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Story Contributors: Eric Doyle, Alex Curtiss


What to Expect at the 2021 Worlds in Marina Del Rey

North Sails Experts and Southern California locals Eric Doyle and Alex Curtiss talk about the conditions and what to expect in Marina Del Rey, home of the 2021 J/70 World Championship.

Topics covered include:

  • 9:35 – Typical Southern California seabreeze
  • 12:51 – What’s the California Eddy?
  • 16:35 – Current
  • 21:48 – Keys for Success – Setup & Tactics
  • 29:45 – Recommended sail line up
  • 43:22 – Lead up regattas

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Story Contributors

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Eric Doyle

One Design Expert — San Diego, California

Eric was raised in Pass Christian along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where he learned at a ripe young that he was hooked on sailing. After attending Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL, he was scooped up by Hall of Famer...

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Alex Curtiss

One Design Expert — Long Beach, California San Diego, California

A self-described “one design guy,” Alex Curtiss grew up in Chicago sailing Optis, 420s, and Lasers, as well as other one design and PHRF boats. In 2016, he graduated from St. Mary’s with an economics degree and two All-American awards,...

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