and the team from J/Boats. Our verdict....we think you're going to love the J/70!!! It's everything and more with J/Boats true attention to details in all aspects of the boat. CCF has built another solid member to the J/Boat family. A boat will be headed to Charleston Race Week for demo sails, so let us know if you're interested. We'll be happy to help arrange a chance to try it out if it is possible. We have USA 14 on order as part of our work with Stearns Boating from Chicago to bring the J/70 to the Midwest. We'll be arranging demo sails at various locations throughout the summer and the boat will be based at Sail22 Headquarters in Culver, Indiana. If you'd like to take USA 14 out for a test sail this summer, please send us an email to info@sail22.com or feel free to give us a call. We'd love to hear from you! For more information on the latest J/70 news, make sure to visit the J/70 website.

We are already working to put together upgrades for the J/70, including our Sail22 J/70 Soft Deck Kit and upgraded Sail22 Race Rigging options!

Sailing World's video features a Sail22 cameo, as we sailed USA 2 with Jeff Johnstone, while Sailing World's Dave Reed and Meredith Powlison were on USA 1 with Kerry Klingler of Quantum Sails. Dave's Sailing World review of the J/70 can be found here. Sail Magazine's team also did a demo sail while we were there. They had big smiles in the big breeze. Read Adam Cort's J/70 article here. The reviews speak well of this spirited family boat!

Stu Johnstone put together another video showing off a little more fun with the J/70's. Definitely shows off how balanced and responsive these little boats are in some breeze!

Becky spent some time photographing the J/70's in and out of the water. Enjoy!


Key West Race Week 2012 Galleries Are Posted | Sail22 Photography

All photo galleries are finally posted from Quantum Sails Key West Race Week 2012! I was out on the water for each day of racing and have tagged every image with a team name and sail number if possible. Click the link (in red) below a photo to be taken directly to the gallery with that tag. The Division 1 Gallery included the TP52, Farr 40, Mini Maxi, Farr 400, and IRC classes. Definitely an exciting course to be out on and the conditions were great during the week.

A TP52 Start

The brand new McConaghy 38 owned by Rob & Sandy Butler with Marty Kullman driving.

Ran going downwind. A favorite of mine!

The Division 2 Gallery showcases the Melges 24 and Melges 32 classes. Always great one design racing with those fleets and fun to watch as well. Congratulations to Bora Gulari & his team on the Melges 24, West Marine Rigging New England Ropes and to John Kilroy and his team on Samba Pa Ti.

Melges 24 Start at Key West Race Week.

Congrats to Samba Pa Ti, winner's of the Melges 32 class and Boat of the Week!

Bora Gulari and team headed to yet another win. They were tough to beat!
The Division 3 Gallery includes the J/80's, Farr 30's, PHRF and J/Boats (J/109, J/122, J/111, J/120) classes. A big variety on this course for sure and great to see more one design classes on the water at the event! As always, Key West was great to see everyone, as it's always a bit of a reunion. We're already looking forward to next year!

Looks like the Farr 30 Groovederci was having fun out there!

Mental and Wicked, both J/111 boats were very competitive with each other.

J/80 Start

J/Boats headed downwind

J/122 Teamwork headed to a class win!


Sail22 named J/Boats Mobile Resource Team

Sail22 is excited to announce a new affiliation with J/Boats to further support all of our clients who own J/Boats. Sail22 has been supporting racing teams since 2007 with the Sail22 Support Trailer. The trailer is fully stocked with rigging, cordage from New England Ropes, Ronstan and Harken parts, custom designed parts, gear and accessories from Gill, as well as, tools for teams to use at regattas. Sail22 is also working with J/Boats Dealer, Stearns Boating, to support J/Boats owners and teams in the Midwest region for service needs, rigging and gear. As the J/Boats Mobile Resource Team, Ed and Becky Furry have over 25 years of combined racing on J Boats and will work with teams on a one-on-one basis for their needs.

Look for the Sail22 Support Trailer this winter season in Key West, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The trailer will be stocked with all of your J/Boats needs to make your boat faster and provide service for any repairs or rigging. A video tour of the Sail22 Support Trailer will give you a even better idea of what you can expect to see at upcoming regattas. For the J/Fest Winter Series, the Sail22 J/Boats Mobile Resource Team will be located in Truman Annex and will be available starting the week before Quantum Key West Race Week 2012. Until Key West and after, the the trailer will be based at Shake-a-Leg Miami and will head to Fort Lauderdale for both of the Winter Series events, J/Fest Dead President's Regatta and the J/Fest Super Lucky Regatta at the Bahia Mar. To cap off the end of the winter season, the J/Boats Mobile Resource Team will be in Charleston for Charleston Race Week 2012.

Feel free to contact Sail22 with any of your J/Boats Resource Team questions or needs at info@sail22.com or 574-889-0022. Sail22 is proud to be part of the J/Boats family and looks forward to meeting and working with more J/Boat sailors.